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

Weekly Farmers’ Markets Tuesday through Friday in Ithaca

Farmers’ markets in the area are in full swing. Courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension, here is a list of farmers’ markets in Tompkins County. Congo Square Market: Press Bay Alley, 118 West Green Street Ithaca, Friday 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, May 5 – October 27 Ithaca Farmers’ Market Steamboat Landing: 545 Third St. at […]

High Point Farms for Sale: Are we losing farmland?

This report is a collaboration between WRFI Community Radio and Hot Potato Press: When I saw that the High Point Farms property on Route 96 near Trumansburg was for sale, a lot of thoughts flew through my head. For one thing, I had been a customer — they were one of the first small farms […]

Category: Food & Eating

Tompkins County Farmers’ Markets: When and Where

Farmers’ markets in the area are in full swing. Courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension, here is a list of farmers’ markets in Tompkins County. Congo Square Market: Press Bay Alley, 118 West Green Street Ithaca, Friday 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, May 5 – October 27 Ithaca Farmers’ Market Steamboat Landing: 545 Third St. at […]

Spot Hollow Farm raises unique sheep breed

From Country Folks Magazine, a story about Spot Hollow Farm: “Marie Roenke, of Trumansburg, NY, was 12 years old when she started raising sheep as a 4-H project. But she didn’t start out with one of the most common breeds. ‘I wanted goats, but someone offered me some Jacob sheep,” said Marie. “I said sure, […]