Category: The Big Picture

NYS Farmers and Drought: Q&A with Shannan Sweet

From The Nature Conservancy: Our World faces unprecedented challenges with climate change — challenges that NatureNet Science Fellows are helping to solve by pushing conservation science into entirely new areas. The NatureNet Science Fellows program is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and premier universities that’s designed to amplify the Conservancy’s work by investing in […]

Category: Food & Eating

Elementary School Students Sample Ayurvedic Cuisine

Students from Beverly J. Martin (BJM) Elementary School in Ithaca recently were treated to a unique culinary experience, thanks to a new program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) and the volunteer efforts of a group of visiting school superintendents from Wayne County. It all began with a call from the Wayne Finger […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]