Category: Food & Eating

Spice up September with these pepper-themed festivities

Announcement from Cornell Plantations: Spice up September with these pepper-themed festivities New exhibit follows the spread of peppers around the world To promote the ways you can explore the world of peppers at Plantations, we created the exhibit “Peppers Around the World.” This exhibit traces how cultivated peppers traveled from Central and South America to […]

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Free Food Listing (9/2015)

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 August 31, 2015. Monday – Friday: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. […]

Category: Food & Eating

20% discount for Thursday food and beverage tasting

Announcement from Healthy Food for All: This Thursday, at the Ithaca Farmers Market, we’ll savor regional craft beers and ciders, and artisanal food pairings by our local chefs. All proceeds go to Healthy Food For All, which just announced a 20% discount for groups — including Hot Potato Press readers — who support a sustainable […]

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Tips to save money and reduce food waste

From Tompkins County Solid Waste: Did you know the average American household throws away more than a quarter of all food purchases? Watch our new video, starring celebrity chef Emma Frisch, for helpful tips on reducing food waste in your home. The video was made possible with a grant from New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I). Image […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

Category: Food & Eating

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 […]