The controversial brand that killed fresh flour

Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket, recently wrote about fresh flour for The New Food Economy: “I fell in love with fresh flour seven years ago and couldn’t figure out why it took forty years of avid baking to find such an incredible ingredient. Since I’m a devotee of pancakes, I found myself […]

The Brooktondale Farmers Market is recruiting vendors for our 2017 season!

Announcement from the Brooktondale Farmers Market: Are you a local farmer, craftsperson, baker, butcher, candlestick maker? Looking for a market to join? We’re breaking-in a brand new pavilion this season and have room to grow.  Our volunteer-run market runs Tuesdays 4-7pm, offering the Brooktondale community fresh local fruits and vegetables, organically raised beef, pork, eggs, […]

Event: Rally to stop deportations in Central NY

Announcement from Cornell Organization for Labor Action: José Coyote Pérez is a dairy worker, father, community leader and member of the Workers’ Center of Central New York (WCCNY). He was unjustly detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a little over four weeks ago, on February 24th, and remains in their custody. He was arrested […]

No Snow Day for Farmers

This week we asked farmers around Tompkins County and New York State to tell us how they’ve handled last week’s unusual snowstorm. Aaron Munzer from Plowbreak Farm sent the photo above, taken inside a high tunnel as he and his partner Kara knocked snow off the structure. “It’s kind of like a really frigid jungle gym,” Aaron […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension: AgStravaganza!

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Join Cornell Cooperative Extension for an agricultural fair in the Ithaca Commons, with educational activities and crafts. Learn about the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) network in Tompkins County. Local vendors such as  Kenton’s Cheese, Littletree Orchards, Shtayburne Farm Creamery, Engelbert Farms, Glenwood Farm, PoleStar Farm, and […]

Wellspring Forest Farm Participates in Statewide Maple Weekend

Announcement from Wellspring Forest Farm & School: MECKLENBURG, NY – As part of the New York Maple Producers Association statewide Maple Weekend, Wellspring Forest Farm, located 12 miles West of Ithaca and 12 miles East of Watkins Glen, will be open to the public on Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th, with a range […]

“Women in Agriculture” Series

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Tuesday, February 28 6:30-8 pm: Developing your farm plan and business goals Tuesday, March 14 6:30-8 pm: Understanding financial documents Tuesday, March 28 6:30-8 pm: Conflict management on the farm Women in agriculture are welcomed to this discussion series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, where three guest speakers will […]

Manure spill in Tompkins County affecting Cayuga Lake

Press release from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Tompkins County Health Department Statement on Salmon Creek and Cayuga Lake Water Quality Impacts The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Tompkins County Health Department officials are responding to a manure spill that is currently impacting Salmon […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is Hiring

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County: Community Beautification Program Assistant – Application Deadline: March 1, 2017. Temporary, part-time position responsible for assisting and supporting Community Beautification projects, including volunteer management, event organizing, and horticultural work. More information available at http://ccetompkins.org/jobs.    CCE-Tompkins is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educator and employer.    

Groundswell Center is Hiring

The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is hiring, Ithaca, NY To learn more and to apply, visit our web site, groundswellcenter.org/employment Position Title: FARMING & BUSINESS SPECIALIST Application Deadline: Open until filled Position Start Date: March 2017 is ideal Employment terms: This is a full-time salaried position, averaging 35 hours/week. Due to the seasonal […]