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 […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Food in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Announcement from the Friendship Donations Network: Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides fresh produce, breads, desserts, dairy and groceries to the programs listed at the following link: https://friendshipdonations.org/programs/ Printer-friendly version available here. Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs […]

Category: The Big Picture

Tompkins County Local Food System Leads: Can it Grow?

Tompkins County’s farm to table movement began over 40 years ago. Monika Roth, Agriculture Program Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension and adviser to Ithaca Farmer’s Market, is an expert on the local food system which rose from this movement. In her paper presentation given on May 13th at the Farm to Plate Conference, Roth gave […]

Yellow Bell Pepper Seedlings in Spring
Category: Food & Eating

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9am-2pm Ithaca High School (see map) One of the Finger Lakes’ most highly anticipated events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. The Garden […]

Category: Food & Eating

Local Cooking Show: Dads Can Cook Too

Nathan Reimer is not just the tech support guru for Hot Potato Press, he’s also a local dad and creator of the live stream cooking show “Dads Can Cook Too.” Last week’s show demonstrated how to cook gluten-free White Bean and Hominy Chicken Chili. How does it work? Nathan says: “Every Sunday I’ll post a recipe […]

Category: The Big Picture

Will bus route changes affect food access?

Tompkins County bus service could be cut this summer due to bus driver vacancies. TCAT currently employs 70 drivers, but needs 82 in order to maintain current service. Nineteen routes could be affected by the proposed cuts, which can be viewed here. The TCAT Board of Directors is seeking public input on proposed service cuts […]

Category: Food & Eating

Maple Weekend and Farmers Market

Announcement from Wellspring Forest Farm: MAPLE WEEKEND & FARMERS MARKET at Wellspring Forest Farm, Mecklenburg NY March 19 & 20, 2016 10am – 4pm Keep updated on the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/234672330198156/ As part of New York’s statewide Maple Weekend, come visit Wellspring Forest Farm and taste sap, take a tour, and see demonstrations of mushroom […]

Category: Food & Eating

Coming soon: Foodnet Meals on Wheels’ Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl

From Foodnet Meals on Wheels: Foodnet Meals on Wheels’ Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl returns for the 3rd annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl. The “bowl,” which benefits elderly and individuals with disabilities who cannot cook or shop for their own meals, will be held Saturday,  March 12 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm at Ithaca High School’s Cafeteria. […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free food in Tompkins County (Feb 2016)

Announcement from Friendship Donations Network, which provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and other Programs Served by Friendship Donations Network in Tompkins and nearby counties Updated: February 1, 2016 Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_Feb16 Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are […]