Class: Readying Our Farms and Foodshed for Climate Change

From Groundswell Center for Food and Farming: Readying Our Farms and Foodshed for Climate Change Saturday, February 3rd, 9:00AM – 2:00PM Just BeCause Center, 1013 West State Street, Ithaca NY Facilitated by Mike Biltonen (Know Your Roots) and Jay Smith (Ithaca EcoVillage) Cost: sliding scale $25 – $50 Climate change has been affecting our farms for several decades […]

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Groundswell Center: Farm Business Planning Course

The Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will be conducting their 5th annual Farm Business Planning Course from January 9th through March 6th at the Just Be Cause Center.  The 9-session course will teach people in the early to mid stages of developing an agriculture business about setting goals, matching production to market strategy, […]

Tourism Board Seeking Agriculture Representative

The Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) has announced an opening for an agriculture representative. Applicants must demonstrate a broad understanding of the relationship between agriculture and tourism. This is a volunteer position, with the STPB meeting the third Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Applications for the STPB seat should […]

Cornell Small Farms Program Online Courses Beginning January 15th

The Cornell Small Farms Program has released a list of new classes beginning on January 15th. Below is a list of the highlighted courses. You can see a full course listing on the Cornell Small Farms Program website. BF 102: Exploring Markets and Profits Have an idea for a farm enterprise but not sure if […]

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 […]


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 […]