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Organic farmers discuss environmental benefits of organic farming

May 04, 2016 No Comments

by Gabby Jorio and Mallery Rockwell Mary Newman has been pitching her Buried Treasures Organic Farm stand at the Ithaca Farmers’ Market for 8 years. This year, her stand is filled with organically grown crops including potatoes, onions, shallots and beets. She is among many organic farmers who enjoyed the first sunny weekend at the […]

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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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Indian yogurt drink lassi growing in popularity in Ithaca

May 02, 2016 No Comments

by Alexis Forde and Rachel Mucha Lassi is known to many as a special drink of Indian origin, made with yogurt, milk and spices or fruit, primarily offered in Indian restaurants. Now, an Ithaca couple is making this drink accessible in many grocery stores. Amrit Singh and Ipshita Pall created That Indian Drink, a brand […]

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Classes in Ithaca help to promote healthy eating

May 02, 2016 No Comments

By Annie Uhle and Taylor Zambrano Ellen Brown of Dancing Turtle Sprout Farm began planting sprouts because they could be planted inside and were not dependent on the weather. She discovered more than just a quick way to grow healthy food — she discovered a passion for growing that she shared with others. Brown said […]

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Sacred Root Kava Bar offers alternative nightlife to Ithaca residents

May 02, 2016 No Comments

by Arlana Shikongo and Aaron Laramee “I come to the Kava bar for a variety of reasons but probably the top reason is that it is a safe place for me to come and be social and not have to deal with alcohol,” said Becki Hawley, an Ithaca local who enjoys visiting the Kava Lounge […]

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Greenhouses will supplement academic learning

May 02, 2016 No Comments

by Kayla Dwyer and Sara Kim Just outside the office of Anthony DiLucci, director of career and technical education at the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, is an open green space next to some playground structures. Plastic cones on the grass mark the outlines of where a new greenhouse will be built to serve […]

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