Category: The Big Picture

It’s Crunch Time! Trumansburg Students to Join Big Apple Crunch October 19

By Kate Frazer For many of us living in Tompkins County, fall feels incomplete without a candied apple from the Apple Harvest Festival, cider donuts from Littletree Orchards, or a cider tasting at the Finger Lakes Cider House. But there’s something magical about apples in their purest form—plucked right from the tree and savored in […]

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Category: The Big Picture

Farming for Justice Meeting Wednesday, October 18

The Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will be hosting the first in a monthly meeting series titled Farming for Justice on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Groundswell Center located at 225 S. Fulton St.,  and is described as “a monthly meeting for farmers, food producers, […]

Category: Food & Eating

Recipe: Apple, Kale, and Celery Salad

From Early Morning Farm: Apple, Kale, and Celery Salad “…kale, massaged with vinegar and oil makes a perfect backdrop for the sweet, crunchy apples… Yes, I did say ‘massaged kale.’ Massaging the kale with just a bit of oil and vinegar before assembling your salad helps break down the leaves, and makes it easier for the […]

Category: Food & Eating

Hoptoberfest at Ithaca Beer Company

The Ithaca Beer Company will be holding their second annual Hoptoberfest event on Saturday, October 21st, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. The event features Bavarian style food, musical entertainment by Fritz’s Polka Band, and games, including the Masskrugstemmen, where participants compete to see who can hold a one liter stein of beer at shoulder level […]

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Cornell Small Farms Program Online Course: Poultry Production

The Cornell Small Farms Program will offer an online course on Poultry Production beginning on November 7th and running through December 12th. The course is targeted towards “. . . beginning farmers (individuals with limited or no experience with poultry rearing) seeking to learn about poultry production and the marketing, processing, and sales of poultry and […]

Milked: A new report gives voice to immigrant dairy farmworkers in NYS

More than 80 farmworkers at more than 55 farms across NYS contributed to “Milked,” a collaborative project between Workers’ Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York, which was authored by a team of community leaders and academic scholars. “The state of New York is one of the states that produces dairy […]

Category: The Big Picture

Movie and Q&A: Food Evolution

From Cinemapolis: FOOD EVOLUTION Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm BUY TICKETS featuring Q & A w/ scientists from Boyce Thompson Institute & Cornell University co-presented by BTI and the Cornell Alliance for Science From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution Movie is set […]

Category: Food & Eating

Class: Introduction to Permaculture Design

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: Introduction to Permaculture Design Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850-3555 Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a popular and ancient system of growing food that minimizes labor by using perennial plants, which come back year after year. Join Sean […]

Category: The Big Picture

Leaders of Ithaca Community Gardens fear losing land

A message from the Ithaca Community Gardens Board of Directors: “The Ithaca Community Gardens, run by the not-for-profit Project Growing Hope, has been an Ithaca institution for 41 years, and has been located near the Farmer’s Market for over 30 years. Cayuga Medical Center purchased the land surrounding the Gardens earlier this year with plans to […]

Ithaca Farmers Market Hours Change End of October

The Ithaca Farmers Market will be changing its hours at the end of October. Beginning on November 4th, the Saturday and Sunday markets at the Steamboat Landing will begin at 10:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM. In addition, the last day of the Tuesday markets at  Dewitt Park will be October 31st, while the […]