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 […]

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

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 […]

Category: The Big Picture

Video: Community Gardens aim to combat food insecurity

Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY is helping communities establish community gardens. The team, which is part of a larger effort within NYS, is made up of educators with experience in nutrition, public health, health education and gardening. “Individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may participate in our free events,” […]

Category: The Big Picture

Event: The Future of Nature: Agriculture

From The Nature Conservancy: The Future of Nature: Agriculture Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:00 p.m. — Reception 6:00 p.m. — Program Coltivare: 235 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 Did you know that about 23% of New York’s land is used by farms to produce a diverse array of products? Meet two NatureNet fellows and explore connections […]

Category: The Big Picture

Youth Gardening Symposium: Call for Proposals

Announcement from Fiona Doherty, Cornell Garden-Based Learning Educator Enrichment Specialist: Cornell Garden-Based Learning is excited to host the American Horticultural Society National Youth Gardening Symposium in July 2018. Please consider submitting a session proposal by December 8th, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.  We’re glad to offer a quick read to your proposal if you […]