Category: The Big Picture

Waste Less Food: Feed More People! A Collaborative Networking Event

GreenStar Community Projects hosted its 20th Networking Session on Monday July 10, 2017, in collaboration with Friendship Donations Network, Recycling and Materials Management of Tompkins County, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Entitled “Waste Less Food, Feed More People!,” this event was focused on preventing food waste in Tompkins County and utilizing good food by channeling it […]

$729,610 awarded to 10 Tompkins County farms

Press release from Governor Cuomo: 45 Projects Awarded Across Five Counties to Help Increase Agricultural Production and Enhance Environmental Protections Grants Advance Southern Tier Soaring – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3.6 million has been awarded to 45 farms through […]

Cayuga Blue wins cheese award

Lively Run Dairy announced that its Cayuga Blue was awarded First Place in its class at the 2017 American Cheese Society Cheese Contest. The cheese is blue-veined with a rind, made from pasteurized goat’s milk. Second and third place in the category went to cheesemakers from Colorado and Maryland. The competition was massive: Two hundred […]

Farmer-Buyer Networking Event

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: NOTE: This event is geared towards farmers and wholesale buyers, not the general public. Come on down to Steamboat Landing for a fantastic networking opportunity! Area farmers will meet with restaurant managers, caterers, and retail buyers interested in purchasing more local food. We’ll do a quick round of introductions followed by networking […]

Category: Food & Eating

Groton Community Meal on August 15, 2017

From Groton Public Library: Free Monthly Meal on Tuesday, August 15, 6-8pm at the Groton Public Library, 112 E Cortland St, Groton, New York 13073. Pasta with Eggplant (with or without cheese) will be served. The Tompkins County Worker’s Center will be there to talk about living wages. See here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/155973251645254/

Category: Food & Eating

New Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot Opens on Hancock Street 

Press release from Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management: New Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot Opens on Hancock Street  (Ithaca, NY)  The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot in the City of Ithaca. Beginning August 9th, the drop spot will operate […]

Category: Food & Eating

Weekly Farmers’ Markets Tuesday through Friday in Ithaca

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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Category: Food & Eating

Free Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and More in Tompkins

Announcement from the Friendship Donations Network: FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_Aug17 Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12pm; Tuesday, Thursday at 5:30 […]

Category: Food & Eating

Event: Open Farm Days

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: Open Farm Days Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13, 12:00-4:00pm each day @ Farm locations across Tompkins County, NY 2017 Open Farm Days is a FREE 2-day annual event that allows visitors to experience local agriculture up-close. Farms across Tompkins County will open their gates to the public for farm tours, […]