Archive for May 4th, 2016

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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Ithaca works together to reduce food waste

May 04, 2016 No Comments

By David Stern and Will Uhl At one time or another, nearly everyone is guilty of throwing away perfectly edible food. Maybe that last bite was a little too much, or maybe the ‘use-by’ date had passed and it seemed safer to just throw it away. Whatever the reason may be, throwing away food contributes […]

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Moosewood Restaurant and Cayuga Compost find composting mutually beneficial

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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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