Category: Food & Eating

The end of blackcap raspberry season?

My garden is full of failures. But certain things thrive despite me and my ineptitude, and one of those things is the blackcap raspberry. When I had a fence installed around my backyard several years ago, the deer stayed out and plants –including the blackcap raspberry– unexpectedly showed up and began to grow. The plants […]

A Year in Orchards: early Summer thinning

Posted here and at Finger Lakes Cider House Written by Chris Negronida- bartender at FL Cider House, Orchardist at West Haven Farm and Black Diamond Farm/Cider. The apples are sizing up nicely and many of the trees are showing a good crop.  The sun has already left a red blush on many of the small apples, […]

Category: Food & Eating, Q&A

A Finger Lakes Cider House Chat with Black Diamond Cider’s Ian Merwin

The farm Black Diamond Farm takes its name from a famous old locomotive—The Black Diamond Express—that once rumbled through our farm. For almost 30 years we have been growing rare and antique apple varieties, including American heirlooms like Golden Russet, Black Oxford, Hudson’s Gem, and Newtown Pippin, and European bittersweet apples like Kingston Black, Porter’s […]

Category: The Big Picture

Congo Square Market in full swing with Drumming Ceremony and more

Congo Square Market is a multicultural community that provides Jamaican, Ethiopian, Cuban, soul food and other farm produce and local goods, as well as music and visual art. Our goals are to encourage and develop community, personal health, and economic base on Ithaca’s south side. Congo Square Market’s fresh food and health services are supplemented […]

Carrot Cash aims to support local food business

Silas at Crooked Carrot Community Supported Kitchen reached out to Hot Potato Press to tell us a bit about a new program he’s starting, called Carrot Cash, and we had questions for him. Q: First of all, what is Crooked Carrot all about? Crooked Carrot is a local foods business in Ithaca, NY, preserving healthy, […]

Category: The Big Picture

Global Food Security Conference

Announcement from the 2nd Global Food Security Conference: Join us for the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security 11-14 October 2015, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA Hosted by Cornell University and Columbia University See here for complete conference and registration information. The 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art […]