Cornell Botanic Garden cocktail
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Cornell Botanical Gardens Invites Members to Herb-Themed Cocktail Party

From the Cornell Botanic Gardens mailing list: Booze and Botany: A Garden Cocktail Party Cornell Botanic Gardens invites its members to a special herb-themed cocktail party. Join today, and meet us in the gardens for an evening featuring drinks and savory hors d’oeuvres made with fresh herbal ingredients. Guests will mingle among six stations, where they […]

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Summer Reading Program Cookbooks

Build a Better World, Build a Better Meal is part of the Tompkins County Public Library Adult Summer Reading program. In this program, participants read books and write 50 – 200 word reviews of them. For every review a participant completes, their name is added to a prize drawing. The Build a Better World, Build […]

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Free Meals for Kids This Summer

This summer a number of locations are providing free meals for children 18 and under. This effort is part of the USDA’s Summer Food Program and is sponsored by the Ithaca City, Dryden, and Newfield School Districts. The following list includes locations and times, and the Tompkins County Free Summer Meals for Kids Facebook page […]

Sweet Land Farm Dinner
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Sweet Land Farm to Host Dinner; Local Food, Wine, and Cider Featured

On Sunday, July 16, Sweet Land Farm in Trumansburg will be hosting a dinner supporting Healthy Food For All. The meal will be prepared by Gentry Morris, executive chef of The Rook. The meal will feature meats from The Piggery, wine pairings from Atwater Winery and Billsboro Winery, and cider from Redbyrd Orchard Cider. Tickets […]

Sweet Cherries
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Sweet Cherries in Season Now, Sour Soon

Sweet cherries are in season now with sour cherries right around the corner, according to the harvest calendar on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets website. The harvest and availability periods for sweet cherries are around the middle of June to the middle of July. Sour cherries tend to be during the […]

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Groton Public Library: Hub for Meals and Conversation

Groton Public Library doesn’t just lend books, it’s also a community hub for healthy food. I spoke with Sara Knobel, director of the Groton Public Library, about the library’s monthly community meals program. In 2014 the library began hosting Healthy Free Food Tuesdays, a weekly food drop-off spot made up of donations from the Friendship Donations […]

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Ithaca Taste of the Nation: No Kid Hungry Benefit

Announcement from No Kid Hungry: Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Ithaca or across the nation, by joining Upstate New York’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end […]

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Free Food in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Announcement from the Friendship Donations Network: Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides fresh produce, breads, desserts, dairy and groceries to the programs listed at the following link: https://friendshipdonations.org/programs/ Printer-friendly version available here. Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs […]

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Experience! The Finger Lakes Culinary Festival

Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Downtown Ithaca Commons and Coltivare. Announcement from Experience! The Finger Lakes: Over 20 FLX Artisan beverage and food producers will be on the Ithaca Commons where guests will experience “tasting trios” of their favorite Finger Lakes wines, ciders, beers, spirits, cheeses, and other […]