Category: The Big Picture

What’s the role of public parks?

One group of Ithacans believes “the role of public parks includes supporting community and ecosystem needs simultaneously including food, medicine, and connection to each other and the natural world. We also believe that food insecurity can be addressed when there is a culture of sharing to support people in need.” To put these beliefs into action, a group coordinated […]

Category: The Big Picture

United Way of Tompkins County supports hunger and food security efforts

From the United Way of Tompkins County: United Way of Tompkins County has recently awarded $21,675 to six programs through the Hunger and Food Security Fund. The six grants were for the following programs: Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Counties- $6,000 to provide Personal Care Products at area food pantries and the Samaritan Center Enfield Community Council: […]

Redbyrd, fly on! The story behind Redbyrd Orchard Cider

…from Eric Shatt and Deva Maas cidermakers, orchardists, parents and collaborators @ Finger Lakes Cider House The Orchard In 2003 we started our vision for Redbyrd Cider by planting an orchard high on a hill top near Burdett .  We planted on one acre over 30 varieties of heirloom,  and European cider apple varieties on […]

Category: Food & Eating

Farm and chef partner to launch cooking video series

Tracy McEvilly, Marketing & Membership Coordinator at Early Morning Farm, and local chef Emma Frisch recently launched a video series to help people use unusual local veggies. Tracy says, “Emma’s work as a local foods pioneer and chef is a natural fit for the Early Morning Farm Kitchen. In the kitchen I test and write […]

¡Bici-Cocina! South American Cuisine Bike Food Cart

In a new twist on the food truck trend, ¡Bici-Cocina! is quite literally a bicycle kitchen. It’s the only South American cuisine eatery in Ithaca, the only bike food cart in Ithaca — and possibly in all of NYS. Recently cofounder Sam Bosco reached out to Hot Potato Press to tell us a bit about […]

Category: The Big Picture

Resource: Guide to Urban Farming in NYS

From The Cornell Small Farms Program: Revised for 2015: Guides to Farming and Urban Farming in NYS The Guide to Urban Farming in NYS and the Guide to Farming in NY have been newly updated for 2015 and are now re-stylized and are more user-friendly. Along with an overhaul in the looks and navigation departments, […]

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Category: Food & Eating

Free Food Listing for Tompkins County (Aug 2015)

Announcement from Friendship Donations Network (FDN), which provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. For a complete listing of food pantries and community meals in Tompkins County, please visit: Updated July 31, 2015.   Monday – Friday: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. […]