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 […]

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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 […]

Category: Food & Eating

Groton Public Library: Hub for Meals and Conversation

Groton Public Library doesn’t just lend books, it’s also a community hub for healthy food. I spoke with Sara Knobel, director of the Groton Public Library, about the library’s monthly community meals program. In 2014 the library began hosting Healthy Free Food Tuesdays, a weekly food drop-off spot made up of donations from the Friendship Donations […]

Community mourns loss of Aung Htoo

Aung Htoo, Burmese refugee and Ithaca resident, died unexpectedly on June 4, 2017 at age 38. He is survived by his wife, Eh Say, and their three children, ages 16, 14, and 8. Aung was well-known in the food and farming community in Tompkins County, having worked at West Haven Farm, Finger Lakes Fresh greenhouses, and Emmy’s Organics. […]

Category: Food & Eating

Ithaca Taste of the Nation: No Kid Hungry Benefit

Announcement from No Kid Hungry: Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Ithaca or across the nation, by joining Upstate New York’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end […]