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Celebrate the Start of Spring with Fresh Picks from Burnap’s Farm Market in Sodus

posted by Teresa Farrell at 2019-04-18 19:59:00

One of Upstate New York’s claims to fame is its abundance of agricultural treasures. As the snow melts and we welcome the first signs of spring, farm markets across the state are opening their doors again. Late April marks the opening of at Burnap's Farm Market and Garden Café in the Finger Lakes region town of Sodus, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. This family-run, family-friendly farm takes pride in growing, selling, and serving only the finest quality fruits, vegetables, food and flowers, and has done so for decades.

Established in 1970 by current owner Kendra Burnap’s parents, the farm is still going strong half a century later, producing fresh fruits and veggies and so much more for guests to enjoy.

Their roster of fresh produce includes strawberries, which are locally famous for the size and sweetness, along with raspberries, sweet cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, prunes, apples, pumpkins, asparagus, tomatoes, lettuce, sweet corn and a bounty of other fresh veggies as they come into season between May and October each year. Wines made from grapes grown on the farm are available for purchase in the market. Pick-your-own fruit and veggie fields abound. And their fresh-cut and potted flower arrangements provide the perfect complement to a table full of homegrown goodness.

Kids also love visiting Burnap’s farm, for good reason. Farm animals are on hand to interact with and entertain kids of all ages, whether it’s hand-feeding a goat or watching the chickens in their viewing coop.  There’s also a wooden train, the Kids’ Playland Train; a monster truck to “drive”, and a castle, plus sandboxes, a toy area, and a corn maze in season.

The Garden Café is the place where the fruits of the farm really shine, in the form of delicious meals prepared on site. Your meal is made with the highest quality meat and cheeses, vegetables picked fresh from the gardens, and homemade bread baked daily on-site. And while healthy eaters will feel right at home, those with a sweet tooth are accommodated too; the bakery and ice cream shop on site make sure of that.

The desserts, including pies, cookies, muffins and more, are homemade, right down to the waffle cones for your ice cream. The ice cream shop serves a favorite, Gifford’s hard and soft ice cream, and fresh fruit from the farm takes center stage in shortcakes, sundae, smoothies and swirls. Enjoy your fresh made-to-order lunch or dessert on the deck, overlooking beautiful gardens and sprawling apple orchards, then shop for gifts, décor and more inside the market itself. What could be more relaxing on a spring or summer afternoon?

Whether you’re looking for a sweet afternoon treat, fresh ingredients for dinner, a place to spend the afternoon with the kids, or a full-on weekend getaway, Burnap’s Farm Market has it, so makes sure to stop by and enjoy a true taste of Upstate New York this season!

Burnap's sign photo credit Burnap's Farm Market
Strawberry stand photo credit Burnap's Farm Market
Happy goats photo credit Burnap's Farm Market
Market interior photo credit Burnap's Farm Market

posted at: 2019-04-18 19:59:00, last updated: 2021-04-06 20:51:48

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