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Category: Food & Eating

Loaves and Fishes offers free Christmas meals

“I’m here kind of by accident,” said one man. Another said, “I probably wouldn’t be alive without Loaves and Fishes.” Loaves and Fishes offers free nutritious meals & advocacy services Monday through Friday throughout the year to anyone who walks in the door. Guests at Loaves and Fishes express gratitude for the good food, but […]

$25 million in grants for southern tier ag

Press release from Governor Cuomo‘s office: Program Supports Projects that Increase Agricultural Production and Environmental Enhancements Eligibility Criteria Online Now, Applications Available January 19 Governor Cuomo announced the release of program criteria for the $25 million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program. The eligibility requirements are now available online at The program will provide […]

Farmers benefit from produce auctions

Video produced by CCE in 2015: Currently, there are 6 produce auctions in New York State. These auctions are aggregation points that allow local farmers to sell their produce in wholesale lots to buyers from across the region. The Cornell Vegetable Program has supported the development and growth of these auctions and acts as the […]

Category: The Big Picture

Sharp Knives: Art explores vulnerability in the kitchen

Oil paintings by Erin Deneuville are currently on exhibition at the ArtSpace Gallery at the Visitor Center on the Commons, near “Center Ithaca,” until the end of December. The paintings explore themes of generosity, vulnerability, and sharing a meal. Here’s what Erin told Hot Potato Press about her work: Q: The title of your exhibition […]

Category: The Big Picture

Tompkins County Food Policy Council announces election results

Announcement from the Tompkins County Food Policy Council: Dear Friends of the Tompkins County Food Policy Council, Our Council election process has now concluded and we are happy to announce that we now have our very first official Tompkins County Food Policy Council. This first election in fact had no contested seats, so everybody who […]

Groundswell Center Events and Trainings

The Groundwell Center for Local Food and Farming is a great resource in Tompkins County.   Specifically, the center provides information and skills relating to local, sustainable, ecologically sound farming methods and techniques, and provides farmer to farmer network opportunities, among other engaging community programs and events. Their Mission is as Follows (from their website); […]

Category: The Big Picture

Juicing carrots at South Hill Elementary

Last Fall, South Hill Elementary School first graders left their classrooms for a moment and surrounded a small raised garden bed a few steps away from the building. Feathery green stalks overflowed from the garden, arching out of the boxes. Damon Brangman, a garden educator with CCE and father of one of the students, explained […]

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An Ithaca Tradition: The Rutabaga Curl

Announcement from the Ithaca Farmers Market: Celebrate the holiday season! The 18th Annual Rutabaga Curling World Championship will be held in Ithaca, New York at high noon Saturday December 19th, 2015 at the Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion at Steamboat Landing. Everyone is invited to participate. You have to see it to believe it. SCHEDULE 10 […]

Economics of Collegetown Food Trucks

From Ithaconomy, an Ithaca College student publication written, edited, produced and developed by students in the Multimedia Journalism class: “Kathy Servoss, executive assistant for the superintendent of Public Works, said there are six trucks in operation that have permits, and there is a considerable amount of competition for the claim to one of the designated […]

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No Ithacan Left Hungry for the Holidays

From Ithacash: The Holiday Hunger Game is a way to support main st. businesses over the holidays, bring more awareness to local food security, and take direct action to combat local hunger all through a fun, family friendly treasure hunt. The Holiday Hunger Game…. a family-friendly hunt for the Ithacash “present” in local retail stores. Earn Ithaca […]