Friendship Donations Network gives thanks

From Friendship Donations Network President Carolyn Tomaino: As we give thanks with our friends and families this Thanksgiving, we want to thank the supermarkets, convenience stores and food producers in Tompkins County that have been helping Friendship Donations Network provide nutritious food to needy households and feeding programs in our region since 1988. A special thanks […]

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CCE Class: Raising Chickens Sustainably

Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a talk called Raising Chickens Sustainably on Thursday, November 30th at their education center located at 615 Willow Ave. Presenters from Edible Acres in Trumansburg will speak from 6:30 – 8:30 about the sustainability techniques they use, including sourcing local food scraps, bartering for whole grains, and generating compost. The […]

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 […]

Farm Business Planning Course

From Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming: Groundswell Center Farm Business Planning Course 9 week course, Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm Jan 9 – March 6, 2018 Just Be Cause Center, Ithaca, NY 14850 Fee: $90 – $350 Sliding Scale Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will once again be conducting a Farm Business Planning Course beginning […]

Farming for Justice: A Discussion/Action Group for Food Producers

Announcement from Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming: Farming for Justice: A Discussion/Action Group for Food Producers Wednesday, November 15th, 5:30PM – 7PM Groundswell Center, 225 South Fulton Street, Ithaca NY Free! Please RSVP using this Google Form   Farming for Justice is a new monthly meeting for farmers, food producers, and land workers interested in digging into the intersection of food, agriculture and social justice in the […]

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 […]

Report: Hard Cider Industry

From Cornell Research: “Since 2011 the growth of the cider industry has been astronomical,” says Gregory M. Peck, School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture. “There’s been more than a 900 percent increase in the volume of cider produced in the U.S. New York has more individual producers than any other state in the country. Right […]

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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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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 […]

Milked: A new report gives voice to immigrant dairy farmworkers in NYS

More than 80 farmworkers at more than 55 farms across NYS contributed to “Milked,” a collaborative project between Workers’ Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York, which was authored by a team of community leaders and academic scholars. “The state of New York is one of the states that produces dairy […]