Ithaca Farmers Market

Ithaca Farmers Market Opens April 1st 2017

Come and rediscover a local tradition…

Ithaca Farmer’s Market opens up for the 2017 season on April 1st, from 9 AM- 3 PM! Sunday Farmer’s Market kicks off on the 7th. Come down to greet returning  and new chefs, farmers, artisans.

Ithaca Farmers MarketOther locations and times:

STEAMBOAT LANDING (545 Third St.)

Saturdays
4/1–10/28, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11/4–12/16, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sundays
5/7–10/29, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11/5–11/26, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

DEWITT PARK (N. Cayuga St. and E. Buffalo St.)

Tuesdays
5/2–10/24, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

EAST HILL PLAZA (380 Pine Tree Rd.)

Wednesdays
6/7–10/25, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

NIGHT MARKET at STEAMBOAT LANDING (545 Third St.)

Thursdays
6/29–9/28, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Undoing Racism in the Food System Workshop

Undoing Racism and in the Food System Workshop in Ithaca

Undoing Racism in the Food System, a signature workshop facilitated by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, will take place in Ithaca, NY April 6 – 8th.

undoing racism in the food system

Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. The multiracial team of organizers/trainers includes more than 40 men and women whose anti-racist organizing expertise includes years with civil, labor and welfare rights struggles, educational, foster care, social service and health reform movements, as well as youth and grassroots community organizing. An average of 10-15 groups per month participate in The People’s Institute Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing process.

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Farming Workshops in Central New York

Upcoming Farming Workshops in Central New York for March and April 2017

Farming WorkshopsWe hope that all of you have had a chance to dig yourselves out of the snow. Please find below listings of some upcoming farming workshops in Central New York that may be of interest taking place over the next few weeks:

Strengthen the Bond to Boost Sales – Wednesday March 22nd, Noon to 2pm (online)
No pressure, but YOU are the key selling point for your customers! Only at a farmers market can shoppers get “face time” with multiple farmers – and get to know who grows their food. With practical strategies and sales secrets, you can build up that farmer-consumer bond and your bottom line.

Growing Vegetables in a High Tunnel – Saturday March 25th, 9am-2pm (Shared Roots Farm)
Calling all Veterans: Are you interested in learning how to grow vegetables in high tunnels? Join us at this one day intensive workshop at a farm to learn from experts at Cornell Cooperative Extension about successful growing in a high tunnel, marketing and then we’ll hear tour the high tunnels and hear from the farmers about how they operate their CSA and sell at farmers markets. Veterans get priority for spots, civilians can still attend if spots exist. Travel stipends available. Only $25 includes all education, handouts and lunch.

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference – Tuesday March 28th (Waterloo)
For those interested in making craft beer and/or cider. Workshops, tours, trade show and more!

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Agritourism Workshop in Rochester New York

Agritourism Workshop in Rochester – March 30th, 2017

Agritourism WorkshopThis agritourism workshop is part of a series designed to help farmers build useful skills and partnerships, scale up their business, and create new markets by expanding from purely agricultural operations to creating an experience-based ‘destination’ farm for the public.

Agritourism Workshop Time: Thursday, March 30th, 2017; 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Agritourism Workshop Location: Wegman Lodge, 2222 St. Paul St., Seneca Park, Rochester, NY, 14621

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Cured Meats Workshop

Upcoming Cured Meats Workshop at Cornell University

Cured Meats WorkshopTuesday and Wednesday March 14-15, 2017 at 8:30am to 4:30pm at Cornell University

Register Now for the upcoming seminar – to be held March 14 and 15, 2017 at Cornell University.

The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers.

The course consists of lecture sessions that will cover basic charcuterie, meat fabrication, casings, grinding, as well as an overview of HACCP, scheduled processes, and testing. Participants will also learn through on-hands sessions the basics of cured meats production in coppa, pancetta, speck and others. A full agenda for the event can be found here (PDF).

The cured meats workshop is ideally suited for small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners.

The cured meats workshop is instructed by industry experts and Cornell Dairy and Meat Foods Extension.

The official announcement can be found here (PDF). For further information contact MacKenzie L. Waro, Livestock Processing & Marketing Specialist, Harvest NY, at 607.287.1292 or visit us on the web at harvestny.cce.cornell.edu.

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Tractor and Machinery Safety Training

CCE Tractor and Machinery Safety Training for Youth in Seneca County

tractor and machinery safety trainingTuesday, March 14, 2017

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program will offer a Tractor and Machinery Safety Training program for youth ages 14-15.

This training program will enable young workers to obtain Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture (HOOA) certification, which is required to operate farm tractors and equipment. The program will provide attendees with the necessary 24 hours of instruction, and it will include group discussions, demonstrations, field trips, hands-on activities, independent study, and field assignments.
Upon completion of instruction, a written exam and driving test will be offered to achieve certification. The program is available to anyone 12 years of age and older, however only individuals 14 and older will be able to operate equipment and become certified. Individuals age 16 and over are encouraged to attend as well, although enrollment preference will be given to those ages 14-15.

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