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Moosewood Restaurant and Cayuga Compost find composting mutually beneficial

May 04, 2016 No Comments

by Will Uhl Decades ago, composting at Moosewood was a messy operation. Ned Asta, one of the co-owners, said she would scrape the dishes into tofu buckets, which farmers would then pick up for farm animal feed. Asta, along with other employees would draw straws to see who would have to clean the compost’s grease […]

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An inside look at a couple of Ithaca’s local breweries

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Mallery Rockwell Randy Lacey, owner of Hopshire Farm & Brewery, walks into the warm brewery early on Sunday mornings, with the smell of grain filling the air. A sand bed under the tasting room stores waste heat from the brewing process to heat the building. By noon, customers arrive, and the brewing process is […]

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Ithaca College students save thousands by going off the meal plan

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Rachel Mucha Ithaca College upperclassmen are finding both cost and health benefits by making the transition from using the school’s meal plan to cooking on their own. The college requires all students living in dorms to have a meal plan, ranging in price from $3,290 to $3,813 per semester. Jeffrey Scott, the Sodexo Area […]

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Ithaca teens learn about food and business through the Teen Urban Farmers program

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Anne Uhle Ithaca teens arrive at nonprofit space, Just Because Center directly after school on Wednesday afternoons to have a healthy snack and then set out to weed, mulch and plant. They are not getting paid. The teens work enthusiastically, growing food and other harvestables in the Teen Urban Farmers program at the Ithaca […]

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Locally founded mobile app provides grocery delivery service

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Arlana Shikongo With a busy schedule and co-curriculars, Susie Brancaccio, a student at Ithaca College, has resorted to a new, convenient method of obtaining their groceries. She, along with other students, have embraced using the local grocery delivery app: Rosie. Chief operating officer and cofounder, Jon Ambrose, said the service was started in September […]

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Food deserts and insecurity impact Tompkins County

May 02, 2016 1 Comment

by Kayla Dwyer Every Friday, Nikki Nease picks up food donations from the Friendship Donations Network building on State Street in Ithaca and takes whatever is available — bread, baked goods, produce — to the kids in her afterschool program in Dryden. She is the youth community educator for the Opportunity, Understanding, Respect, Success program, […]

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