Category: Food & Eating

Freezes kill peaches, but apples could rally

Two record-setting freezes have served up a double whammy for New York’s tree fruit crop. As a result, you won’t find many local apricots or peaches this summer. James Eve, owner of Eve Farm Service in Naples, NY, estimates that only 10% of the peach crop in the Lake Ontario fruit growing region has survived, […]

Category: The Big Picture

Celebration of Earth and People of Color in Sustainability

Please join us for a celebration of the Earth and People of Color in Sustainability SUNDAY MAY 15th!!! From 1 – 3pm we will be in the Ithaca Community Garden (off of Rt 13). There will be FREE Pig Roast courtesy of Van Noble Farms and FREE Food from Bici Cocina, as well as FREE […]

Category: The Big Picture

Planning and Economic Development Committee Meeting– This Wednesday – Important!

The Planning and Economic Development Committee Meeting of Common Council meets this coming Wed., 5/11, at 6 p.m. at the Common Council chamber on the 3rd floor of City Hall. On the agenda is the Chicken Ordinance. Public input is very important — the public comment period starts shortly after 6pm. Attached is the meeting […]

Arbor Day’s Prodding of Planters

From the Ithaca Journal’s Planters spurred by Arbor Day by Kelly Gampel New clusters of trees are popping up around the area in observance of Arbor Day. “Every year we go out and look for needs in communities,” Southern Tier Nursery & Landscape Association representative Terry Morroni said. “Our mission in this area is to […]

Category: The Big Picture

Do You Remember Cheese Bagels?

“Um, I remember always getting cheese bagels or yogurt in elementary school.” This was the immediate response from Ithacan teen, Umeek when prompted with my inquiries into his school food experiences. He explained that often in elementary school you felt like you didn’t have many options for school lunch. He reflected on how he empathized […]

Groundswell’s Spring Mixer & Plant Swap

Let’s celebrate Spring and the coming growing season! Join us on Sunday, May 22 from 2-6pm at the Groundswell Office (225 South Fulton Street) for fun, food by Iron Owl Kitchen, drinks, and great music by the Local Farmers Union. Bring some of your extra seedlings or seeds to swap and bring some new ones home for […]