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2017 Farmers of the Year Nominations

From the Cornell Small Farms Program newsletter: “Minority Landowner Magazine will publish their Annual Farmers of the Year issue this fall. In this issue they will feature minority “Farmers of the Year” as formally or informally selected by universities, community-based organizations, USDA agencies, and state agriculture and forestry agencies. This is not a competition but […]

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Your input? Citizen Journalism Program

Here at Hot Potato Press, we are considering starting a citizen journalism program where anyone could take 4 or 5 free classes to learn how to identify news, interview sources, check facts, and write articles — and, if they choose, contribute their work here. Why? Because the importance of strong local journalism matters to  our […]

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Friendship Donations Network Free Food Listing: September, 2017

The Friendship Donations Network has released an updated list of food pantries, hot meals, and other programs served by them in Tompkins County: Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12pm; Tuesday, Thursday at 5:30 pm. Ithaca Kitchen […]

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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 […]

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Ithaca City School District to Raise Lunch Prices

The Ithaca City School District will soon be increasing the price of school lunches. The following is a statement they released on the topic: “Due to new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, the price of lunches provided to students in the Ithaca City School District will increase for the 2017-2018 academic year. The changing guidelines […]

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Waste Less Food: Feed More People! A Collaborative Networking Event

GreenStar Community Projects hosted its 20th Networking Session on Monday July 10, 2017, in collaboration with Friendship Donations Network, Recycling and Materials Management of Tompkins County, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Entitled “Waste Less Food, Feed More People!,” this event was focused on preventing food waste in Tompkins County and utilizing good food by channeling it […]

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Troubleshooting Your Bin Class, Saturday, July 29

On Saturday, July 29, Cornell Cooperative Extension will be conducting a class in their Composting With Confidence series. Titled “Troubleshooting Your Bin”, the class covers what can go wrong with a compost bin and how to prevent or fix the situation. It will be held at the Ithaca Community Garden, located on Carpenter Circle, near […]

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Friendship Donations Network Seeking Volunteers

The Friendship Donation Network has put out a call for new volunteers to help with their food rescue projects. They are seeking volunteers to “prevent good food from being wasted and ensure that it gets to people in our community who need it most.” Shifts are flexible and volunteers can do an amount of work […]

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2017 Season of FDN’s Food Donation Hubs

Courtesy of the Friendship Donation Network: Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost! Have extra produce from your garden or CSA share? Donate it! This summer, gardeners and CSA members will have a convenient way to donate their extra vegetables, fruit and eggs, by dropping them off at one of 17 convenient Neighborhood […]

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Friendship Donations Network Food Distribution Programs

Taken from the Friendship Donations Network website: FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_July17 Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12pm; Tuesday, Thursday at […]