Category: Food & Eating

Reflections on Open Day at Ithaca Community Garden

For me, August 2nd was a day like being in Heaven. It was Ithaca Community Garden’s (ICG) Open Day in the community. Everyone was welcome to observe and come out and play. For me it was a chance loving another day at a community event …I’m so glad that I went. The Garden Tours were […]

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Gadzukes! Festival celebrates zucchini

Written by Wil Lawrence: Gadzukes! That’s what I shout when I forget to check the zucchini plant for a week.  You, too? Come commemorate this year’s zucchini harvest and commiserate on their abundance with other zucchini growers at Brooktondale’s Fourth Gadzukes! Zucchini Festival on August 22, 10 am to 2 pm, Brooktondale Community Center. It’s […]

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Farm and chef partner to launch cooking video series

Tracy McEvilly, Marketing & Membership Coordinator at Early Morning Farm, and local chef Emma Frisch recently launched a video series to help people use unusual local veggies. Tracy says, “Emma’s work as a local foods pioneer and chef is a natural fit for the Early Morning Farm Kitchen. In the kitchen I test and write […]

Freshy baked bread
Category: Food & Eating

Free Food Listing for Tompkins County (Aug 2015)

Announcement from Friendship Donations Network (FDN), which provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. For a complete listing of food pantries and community meals in Tompkins County, please visit: hsctc.org/food. Updated July 31, 2015.   Monday – Friday: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. […]

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A new used kitchen?

Looking for inexpensive kitchen gear and appliances? The folks over at Finger Lakes ReUse recently sent Hot Potato Press a list of kitchen items they usually have in stock. “Our inventory changes daily depending on the items that people are donating to our organization for reuse,” says Director of Development Jackie Doherty. “And prices vary based […]

Category: Food & Eating

Tompkins County Free Food Listing

Announcement from Friendship Donations Network: Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. For a complete listing of food pantries and community meals in Tompkins County, please visit: hsctc.org/food. (Updated July 1, 2015.) Monday – Friday: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are […]

Category: Food & Eating

The end of blackcap raspberry season?

My garden is full of failures. But certain things thrive despite me and my ineptitude, and one of those things is the blackcap raspberry. When I had a fence installed around my backyard several years ago, the deer stayed out and plants –including the blackcap raspberry– unexpectedly showed up and began to grow. The plants […]

Category: Food & Eating, Q&A

A Finger Lakes Cider House Chat with Black Diamond Cider’s Ian Merwin

The farm Black Diamond Farm takes its name from a famous old locomotive—The Black Diamond Express—that once rumbled through our farm. For almost 30 years we have been growing rare and antique apple varieties, including American heirlooms like Golden Russet, Black Oxford, Hudson’s Gem, and Newtown Pippin, and European bittersweet apples like Kingston Black, Porter’s […]