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 […]

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How do I find out about food, cooking, and farming events in Ithaca and Tompkins County?

Here at Hot Potato Press, we have an events calendar that we update regularly, and sometimes we highlight some of these events as regular posts on the front page. But, readers beware, not all of the events go out with our weekly newsletter. So, please be sure to check out the events calendar on a […]

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Is there a list of CSA’s that serve Ithaca and Tompkins County?

Yes! On our “Find Food” page, you’ll find links to all kinds of food resources, including the CCE-Tompkins County CSA Directory. Wondering what a CSA is? CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” and it usually involves the consumer paying a lump sum at the beginning of the season directly to the farmer. Then, weekly throughout […]

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Why aren’t there any food trucks at Cass Park?

A resident asked Hot Potato Press why there aren’t any food trucks at Cass Park in the evenings. She said that there are so many events, and kids sports, and a healthy dinner option would be great for families. I asked The Smash Truck for their opinion, and they said there are new regulations for food truck permitting, and permits are costly […]

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Will the “food events” page include farmer events?

Q: Congratulations Alison and the HPP Team! This is a fantastic new resource for our community. We have badly needed a place to publicize all the farming-related events, classes, and activities that are happening in this area. Question: Will the “Food Events” page include farmer-oriented events? Will farmers have to weed through all the events to […]