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 […]

Garden
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.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Seeks Ithaca Farmers Market Volunteers

The Cornell Cooperative Extension needs volunteers for a EBT/SNAP booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market. CCE has provided a description of the role and times volunteers are needed: “Volunteers Needed! Calling enthusiastic volunteers for Cornell Cooperative Extension! Donate your time representing CCE with a booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market to help with EBT/SNAP transactions. […]

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Category: The Big Picture

Friendship Donations Network Free Food Listing: September, 2017

The Friendship Donations Network has released an updated list of food pantries, hot meals, and other programs served by them in Tompkins County: 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 pm. Ithaca Kitchen […]

The Learning Farm launches first product

On production day, Christa Nunez put on rubber gloves, stood next to a machine streaming hot dark red juice, and methodically filled bottles. She capped each one, placed it on a shelf, and later hosed them down and affixed labels. Once finished, she produced 500 bottles at the Food Venture Center in Geneva, NY. Christa […]

Category: The Big Picture

Volunteer to increase access to healthy food

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Volunteers Needed! Calling enthusiastic volunteers for Cornell Cooperative Extension! Donate your time representing CCE with a booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market to help with EBT/SNAP transactions. Help promote the use of SNAP and FMNP coupons at the market to customers and the convenience of using them. Using the iPad […]