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Mulch for Organic Vegetables: Published by Cornell Small Farms Program

The Cornell Small Farms Program has published an article titled Mulch for Organic Vegetables–Grown in Place as part of the Summer 2017 edition of its Small Farms Quarterly. The article discusses the use of organic mulches such as straw or hay by small farms, the challenges large farms have using these organic mulches, and the […]

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Summer Webinar Series: Scaling Up

From the Cornell Small Farms Program newsletter: “Summer Webinar Series: Scaling up! How to Determine If, When, How, and How Much? Do you provide support to beginning farmers? This Summer webinar series is for you! This summer, one Wednesday per month, the Cornell Small Farms Program will facilitate a lunchtime webinar featuring small farm specialists. For the next webinar, […]

Agriculinary Tourism Coordinator Sought

The Ithaca Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau is currently seeking a part-time Agriculinary Tourism Coordinator. From their Indeed.com posting: “If you believe that it’s important to know where your food comes from and if you love Tompkins County, then we are looking for you to join the Visit Ithaca team! We are looking for […]

High Point Farms for Sale: Are we losing farmland?

This report is a collaboration between WRFI Community Radio and Hot Potato Press: When I saw that the High Point Farms property on Route 96 near Trumansburg was for sale, a lot of thoughts flew through my head. For one thing, I had been a customer — they were one of the first small farms […]

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Food & Hospitality Networking Event at Rev Ithaca Startup Works

Rev Ithaca Startup Works will be hosting a Networking @ Rev: Food + Hospitality event on Wednesday, June 21st beginning at 6:00 PM. Rev Ithaca is a startup incubator located in downtown Ithaca. For more information and to RSVP, visit the event page.

Farmer’s Market in Full Swing

Announcement from the Ithaca Farmer’s Market: FARMERS’ MARKET SEASON NOW IN FULL SWING!  Early summer crops are coming on strong and you will find that a whole variety of summer produce is now available at area farmers’ markets including lots of greens, zucchini, cucumbers, green onions, radishes, and strawberries.  Enjoy local strawberries while they are […]

Community mourns loss of Aung Htoo

Aung Htoo, Burmese refugee and Ithaca resident, died unexpectedly on June 4, 2017 at age 38. He is survived by his wife, Eh Say, and their three children, ages 16, 14, and 8. Aung was well-known in the food and farming community in Tompkins County, having worked at West Haven Farm, Finger Lakes Fresh greenhouses, and Emmy’s Organics. […]

Spot Hollow Farm raises unique sheep breed

From Country Folks Magazine, a story about Spot Hollow Farm: “Marie Roenke, of Trumansburg, NY, was 12 years old when she started raising sheep as a 4-H project. But she didn’t start out with one of the most common breeds. ‘I wanted goats, but someone offered me some Jacob sheep,” said Marie. “I said sure, […]