Category: The Big Picture

Waste Less Food: Feed More People!

Join the movement to avoid wasting good food – by getting it to the people who need it!  In this session, GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) has partnered with leading food recovery efforts, featuring  Friendship Donations Network and  Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management  decades of experience. This networking session includes a panel of experienced speakers, and round table […]

Farm to Truck Fundraiser
Category: The Big Picture

Farm to Truck Fundraiser Wednesday, June 28

On Wednesday, June 28, Stick and Stone Farm in Ithaca will be hosting a fundraiser benefiting Healthy Food For All. Called the Farm to Truck Fundraiser, this event is free to attend and features local food vendors and live music. Healthy Food For All provides low-income residents with access to local produce through subsidized Community […]

Sweet Cherries
Category: Food & Eating

Sweet Cherries in Season Now, Sour Soon

Sweet cherries are in season now with sour cherries right around the corner, according to the harvest calendar on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets website. The harvest and availability periods for sweet cherries are around the middle of June to the middle of July. Sour cherries tend to be during the […]

Agriculinary Tourism Coordinator Sought

The Ithaca Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau is currently seeking a part-time Agriculinary Tourism Coordinator. From their posting: “If you believe that it’s important to know where your food comes from and if you love Tompkins County, then we are looking for you to join the Visit Ithaca team! We are looking for […]

High Point Farms for Sale: Are we losing farmland?

This report is a collaboration between WRFI Community Radio and Hot Potato Press: When I saw that the High Point Farms property on Route 96 near Trumansburg was for sale, a lot of thoughts flew through my head. For one thing, I had been a customer — they were one of the first small farms […]

Networking @ Rev Food + Hospitality

Food & Hospitality Networking Event at Rev Ithaca Startup Works

Rev Ithaca Startup Works will be hosting a Networking @ Rev: Food + Hospitality event on Wednesday, June 21st beginning at 6:00 PM. Rev Ithaca is a startup incubator located in downtown Ithaca. For more information and to RSVP, visit the event page.

Category: The Big Picture

Study: Modern European genes may favor vegetarianism

by Krishna Ramanujan This article originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle. A Cornell study, published May 26 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, describes how shifts in diets in Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time. Before the Neolithic revolution that […]

Category: The Big Picture

Do you know of a community program that could use free food?

From Friendship Donations Network: Do you know of a community program that could use free food? Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s food rescue organization. We rescue fresh, nutritious food that​ ​would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistribute it to neighbors in need throughout Tompkins County and beyond. We provide food donations […]

Category: The Big Picture

Foodnet Meals on Wheels Picnic

Announcement from Foodnet: What? It’s that time again! Foodnet Meals on Wheels is about to celebrate our 30th annual picnic and you’re invited. The picnic is always a great place to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. It’s also a way to meet the Foodnet Meals on Wheels staff.  Where? The […]

Farmer’s Market in Full Swing

Announcement from the Ithaca Farmer’s Market: FARMERS’ MARKET SEASON NOW IN FULL SWING!  Early summer crops are coming on strong and you will find that a whole variety of summer produce is now available at area farmers’ markets including lots of greens, zucchini, cucumbers, green onions, radishes, and strawberries.  Enjoy local strawberries while they are […]