Student-created food product wins Ocean Spray contest

From Ocean Spray: This year, Ocean Spray invited students from fifteen food science and culinary programs to participate in its first annual product development competition. The competition posed a single cranberry challenge to participants: use cranberry concentrate to develop a new shelf-stable food or beverage targeted towards millennials, the generation of consumers born between the […]

Category: Food & Eating

Bite of Ithaca: A new culinary celebration

From Bite of Ithaca/ Downtown Ithaca Alliance: Bite of Ithaca is Tompkins County’s brand new celebration of all things culinary. June 30 – July 4, 2015 For 4 days in late June and early July, participating restaurants, bars, and eateries will team up to offer “bites” around town.  These bites will cost $5 and are […]

Food Safety Systems Workshop offered at Cornell

Announcement from the Cornell Small Farms Program: HACCP/Food Safety Systems Workshop at Cornell University Wednesday, August 19, 2015 → more dates through August 20, 2015 Food Science Conference Center, Room 148 Stocking Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Cornell Dairy Foods Extension is pleased to offer a HACCP/Food Safety Systems Workshop, with a self-paced lecture section online followed […]

Category: The Big Picture

Read all about it: Durland Alternatives Library

From Durland Alternatives Library: You’re invited to the Durland Alternatives Library’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! Durland Alternatives Library has many resources related to food and farming. Mark your calendar, July 1st 5 – 8pm at the Durland Alternatives Library 127 Anabel Taylor Hall (Cornell Campus) There’s going to be lots of food, live music, and activities. […]

Category: Q&A

How do I find out about food, cooking, and farming events in Ithaca and Tompkins County?

Here at Hot Potato Press, we have an events calendar that we update regularly, and sometimes we highlight some of these events as regular posts on the front page. But, readers beware, not all of the events go out with our weekly newsletter. So, please be sure to check out the events calendar on a […]

Category: The Big Picture

Healthy Harvest Program distributes fresh food to pantries

Written by Ruth Williams, TCFDN Secretary, FBST Advisory Board Member, FDN volunteer, and anti-hunger advocate: The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is a catalyst with the Tompkins County Food Distribution Network (TCFDN) working with local hunger relief efforts. The TCFDN is a coalition of fifteen food pantries, soup kitchens, and organizations that work with […]

Category: Food & Eating

Blink and you’ll miss it…

Strawberry season is so short, you’ve got to get them while you can — see the list of u-pick strawberry farms below. And, if you pick more than you can enjoy fresh, here’s a great primer on how to freeze strawberries, from local food blogger Emma Frisch. From CCE-Tompkins: For your berry-picking pleasure, Cornell Cooperative […]

Category: Food & Eating

Classes: Compost with Confidence

Consider how our food grows and what happens to food waste when we’re done eating. Composting is a key step in the food chain. From CCE-TC: The Compost Education Program of Tompkins County Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce a free, monthly class series held at the Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing. The “Compost […]

Category: The Big Picture

Recap: Feeding Our Future Network Session on Cooperatives!

Written by Holly Payne: On May 13th, 2015, the Feeding Our Future Network held a session called “The Cooperative Opportunity – Everybody’s Business”. Approximately 65 people attended the session (held at GreenStar’s The Space), representing a broad cross section of Tompkins County’s diverse communities. With GreenStar Community Projects’ support, network sessions are always free & […]