Category: Food & Eating

Maple Weekend and Farmers Market

Announcement from Wellspring Forest Farm: MAPLE WEEKEND & FARMERS MARKET at Wellspring Forest Farm, Mecklenburg NY March 19 & 20, 2016 10am – 4pm Keep updated on the event at: As part of New York’s statewide Maple Weekend, come visit Wellspring Forest Farm and taste sap, take a tour, and see demonstrations of mushroom […]

Category: Food & Eating

Q&A with Cornell alumnus and bestselling author Michael Greger

At the Tompkins County Public Library on Saturday, Cornell alumnus and bestselling author Dr. Michael Greger spoke about making dietary changes to improve health. Before the event, he shared a few words with Hot Potato Press about nutrition. How did Cornell influence your career path? I was a biophysics major. It was the libraries that […]

Category: The Big Picture

Brainstorming session to create NY Organic Action Plan

Announcement from NOFA-NY: Please join NOFA-NY for a brainstorming session to create a New York Organic Action Plan! Let’s stop reacting and work for the future we want! We will hold to gatherings, back-to-back, April 7, 2016, 3 pm to 6 pm, then a light dinner, and 6:30 pm – 9 pm in the Classroom, […]

Apply for Beginning Farmer Profit Teams

Announcement from Cornell Small Farms Program: Update – we have extended the deadline for applications to March 31st! Are you a beginning farmer in New York state who has been farming for at least three years? Is the farm business you manage at a crossroads, needing to improve efficiency, scale up, or make other major […]

Category: Food & Eating

Event: Dairy Day at Cornell University

Announcement from Cornell Dairy Science club (CUDS): This Friday, March 18th, we will be hosting an open house event at the livestock pavilion on campus, for students, professors, families and the general public to attend.  We have close to 100 calves, heifers, and cows on campus (in preparation for our annual Spring Classic Sale on […]

Jobs: Farm Crew Members

Blue Heron Farm (Lodi, NY) is hiring full-time crewmembers for the 2016 season! We have been organic vegetable farmers since 1981. We are self-educated, and have experimented with many crops, growing schemes, marketing ideas, and pieces of farming equipment over the years. The Job: The farm work varies according to the season. In the spring, […]

Workshop: Worker Cooperatives in Food & Farming

Worker Cooperatives in Food & Farming A hands-on workshop and lecture MONDAY, MARCH 21st • 5-8pm •The Space @ Greenstar, Ithaca NY ADMISSION: $10 (scholarships available, light dinner provided, pre-registration is required) Learn about people who own and democratically operate their food and farming businesses through worker cooperatives. Gain skills and templates for setting up […]

Category: Food & Eating

Event: Learn from “the Extreme Beekeeper”

From the Southworth Library: Local Backyard Beekeeper Tammy “the Extreme Beekeeper” will visit the Southworth Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. Come join us as we investigate the science of bees, honey and hives. Find out how to start your own hive. Southworth Library~ 24 West Main Street ~ P.O. Box 45 ~ […]

Category: The Big Picture

Recap: Celebrating Our Farming Community

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, about 40 people heard from local farmers about sustainability and how they contribute to the social well-being of our community. At the event, Monika Roth, of CCE-Tompkins County, shared some facts: 20% of vegetables consumed in the county are grown locally. The total land area in Tompkins County is about […]

Category: Food & Eating

Event: “How Not to Die” author to speak

From the Coalition for Health School Food: The Coalition for Healthy School Food is pleased to share that Michael Greger, MD, the author of “How Not to Die”, a New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller will be in Ithaca this Saturday. For those of you who don’t know of Michael Greger, MD, you are […]