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 […]

Category: The Big Picture

Friendship Donations Network on WRFI

From the WRFI Human Rights Show: Meaghan Sheehan Rosen and Art Pearce from the Friendship Donations Network (FDN) talk about how the organization is rescuing surplus food and distributing it to food pantries and other sites across the county. Every year they distribute 500,000 pounds of food in Tompkins County and every week this services […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Food in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Announcement from the Friendship Donations Network: Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides fresh produce, breads, desserts, dairy and groceries to the programs listed at the following link: https://friendshipdonations.org/programs/ Printer-friendly version available here. Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs […]

Category: Food & Eating

Experience! The Finger Lakes Culinary Festival

Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Downtown Ithaca Commons and Coltivare. Announcement from Experience! The Finger Lakes: Over 20 FLX Artisan beverage and food producers will be on the Ithaca Commons where guests will experience “tasting trios” of their favorite Finger Lakes wines, ciders, beers, spirits, cheeses, and other […]