Main Street Market open for business

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After a successful soft opening in late November, Trumansburg Main Street Market is officially open with regular hours, an enticing menu and weekly entertainment.

The market, housed at 21 E. Main St., has been host to many eateries over the years, most notably Gregory’s and the Shin Hollow in the 1970s and ’80s and Barry’s Family Restaurant in the ’90s, which eventually divided the building to make room for a Chinese restaurant.

Main Street Market takes over where the most recent business, Good to Go!, left off when owner Nana Monaco closed the doors in October.

Owners Lauren and Kevin McKinzey, formerly of Black Pearl Creamery in Trumansburg, gave the building a facelift, with fresh, white paint on both the interior and exterior, complemented by a bright green awning over the sidewalk. New custom retail shelves, counters and lighting make for increased seating and a spacious and bright feel.

Menu items include daily soups, a daily skewer, pie, truffles, ice cream, sandwiches and burgers, specialty toasts such as roasted tomato, honey butter or humus, quesadillas with daily rotating fillings and breakfast burritos and yogurt with granola.

Sandwiches include pulled pork and grilled cheese. The Rabbit Run is a vegan sandwich featuring hummus, slow roasted tomatoes and a creamy vegan dressing. The featured burger, the Trumansburger, is Interbrook Farm grass-fed beef, pickled red onion, local salad greens and organic mayo. All are served on Wide Awake Bakery breads.

The market also has selections of Mama Said Hand Pies. In addition to featuring local foods, the market also carries Liquid State beer and Redbyrd Orchard cider.

The McKinzeys aim to create not only a place for a great meal but also a market-type atmosphere, partnering with local producers to bring fresh, quality local ingredients to downtown Trumansburg year-round.

“It is our mission to offer quality local, organically grown, delicious prepared foods, groceries and local beer and cider, at affordable prices, while contributing to building a stronger and more sustainable local community,” Lauren said.

This week, the market is featuring Stick and Stone red Napa cabbage, mixed beets and carrots, Dancing Turtle sprouts, onions from Silver Queen and potatoes, and salt potatoes and squash from Three Stone Farm.

Other local foods include bread from Wide Awake Bakery, cheese from Crosswind Creamery and Kraut and Kim Chi from MacDonald’s farm. In addition to fresh foods, the market carries an impressive selection of frozen meats and refrigerated and dry goods sourced from across New York state.

“It has been really fun to get to work with all of our local farmers and bring in amazing ingredients and then try to creatively turn them into delicious meals,” Lauren said. “We’re really looking forward to spring when there will be an abundance of vegetables for us to play with.”

The Trumansburg Main Street Market is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. on Thursdays) and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It hosts live music every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Daily specials and events are posted on the Facebook page, facebook.com/tburgmainstmkt.

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STEAM Career Day

Trumansburg Middle School will be holding its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) Career Day spring 2021, date to be determined.

This huge event, held every four years, requires a lot of presenters, so the search is starting well in advance. If you would like to present or know someone who might, please fill out the application form at https://bit.ly/2twqQbw.

Hiroya Tsukamoto at the Trumansburg Conservatory

The Conservatory is pleased to have guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto return to Trumansburg on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes.

Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan, where he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the U.S. Since then, he has been performing internationally, including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York, and released six albums as a leader.
Tsukamoto will also be running a guitar workshop earlier in the day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tickets available at www.TCFA.live for $30.

Sciencenter pass at UPL

The Ulysses Philomathic Library is pleased to announce it now has two passes for the Sciencenter available to check out! This was one of its most frequent patron requests, and the library is so happy to be able to provide them to the public.

These are joining the collection of other passes, which includes the Cayuga Nature Center, Museum of the Earth and the State Parks Empire Pass. Passes are loaned for one week and are first come, first serve.

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