The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming strives to make local ecologically-sound farming opportunities and food more accessible to people of all demographics, through an array of educational programs. Their core values include regenerative agriculture, relationship building, equity and justice, land reparations and reconciliation. Check out their workshops, discussion groups, and other events!
Looking to invest in a renewable energy solution like a wood pellet stove or boiler? Ehrhart Energy of Trumansburg can help. With the help of NYSERDA incentives through the Renewable Heat NY program, local residents have saved thousands of dollars on wood pellet heating systems purchased at Ehrhart. They also sell wood bricks and offer a biodiesel blend for home heating and auto fuel.
Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative (CWTI) is a partnership of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the City of Ithaca. The Cayuga Waterfront Trail is a 5.5-mile, multi-use trail providing an active, non-motorized transportation and recreation way connecting Cayuga Lake’s most popular waterfront destinations. Rent a bike, canoe or kayak to enhance your waterfront experience!
Camp Earth Connection is for everyone who seeks fun and inspirational experiences in nature. CEC is a drug and alcohol free facility at Hammond Hill State Park that values diversity and wants to provide a safe space and welcome all types of families. Their facility is designed to have a minimal impact on the surrounding land by using principles and practices such as permaculture, no trace camping, composting toilets, rainwater collection, and minimal motorized traffic. Enjoy camping and outdoor activities in the summer, or women’s retreats coming up in the fall!
Blue Spoon Farm, of Groton, NY, raises goats, sheep, geese, turkey, and chickens on 16 acres of flat open pasture land. They are building a diverse and sustainable farm by……
– using permaculture principles and holistic management practices
– not using chemical pesticides or fungicides on our vegetables or in animal feeds
– buying feeds from local farmers
– treating animals humanely
– practicing rotational grazing
– striving for all of hay to be produced on the farm, or locally, and organically
– powering their farm with solar energy!!!!!!
Mowing Solar Farms is a Women-Owned Farm Business offering to keep your solar farm working at optimal performance. With a grazing package, no shade will hinder the performance of your panels – their flock of sheep will maintain a lawn underneath your solar array. In the winter, the flock returns to their home farm in Upstate NY. They also offer discounted lamb to their clients!
A Stone’s Throw Bed and Breakfast offers a delightful ambiance, well-appointed rooms, and wholesome vegetarian breakfast offerings using products from farms and producers in the region. They are currently using a solar hot water heater and waiting for a Renovus Community Solar Farm to go online.
Bringing you wine country in the city, just 4 miles from the heart of Syracuse, Greenwood is farm-to-table! Check out their kitchen garden, where they produce herbs, tomatoes, and other local produce to enhance their one-of-a-kind recipes or take a look at their vineyard, vegetable and herb gardens, winery, tasting room, event area or bistro!
Trailblazers is a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to the funding and promotion of rookie candidates committed, first and foremost, to campaign finance transparency! Trailblazers PAC providing resources for local candidates to rebuild ties between voters and their democracy, one “front porch” conversation at a time.
They’re currently endorsing candidates for office for 2019. Check ’em out!
The Bath Farmer’s Market features fresh vegetables, cheese, farm fresh eggs, pastured meats and poultry, local honey, granola, fresh local seafood, just made baked goods, homemade soups, locally roasted coffee, hand spun wool, unique gifts and more! Open YEAR ROUND rain or shine on Saturdays 8:30am – 12:00pm (May – October) 9:00am – 12:00pm (November – April) At Pulteney Square (the Waterfront) in Bath, NY.
The Ithaca Freeskool is a platform for free classes, discussion groups, skill shares, projects, and events hosted in a non-intimidating, informal, radical, creative, and fun environment. The Freeskool aims to bring people together to equalize the distribution of knowledge and confidence with an emphasis on skills and issues of local importance.
Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles is a program of the Southside Community Center, Inc. They are a community bicycle maintenance and repair shop offering education and support to Ithaca residents for over 20 years. They accept donations of unwanted bikes and bicycle parts, effectively rerouting them from landfills.
Last year, Crooked Carrot was bought by Headwater Food Hub. Headwater Food Hub works collaboratively with a network of regional farmers and food producers to coordinate a Good Food System that delivers top-quality, sustainable foods year-round. For Customer Partners, they provide a one-stop-shop for this area’s best produce, meat, dairy, and value-added goods. For Farmer and Food Producer Partners, they provide a consistent, large, and fair market for their products.