Category: The Big Picture

Students Tour Ecovillage Farm

Successful “Ecovillage” close to home -By Jaedyn Allen On September 26th, 2015, six Groton High School students taking a food systems science elective, taught by Chad DeVoe, traveled to Kestrel Perch Berry Farm and the Ithaca Ecovillage. While we were there, we toured and helped Katie Creeger at her berry farm, then took a tour […]

Category: Food & Eating

Fall Recipes from Local Blogger

Local blogger, known as “Kitchen Addict,” describes herself as an avid home baker, cook and drinker who has worked front of house, back of house and behind the bar in many restaurants in Ithaca. She offers these fall recipes (and more) for your enjoyment: Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Soup Lentil, Sausage, and Root Vegetable Soup with […]

Hops 101 Workshop, and more events

For more food and farming events, see the Hot Potato Press Events Calendar. Have an event to add to the list? Email the details to Hops 101 Workshop Thursday, November 5, 6:00-8:00PM @ CCE Broome County, 840 Front Street, Binghamton, New York 13905 Participants in this Hops 101 workshop will learn the basics of […]

NYS New Farmers Grant Fund Program announced

Press release from Gov. Cuomo: Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016 New Farmers Grant Fund Program and New York State Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Program Governor Cuomo announced $1 million in funding is available to assist new farmers begin their careers. Now in its second year, the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund will […]

Category: The Big Picture

Innovative Farm-to-School Program at New Roots School

Nestled in the Greek Orthodox Church on Seneca Street, you will find the unique New Roots Farm to School Kitchen, run by Chef Allyn Rosenbaum. This program provides a healthy meal for the 90 students who eat school lunch at the New Roots Charter School. Chef Rosenbaum has a love for cooking and a passion […]

Category: Food & Eating

Book Release: Cooking with Cheese in the Finger Lakes

Announcement from Lively Run Goat Dairy: “Cooking with Cheese in the Finger Lakes” is a collection of recipes from artisans around the Finger Lakes that use Lively Run Cheese in their cuisine. Each recipe has a beverage pairing from a local winery, cidery, or brewery. This collection is an example of the wonderful and varied […]

Category: Q&A

I have an idea! But how do I start a farming or food business?

This is a question we’ve heard a lot. Here’s one place to start: Develop & Explore Your Farm or Food Business Idea! Wednesday, Oct 21, 7-9 pm Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming 225 S Fulton St, Ithaca, New York 14850 Thinking of starting your own business in farming or food, need to bounce […]

Farm and food jobs available in Central New York

Dozens of food and farming jobs in Central New York have been announced in the past month. For farming jobs, such as labor, mechanics, greenhouse work, and more, see here. For food service jobs, such as line cooks, restaurant hosts, and more, see here. Image credit: USDA ARS Image Gallery

Category: Food & Eating

Local veggies throughout the frigid winter

Local farmers continue to produce vegetables throughout the frigid winter in Ithaca and Tompkins County. Winter Farmers Markets: Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing (thru Dec 19) Ithaca Farmers Market at The Space @ GreenStar (Jan-March) Winter CSAs: Blue Heron Farm offers vegetables weekly at the Ithaca Farmers Market. Early Morning Farm offers two deliveries […]