Job: Tasting Room Staff

Reposted from Craigslist: Bellwether Hard Cider and Wine Cellars is hiring part time tasting room and event staff. We have a busy Cayuga Lake Wine Trail tasting room, located 5 miles north of Taughannock State Park on Route 89. We also attend various offsite tastings and farmer’s markets, including some evening events. We are currently […]

Profile: Bensvue Organic Dairy Farm

Ten years ago, the Andra Benson and her husband, farmers in Lansing, decided to convert their conventional dairy to organic. They joined the Organic Valley Co-op, which offered more consistent payment for milk, regional loan assistance, and other benefits, which Andra explained at a recent event, “The Co-op Opportunity,” hosted by GreenStar Community Projects. Luckily, she said, one […]

Job: Cafe Dewitt Chef

Reposted from Craigslist: Cafe Dewitt is looking for a chef to work 4 days per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), with the expectation that the job will go to 5 days in the Fall. This position includes prep and line work (cold and hot side). Applicants must have restaurant kitchen experience (experience on the hot […]

New Cider Tasting House Opens on Organic Farm

Press release from Finger Lakes Cider House: Finger Lakes Cider House will open May 8, 2015, at Good Life Farm, for Tastings, Flights, and Food Pairings Featuring Artisan Ciders from 5 Respected Local Producers.  All Ages Welcome. Interlaken, NY — Located on the Good Life Farm, Finger Lakes Cider House is the hub of the exploding hard cider […]

Fire safety for restaurants

After a fire broke out (and was extinguished) at the Statler Hotel on Cornell’s campus in late April, the Ithaca Fire Department offered us these tips for restaurant fire safety: “It’s important that the restaurant does routine maintenance and has a working fire alarm system. As for patrons, always know the closest exit and exit the building immediately […]

Jobs in Accommodation and Food Services

Announcement from Tompkins Workforce New York: Tompkins Workforce New York will be combining their upcoming Sector Series on “Retail Trade” with “Accommodation and Food Services” on May 14th from 9-11am at the Tompkins County Public Library.The Sector Series spotlights local employers representing in-demand occupations and provides a chance for job seekers to learn more about their businesses / organizations and gain insight into their hiring processes. Join us and hear from panelists, network and gain up-to-date knowledge […]

Maple sugar operation rebounds after theft

Last fall, Josh Dolan discovered his chainsaw was stolen. It was old, greasy –smelly even– so he had kept it outside on his porch in the Northside neighborhood, hidden out of sight. “I was devastated,” says Josh. His maple syrup operation in Enfield, Sapsquatch,  could not continue without a chainsaw. Josh uses it to thin […]

Community Supported Agriculture info sessions available for your workplace

Announcement from CCE-TC: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually supportive and cooperative relationship between the farmer and the consumer.  Customers pay for a crop “share” in advance, and receive a weekly supply of farm fresh produce.  Pickup is either on the farm or delivered to a convenient locations such as a workplace or farmers’ […]

Opportunity for Food Trucks

Announcement from Ithaca Children’s Garden: Ithaca Children’s Garden FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP call for applications! Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) has approval to host a Food Truck Roundup on the 1st Wednesday of each month from May-September (5-8pm). The Roundup will take place in coordination with ICG Volunteer Academy’s Learn and Grow workshop series, which offers fun, […]

Video: Economics of Draft Animal Power

From the Cornell Small Farms Program: “This is the second video in a series where farmer and teamster Donn Hewes of Northland Sheep Dairy in Marathon, NY demonstrates how draft horses and mules are integrated into his farm operation. This video was filmed and edited by Peter Carroll of Peter Carroll Productions in Ithaca, NY […]