These local businesses contribute to keeping the Cayuga Lake watershed safe, sustainable, and successful.

Aurora Ridge Dairy in Aurora


Baker’s Acres in North Lansing

                Baker's Acres was founded 30 years ago by Bob and Jackie Baker. Now managed by their daughter Reenie Sandsted as well as Cathy Kessler, it is one of the largest herb and perennial growers in Central New York. Visitors are encouraged to explore our display gardens and apple orchard. You can also browse our wide selection of annuals, trees, shrubs, garden supplies and gifts. Fresh apples are available every fall, as well as locally-pressed cider. Enjoy a meal at Kendra’s Café, open every day for lunch.


Bet the Farm Winery and Gourmet Market in Aurora

Open daily, 11am-6pm, Bet the Farm is many things: a New York farm winery, a regional wine ship and a gourmet market. The winery is housed at Damiani Wine Cellars (Seneca Lake) in Hector. Our hand-crafted wines are sold alongside a premier selection of other Finger Lakes wines at our shop in the Village of Aurora. In addition to wine, we offer a selection of gourmet foods produced throughout our state. Visiting the shop is an adventure for the senses!


Buttonwood Grove Winery and Cabins in Romulus

Nestled among the vineyard dotted hills of Cayuga Lake; Buttonwood Grove Winery offers visitors a unique experience for wine connoisseurs and novices alike. We invite you to join us for a wine tasting and let your journey through wine country become an experience not soon forgotten!


Cayuga Lake National Bank in Union Springs and Aurora                                                                     

                Henry Wells, of Wells College and Wells Fargo fame, was one of the founders of the First National Bank of Aurora in 1864.  In 1960, the Bank opened a branch office in Union Springs.  The Union Springs office became the main office in 1976, and the name changed from First National Bank of Aurora to Cayuga Lake National Bank.  Both locations continue to provide their hallmark community service, which is nearly unique within the banking industry today.


Cayuga Landscape Company Inc. in Ithaca 

                The Garden Center is now open for regular hours, Monday to Friday, 8 to 5; Saturday 9 to 5.  We will open on Sundays after Easter (the first Sunday will be April 7th), from 10 to 4.  Our Business and Landscaping Offices are open Monday to Friday, 8 to 4.  Stop by or call us, 257-3000, to discuss a potential landscape design and other work.


Cayuga Ridge Winery in Ovid

                Open Daily Mid-May to Mid-November, 10:30am-5:30pm. Open Fri-Sun Mid-November to Mid-May, 11:00am-5:00pm. Phone (607) 869-5158


CJS Vineyard & Aurelius Winery in Auburn

                Tasting Room Open April through December, Sat. & Sun. 12 - 5 PM, or special tastings by appointment. Please call (315)730-4619. Our tasting room offers a cool and relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy our fine Finger Lakes wines. You’ll find personal and friendly hosts and you can meet the winemaker just about every weekend. Tours of the winery and vineyard are always available. We enjoy sharing wine stories with many of our home winemaking customers, and provide information for those interested in growing grapes or making wine.


Community Science Institute in Trumansburg                                                                          

                The Community Science Institute (CSI) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization whose mission is to empower local people to understand their environment and manage their resources sustainably, particularly water.


Dill’s Run Vineyard, Inc. in Aurora, NY

Dills Run Vineyard offers some of the best in Finger Lakes Wines. We are open from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday through Sunday and by appointment. Dills Run is also home to Dill's Run Bed and Breakfast located to the right of the Winery.


Eleven Lakes Winery  in Seneca Falls

                Eleven Lakes Winery offers wine tasting daily: Monday ~ Saturday: 10am – 6:30pm, Sunday: Noon – 6:30pm. Eleven Lakes Winery is full of fun and excitement. It is a must stop on all wine tours. The first thing you notice at Eleven Lakes Winery is that it’s a labor of love. The unique setting, carefully crafted tasting room and atmosphere all speak of care and attention to detail. That passion and mastery shows through in each of the fine wines.


Hardie Farms in Lansing


Ecologic LLC in Cazenovia                                                                                                        

                EcoLogic, LLC offers environmental consulting in watershed management, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, environmental impact analysis, permitting issues, and wetland analysis (delineation, functional assessment, restoration and creation). Projects focus on identifying effective solutions that protect and restore ecosystem health.


Fessenden Dairy in King Ferry                                                                                            

                Providers of Tender Loving Compost: Tender Loving Compost® can help bring success to your garden by building great soil that is rich in essential nutrients and free from heavy metals and pesticide residues. There are many benefits to adding compost to your existing soil or using our dark bark mulch blend for top dressing. We can deliver our compost and custom blends all over the Finger Lakes region. We are also able to ship anywhere in the United States. Please feel free to give us a call at (315) 364-5762 to order or get more information. Let us help you make your gardens grow and thrive! 


Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery in King Ferry

                Producer of the first and only probiotic raw milk kefir cheese, cultured with living kefir grains and the creamy milk from Irish Dexter cows. Dexter Creamery cheese is a rich flavored artisanal, farmstead cheese; authentic and original, yet handcrafted in a traditional way. Cheese is sold on the farm, at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market, at select shops and wineries, and online (just follow the link!). Visitors are welcome.


Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese in Trumansburg

                All FLFC cheeses are made from fresh raw milk from family-owned Holstein cows. FLFC cows graze in lush pastures from early spring to late fall. Grassing keeps the herd happy and healthy and is known for its positive affect on cheese flavor. FLFC cows are not treated with artificial growth hormones.


George Family Farms in Interlaken


Hosmer Winery in Ovid                                                                                                      

                Open November-April, Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Established in 1985, Hosmer Winery produces premium award-winning wines made from traditional vinifera, as well as French-American hybrid grapes.


Ithaca Sail and Power Squadron in Ithaca                                                                                

                The ISPS motto: "Safe Boating is for Life!" We give free vessel safety checks, encourage you to wear your life jacket, and lastly, an educated boater is a safe boater.


Johnson Boatyard and Marina in Ithaca                                                                             

                 101 Pier Rd Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: 607-272-5191 Open 7 days/week Apr 15-Dec 15. Adjacent to City Golf Course, close to downtown Ithaca. Full service marina, sales, slips, gas, service & pump-out. Near the Cayuga-Seneca Inlet. 


King Ferry Winery in King Ferry                                                                                              

                King Ferry Winery is a small farm winery, located on the east side of Cayuga Lake, producing world-class Treleaven Wines. January: closed for tastings (open for sales during the week, call to confirm) February: open for tastings; Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm, March & April: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm, May through December: Monday-Thursday & Sunday 10am-5pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, July & August: free Friday evening music, open until 8:30pm


 Knewstub Marine Inc. in Ithaca                                                                                              

                 Knewstub Marine has an excellent group of craftsman, with a love for the lake environment who work together to provide each of our customers with beautiful docks tailored to their individual boating and recreational needs.


Oakwood Dairy, LLC in Auburn


Pioneer Press in Lodi                                                                                                           


Ports of New York in Ithaca

                Maker of Meeau specialty wines, made from NYS grape varietals such as Muscat Ottonel, Vignole, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, along with brandy and a hint of fermented honey. Open 12-9pm daily.


Scipio Springs Dairy in Union Springs                                                                                      


Seneca Meadows in Waterloo                                                                                                

                Seneca Meadows, Inc. is a waste management and recycling facility dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the environment.


Senecayuga Properties in Seneca Falls                                                                                    

                Senecayuga Properties, LLC, an independently owned Real Estate firm located at 97 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY in the Heart of the Finger Lakes. Senecayuga specializes in all types of properties located around Cayuga and Seneca Lakes including waterfront, village, country, agricultural, and commercial properties.


Sheldrake Point Winery in Ovid                                                                                              

                7448 County Rd #153, Ovid, NY 14521. Phone (607) 532-9401. Tasting Rooms Hours: January-March, Mon-Fri 11am-5pm; April-December daily 10am-5:30pm


Shuster Farms in Seneca Falls


Spruce Haven Farms in Union Springs                                                                                      

                 Since its founding by Doug Young in 1987, Spruce Haven Farm LLC has grown to over 1800 milking cows with more than 3000 acres cropped for feed. Located in Union Springs, NY in the Fingerlakes region, our main focus is fluid milk production. The business has also diversified to create additional income through Research, which is led by Dr. Jim Nocek, and Genetics which is managed by Sam Potter. Spruce Haven Farm, LLC strives to provide a reasonable living for the families it supports, while maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the land and cattle we care for.


Stellar Stereo in Ithaca                                                                                                          

                Store hours are: Tuesday thru Friday 12 noon - 6 PM Eastern, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM Eastern, Closed Sunday and Monday. We're at 702 Elmira Rd (Rte 13), about a mile past Buttermilk Falls, on the right hand side as you go south from Ithaca.


Sweet Land Farm in Trumansburg

                Take a step towards eating locally and sustainably with a CSA from Sweet Land Farms. Shareholders receive fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit. As CSA members, you know exactly where you food comes from, who grows it, and how it is grown. Members can come out any time and pick flowers and tomatoes with their children, or show them carrot tops sticking out of the ground. The shareholder has the satisfaction of taking an active role in preserving farmland and supporting the rare breed of family farmers. By supporting organic agriculture, you are supporting a farm that does not use chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.


Thirsty Owl Wine Company and Bistro in Ovid

                Tasting Room Hours- Monday thru Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, Sunday:  11:00 am - 5:30 pm. Thirsty Owl offers tastings, a gift shop, and a bistro which operates seasonally. The knowledgeable staff offers Thirsty Owl's great wine and food in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while providing the unforgettable experience of visiting an exceptional wine region.