Category: Food & Eating

Class: Introduction to Permaculture Design

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: Introduction to Permaculture Design Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850-3555 Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a popular and ancient system of growing food that minimizes labor by using perennial plants, which come back year after year. Join Sean […]

Microgrants Available for Agriculinary Tourism Projects

Press release from the Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau (a division of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce) is pleased to announce that we have received funding to provide “microgrants” (small grants of up to $500 per project) directly to farms, food and beverage producers, farm stands, and […]

The Learning Farm launches first product

On production day, Christa Nunez put on rubber gloves, stood next to a machine streaming hot dark red juice, and methodically filled bottles. She capped each one, placed it on a shelf, and later hosed them down and affixed labels. Once finished, she produced 500 bottles at the Food Venture Center in Geneva, NY. Christa […]

Food and Farm Job Announcements

Organic Farm Worker Farm Operator Ithaca Bakery Catering Coordinator Ithaca Ale House Kitchen Positions Cornell Orchards Sales Assistant TC3 Bistro Opportunities: Bartender, Banquet Supervisor, Cook, etc   Photo by KaoutherBed (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Category: Food & Eating

Free Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and More in Tompkins

Announcement from the Friendship Donations Network: FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_Aug17 Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12pm; Tuesday, Thursday at 5:30 […]

Category: Food & Eating

Event: Open Farm Days

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: Open Farm Days Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13, 12:00-4:00pm each day @ Farm locations across Tompkins County, NY 2017 Open Farm Days is a FREE 2-day annual event that allows visitors to experience local agriculture up-close. Farms across Tompkins County will open their gates to the public for farm tours, […]

Agriculinary Tourism Coordinator Sought

The Ithaca Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau is currently seeking a part-time Agriculinary Tourism Coordinator. From their Indeed.com posting: “If you believe that it’s important to know where your food comes from and if you love Tompkins County, then we are looking for you to join the Visit Ithaca team! We are looking for […]

Category: The Big Picture

Study: Modern European genes may favor vegetarianism

by Krishna Ramanujan This article originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle. A Cornell study, published May 26 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, describes how shifts in diets in Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time. Before the Neolithic revolution that […]

Category: The Big Picture

Do you know of a community program that could use free food?

From Friendship Donations Network: Do you know of a community program that could use free food? Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s food rescue organization. We rescue fresh, nutritious food that​ ​would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistribute it to neighbors in need throughout Tompkins County and beyond. We provide food donations […]

Category: The Big Picture

Friendship Donations Network on WRFI

From the WRFI Human Rights Show: Meaghan Sheehan Rosen and Art Pearce from the Friendship Donations Network (FDN) talk about how the organization is rescuing surplus food and distributing it to food pantries and other sites across the county. Every year they distribute 500,000 pounds of food in Tompkins County and every week this services […]