Category: Food & Eating

Become a Seed to Supper Volunteer to teach your neighbors how to grow their own food

Are you passionate about growing your own 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 and teach free gardening classes in their own communities. Training classes for volunteers will […]

Category: Food & Eating

CCE Tompkins Study Finds Farmers’ Market Deals

This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is performing a pricing study to compare produce prices at local farmers’ markets and farm stands with supermarket produce. You can find fruits and veggies at local farmers’ markets and farm stands for the same or less than supermarket prices! Cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, and salad mix […]

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Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot Opens in Brooktondale

Press Release from Tompkins County Solid Waste (Ithaca, NY) The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of the County’s newest food scraps recycling drop spot, in conjunction with the Brooktondale Farmers Market. Located at the Brooktondale Community Center at 522 Valley Road, this pilot drop spot will be open every […]

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Farmers’ Markets are Starting, and Many Will Accept SNAP Benefits

With June in full swing and the first day of summer on the way, farmers’ markets are once again filled with a wide variety of local food.  In order to make that food as widely accessible as possible, many farmers’ markets will once again accept food stamps (SNAP benefits).  For every $5 of SNAP spent […]

Category: Food & Eating

Community Supported Agriculture: Subscribe to Your Food!

In our area, the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) marketing model has been alive and well for over 20 years. On Saturday, March 5th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will host a CSA Fair in the Boynton Middle School cafeteria, 1601 N. Cayuga Street in Ithaca, for the community to […]