Report: Hard Cider Industry

From Cornell Research: “Since 2011 the growth of the cider industry has been astronomical,” says Gregory M. Peck, School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture. “There’s been more than a 900 percent increase in the volume of cider produced in the U.S. New York has more individual producers than any other state in the country. Right […]

Category: Food & Eating

Recipe: Apple, Kale, and Celery Salad

From Early Morning Farm: Apple, Kale, and Celery Salad “…kale, massaged with vinegar and oil makes a perfect backdrop for the sweet, crunchy apples… Yes, I did say ‘massaged kale.’ Massaging the kale with just a bit of oil and vinegar before assembling your salad helps break down the leaves, and makes it easier for the […]

Category: The Big Picture

Movie and Q&A: Food Evolution

From Cinemapolis: FOOD EVOLUTION Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm BUY TICKETS featuring Q & A w/ scientists from Boyce Thompson Institute & Cornell University co-presented by BTI and the Cornell Alliance for Science From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution Movie is set […]

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Leaders of Ithaca Community Gardens fear losing land

A message from the Ithaca Community Gardens Board of Directors: “The Ithaca Community Gardens, run by the not-for-profit Project Growing Hope, has been an Ithaca institution for 41 years, and has been located near the Farmer’s Market for over 30 years. Cayuga Medical Center purchased the land surrounding the Gardens earlier this year with plans to […]

Category: Food & Eating

This Weekend: Apple Harvest Festival

Announcement from Downtown Ithaca: Ithaca’s Apple Harvest Festival, presented by Tompkins Trust Company Ithaca’s premier event of the Fall, Apple Harvest Festival is a three-day celebration of food, rides, games, more than 100 vendors and, of course, APPLES! This spectacular celebration also kicks off Finger Lakes Cider Week 2017! Come taste regional ciders and talk […]

Microgrants Available for Agriculinary Tourism Projects

Press release from the Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau (a division of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce) is pleased to announce that we have received funding to provide “microgrants” (small grants of up to $500 per project) directly to farms, food and beverage producers, farm stands, and […]

From Shelterbelt Farm: The Cost of Doing Business

Erica at Shelterbelt Farm writes: My ideal vision for the future of farming includes vibrant farms at all scales, in urban and rural areas. But the census data has shown over time that large farms (over $1M in sales) and very small farms (less than $10K in sales) are the only two segments of the […]

Category: Food & Eating

Caroline Elementary School PTA to Host Farm to Table Market on September 17

Press release from Caroline Elementary School PTA: Ithaca, NY—The Farm to Table movement focuses on producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers. On Sunday, September 17, 10:00am-3:00pm the Caroline Elementary School PTA will host the 4th annual Farm to Table Market at the Caroline Elementary School, 2439 Slaterville Rd/Route 79 W. The event is free and […]

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Volunteer to increase access to healthy food

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Volunteers Needed! Calling enthusiastic volunteers for Cornell Cooperative Extension! Donate your time representing CCE with a booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market to help with EBT/SNAP transactions. Help promote the use of SNAP and FMNP coupons at the market to customers and the convenience of using them. Using the iPad […]

Food and Farm Job Announcements

Organic Farm Worker Farm Operator Ithaca Bakery Catering Coordinator Ithaca Ale House Kitchen Positions Cornell Orchards Sales Assistant TC3 Bistro Opportunities: Bartender, Banquet Supervisor, Cook, etc   Photo by KaoutherBed (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons