• Straight from the Earth_Eccentric Caesar Salad

    Eccentric Caesar Salad

    This recipe makes extra dressing that you can store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. CAESAR DRESSING 1⁄2 cup/70 g raw cashews 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice 3 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 large garlic clove 3⁄4 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp Read More…

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    Red Wine Poached Rhubarb Compote

    This warmly spiced compote is perfect on those chilly days in the beginning of spring. It makes a wonderful topping for ice cream or yogurt. Makes 4–6 servings 1 pound rhubarb, cut into 1-inch chunks 2 cups Finger Lakes red wine, preferably something fruity 1⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon local honey 1 cinnamon stick Pinch of Read More…

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    Soup For All Seasons

    The blustery stretch from February to April still has me craving hot soup and a sandwich at lunchtime. I go for lighter broth soups and start by using up what’s leftover and often times running out from last years harvest—onions, garlic, parsnips, carrots, leeks (if you’re lucky), potatoes and even some radish varieties. It’s a Read More…


    Sweet and Tart Rhubarb Pickles

    These pickles are perfect on a cheese plate, paired with rustic pâté or simple grilled chicken, tucked into a ham sandwich…or just eaten out of the jar. They are best stored in the fridge, where they’ll keep for a week. Don’t bother canning them, as the hot water processing turns them mushy. 2 cups apple Read More…

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    Wild Watercress and Goat Cheese Salad with Verjooz Vinaigrette

    If you’re a forager, one of the first wild greens to pop up in slow moving, shaded streams is watercress. And like mushrooms, once you find a spot it usually becomes your “secret spot.” When we start to see warmer days—above say 45°— that’s the signal to start looking for ‘cress. It’s my favorite wild Read More…

Spring cover

Make way for spring…reading!

The thaw has begun and with it our thoughts turn to rhubarb, asparagus, peas and…the springissue of Edible Finger Lakes! We’re thrilled to release this new edition. The winners of our local heroes contest are revealed and you definitely want to read their amazing stories. You’ll also want to read about Harris Seeds, one of Read More…


Ithaca Farmer’s Market Indoor Winter Market Begins This Saturday!

Is your supply of Finger Lakes kale getting low? Are you suffering from cabin fever because you haven’t had any farmer’s market excursions lately? Are you wondering, where’s the local beef? We are too! Good news for all, because tomorrow the Ithaca Farmer’s Market opens their Winter Market at The Space, right across the street Read More…


Local Heroes Contest for 2014

Our Local Hero Contest is up and running! It’s that time of year again! Time to let us know who your favorites are in the Finger Lakes local foods movement. We run this contest every year where our readers vote in for their favorite Farm/Farmer, Chef/Restaurant, Non-Profit, Culinary and Beverage Artisans and Local Food or Read More…


Groundswell Farm Business Planning Course Now Accepting Applicants

Groundswell Farm Business Planning Course Applications Now Open Class runs for 10 weeks, January 9 -March 13, 2014. 6 to 9 PM Thursday nights Ithaca, NY In collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and Alternatives Federal Credit Union’s Business CENTS Program, Groundswell will again offer an intensive Farm Business Planning Course in the Read More…


Finger Lakes Weekend Round-up! Dec 6-8

Finger Lakes happenings for our weekend warriors! It’s the Winter Festival in downtown Ithaca this weekend! Gallery night, a visit from Santa and other wintery events! December 6 is Gallery Night in Ithaca, with many venues open for art lovers. Visit The Frame Shop in Ithaca to see the work of James Spitznagel who is Read More…

Upcoming Events

all-day Discovery Trail Events, August 2...
Discovery Trail Events, August 2...
Aug 20 all-day
Discovery Trail Events, August 20-26 Shoals Secret Society Learn about the history, archaeology and paleontology of the Isle of Shoals. Wednesday, August 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Museum of the Earth Yoga Storytime Join us for Yoga Storytime with Diane Hamilton. More info. Wednesday, August 20, 11:00 am Tompkins County Public Library, Thaler/Howell Programming Read More...
Six Mile Creek Sunset Music Seri... @ Six Mile Creek Vineyard
Six Mile Creek Sunset Music Seri... @ Six Mile Creek Vineyard
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunset Music Series 2014 Six Mile Creek is pleased to announce the line up for the Sunset Music Series for 2014. Held every Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30 PM, Six Mile Creek is the perfect place to start your Ithaca Weekend. More details to follow; but here is the lineup! 5/1/2014      Immortal Jelly Fish Read More...
Fridays on the Deck at Wagner Vi... @ Wagner Vineyards
Fridays on the Deck at Wagner Vi... @ Wagner Vineyards
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fridays on the Deck at Wagner Vineyards Friday night bands play 8-11pm Cover charge $3 2014 Season Schedule: (Schedule subject to change) May 23 – Steve Southworth & the Rockabilly Rays (Old Time Rock & Roll) May 30 – Black Diamond Express June 6 – A2Z Band June 13 – The Backtalk Band (Motown, Classic Read More...
Standing Stone Vineyards 20th An... @ Standing Stone Vineyards
Standing Stone Vineyards 20th An... @ Standing Stone Vineyards
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Standing Stone Vineyards 20th Anniversary Celebration Wow! Where did the time go! How did we get to 20 years?! What will we do next? As you all know, we rarely take time to have big parties, preferring our small, wine geeky vertical tastings and barrel cellar tours and tastings. But, as we thought about this Read More...
Barnstormer Summer Concert Serie... @ Barnstormer Winery
Barnstormer Summer Concert Serie... @ Barnstormer Winery
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Barnstormer Summer Concert Series Part 10: Uncle Joe Every Tuesday night this summer from 5-7pm, Barnstormer Winery offers FREE live music with NO COVER. Purchase wines by the glass, build your own picnic, or purchase one of our locally-sourced, gourmet Meat & Cheese Boards.

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