Category: Food & Eating

The Season for Pawpaws

The unusual and elusive pawpaw fruit is now available for $5.99 per pound at Cornell Orchards store on Route 366, as well as P&C Fresh. But the soft, tropical-tasting fruit ripens quickly and bruises easily, so they won’t be available for long. The homely pawpaw fruits are light green, with some large brown splotches. To eat […]

Category: Food & Eating

Recipe from Emma Frisch: Skillet Bacony Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Cranberries

From Emma Frisch: “A crowd-pleasing autumnal dish for indoors or out! It’s simple enough to make on a whim, and special enough to serve for Thanksgiving or the winter holidays. For a veggie option, bypass the bacon and begin with three tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil as your cooking fat.” For the full Skillet […]

Farm Business Planning Course

From Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming: Groundswell Center Farm Business Planning Course 9 week course, Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm Jan 9 – March 6, 2018 Just Be Cause Center, Ithaca, NY 14850 Fee: $90 – $350 Sliding Scale Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will once again be conducting a Farm Business Planning Course beginning […]

Farming for Justice: A Discussion/Action Group for Food Producers

Announcement from Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming: Farming for Justice: A Discussion/Action Group for Food Producers Wednesday, November 15th, 5:30PM – 7PM Groundswell Center, 225 South Fulton Street, Ithaca NY Free! Please RSVP using this Google Form   Farming for Justice is a new monthly meeting for farmers, food producers, and land workers interested in digging into the intersection of food, agriculture and social justice in the […]

Category: The Big Picture

Agricultural Research Service Redesigns Website to Allow Easier Access to Scientific Materials

The USDA Agricultural Research Service has recently completed a major website overhaul with the goal to make their scientific materials more accessible. On of the main changes has been optimization for mobile devices, which means users can access the information on the site with a tablet or smartphone in addition to their computer. Another notable […]

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Category: Food & Eating

Friendship Donations Network List of Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and Other Services

The Friendship Donations Network has released a new list of food pantries, hot meals, and other services in the Tompkins County area. You can find a PDF version of the list for easy printing here. The Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s local food rescue organization. They rescue fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown […]

CCE Class: Winterizing Your Garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a class on preparing your garden for winter on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Titled Winterizing Your Garden, this class will cover protecting soil from the winter cold and spring rain, as well as how to ensure optimal nutrition and soil tilth. The class costs a self-determined […]

Category: The Big Picture

Zero Food Waste Write-a-Thon

Announcement from multiple organizations: Zero Food Waste Write-a-Thon Thursday, November 9, at 5 PM – 6 PM Tatkon Center on North Campus at Cornell Did you know that Americans discard 40% of the United States’ food supply every year? Join upper-level students in learning about food waste and the legislative system. Participants will learn how […]