Cider Week
Category: Food & Eating

Cider Week Finger Lakes begins September 29

The annual Cider Week Finger Lakes celebration begins on September 29th and runs through October 8th. Daily events include the 35th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Festival, lectures and workshops, and opportunities to meet local cider makers. In addition, over 50 locations in the Finger Lakes region will be holding tastings and cider-paired meals. Cider Week […]

Food Business

Cornell Cooperative Extension Food Entrepreneurship Program

Press release from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Do you love to cook?  Would you like to start or grow your own catering or food vending business? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC) is pleased to announce a free program for new and emerging caterers and food vendors. We are looking for people with low-to-moderate income who want […]

vegetable basket
Category: The Big Picture

Farm to Truck FUNdraiser one Wednesday, September 27

On Wednesday, September 27th, Stick and Stone Farm will be holding its monthly Farm to Truck FUNdraiser benefiting Healthy Food For All. The event is free to attend, with food and drink available from Mama Said Hand Pies, How Sweet It Is 607, and Bandwagon Pub, Farm, and Brewery. Musical entertainment will be provided by […]

farm field
Category: Food & Eating

Back to School – Farm to School Harvest Dinner

On Wednesday, September 27, the Coalition for Healthy School Food will be having a fundraiser event at the Just Be Cause Center. Called the Back to School – Farm to School Harvest Dinner, this event will feature recipes from their Cool School Food program,  prepared by farmer Terri Joseph and Moosewood co-owner Nancy Lazarus. The […]

Category: Food & Eating

This Weekend: Apple Harvest Festival

Announcement from Downtown Ithaca: Ithaca’s Apple Harvest Festival, presented by Tompkins Trust Company Ithaca’s premier event of the Fall, Apple Harvest Festival is a three-day celebration of food, rides, games, more than 100 vendors and, of course, APPLES! This spectacular celebration also kicks off Finger Lakes Cider Week 2017! Come taste regional ciders and talk […]

Microgrants Available for Agriculinary Tourism Projects

Press release from the Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau (a division of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce) is pleased to announce that we have received funding to provide “microgrants” (small grants of up to $500 per project) directly to farms, food and beverage producers, farm stands, and […]

Peach Crisp
Category: Food & Eating

Peach Campfire Crisp with Rose Petals

Summer is almost over, and if you’re considering one last camping trip, you might want something special to commemorate it. Fortunately, Emma Frisch has got you covered. She recently posted a recipe on her blog for a peach crisp with rose petals, made to be cooked over a campfire. You can read her post here. […]


Cornell Small Farms Program Learn to Manage Your Woodlot Online Course

Beginning on September 25, the Cornell Small Farms Program will begin and online course on woodlot management. Led by Peter Smallidge, the course will cover topics such as forest resource assessment, firewood cutting, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for long-term forest health. The course is for all levels of woodland owners, targeting those […]

Soup Bowl
Category: The Big Picture

Loaves and Fishes Empty Bowls Fundraiser Tickets Now Available

Loaves and Fishes will be holding their 22nd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Sunday, November 4th, and tickets are now available. The event will be held at St. John’s Church, located at 210 N. Cayuga St. at 6:15 PM, with tickets at $75 each. Local potters will be donating ceramic bowls for guests to use […]

From Shelterbelt Farm: The Cost of Doing Business

Erica at Shelterbelt Farm writes: My ideal vision for the future of farming includes vibrant farms at all scales, in urban and rural areas. But the census data has shown over time that large farms (over $1M in sales) and very small farms (less than $10K in sales) are the only two segments of the […]