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Cornell Small Farms Program Learn to Manage Your Woodlot Onlline Course

Beginning on September 25, the Cornell Small Farms Program will begin and online course on woodlot management. Led by Peter Smallidge, the course will cover topics such as forest resource assessment, firewood cutting, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for long-term forest health. The course is for all levels of woodland owners, targeting those […]

From Shelterbelt Farm: The Cost of Doing Business

Erica at Shelterbelt Farm writes: My ideal vision for the future of farming includes vibrant farms at all scales, in urban and rural areas. But the census data has shown over time that large farms (over $1M in sales) and very small farms (less than $10K in sales) are the only two segments of the […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension Seeks Ithaca Farmers Market Volunteers

The Cornell Cooperative Extension needs volunteers for a EBT/SNAP booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market. CCE has provided a description of the role and times volunteers are needed: “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. […]

The Learning Farm launches first product

On production day, Christa Nunez put on rubber gloves, stood next to a machine streaming hot dark red juice, and methodically filled bottles. She capped each one, placed it on a shelf, and later hosed them down and affixed labels. Once finished, she produced 500 bottles at the Food Venture Center in Geneva, NY. Christa […]

Food and Farm Job Announcements

Organic Farm Worker Farm Operator Ithaca Bakery Catering Coordinator Ithaca Ale House Kitchen Positions Cornell Orchards Sales Assistant TC3 Bistro Opportunities: Bartender, Banquet Supervisor, Cook, etc   Photo by KaoutherBed (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

$729,610 awarded to 10 Tompkins County farms

Press release from Governor Cuomo: 45 Projects Awarded Across Five Counties to Help Increase Agricultural Production and Enhance Environmental Protections Grants Advance Southern Tier Soaring – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3.6 million has been awarded to 45 farms through […]

Cayuga Blue wins cheese award

Lively Run Dairy announced that its Cayuga Blue was awarded First Place in its class at the 2017 American Cheese Society Cheese Contest. The cheese is blue-veined with a rind, made from pasteurized goat’s milk. Second and third place in the category went to cheesemakers from Colorado and Maryland. The competition was massive: Two hundred […]

Farmer-Buyer Networking Event

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: NOTE: This event is geared towards farmers and wholesale buyers, not the general public. Come on down to Steamboat Landing for a fantastic networking opportunity! Area farmers will meet with restaurant managers, caterers, and retail buyers interested in purchasing more local food. We’ll do a quick round of introductions followed by networking […]

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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 […]