Archive for May 3rd, 2016

Federal grant helps create more agritourism initiatives

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Sara Kim With more than 400 farms within 40 miles and more restaurants per capita than New York City, it is no wonder Ithaca, New York, is ranked as the sixth foodiest town in America by Bon Appétit magazine, according to an agri-culinary tourism website, Ithaca Fork.   Now, with a new grant, Tompkins […]

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

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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

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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

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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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Tompkins County passes energy efficiency legislation

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by David Stern Sustainability is a word familiar to many Ithaca residents. Many organizations, businesses and government officials claim a commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions and making Ithaca an environmentally friendly place to live. Such widespread support for sustainability is exemplified by the unanimous acceptance of the Tompkins County Energy Roadmap. Passed by the Tompkins […]

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Project Growing Hope helps promote sustainable living

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by Aaron Laramee The fragrance of flowers filled the air, and the sun beat down on the damp brow of a handful of gardeners, on their hands and knees, working the soil in front of them. Joel Thomas, who has been gardening with Project Growing Hope for a year now, is one of those gardeners. […]

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GreenStar hosts talks about community solar farming

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by Gabby Jorio Unlike a typical sustainable farm that grows crops to sell at farmers markets and grocery stores, an Ithaca community farm is home to a different kind of crop: solar panels. On Earth Day, April 21, Greenstar hosted a lecture titled “Community Solar Farms: No Roof Needed!” featuring Renovus Solar, the company building […]

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Locally founded mobile app provides grocery delivery service

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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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An EcoVillage and its berry farm

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by Alexis Forde Healthy and natural food is something that is greatly valued by Illana Houseknecht, who is a resident of the EcoVillage in Ithaca. This type of food can be hard to obtain though due to the cost, especially if you are a single mother raising two children like Houseknecht. The Kestrel Berry Farm, […]

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