Category: The Big Picture

Building Power Through Agroecology: A Workshop of Ithaca’s 2017 Farm to Plate Conference

One of the first workshops on Saturday morning of the 2017 Farm to Plate Conference was lead by Corbin Laedlein in a classroom at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School. He sat on a short chair within an intimate group of mainly white women and men, some of whom had experience with food justice work […]

Yellow Bell Pepper Seedlings in Spring
Category: Food & Eating

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9am-2pm Ithaca High School (see map) One of the Finger Lakes’ most highly anticipated events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. The Garden […]

Category: The Big Picture

SouthSide Community Center “Seed to Supper” Classes

You Are Invited! SouthSide is teamed up with GreenStar Community Projects & Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer: Free gardener training classes on 5 Saturdays at SouthSide Community Center. Free & open to all – including a meal! For 5 Saturdays, SouthSide will feature a free gardener training program known as “Seed to Supper”: Gibrian Hagood and Joy Mathews […]

Category: Food & Eating

Where are the cheapest groceries in Ithaca?

A friend and I recently did some comparison grocery shopping around Ithaca. We knew that stores had different reputations regarding cost, and we wanted to check our assumptions. This started out as a simple curiosity quest, not a scientific study. But it quickly became complicated. What products would we choose? Would we include local, organic, bulk, […]

Category: Food & Eating

Local Cooking Show: Dads Can Cook Too

Nathan Reimer is not just the tech support guru for Hot Potato Press, he’s also a local dad and creator of the live stream cooking show “Dads Can Cook Too.” Last week’s show demonstrated how to cook gluten-free White Bean and Hominy Chicken Chili. How does it work? Nathan says: “Every Sunday I’ll post a recipe […]

Pear ready to be picked
Category: The Big Picture

Farm to Plate: Nourishing Food for Everyone

Submitted by Jay Smith, Farm to Plate Conference Committee: Food for everyone, abundant and cheap.  Isn’t that part of our American Dream. When Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his contributions to the Green Revolution of the 50’s and 60’s, it seemed like abundant, cheap food for everyone would be possible, ending starvation in […]

Audio: Erica Frenay chats about Shelterbelt Farm

From the Heritage Radio Network, this interview first aired in December 2016: “Erica Frenay manages 35 acres of sheep, cattle, ducks, orchard, apiary, and high tunnels at Shelterbelt Farm near Ithaca, NY, with her husband and two young kids. She has also worked for the Cornell Small Farms Program for 11 years, co-founding the Northeast […]