Category: Food & Eating

Grateful for Our Local Bounty

This year’s Thanksgiving dinner was the first we’ve hosted at our home in Trumansburg, NY. Since moving here, my husband Marc and I have been blown away by our proximity to wonderful locally grown and crafted food and drink, so we thought it would be a fun and rewarding experience to source most of the ingredients for our meal as close to […]

USDA Grant supports Finger Lakes Fresh connecting farmers, community

Press release from Challenge Workforce Solutions. (For additional coverage of this topic, listen to the radio interview, or read the PDF of the Tompkins Weekly article.) Challenge Workforce Solutions Awarded $100K by USDA’s Local Food Promotion ITHACA – Finger Lakes Fresh’s work to connect farmers across the region with communities seeking greater access to fresh […]

Category: Food & Eating

How to use your EBT card at the Ithaca Farmers Market

Here’s how to use your EBT card at the Ithaca Farmers Market. Learn more at the Ithaca Farmers Market website: “You’ll swipe your card just like normal at a grocery store, EXCEPT that you’ll need to stop by and make your transaction before shopping. Then, once your transaction is complete, along with your receipt you’ll […]

Jobs with Healthy Food for All

Announcement from Healthy Food for All: Seeking highly motivated, organized and reliable individuals who are passionate about Healthy Food For All’s mission to make fresh, local produce accessible to households with limited income. Paid positions are available through AmeriCorps. Volunteers are also needed. Marketing and Event Manager (part-time / full time / seasonal) Organize a […]

Category: Food & Eating

Turkey Trouble: CCE offers food safety tips

According to the CDC, the second most common bacterial cause of food poisoning is Clostridium perfringens, and outbreaks occur most often in November and December. Meat and poultry are responsible for 92% of outbreaks. To avoid poisoning yourself or your guests, CCE-Tompkins County offers tips for safe turkey handling, including: Don’t thaw the turkey at […]

Category: Food & Eating

Research: Men Eat More in the Company of Women

Press release from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab: A brand new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab titled: “Eating Heavily: Men Eat More in the Company of Women” by Kevin Kniffin, Ozge Sigirci and Brian Wansink was recently published online in Evolutionary Psychological Science. If you’re a man, how much you eat […]

Category: The Big Picture

Save the date: From Communication To Collaboration in the Local Food System

Save the Date: Our next Networking session! From Communication To Collaboration in the Local Food System Monday, Dec 7th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at GreenStar’s The Space (corner of Fulton & Court Streets) Our collective journey towards a local food system that’s fair for all and healthy for the earth, has been underway for […]

Category: The Big Picture

Bringing it to the Table: Library discussion

Looking for more events? Check out the Hot Potato Press Calendar. Have an event to share? Email details and a photo to Bringing it to the Table: Food, Farms & Fables Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7 – 9 PM Bringing it to the Table: Food, Farms and Fables is a monthly reading and discussion series which examines […]

Category: The Big Picture

Movie: Can You Dig This?

Announcement from the Coalition for Healthy School Food: The Coalition for Healthy School Food is pleased to invite you to a special screening of Can You Dig This?, a documentary about the guerrilla gardeners of South LA, at Cinemapolis, Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7 pm. CAN YOU DIG THIS? – TRAILER from Something Kreative Studios […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free food in Tompkins County

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: Updated October 30, 2015. Monday – Friday: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. […]