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Local foods

Farm to People Panel Video

For February’s Farming for Justice Discussion, we heard from 4 panelists on ways regional farmers can GET PAID to provide fresh food to people experiencing food insecurity, specifically: school-age youth, those seeking emergency food via food pantries, and families with limited income. More about the speakers: Missy Knowles, Food Sourcing Manager, Food Bank of the…

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Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms

Do you love mushrooms? Do you love shiitake mushrooms? Have you ever wanted to grow them at home? Here are some links about how to inoculate your own mushroom logs! How to: Inoculate Logs by Mushroom Species by Asheville Fungi Growing Shiitake Mushrooms: Step-by-Step Guide to an Agroforestry Crop by Northern Woodlands A Guide to…

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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 Asian Vegetables

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Instant Inspiration: Silas Conroy

Silas Conroy Owner, Crooked Carrot & Whalecat Doughnuts I’m Silas Conroy, co-founder and owner of the Crooked Carrot–a local foods processor here in Ithaca, NY. I studied Engineering Science at Penn State before falling in love with food and food system issues. I spent the first 5 years of my 20s in a self-styled apprenticeship…

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From the Field: June CRAFT Tour at Westhaven

What were you doing this past Father’s Day? Well, whatever you were doing, just remember you missed out on CRAFT – West Haven where you could’ve been picking sweet, sweet strawberries… Sunday June 19, 2016 Now what is CRAFT? C.R.A.F.T., Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training, is a cooperative model for sharing complementary farm training in…

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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 – including farms. The bill states that there will be an increase in the minimum wage in upstate NY to $12.50 (over five years), ​while in…

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Nov 5th – Food access and justice: Rebuilding a healthy local food system for all

From Cornell’s New World Agriculture and Ecology Group (NWAEG): This Friday… 11/5 – Food access and justice: Rebuilding a healthy local food system for all @ Cornell’s Emerson Hall, Room 135, Fri. 12:15-1PMElizabeth Karabinakis, Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative ExtensionLiz has been involved with the Healthy Food For All campaign: http://ccetompkins.org/nutrition/healthy-food-all-csa

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