Category: Food & Eating

Paw Paws and Kiwi Berries available now

Today I biked up to the Cornell Orchards on a quest for paw paws, an unusual fruit native to our region, that is sometimes compared to mangoes, papayas, and bananas. They will not be available for long, the cashier warned me. Same goes for the lovely kiwi berries, sold by the pint, which are grape-sized […]

Category: The Big Picture

Video: Food Justice Activist Jemila Sequeira Shares Her Story

Jemila Sequeira is a food justice activist in Ithaca, NY, who recently worked on the Food Dignity Project. In this video, she tells her story: This video was originally published on YouTube on May 21, 2015. Whole Community Project (WCP), based at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ithaca, NY, is a collaborative effort of organizations and […]

Category: Food & Eating

From local flour mill to pancake party…

Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket, will be speaking at GreenStar Co-op on Friday, October 16 at 5:30, and celebrating local flour at a Purity Ice Cream Co. Pancake Party on Sunday Oct. 18 from 9am-11am. Celebrity Chef Emma Frisch developed the brunch menu, featuring organically grown, stone ground grains from Farmer Ground […]

GreenStar Coop Annual Member Meeting

Announcement from GreenStar Coop: At this year’s Annual Fall Member meeting on October 16, we’re excited to welcome Amy Halloran as a featured speaker. Amy is a writer and pancake enthusiast who has been following the revival of the regional grain movement in the Northeast for several years. Her involvement in local food systems began […]

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Video: Farmer tells his story from Bermuda to Ithaca

Damon Brangman is a Neighborhood Food Gardening Specialist at CCE-TC who teaches children gardening and also consults with area school teachers who are interested in starting gardening programs. This video was originally published on YouTube on Jul 8, 2015 Whole Community Project (WCP), based at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ithaca, NY, is a collaborative effort […]

Category: Food & Eating

Nearly 1,000 Ithaca students now served by Fresh Snack Program

Press release from Wood’s Earth: Nearly 1,000 Ithaca students now served by Fresh Snack Program Wood’s Earth announces expansion of program to a third high-need ICSD school ITHACA, NY [SEPTEMBER 30, 2015]—Wood’s Earth, a project of the Center for Transformative Action, announced that the 368 Pre-K through 5thgrade students in Belle Sherman Elementary will begin […]

Category: Food & Eating

Friendship Donations Network Free Food Listing for October 2015

Friendship Donations Network (FDN) 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: hsctc.org/food. (Updated October 1, 2015.) Monday – Friday: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. […]

Category: The Big Picture

USDA Women in Ag Roundtable

Last month, USDA Agriculture Marking Service Administrator Anne Alonzo joined USDA state colleagues and New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard Ball for a roundtable on Women in Agriculture and Local Foods at the Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Center in Syracuse, N.Y. Read Alonzo’s recap of the event here. Image credit: USDA […]