Press Bay Alley November Holiday Market: Tuesday, Nov 21st

On Tuesday, November 21st, Press Bay Alley and the Finger Lakes Meat Project will be hosting a November Holiday Market feature local Thanksgiving meal ingredients, including turkeys. The market runs from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and snacks, sweets, and gifts will also be available to purchase. Visit their Facebook event page for a full list […]

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Agricultural Research Service Redesigns Website to Allow Easier Access to Scientific Materials

The USDA Agricultural Research Service has recently completed a major website overhaul with the goal to make their scientific materials more accessible. On of the main changes has been optimization for mobile devices, which means users can access the information on the site with a tablet or smartphone in addition to their computer. Another notable […]

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Friendship Donations Network List of Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and Other Services

The Friendship Donations Network has released a new list of food pantries, hot meals, and other services in the Tompkins County area. You can find a PDF version of the list for easy printing here. The Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s local food rescue organization. They rescue fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown […]

CCE Class: Winterizing Your Garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a class on preparing your garden for winter on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Titled Winterizing Your Garden, this class will cover protecting soil from the winter cold and spring rain, as well as how to ensure optimal nutrition and soil tilth. The class costs a self-determined […]

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Foodnet Meals on Wheels Recruiting Volunteers

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is currently looking for volunteers for their Social Dining Program. They are seeking friendly individuals to help with serving meals in their community dining rooms, with help being needed Monday – Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Any person interested in encouraged to contact Joseph Fort at or call 607-266-9553.

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Loaves and Fishes Empty Bowls Fundraiser: Sunday, November 4th

Loaves and Fishes will be holding their 22nd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Sunday, November 4th at St. John’s Church, located at 210 N. Cayuga St. at 6:15 PM. Tickets are still available at $75 each. Local potters will be donating ceramic bowls for guests to use for their soup and take home with them. […]

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Workshop on Making Permanent Raised Beds with Hand Tools

From the Groundswell Center event page: “Saturday, November 18th, 9AM – 2PM Groundswell Incubator Farm, 100 Rachel Carson Way Bring weather appropriate clothes and a bag lunch Cost: Sliding Scale, $5-$25   Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres will lead a very hands-on workshop showing participants strategies and techniques for taking ‘weedy’ areas of shrubs, brambles, tall grasses, young trees, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]