Category: The Big Picture

Community Dinner conversation highlights challenges

On Sunday, September 20, 2015 hundreds of people attended the Food Justice Fair, hosted by GreenStar Community Projects, at Streets Alive. About 60 people attended a the keynote address by Natasha Bowens, who shared stories of farmers featured in her book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming (see previous Hot Potato […]

Family farm managers earn ’emotional’ wealth, research shows

From the Cornell Chronicle: Researchers “examined dairy farm income in 1999 through 2008 and showed that New York farm manager median salaries varied widely from $41,884 in 1999, to $64,466 in 2004 to $74,986 in 2005, all adjusted for inflation to 2008 dollars. While the family farm managers were paid on average about $22,000 less, […]

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Category: Food & Eating

Resource: Healthy Living Podcasts from CMC

The Cayuga Center for Healthy Living offers podcasts about healthy living with WHCU News Radio 870 AM. Listen to experts from Cayuga Medical Center speak on topics ranging from diabetes to weight loss, from healthy eating to healthy exercise. Podcasts are available here. According to their website, The Cayuga Center for Healthy Living is an […]

Category: The Big Picture

“The Color of Food” author to share insights with Ithaca audience

On Sept 20, 2015 at 2pm, farmer and author Natasha Bowens will share insights from her life and her book, The Color of Food, at the Food Justice Summit at Ithaca’s Southside Community Center. Bowens, born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in south Florida, didn’t grow up farming. And she says, like so many […]

Category: Food & Eating

Spice up September with these pepper-themed festivities

Announcement from Cornell Plantations: Spice up September with these pepper-themed festivities New exhibit follows the spread of peppers around the world To promote the ways you can explore the world of peppers at Plantations, we created the exhibit “Peppers Around the World.” This exhibit traces how cultivated peppers traveled from Central and South America to […]

Beginning Farmer/Land Seeker Meeting

Beginning Farmer/Land Seeker Meeting Tuesday, September 15, 7-9 PM @ CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming and the Cornell Cooperative Extension regional agriculture program are hosting a FREE discussion/info meeting for people seeking land to farm on Tuesday, September 15, 7-9 PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of […]

New pest troubles farmers

In 2013, Aaron Munzer led an educational tour around his farm, Plowbreak Farm near Trumansburg, NY when someone from Cornell Cooperative Extension looked at his crops and told him, “You might have Swede Midge.” Munzer had never heard of the pest, which was new to upstate New York. Later that Fall, his broccoli plants grew […]