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Category: The Big Picture

Farming for Justice Meeting Wednesday, October 18

The Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will be hosting the first in a monthly meeting series titled Farming for Justice on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Groundswell Center located at 225 S. Fulton St.,  and is described as “a monthly meeting for farmers, food producers, […]

Category: Food & Eating

Hoptoberfest at Ithaca Beer Company

The Ithaca Beer Company will be holding their second annual Hoptoberfest event on Saturday, October 21st, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. The event features Bavarian style food, musical entertainment by Fritz’s Polka Band, and games, including the Masskrugstemmen, where participants compete to see who can hold a one liter stein of beer at shoulder level […]


Cornell Small Farms Program Online Course: Poultry Production

The Cornell Small Farms Program will offer an online course on Poultry Production beginning on November 7th and running through December 12th. The course is targeted towards “. . . beginning farmers (individuals with limited or no experience with poultry rearing) seeking to learn about poultry production and the marketing, processing, and sales of poultry and […]

Ithaca Farmers Market Hours Change End of October

The Ithaca Farmers Market will be changing its hours at the end of October. Beginning on November 4th, the Saturday and Sunday markets at the Steamboat Landing will begin at 10:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM. In addition, the last day of the Tuesday markets at  Dewitt Park will be October 31st, while the […]

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Friendship Donations Network Free Food Listing for October

The Friendship Donations Network has released a list of free food locations for the month of October. These locations include fresh produce, dairy, breads, groceries, and desserts. The Friendship Donations Network has been rescuing food that would otherwise be thrown away since 1988. The food comes from stores and farms and is distributed to food […]

Category: Food & Eating

Chocolate Event at Cornell Botanic Gardens

On October 29th, the Cornell Botanic Gardens will be hosting an event celebrating chocolate at the Nevin Welcome Center from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Attendees will learn about how chocolate is made, from the tree to the final product. There will also be chocolate tasting, learning about the history of chocolate, and Mexican Day […]

Cider Week
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Cider Week Finger Lakes begins September 29

The annual Cider Week Finger Lakes celebration begins on September 29th and runs through October 8th. Daily events include the 35th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Festival, lectures and workshops, and opportunities to meet local cider makers. In addition, over 50 locations in the Finger Lakes region will be holding tastings and cider-paired meals. Cider Week […]

Food Business

Cornell Cooperative Extension Food Entrepreneurship Program

Press release from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Do you love to cook?  Would you like to start or grow your own catering or food vending business? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC) is pleased to announce a free program for new and emerging caterers and food vendors. We are looking for people with low-to-moderate income who want […]

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Farm to Truck FUNdraiser one Wednesday, September 27

On Wednesday, September 27th, Stick and Stone Farm will be holding its monthly Farm to Truck FUNdraiser benefiting Healthy Food For All. The event is free to attend, with food and drink available from Mama Said Hand Pies, How Sweet It Is 607, and Bandwagon Pub, Farm, and Brewery. Musical entertainment will be provided by […]

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Back to School – Farm to School Harvest Dinner

On Wednesday, September 27, the Coalition for Healthy School Food will be having a fundraiser event at the Just Be Cause Center. Called the Back to School – Farm to School Harvest Dinner, this event will feature recipes from their Cool School Food program,  prepared by farmer Terri Joseph and Moosewood co-owner Nancy Lazarus. The […]