Community freezers offer space for bulk meat purchases

From “Look no further than the local food movement to find history repeating itself. Food preservation, root cellars, seed saving, and other ‘old-fashioned’ practices are being reinvigorated all over the country, proving that good ideas have lasting power. Now the meat locker is making a comeback, thawing out after a long, deep freeze since […]

Category: Food & Eating

Community Supported Agriculture: Subscribe to Your Food!

In our area, the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) marketing model has been alive and well for over 20 years. On Saturday, March 5th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will host a CSA Fair in the Boynton Middle School cafeteria, 1601 N. Cayuga Street in Ithaca, for the community to […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Food in Tompkins County (March 2016)

From Friendship Donations Network (FDN), providing produce, breads, desserts, dairy and groceries to the following programs (also available here: and as a printable PDF). Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and other Programs Served by Friendship Donations Network in Tompkins and nearby counties Updated: March 1, 2016 Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No […]

Category: The Big Picture

Event: Celebrate Our Amazing Farming Community!

Celebrate Our Amazing Farming Community! Panel Presentation & Networking Hear about what farmers in our community are doing to practice sustainability and contribute to the social well-being of our community Wednesday, March 2nd from 6 – 9pm At Greenstar’s The Space (corner of Court & Fulton Streets) Free & Open to all – light dinner […]

Interview: Founding Director of Groundswell Retires

From “The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is going through the first leadership change in its history this month, with the retirement of founding director Joanna Green. The Ithaca Times sat down with Green to talk about her work with Groundswell.” <read the entire interview here> Image courtesy of Groundswell Center for […]

Category: The Big Picture

The Taste of Justice, by Noliwe Rooks

By Cornell Professor Noliwe Rooks in the Huffington Post: “…Poverty has one taste and justice another. Over the past few years we have heard quite a bit about food deserts, or high poverty areas where a lack of grocery stores makes it difficult for residents to purchase fresh food. However, we know far less about […]

Category: The Big Picture

Ithaca Permaculture Park Q&A

From The Center for A New American Dream: Ithaca resident Josh Dolan helped start a permaculture park in the Northside Neighborhood, and his team was selected as a “2015 Get2gether Neighborhood Challenge” winner with The Center for A New American Dream. In a Q&A with the organization, he explains how it all came together.  Read […]

Agritourism Conference for Farmers and Landowners

Agritourism presents an Opportunity to Grow your Farming Business! Don’t miss this Conference especially for farmers and rural landowners contemplating opportunities to grow their business by hosting visitors to our area. What?  A full day conference to learn about the opportunities, benefits and challenges associated with starting or growing your own agritourism venture When?  March […]