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Food Distribution Partner Spotlight on the Y

Interview by Nicholas Jayne, March 2021. Partner Organization: YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County Interviewee: Teresa Morehouse, Associate Executive Director Location: 50 Graham Road West, Ithaca, NY 14850 Partner Background: The YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County is a nonprofit organization that serves the community through programs which foster youth development, healthy living, and social […]

Gleaning is Gorges

(Glean: verb, to gather from the fields after the main harvest) Dear community members, We are pleased to share with you a Win-Win-Win opportunity to glean vegetables from our local farms to serve hungry folks! Win #1 = farmers receive a service of removing surplus produce from their fields;Win #2 = community members get to enjoy […]

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight on Christa Núñez

Interview by Nicholas Jayne, February 2021. Partner Name: Christa Núñez Organizations: Khuba International (Quarter Acre for the People), the Learning Farm, CAN Cooperative Media Location: 272 Enfield Falls Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 Partner Background:  Christa operates a sustainable agriculture teaching farm in Ithaca, called the Learning Farm. This organization supports natural world exploration as well […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Finkelstein

Written by Nicholas Jayne, February 2021. Ken Finklestein emailed me on the morning of our interview to explain that he would be about an hour late. There was a blizzard raging outside, and he was covering for a fellow volunteer who could not get their car out of the driveway. It is this willingness to […]

Tompkins Food Future

Tompkins Food Future is a bold movement to build a more sustainable, equitable, healthy and affordable local food system for all members of our community. Tompkins County residents are invited to share their thoughts in a brief questionnaire that will lay the groundwork for a community food system plan to achieve our collective vision. Visit: […]