Trumansburg Connection: Village farmer’s market set to open on May 8


Spring has sprung and the Trumansburg Farmers Market (TFM) opens May 8. TFM will run every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through October 23 at the Trumansburg Village Park, which is located on the corner of Routes 96 and 227. TFM is a place to gather together to celebrate community, local food and farms, artisan crafts, eclectic live music, and special educational programming.
The market will once again kick off with the Notorious Stringbusters, and will be host to other market staples such as Taksim, Nate Marshal, the Trumansburg Community Chorus, Zydeco Trail Riders, Laila Belle, Radio Yardvark, Upsouth, Toivo, Three Stone Fire, Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers, Cayuga Blue Notes, Brookton Bridge, and many other talented local performers. Music at the market is sponsored by generous local businesses and community members, and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

On the vendor side, the market welcomes back popular vendors such as Sage Hen Farm, Autumn’s Harvest, Waid’s Honey, Wide Awake Bakery, Cayuga Lake Creamery, Wixom Farms, Silverfox Farm, Archer Decor, Quail Hollow Woodworking, Know Your Roots, Six Circles Farm, Littletree Orchards, and Crosswinds Creamery. Enjoy flowers and plants from Sommarstuga Gardens, The Magic Garden, Pendragon’s Bouquets, wine from Barry Family Wine Cellars, Nine Four Wines, and Hector Wine Company, herbal tea from Namaste Montessori School, and coffee beverages from Seneca Sunrise Coffee and Copper Horse Coffee.

Food vendors should be more consistent in 2019, with the classic On the Street Pita and the addition of Casca Deli and Lake Country Food Truck, which features fried chicken and mac and cheese.

New to the market this year is Annelise Farms who will bring figs and fig starts, Sugar Lamb Handknits baby clothes, Sun and Seed Farm mushrooms, massage by The Spa at Gothic Eves, and Walter Bros. Trading Company upcycled crafts. Also new to the market are Aroma Brews Flower Farm, Bespoke Apothecary, Perri Lo Pinto Pottery, and Trumansburg’s own Salmon Pottery.

Programming is to be determined, so check the website or Facebook for a calendar of events as opening day moves closer. Of course, there will be weekly readings from the Ulysses Philomathic Library. Other possible events are a cooking challenge or cooking demonstration in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the market farmers, bike to market day, and possibly a revival of the once-popular movie night.

The market also has a young new manager, Julia Arriaran, who will bring a lot of energy to the market. Hailing from New Jersey, Arriaran studied at Virginia Tech. After catching the farming bug, she moved here and now, in addition to being the market manager, she works at Sweet Land Farm and Atlas Bowl. She says, “It’s going to be a great season, and we are excited about the new and returning vendors. We are amping up our social media efforts and thanks to a grant from Tompkins County Tourism, will be making improvements to the Village Park space. I’m excited to be part of the Trumansburg community and supporting our local growers and artisans. I can’t wait to see everyone out there this season!”

Follow TFM on Facebook to see the music schedule, full vendor list, vendor highlights, and more. You can also follow them on Instagram,

In brief:

Upcoming speakers at Rotary’s Thursday evening meetings, 7 p.m. at T’burg’s American Legion Hall

4/25: T’burg Middle School teacher Melissa Bryant will speak of her experiences working on sanitation infrastructure at a school under construction in Zambia

5/9: Ulysses Town Board member Nancy Zahler speaks about the Jacksonville community park construction project

5/23: David Cornfield will speak about the need for kindness and inclusion
6/6: Tompkins County Recycling’s Geoff Dunn will tell us about the new recycling guidelines.

Ulysses Philomathic Library Events
4/24 at 7 p.m.: Finding a Good College Fit without Breaking the Bank. College admissions continue to change. This talk will cover new developments in college admissions, a basic timeline, and strategies for reducing the cost of college. With Lucia Tyler. No registration required.

4/25 at 6 p.m.: Estate Planning with Keith McCafferty. This free class will cover a variety of estate planning tools, including powers of attorney, living wills, health care proxies, wills and trusts, and planning for the cost of long term care.

5/5 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Americana Winery: Libations for the Library. Help support the library with good food and music, tastings and trivia, raffles, and prizes! $30 per person. Tickets available at the library circulation desk, or at the door. Call the library for more information: (607)387-5623.

The Ulysses Philomathic Library is seeking a part-time Buildings and Grounds Maintenance person for 15 hours per week, including possible evening and Saturday hours. This is a library staff position, eligible for part-time level benefits. Send a cover letter and resume by May 10 to Ksana Broadwell, No phone calls, please. The Ulysses Philomathic Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ulysses Historical Society News
The Ulysses Historical Society’s museum, 39 South St, Trumansburg will open starting April 13, 2019. Museum hours will be Mondays 9 to11 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 2 to 4 p.m. The new exhibits display a variety of wedding gowns and accessories from our collection.

The spring program on April 30 at 7 p.m. will be presented by Ed Brown, highlighting scenes of “Old Trumansburg.”

The Annual Spring Luncheon will be held on May 11 at noon, catered by the Falls Tavern. The program is “Three Centuries of Wedding Gowns and Bridal Accessories.” Tickets may be purchased for $15 at the museum on Monday mornings, or by calling or emailing Joan Hogan at (607)387-6648 or Reservations are necessary to attend.

If you haven’t yet purchased Joe Baldwin’s book, “Tales of Old Trumansburg,” which is in its second printing, it is available for purchase at the museum or by ordering through their web site,


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