Category: Food & Eating

Ithaca Farmers Market moves back to Steamboat Landing

This Saturday, the Ithaca Farmers Market will be at Steamboat Landing from 9am until 3pm, with all kinds of veggies, meats, prepared foods, drinks, and crafts. For example: Peter Larson, from Just a Few Acres Farm in Groton, NY says he’ll be there with chicken, eggs, and pork. Shannon Brook Farm will have organic pork, […]

Category: The Big Picture

Will bus route changes affect food access?

Tompkins County bus service could be cut this summer due to bus driver vacancies. TCAT currently employs 70 drivers, but needs 82 in order to maintain current service. Nineteen routes could be affected by the proposed cuts, which can be viewed here. The TCAT Board of Directors is seeking public input on proposed service cuts […]

Groundswell is Hiring!

Groundswell Program Coordinator Position Title: Groundswell Program Coordinator Employer: Center for Transformative Action Position Start Date:  May 15, 2016 Reports To: Groundswell Director Employment Status: This is a part-time 20-hour/week, based in Ithaca, NY.  This position is grant-funded through December 2016 with the possibility to renew based on performance and funding. Salary & Benefits: Salary $15-18/hour dependent upon qualifications. […]

Category: The Big Picture

School Food Director shares inside look at district lunch program

Who decides what food gets served at our school cafeterias? Where does the food come from? How is it prepared? Recently, I chatted with Denise Agati, the Director of Child Nutrition at the Ithaca City School District. In her Boynton Middle School office — past the cafeteria, past the food service line, and inside the […]

Category: Food & Eating

Classes to help you grow, cook, and eat well!

Classes from CCE Tompkins County. For full details and to register, visit Spring Propagation of Fruit Plants on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Sean Dembrosky, owner of Edible Acres in Trumansburg, will lead this hands-on workshop on propagating edible perennial plants from cuttings, seeds and by layering. Species covered will include currants, jostaberries, gooseberries, hardy […]

To keep compost clean, county program makes changes

Think twice the next time you consider throwing a compostable cup into a compost bin in Tompkins County. As of April 1, 2016, Tompkins County Solid Waste and Cayuga Compost will no longer accept those cups and plates. The only compost items accepted by TC Solid Waste are: food waste, paper napkins, paper towels, and […]

Category: The Big Picture

Help your soil thrive in hotter, meaner weather

Hold onto your boots! Climate change is here. Is your soil ready? When Grant Gayman straddles the boundary line between his backyard and his neighbor’s cornfield in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, one boot is on his own turf and the other rests a step down — a whole 12 inches lower — in the dirt. Fifty years […]