ITHACA, N.Y. — It really starts to feel like spring in Ithaca when the Ithaca Farmers Market returns to Steamboat Landing for its outdoor season. The mild weather this Saturday drew a crowd — though the market’s opening day is always busy, warmer weather or not.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the pavilion was packed with visitors and vendors selling flowers and other plants, handcrafted wares, local produce and a diverse array of freshly made food.

The Ithaca Farmers Market recently announced it has some exciting upgrades in the works, including overhauling the parking.

The market at Steamboat Landing, 545 Third St., will be open just Saturdays until May. The full schedule of market hours is available here.

Check out a gallery below featuring the first day of the season. All photos by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice.

First day of the season at the Ithaca Farmers Market.

Jacob Mroczek

Jacob is a videographer & digital media contributor for The Ithaca Voice.