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 Onlline 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 […]

Category: The Big Picture

2017 Farmers of the Year Nominations

From the Cornell Small Farms Program newsletter: “Minority Landowner Magazine will publish their Annual Farmers of the Year issue this fall. In this issue they will feature minority “Farmers of the Year” as formally or informally selected by universities, community-based organizations, USDA agencies, and state agriculture and forestry agencies. This is not a competition but […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Plant Exchange at Thompson Park Sunday, September 17

On Sunday, September 17, the Fall Creek Garden Club will be hosting the Fall Creek Plant Exchange at Thompson Park, located on Cayuga Street between Cascadilla and Marshall streets. The plant exchange is open to all, and those who don’t have a plant to bring are encouraged to take one home with them. The Fall […]

Category: Food & Eating

Caroline Elementary School PTA to Host Farm to Table Market on September 17

Press release from Caroline Elementary School PTA: Ithaca, NY—The Farm to Table movement focuses on producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers. On Sunday, September 17, 10:00am-3:00pm the Caroline Elementary School PTA will host the 4th annual Farm to Table Market at the Caroline Elementary School, 2439 Slaterville Rd/Route 79 W. The event is free and […]

Category: The Big Picture

Your input? Citizen Journalism Program

Here at Hot Potato Press, we are considering starting a citizen journalism program where anyone could take 4 or 5 free classes to learn how to identify news, interview sources, check facts, and write articles — and, if they choose, contribute their work here. Why? Because the importance of strong local journalism matters to  our […]

Dilly Beans
Category: Food & Eating

Preserving Summer Harvests: Tomatoes and Dilly Beans

Summer gardens can sometimes produce an overwhelming harvest, and vegetables can go bad before you realize it. The GreenStar Blog has recently posted ideas on how to preserve some of those vegetables. Check out their articles on preserving tomatoes and home made dilly beans.