Category: Food & Eating

Tompkins County Farmers’ Markets: When and Where

Farmers’ markets in the area are in full swing. Courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension, here is a list of farmers’ markets in Tompkins County. Congo Square Market: Press Bay Alley, 118 West Green Street Ithaca, Friday 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, May 5 – October 27 Ithaca Farmers’ Market Steamboat Landing: 545 Third St. at […]

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Voices from Ithaca’s Farm to Plate Conference

In this photo, participants of the Ithaca’s first “Farm to Plate Conference” were learning how to grow mushrooms. It was just one of the many sessions offering participants a chance to “Unite to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable and Just Local Food System.” The two-day conference was organized by the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the […]

Category: Food & Eating

Ithaca Is Foodies Event: Downtown Ithaca Food Tour

Announcement from Visit Ithaca: Our Downtown Ithaca Food Tour is a narrated, guided walking tour of the heart of Ithaca! You will visit six different one-of-a-kind restaurants that showcase the incredible variety of what this town has to offer. Delicious food tastings, enough for a full lunch, will be served by these locally-owned culinary hotspots. […]

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Innovations in Food Systems: Feeding a Growing World

Announcement from Cornell: Innovations in Food Systems: Feeding a Growing World Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Cornell University Biotechnology Building G10 The CTL Partnership Forum entitled “Innovations in Food Systems: Feeding a Growing World” will bring together leaders from industry, the investment community, and academia to explore current topics and trends in agriculture and animal production […]

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Tompkins County Local Food System Leads: Can it Grow?

Tompkins County’s farm to table movement began over 40 years ago. Monika Roth, Agriculture Program Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension and adviser to Ithaca Farmer’s Market, is an expert on the local food system which rose from this movement. In her paper presentation given on May 13th at the Farm to Plate Conference, Roth gave […]

Spot Hollow Farm raises unique sheep breed

From Country Folks Magazine, a story about Spot Hollow Farm: “Marie Roenke, of Trumansburg, NY, was 12 years old when she started raising sheep as a 4-H project. But she didn’t start out with one of the most common breeds. ‘I wanted goats, but someone offered me some Jacob sheep,” said Marie. “I said sure, […]

Category: Food & Eating

Distilling Workshop at Cornell

Cornell University Two-Day Distilling Workshop – Spring Session 2017 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:30am to 4:30pm Stocking Hall, Cornell University Food Science Center Ithaca, NY 14853-7201 CARL’s Distilling Workshop Program in the USA is the original distilling workshop, now in its 20th year.   The Distilling Workshop is a two-day comprehensive primer with distillation […]

Category: Food & Eating

Local Farm Offers Recipe Box Solutions

Press release from Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce: When local organic farmer Anton Burkett started a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm nearly 20 years ago, little did he know that the concept would grow to inspire not only a recipe box solution sourced from the Finger Lakes region, but also make a difference in the […]

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Reimagine a post-capitalistic world, says author Raj Patel

On Friday, author and professor Raj Patel spoke to more than 100 people during Ithaca’s first Farm to Plate Conference at The Space @ GreenStar. Just a few minutes in, he projected an image of Christopher Columbus on the screen with a quote, “I believe that there are many herbs and many trees that are worth much in Europe […]