10th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale to benefit Healthy Food For All

From “Healthy Food for All” Organization: When: Saturday December 17th 11-2pm Where: The studio at 379 Gunderman Rd. in Danby What: Amazing deals on unique, locally made artisan crafts. You’ll find mugs, tumblers, pitchers, bowls, vases, teapots, plates and so much more at ridiculously low prices, as well as pots by Renata Wadsworth, Lola Schissel, Silene Deciucies, David Kingsbury […]

Developing your Farm or Food Business

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming    presents: Developing your Farm or Food Business Tuesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 6-9pm Ithaca NY Fee: $150 This  5-session course is specifically for people in the early stages of developing a farm or food business.  Whether you are just launching your business or have been […]

Fundrasier for GSCP Healthy Food Initiatives

Everyone needs healthy food!  … but a lack of money, transport, or hope can create barriers to getting it.  Approximately 1,300 families in Tompkins County face chronic poverty from low wages, distant housing, or poor transport.  Add to that a fractured food system and these families are not getting basic healthy food. The cycle deepens […]

Groundswell Seeking Educators for 2017 Programs

Educators Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is looking for enthusiastic educators to teach and/or facilitate classes and programs in collaboration with us! Are you passionate about a topic related to food and farming? Are you excited to share a skill you have acquired? We want to know about it! Our most successful programs have […]

FDA Seeking Public Input on What “Healthy” Should Mean

Early this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially began the process of revamping its decades-old definition of “healthy.” FDA is now seeking public input on what the term “healthy” should mean and how consumers understand the term when it’s applied to food labels. They are seeking comment generally, and as a nutrient content […]

2016 Young Farmers Conference

2016 Young Farmers Conference Wednesday, December 7, 2016 → more dates through December 9, 2016 Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY Every December, hundreds of beginning farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and […]

Lessons From The Land: Seeking Submissions for Winter Small Farms Quarterly

Tell us your stories about Tools on the Farm or Homestead Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming and the Cornell Small Farms Program have teamed up to create a column called “Lessons from the Land,” which first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of the Small Farm Quarterly. The column, title “Water: Woes and […]

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming seeks Proposals for 2017 Programs

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is currently soliciting proposals for our 2017 classes, technical courses and workshops. In the past, our most successful programs have been inspired by and taught or organized by practitioners themselves (Orchards, CRAFT Tours, Scything to name a few). We believe the passion from you about a topic you know well and […]

The Science of Cheese (Basic Level Course)

The Science of Cheese-Basic Level Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:00am to 5:00pm → more dates through October 26, 2016 Stocking Hall, Conference Center (148), Cornell University The course begins with an on-line lecture component covering the key areas related to basic cheese making techniques, cheese culture basics, milk defects, cheese defects and cheese marketing.  The course will also include […]

Drought-stressed farmers can apply for disaster assistance

On August 29, the USDA designated 15 counties in New York, including Tompkins, as primary natural disaster areas due to drought-related crop losses. “Our hearts go out to those New York farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Farmers in Tompkins County can apply for low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm […]