Category: Food & Eating

Free Summer Meals for Kids in Tompkins County

Written by Randi Lynn Quackenbush at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier: For a lot of families and children, summer time means fun in the sun, playing at the park, swimming at the lake, and long carefree days. Unfortunately for many children in our community, summer can also bring the fear of an empty […]

Category: Food & Eating

Brand-New Hancock Street Market Off To A Great Start

The Hancock Street Market celebrated its opening day on Thursday, June 4th. Ithaca Farmers’ Market is proud to present this brand-new market location, which will be open every Thursday at the same time, from 4 to 7 pm, through the end of October. The market features live music every week, and a variety of vendors offering fresh produce, […]

Category: The Big Picture

Community Dinners Q&A with Katie Cox

Katie Cox has been the Community Dinners Coordinator with GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) since February. In this interview, she explains what the program is all about. What are Community Dinners? The Community Dinner program is a way to engage people who aren’t typically involved with the food conversation in our community. GSCP recognizes that not […]

Category: The Big Picture

Regional Worker Co-Op event

Announcement from GSCP, as a follow up to the recent Co-op Networking event: One day conference on Worker Co-ops in Worcester, Mass Friday July 10 Register Now for Advancing the Development of Worker Co-ops 3 GEO’s participatory, 1-day conference on building regional cooperative/solidarity economy networks Time: July 10th, 8 am – 5 pm Place: Worcester […]

Category: Food & Eating

New Farmers Market Opens in Enfield

Announcement from the Town of Enfield: Enfield Farmer’s Market will open Thursday, June 25th, from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Vendors:  inside table or outside stand fee will be $5.00. Market will run each Thursday from 4:00 – 6:30p.m. Market location: Enfield Valley Grange 178 Enfield Main Rd. Image credit: Photo by Sandy Repp

Job Training in Hospitality

From GIAC: GIAC is accepting applications for the Hospitality Employment Training Program (HETP). This path to a fulfilling career with a hotel, restaurant or spa includes free training and a paid internship in the area of front office, food and beverage, clerical, maintenance, housekeeping, and/or management. Tompkins County residents 18 to 35 years old who […]

Category: The Big Picture

What is it like for a woman of color to advocate in the food system?

I became involved in the food system through a friend, Jemila Sequeira, who works for CCE-TC (Food Dignity Project). She invited me to a GreenStar Community Projects Networking meeting because they needed more people of color and that was two or three years ago. I joined GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) Board and the Network Planning […]

Category: Food & Eating

Neighborhood Farmers’ Markets Opening for 2015 Season

From Ithaca Farmers Market: Two neighborhood Ithaca Farmers’ Markets will be opening for the 2015 season the first week in June! The East Hill Plaza Market will be open on Wednesdays starting June 3 from 4 to 7 PM, and the brand-new Hancock Street Market on Thursdays starting June 4 from 4 to 7 PM. Along with the Dewitt Park Market, which […]

Category: Q&A

Is there a list of CSA’s that serve Ithaca and Tompkins County?

Yes! On our “Find Food” page, you’ll find links to all kinds of food resources, including the CCE-Tompkins County CSA Directory. Wondering what a CSA is? CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” and it usually involves the consumer paying a lump sum at the beginning of the season directly to the farmer. Then, weekly throughout […]