East Hill Farmers’ Market continues through October 2016

Announcement: East Hill Farmers’ Market Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, through October 26, 2016 330 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca NY 14850 Ithaca Farmers’ Market hosts a weekly market near the Cornell campus on Wednesdays 4-7pm from June through October.  The market is located on Pine Tree Road next to the Rite Aid Drugstore, near East Hill Plaza.  […]

Category: The Big Picture

New minor focuses on food systems’ equity, sustainability

From the Cornell Chronicle: Starting this fall, Cornell students can choose a new minor in Community Food Systems, a multidisciplinary minor that explores the agricultural, ecological and ethical dimensions of food systems. The minor also includes a supervised practicum with a community-based organization working to create food systems that are “just, equitable and environmentally sound.” Click […]

NYS invests in Wyoming County Dairy Center

Press release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the opening of the Wyoming County Agricultural Business Center in Warsaw. The center, a Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council priority project, will support the growth of the dairy industry in Wyoming County. Lieutenant Governor Kathleen C. Hochul marked the occasion today with a ribbon cutting ceremony […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Kids Cooking Demo

FREE Kids Cooking Demo Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Join us as we prepare and sample FRESH CHAROSET (apples, raisins, sunflower seeds and honey)! Most ingredients will be fresh from the Farmers’ Market and gluten, dairy and nut free! Led by Nancy Corwin Malina, MS, CNS of Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative […]

Category: Food & Eating

Tomato Festival!

From Cooperative Extension: Tomato Festival! Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Calling all tomato lovers! This is an opportunity to sample many varieties of heirloom tomatoes at one time, then take home some saved seeds so you can grow these delicious yet sometimes hard-to-find varieties in your own garden. The tomato sampling […]

As market sales slow, farmers turn to wholesale

From the Cornell Small Farms Program: “Over the past 8 years, farmers markets have grown by 38% in the state of New York, giving NY the second highest number of markets in the country.  While this growth has provided an abundance of easy-to-access markets for small and beginning farmers, established farmers have started reporting slower […]

Category: Food & Eating

Groundswell’s Pig-N-Pints Fundraiser Roasts and Toasts to Benefit Beginning Farmers

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is hosting the second annual Pig-n-Pints Pig Roast and Fundraiser at Hopshire Brewery and Farm in Dryden on Saturday, September 10 from 3-7pm. The event is partially sponsored by Farm Credit East. Guests can enjoy local pork from Van Noble Farm as well as sides prepared by Bici Cocina while […]

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Extra garden produce? Donate at Neighborhood Food Hubs

From Friendship Donations Network: Now in its fourth year, Friendship Donations Network’s Neighborhood Food Hubs make donating garden produce easy.  Simply drop off your extra vegetables, fruit and eggs at one of the 17 Neighborhood Food Hubs, and we will distribute it to area food programs the next day! No donation is too small.  An […]

Category: Food & Eating

CCE Tompkins Study Finds Farmers’ Market Deals

This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is performing a pricing study to compare produce prices at local farmers’ markets and farm stands with supermarket produce. You can find fruits and veggies at local farmers’ markets and farm stands for the same or less than supermarket prices! Cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, and salad mix […]