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 […]

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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 […]

Category: The Big Picture

Tompkins County Food Policy Council Addresses The City of Ithaca’s Food Systems Goals and Food Waste Across the County

From the Tompkins County Food Policy Council: The Tompkins County Food Policy Council (Food Policy Council), formed in January 2016 after a multi-year community-planning process, has spent the second half of 2017 focusing in on two key action areas to strengthen and improve Tompkins County’s local food system: helping Ithaca’s city government realize their Comprehensive […]

Class: Readying Our Farms and Foodshed for Climate Change

From Groundswell Center for Food and Farming: Readying Our Farms and Foodshed for Climate Change Saturday, February 3rd, 9:00AM – 2:00PM Just BeCause Center, 1013 West State Street, Ithaca NY Facilitated by Mike Biltonen (Know Your Roots) and Jay Smith (Ithaca EcoVillage) Cost: sliding scale $25 – $50 Climate change has been affecting our farms for several decades […]

Category: Food & Eating

Review: Wegmans Grocery Delivery

Written by Marlo Cappocia: In early November, Wegmans joined P&C Fresh in offering grocery delivery to much of Tompkins County.  Wegmans’s service is provided by Instacart, a five-year-old startup that offers the full product line of a variety of grocery stores, pet supply stores, pharmacies, and small markets across the United States.  In Ithaca, Instacart […]

Category: Food & Eating

Warm Up With These Cookbooks

From the Tompkins County Public Library: 2018 Winter Reading Challenge: Warm Up With These Cookbooks! By Tom Fredette – December 19, 2017 Adventures in Slow Cooking: 120 Slow-Cooker Recipes for People Who Love Food By DiGregorio, Sarah 2017-10 – William Morrow & Company 9780062661371 Check Our Catalog Browse Similar Titles The James Beard-nominated food writer revamps the slow cooker for the modern […]