Category: Food & Eating

Coming soon: Foodnet Meals on Wheels’ Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl

From Foodnet Meals on Wheels: Foodnet Meals on Wheels’ Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl returns for the 3rd annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl. The “bowl,” which benefits elderly and individuals with disabilities who cannot cook or shop for their own meals, will be held Saturday,  March 12 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm at Ithaca High School’s Cafeteria. […]

Category: The Big Picture

Harvesting Life Lessons: How the Youth Farm Project teaches teens a lot more than gardening

This article originally ran in the magazine, Green Teacher. Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher # 107, Fall 2015.  Digital and print subscriptions are available from or by calling 888-804-1486 (toll-free). Since she was 14-years-old, Rayna Joyce has been rising early on summer mornings to plant lettuce and pull weeds with two dozen other […]

Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-off featured 30+ restaurants

The 18th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off took place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, with more than 30 local businesses competing in different categories. “The Chili Cook-off is part of our effort to highlight and promote food businesses in our community,” says the Downtown Ithaca Alliance‘s Executive Director, Gary Ferguson. Businesses have the opportunity to […]

Category: Food & Eating

Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot Opens on East Hill

Press release from Tompkins County Solid Waste Division: (Ithaca, NY)  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with Cornell University and the Town of Ithaca – is pleased to announce the opening of a new food scraps recycling drop spot on East Hill. The new drop spot — located on Pine Tree Road […]

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World Food Prize New York Youth Institute 2016

From Cornell University International Programs: BECOME A STUDENT LEADER IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER! Don’t miss the New York Youth Institute at Cornell University – June 24-25, 2016! At this exciting day-long event, participating high school students have the opportunity to: Present research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges in a short speech and […]

Climate Smart Farming: Video Profile

Chip Bailey of KC Orchards located in Williamson, NY discusses extreme weather and climate variability. This video was developed and copyrighted by Cornell, and can be found, along with additional videos, at Climate Smart Farming, which is a newly launched website offering resources for farmers in the Northeast. Apple photo courtesy of USDA ARS Image […]

Category: Food & Eating

Winter Cooking Inspiration, from TCPL

Tom Fredette offers these cookbook selections available at the Tompkins County Public Library. For links to complete listings, see here. Do you have a favorite cookbook? List it in the comments below. Winter Reading 2016 – Let It Snow Warm Up With These Cookbooks! All American Chili Book By Kellner, Jenny Author Int’l, Chili Society […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free food in Tompkins County (Feb 2016)

Announcement from Friendship Donations Network, which provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and other Programs Served by Friendship Donations Network in Tompkins and nearby counties Updated: February 1, 2016 Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_Feb16 Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are […]

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Ah ha moments in food justice

At the Communication to Collaboration meeting in December, about 40 people gathered in The Space @GreenStar to discuss improving our local food system. Members of the Feeding Our Future Network Planning Group described what’s been done locally to study hunger and food and explained that GreenStar Community Projects received a grant from The Community Foundation […]

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Category: Food & Eating

Wide Awake Bakery announces classes

Are you a serious baker? Wide Awake Bakery just announced its 2016 classes: Each class runs all day–from 8:00AM until 6:00PM, and in it you’ll get LOTS of experience. If you’re a home baker, baking maybe one loaf each week, you’ll get more than a year’s worth of experience in one day. If you’re a […]