Category: Food & Eating

Beginner Maple Production Workshops in Canandaigua

From CCE: Beginner Maple Production Workshops Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ CCE-Ontario, 480 N Main Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424 Two levels of instruction will be offered for Beginner and Advanced Beginner maple producers. Both workshops will feature Stephen Childs, NYS […]

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Volunteers needed for Fresh Snack Program

The Fresh Snack Program is looking for 2-3 volunteers to assist in the washing and preparing of fresh fruit and vegetable snacks at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School on Mondays between 8am-10am.  Times are flexible within a half-hour; we generally need help for a two hour weekly shift.  If you are interested in helping but […]

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Homesteading Classes in Tioga County

HOMESTEADING SERIES JANUARY-APRIL 2016 (dates below) at 6:00-7:30pm @ CCE-Tioga, Ronald E Dougherty Building, 56 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827 Learn how to raise more of your own food in this 11-week class series offered in Owego by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County.  From January through April, classes will cover how to raise all […]

NYS Ag Committee reports on activities

In a recent press release, Chair of the NYS Senate Agriculture Committee Patty Ritchie cites the following as accomplishments helping NYS farmers. For the Committee’s full annual report, see here. Cutting taxes to boost bottom lines:  2015 marked the first year that a new 2 percent cap on agricultural assessments was in effect and, according […]

NOFA-NY Winter Conference set for Jan 22-24

The 2016 Organic Farming and Gardening Conference will be hosted by NOFA-NY in Saratoga Springs, NY January 22-24. Pre-registration is available until January 15. Several experts from the Tompkins County area will be presenting at the conference, such as: Michael and Karma Glos of Kingbird Farm, along with Erica Frenay of Cornell’s Small Farms Program […]

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Food Scrap Recycling Drop Off Locations

From CCE-Tompkins County: On SUNDAYS from 10:00AM to 2:00PM ONLY, the CCE-Tompkins parking lot is a staffed “drop spot” for the Tompkins County Solid Waste Food Scraps Recycling Program.  During this time ONLY, bring your collected food scraps and give them to the Tompkins County Solid Waste attendant in our parking lot for recycling. At […]