Category: Food & Eating

Grateful for Our Local Bounty

This article was first published in 2015. This year’s Thanksgiving dinner was the first we’ve hosted at our home in Trumansburg, NY. Since moving here, my husband Marc and I have been blown away by our proximity to wonderful locally grown and crafted food and drink, so we thought it would be a fun and rewarding experience to source most of […]

Category: The Big Picture

Thank you readers and sponsors

Dear Readers, At its most basic, Hot Potato Press is a way to keep up to date on what’s happening in food and farming in Ithaca and Tompkins County. But at its core, Hot Potato Press is a community conversation about food, one that spans beyond the web to person-to-person relationships. We’re not here to tell you what to […]

Category: Q&A

Thanksgiving: Do we celebrate? Do we atone?

In a recent blog post, the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming asks: “As we approach Thanksgiving, the question arises – Do we celebrate? Do we atone? … The upcoming holiday centers on giving thanks, on gratitude, on abundant harvest – such a beautiful tradition. Yet, the holiday is also built upon the deaths of as […]

Friendship Donations Network gives thanks

From Friendship Donations Network President Carolyn Tomaino: As we give thanks with our friends and families this Thanksgiving, we want to thank the supermarkets, convenience stores and food producers in Tompkins County that have been helping Friendship Donations Network provide nutritious food to needy households and feeding programs in our region since 1988. A special thanks […]

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Category: The Big Picture

Groundswell Center Seeks Business Development Program Coodinator

The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is currently accepting applications for a new Business Development Program Coordinator. This 30-hour/week position supports beginning and established farmers from diverse backgrounds in their business development goals. It includes overseeing Groundswell courses and services for English speaking and English as a New Language Learners. The deadline for […]


CCE Class: Raising Chickens Sustainably

Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a talk called Raising Chickens Sustainably on Thursday, November 30th at their education center located at 615 Willow Ave. Presenters from Edible Acres in Trumansburg will speak from 6:30 – 8:30 about the sustainability techniques they use, including sourcing local food scraps, bartering for whole grains, and generating compost. The […]

Press Bay Alley November Holiday Market: Tuesday, Nov 21st

On Tuesday, November 21st, Press Bay Alley and the Finger Lakes Meat Project will be hosting a November Holiday Market feature local Thanksgiving meal ingredients, including turkeys. The market runs from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and snacks, sweets, and gifts will also be available to purchase. Visit their Facebook event page for a full list […]

Category: The Big Picture

Exploring Our Roots: Food Justice History, Understanding & Action

Announcement from Groundswell Center for Food and Farming: Exploring Our Roots: Food Justice History, Understanding & Action Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 10AM – 3:30PM Location TBD Please bring a bag lunch! Cost: sliding scale $15 – $50, no one turned away for lack of funds Looking to deepen your understanding of food justice and your own role in creating a […]

Category: The Big Picture

Online Exhibit: Food Trade Cards

From the Cornell University Library, announcing a new online exhibit: Trade Cards: An Illustrated History features highlights from the Waxman Collection of Food and Culinary Trade Cards—a remarkable assemblage of advertising trade cards about food and related subjects ca. 1870-1900. Trade cards provide a surprisingly revealing look at America during a period of growth and […]