Category: The Big Picture

Over 1,200 Ithaca elementary students now eating fresh snacks in the classroom

From the Youth Farm Project: “The Fresh Snack Program, now a farm-to-school program of The Youth Farm Project, announced that the 305 students in Caroline Elementary will begin receiving fresh classroom snacks this Wednesday, becoming the fourth school to benefit from the program in Ithaca City School District (ICSD). Yellow watermelon from Stick and Stone […]

Category: Food & Eating

Ithaca Voice on GreenStar’s new Collegetown store

From the Ithaca Voice: “After years or debate and planning, GreenStar Cooperative Market was finally able to open its doors to the public at its third location in Collegetown — and it’s completely glorious. “College students (and locals who appreciate the walkable Collgetown area) have been left with convenient shopping options akin to a gas […]

The Science of Cheese (Basic Level Course)

The Science of Cheese-Basic Level Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:00am to 5:00pm → more dates through October 26, 2016 Stocking Hall, Conference Center (148), Cornell University The course begins with an on-line lecture component covering the key areas related to basic cheese making techniques, cheese culture basics, milk defects, cheese defects and cheese marketing.  The course will also include […]

Category: Food & Eating

Back to School – Whatcha Packin? School Lunch Workshop

Back to School – Whatcha Packin? School Lunch Workshop Sunday, September 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Nut-free– You name it! Learn to meet your child’s specific nourishment needs with greater ease. The class will be led by Nancy Corwin Malina, MS, CNS, a mother of 2 and board Certified Nutrition […]

Category: Food & Eating

Canning Class: Tomatoes

Canning with Ann – Tomatoes Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Offered in Binghamton.  Come and learn how to make both tomato sauce and salsa. We’ll cover the best varieties to use as well as proper food preparation techniques. You’ll learn about the difference between pressure canning and hot water bath and when […]

Category: Food & Eating

Upcoming Harvest Dinner Benefit

Healthy Food For All, a non-profit CSA share program that makes local produce accessible to low-income families, is excited to announce it’s upcoming Harvest Dinner Benefit event at Remembrance Farm on Sunday, September 11th with Chef Brud Holland who is creating a tantalizing menu paired with Damiani Vineyards for an unforgettable evening of fundraising and […]

Drought-stressed farmers can apply for disaster assistance

On August 29, the USDA designated 15 counties in New York, including Tompkins, as primary natural disaster areas due to drought-related crop losses. “Our hearts go out to those New York farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Farmers in Tompkins County can apply for low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm […]