$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 […]

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 […]