Category: The Big Picture

Welcome to Hot Potato Press!

Dear neighbors, Welcome to Hot Potato Press! I’d like to take a moment to share a bit about why I’m working on this news and networking resource. Before moving to Ithaca, I was living in Berkeley, California, surrounded by local food culture. I read Omnivore’s Dilemma, joined a CSA, cooked with fava beans, and squirmed […]

Category: Food & Eating

Class: Plant Propagation 101

Announcement from Edible Acres: Winter is moving out, spring is coming in!  Celebrate the start of the 2015 growing season by coming to Edible Acres first educational event of the season! PLANT PROPAGATION 101 Join Sean in an in-depth workshop to learn how to: – Divide perennial vegetable plants – Dig up runners of fruiting […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Food in Tompkins County (April 2015)

From Tompkins County Food Distribution Network April 2015 Food Pantry/Mobile Food Pantry Listing Brooktondale (Caroline) Caroline Food Pantry Brooktondale Community Center 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale 5:30 – 7:00 PM 1st and 3rd Monday   Brooktondale (Caroline) Mobile Food Pantry 4th Wednesday 1 – 2 PM (February, April, June)      Brooktondale Community Center 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale   […]

Category: Food & Eating

Recipe: Beet pickled deviled eggs

From Early Morning Farm: If you’re looking for a way to truly wow your guests, but not stretch them too far outside their comfort zone this is it! Beet pickled eggs are simple and don’t taste far from traditional hard boiled eggs. Consider these deviled eggs with a twist, look for large local eggs and […]

Opportunity for Food Trucks

Announcement from Ithaca Children’s Garden: Ithaca Children’s Garden FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP call for applications! Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) has approval to host a Food Truck Roundup on the 1st Wednesday of each month from May-September (5-8pm). The Roundup will take place in coordination with ICG Volunteer Academy’s Learn and Grow workshop series, which offers fun, […]

Category: The Big Picture

Feeding Our Future Network: GreenStar Community Projects supports network-building

There are so many amazing food-related initiatives in our community it’s almost impossible to keep track of them.  Everywhere you look – in downtown Ithaca, in our rural towns, our schools and colleges, cafeterias and classrooms, on farms and in kitchens – people are doing great things to help build a better food system. The trouble […]

Category: Food & Eating

Event: AgStravaganza

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: AgStravaganza! Saturday April 11, 10:00am-3:00pm @ The Shops at Ithaca Mall, 40 Catherwood Road, Ithaca NY AgStravaganza! is a FREE annual event at The Shops at Ithaca Mall that gives the public a chance to learn about local agriculture and its importance to our local economy. This family-oriented, indoor-outdoor event features educational […]

Category: Food & Eating

How to buy local meat

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: How to Buy Local Meat Thursday, April 9, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Tompkins County Public Library, BorgWarner Community Room, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca Tompkins County Public Library and the Finger Lakes Meat Project will host “How to Buy Local Meat,” a free educational program about selecting and purchasing local meat products. A […]

Video: Economics of Draft Animal Power

From the Cornell Small Farms Program: “This is the second video in a series where farmer and teamster Donn Hewes of Northland Sheep Dairy in Marathon, NY demonstrates how draft horses and mules are integrated into his farm operation. This video was filmed and edited by Peter Carroll of Peter Carroll Productions in Ithaca, NY […]

Workshop: Water as a resource in the landscape

Announcement from Wellspring Forest Farm: WATER AS A RESOURCE IN THE LANDSCAPE Come dig, plant, design, and learn how water to maximize the benefits of water on any site. Special guest visit from the excavator!  May 2 & 3, 9am – 4pm both days at Wellspring Forest Farm, Mecklenburg NY www.wellspringforestfarm.com This course is designed […]