Category: Food & Eating

Tasting Event: Coffee, Cloves and Chocolate

From Cornell Plantations: In this first installment in our “Cultures and Cuisine” series, you’ll learn some of the history and customs associated with each of these food plants and ways that they have influenced ancient and modern cultures, while sampling them in some sweet and savory dishes created by the Statler Culinary Team. Date/time: Sunday, […]

Category: Food & Eating

A Taste of History

February is the month that highlights the history and culture of Black Americans. One essential component of that culture is food, “soul food”. There are many sub-cultures within the Black community such as Creoles, Melungeons, Mustees, and the list goes on. I am Melungeon and much of my culture is infused with diverse and colorful food. One of my […]

“The Modern Middleman: Food Hubs”

From Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “The ins and outs of food hubs” by Anita Deming “Essentially a food hub is the middle man of the marketing world. Food hubs fill a variety of functions: aggregating, sorting, grading, certifying, delivering, marketing, processing and more. In large-scale agriculture, there are a lot of existing systems to link into […]

Spring Plum Blossoms
Category: The Big Picture

Ithaca’s Review of Paris Climate Summit

From “Panelists Review Paris Climate Summit at Ithaca Event” by Blaine of Sustainable Campus “Six panelists, including Cornell faculty members, who attended the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris last fall recalled the historic proceedings for a spirited audience that spilled into the hallway of the Tompkins County Public Library’s […]

Category: Food & Eating

Workshop: What’s in your lunchbox? Free nutrition workshop for families

From Namaste Montessori School: What’s in your lunchbox? Free nutrition workshop for families on 2/24 from 6-7pm For parents: Do you have questions about your child’s nutrition? Is your child a picky eater? Or maybe you are feeling stuck in a rut, sending in the same lunches every day? How do nutrition needs change as […]

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Trumansburg Food Pantry announces “Empty Bowls” fundraiser

From “The Trumansburg Food Pantry provides nutritious food every other Monday throughout the entire year to families in the Trumansburg Central School District whose food securities cannot be met. During 2015, 262 different households used the food pantry to help supplement their family’s needs. March and April are the months that the Trumansburg Food […]

Bringing a Living Wage to Trumansburg: One Farmer’s Choice

From’s News-Trumansburg “Local Farmer Goes Living Wage” by Glynis Hart “I never even thought I’d be into this; I’m not zealous about it,” said Evangeline Sarat. Sarat, the owner of Sweet Land Community Supported Agriculture farm on Rt. 96, just outside of Trumansburg, just went “Living Wage.” That is, she decided to pay all of […]

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Upcoming lectures on the food industry

From Cornell University: ANNOUNCING THREE MESSENGER LECTURES BY MICHAEL MOSS Author and Investigative Journalist “A Journey into the Underbelly of the Processed Food Industry” Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:30pm – B25 Warren Hall Reception to Follow “You Are Your Own Journalist: the Evolving Ethics of Storytelling” Thursday, February 18, 2016 9:00am – 401 Physical Sciences […]