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It’s Crunch Time! Trumansburg Students to Join Big Apple Crunch October 19

By Kate Frazer For many of us living in Tompkins County, fall feels incomplete without a candied apple from the Apple Harvest Festival, cider donuts from Littletree Orchards, or a cider tasting at the Finger Lakes Cider House. But there’s something magical about apples in their purest form—plucked right from the tree and savored in […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Loaves and Fishes Empty Bowls Fundraiser Tickets Now Available

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

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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 […]