Category: The Big Picture

Foodnet Meals on Wheels Picnic

Announcement from Foodnet: What? It’s that time again! Foodnet Meals on Wheels is about to celebrate our 30th annual picnic and you’re invited. The picnic is always a great place to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. It’s also a way to meet the Foodnet Meals on Wheels staff.  Where? The […]

Farmer’s Market in Full Swing

Announcement from the Ithaca Farmer’s Market: FARMERS’ MARKET SEASON NOW IN FULL SWING!  Early summer crops are coming on strong and you will find that a whole variety of summer produce is now available at area farmers’ markets including lots of greens, zucchini, cucumbers, green onions, radishes, and strawberries.  Enjoy local strawberries while they are […]

Category: Food & Eating

Groton Public Library: Hub for Meals and Conversation

Groton Public Library doesn’t just lend books, it’s also a community hub for healthy food. I spoke with Sara Knobel, director of the Groton Public Library, about the library’s monthly community meals program. In 2014 the library began hosting Healthy Free Food Tuesdays, a weekly food drop-off spot made up of donations from the Friendship Donations […]

Category: Food & Eating

Ithaca Taste of the Nation: No Kid Hungry Benefit

Announcement from No Kid Hungry: Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Ithaca or across the nation, by joining Upstate New York’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Food in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Announcement from the Friendship Donations Network: Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides fresh produce, breads, desserts, dairy and groceries to the programs listed at the following link: https://friendshipdonations.org/programs/ Printer-friendly version available here. Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs […]

Category: Food & Eating

Experience! The Finger Lakes Culinary Festival

Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Downtown Ithaca Commons and Coltivare. Announcement from Experience! The Finger Lakes: Over 20 FLX Artisan beverage and food producers will be on the Ithaca Commons where guests will experience “tasting trios” of their favorite Finger Lakes wines, ciders, beers, spirits, cheeses, and other […]

Category: Food & Eating

Ithaca Is Foodies Event: Downtown Ithaca Food Tour

Announcement from Visit Ithaca: Our Downtown Ithaca Food Tour is a narrated, guided walking tour of the heart of Ithaca! You will visit six different one-of-a-kind restaurants that showcase the incredible variety of what this town has to offer. Delicious food tastings, enough for a full lunch, will be served by these locally-owned culinary hotspots. […]

Category: The Big Picture

Building Power Through Agroecology: A Workshop of Ithaca’s 2017 Farm to Plate Conference

One of the first workshops on Saturday morning of the 2017 Farm to Plate Conference was lead by Corbin Laedlein in a classroom at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School. He sat on a short chair within an intimate group of mainly white women and men, some of whom had experience with food justice work […]

Category: The Big Picture

SouthSide Community Center “Seed to Supper” Classes

You Are Invited! SouthSide is teamed up with GreenStar Community Projects & Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer: Free gardener training classes on 5 Saturdays at SouthSide Community Center. Free & open to all – including a meal! For 5 Saturdays, SouthSide will feature a free gardener training program known as “Seed to Supper”: Gibrian Hagood and Joy Mathews […]