Kindred Fare

This “spirited cookery” & cocktail bar in Geneva features seasonal & local foods. Cherish the fall weather and sit on their beautiful back patio for dinner on Mondays and get an additional pre fixe menu (ooh-la-la), or on Sunday for brunch; Or any other day! They’re open 7 days a week for dine-in and take-out. Visit their Facebook page or their website to check out their menu and learn more about them.

Acorn Designs

High-quality art, 100% recycled paper from a carbon-neutral mill, and great stories: Acorn Designs has it all on notecards, journals, and stationery. All their products are sourced and manufactured in the US; mostly within very close proximity to their studio in the Finger Lakes. Bravo, Acorn Designs! Visit their Facebook page or their website to learn more about what they have to offer.

Tell Governor Cuomo: “We Want Green Transportation Infrastructure in NYS”

NY for TCI (New York for Transportation and Climate Initiative) has written a letter, urging Governor Cuomo to implement a “cap-and-invest” program – under which New York and neighboring states would limit and reduce carbon pollution from transportation fuels and invest in our communities to provide better, cleaner, and safer transportation options. By leading on TCI, NYS can accelerate our state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and build back stronger with good family-sustaining green jobs while protecting the long-term health and well-being of our communities. Sign this letter to Governor Cuomo to show your support for an equitable and sustainable Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) program for New York.

Muddy Fingers Farm

A small vegetable farm in Hector, NY using organic growing methods; CSA members can pick up their veggies at farmers markets in Corning and Elmira, or pick up straight from the farm. Is a weekly share too much? They have alternative options too! AND, they just won a grant through our very own Finger Lakes Climate Fund! Congrats to Muddy Fingers!


SewGreen is a reuse store right by the Ithaca Commons, that sells unwanted sewing textiles, yarn, needlecraft supplies, and sewing machines. All materials are donated by community members, saving about 22 tons 😳 of materials(!!!) from going to landfills EVERY YEAR! Proceeds help support apprenticeships 👩‍🏭 and meaningful jobs for young people 👨‍🏫, summer camps for kids 🏃, and sewing classes for all ages🧵 Wooooooohoooooo! 🥳 Visit their Facebook page or their website to learn more.

Dish Truck

Step 1: Dish Truck works with you to determine the specific needs for your event. Step 2: Dish Truck brings clean dishes to you and help set up clean dish pick-up and dirty dish collection stations. Step 3: Dish Truck hauls away the dirty dishes. Step 4: You smile, knowing your event did not create disposable dish garbage! 😇👍👍 Visit their website to learn more about this recipient of our Neighborhood Mini-Grant!

ArtRage Gallery

This Syracuse gallery has a mission to exhibit progressive art that inspires resistance and promotes social awareness – a mission we can get behind! 👍 ArtRage has reopened in person as of September 1st, but if you’d rather stay home, you can still view their virtual exhibition via their website, called 8 Minutes 46 Seconds, comprised of powerful moments captured from the current BLM movement, or their current exhibition, called The Seven Deadly Sins – A Trump Dystopian Heptology.

Plantsmen Nursery

The greatest diversity of native plants in CNY! Looking for… Plants that attract pollinators? Plants less favored by deer? Unique screen plants? Plants for dry shade? ….or simply, plants that are beautiful AND ecologically responsible to plant? See Dan and Sarah at Plantsmen 😊

East Side Farmer’s Market, Elmira, NY

Celebrate the weekend with East Side Market! Enjoy products from area farmers and craft vendors including fresh local produce, maple syrup, cheese AND live music. Now through October 11th. Eastside Market is now also offering pre-orders for those who don’t wish to enter the market at this time. Place your order online, and pick up your items on Friday afternoon. Visit their Facebook page to learn more ✨

Finger Lakes Dermatology

Brad A. Yentzer, MD is a highly trained dermatologist serving Ithaca, Cortland, Dryden, and the surrounding area. In addition to providing fantastic patient-centered care, Dr. Yentzer is also a strong advocate for protecting the environment. In an effort to reduce his carbon footprint, the new Finger Lakes Dermatology building has been designed to achieve a net zero energy consumption. This is accomplished through a combination of high efficiency HVAC, superior insulation, and a SunPower solar array. To encourage his patients to drive electric cars, Dr. Yentzer has also installed a level 2 EV charger in his parking lot. Visit his website to learn more about his practice.

A Win for NY Voters!

The New York State League has successfully settled a lawsuit to allow voters to address and correct issues with their absentee ballots. New York voters will also now be protected from having their ballots thrown out for small technical issues. For the upcoming election, voters will be given five to seven days (depending on the date of receipt of the ballot) to verify their identity and fix any problems with their ballot after being notified by the Board of Elections. Visit the League of Women’s Voters of New York State’s website to read more about the details of this great news! Please consider making a donation to the League so that they can educate voters on these new changes.