Category: The Big Picture

Exploring Our Roots: Food Justice History, Understanding & Action

Announcement from Groundswell Center for Food and Farming: Exploring Our Roots: Food Justice History, Understanding & Action Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 10AM – 3:30PM Location TBD Please bring a bag lunch! Cost: sliding scale $15 – $50, no one turned away for lack of funds Looking to deepen your understanding of food justice and your own role in creating a […]

Category: Food & Eating

The Season for Pawpaws

The unusual and elusive pawpaw fruit is now available for $5.99 per pound at Cornell Orchards store on Route 366, as well as P&C Fresh. But the soft, tropical-tasting fruit ripens quickly and bruises easily, so they won’t be available for long. The homely pawpaw fruits are light green, with some large brown splotches. To eat […]

Category: The Big Picture

It’s Crunch Time! Trumansburg Students to Join Big Apple Crunch October 19

By Kate Frazer For many of us living in Tompkins County, fall feels incomplete without a candied apple from the Apple Harvest Festival, cider donuts from Littletree Orchards, or a cider tasting at the Finger Lakes Cider House. But there’s something magical about apples in their purest form—plucked right from the tree and savored in […]

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 […]

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

$729,610 awarded to 10 Tompkins County farms

Press release from Governor Cuomo: 45 Projects Awarded Across Five Counties to Help Increase Agricultural Production and Enhance Environmental Protections Grants Advance Southern Tier Soaring – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3.6 million has been awarded to 45 farms through […]

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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 […]