Have you been to the NYS Fair or any other fair? What did you think of the food experience at the Fair? It’s Fair season, and to celebrate, the New York State Fair has offered Hot Potato Press two general admission tickets to give away, and a parking pass (total value: $25). The tickets are […]
This is a question for the community: What does a healthy, fair, and sustainable food system look like? And how do we know when we’ve created one? Please feel free to jot your thoughts down in the comments, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 […]
This question was asked by Rafael Aponte in his recent blog post at Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming. Here at Hot Potato Press, we’d like to hear your answers to Rafael’s question. Any takers?
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 […]
A reader wrote to ask if there’s a list of up-pick farms that are organic in our area. The links to u-pick farms on the CCE-Tompkins website have some descriptions about the farms, including which ones are certified organic. The tricky thing to suss out, in my opinion, is that there is a wide-range of […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’d like to submit an event, class, workshop, festival, or sale for the events calendar, simply send the event announcement, as text within an email, to email@example.com.
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 […]