Connecting Community Through Food: An Interview With Up-and-Coming Local Farmer, John Whitmore
Dirt under his nails and a warm smile behind a scraggly beard, John Whitmore of Shagbark Gardens in Danby, NY sat down with me on Tuesday to reflect on his…Read More
The Learning Farm: Connecting Kids to the Land
Connecting children and families to the land is a primary goal of the Learning Farm. Based in Ithaca, the farm focuses on exposure to the outdoors and education about the…Read More
New Matched Savings Program!
Ithaca, NY– Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is offering an Ag-Individual Development Account (IDA) Matched Savings Program, in collaboration with Alternatives Federal Credit Union (AFCU). Groundswell Center’s Ag-IDA…Read More
Hemlock Grove Farm’s FALL 2018 Organic Apple CSA starts SOON!
Our Apple CSA is in the popular tradition of the Ithaca CSA– members join and pay ahead of time to receive (in our case) fresh, local, organic apples throughout the…Read More
Flowersmith Farm CSA Begins!
Alison of Flowersmith Farm, an Incubator Farm-based business, hosted her first CSA pickup of the season yesterday! She’s looking forward to sharing her flowers with this awesomely supportive community ✨If you’re…Read More
Paw’s Veggie Farm at Market
Come visit Incubator Farmers, Paw Pha and Poe Htoo, at the Farmers Market! Paw’s Veggie Farm Wednesdays 4-7pm East Hill Plaza Farmers Market 380 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca Fresh, Sustainably-grown…Read More
The Just Food Conference 2017: A Call to Collaboration
On March 12th and 13th I attended the Just Food Conference in NYC. It was exciting to reconnect with the Just Food community, as I spent much of 2012 as…Read More
Cornell Small Farms Announces Support For Shiitake Viability Development
The Cornell Small Farms Program announces a new two-year project funded through the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant to support the development of a new niche crop in New…Read More
Farmer Interview : Evangeline Sarat talks Living Wages
Sweetland Farm, in Trumansburg, NY has been in operation for 10 years. In 2015 owner/farmer Evangeline Sarat decided to start paying her employees a living wage. Groundswell Director Elizabeth Gabriel sat…Read More
From the Director April 2016: Living Wages & Sustainable Outcomes
Greetings Groundswell friends, farmers and supporters, The minimum wage increase signed into law this week by Governor Cuomo is big news for all New York State businesses and employees –…Read More