Wild Bee

Make a Bee Hotel for Native Pollinators, Wed March 7

Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a class on Wednesday, March 7 about making a “bee hotel” for native pollinators. From their event page: “Native solitary bees, like mason bees and leafcutter bees, are gentle, easy to raise, and are as important for pollinating as honey bees. “Jacob Johnston from Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology will […]

Category: Food & Eating

Ithaca is Foodies: The Science of Taste Tour

Ithaca is Foodies is currently offering a Science of Taste Tour, which explores the different flavor types (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) and how they work together. This 2.5 hour lunch tour visits six different locations as follows: Luna Inspired Street Food F. Oliver’s Oils and Vinegars Hawi Ethiopian Cuisine Coltivare Culinary Center Press Cafe […]

Category: The Big Picture

Meat, Money, and Minorities: February 22, 4:30 PM

On February 22, speaker Christopher-Sebastian McJetter will give a talk titled Meat, Money, and Minorities. This talk focuses on how “anti-black racism and class discrimination are related to animal cruelty, and how incorporating animal rights and food empowerment into a broader socio-political agenda creates meaningful justice for all persons.” The talk will be help at […]

Category: The Big Picture

Become a Seed to Supper Volunteer

Become a Seed to Supper volunteer and teach your neighbors how to grow their own food! Are you passionate about growing vegetables? Are you interested in helping beginning gardeners in your community learn to grow their own food as well? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will train volunteers to become Seed to Supper educators […]

Category: The Big Picture

Dismantling Racism in the Food System

Leah Penman is a farmer and educator at Soul Fire Farm in the Albany, New York, area and author of the YES! Magazine article, “Four Not So Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System.” “Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor,” she wrote, explaining that the United States food system began with the theft […]

Finger Lakes Farms Expand Agritourism

From the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau: (Ithaca, NY) The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that we have awarded 8 microgrants to small farms and businesses in the Ithaca area to fund projects that will expand agriculinary tourism opportunities throughout our county. The microgrants will achieve the specific goals of […]

Category: The Big Picture

Food, Wine, and Immigrants

An editorial by Cornell University researchers recently won an award from the New York State Agriculture Society. The Cornell press release reads, “Penned by Mary Jo Dudley, director of the Cornell Farmworker Program, and Justine Vanden Heuvel, associate professor of viticulture and enology, their editorial “Your Food and Wine Costs are Going to Rise When Donald Trump Takes […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and other Programs (February 2018)

From Friendship Donations Network: Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and other Programs Served by Friendship Donations Network in Tompkins and nearby counties Updated: February 2, 2018 FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, […]

Category: Food & Eating

Bread-making Classes

Announcement from Wide Awake Bakery: Breadfriends! We are so excited to have two bread classes coming up, that still have some spots left: Basic Artisan Baking on February 24th, and Baking with Ancient Grains + Local Flour on March 10th. Basic Artisan Baking is our MOST popular class – it covers the chemistry and biology […]