Upcoming Events

Food System Summit: Moving Forward Together
September 27, 2022 5 pm at Stewart Park

Join us for a celebratory learning and networking event on Tuesday, September 27th at 5pm at the Stewart Park large pavilion. The event is free with a light meal provided, with an RSVP required. 

Our goal is to celebrate the new Food System Plan at an event where people from throughout the food system can learn from one another and build connections in our shared work to strengthen our local food system. Our hope is that this gathering provides opportunities to build and strengthen relationships, network, identify opportunities for collaboration, and create community.


Following a brief overview of the Tompkins County food system plan: a roadmap for our food future, speakers from the following organizations will share a 5-minute presentation on their work in the food system:

Cayuga Health Partners
Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County

Cornell Small Farms 
Food Policy Council
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Food Policy Council of Tompkins County

Harvest NY
Ithaca Farmers Market
Shelterbelt Farm
The Learning Farm
Tompkins County Legislature
Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management
Youth Farm Project

Afterward, we will open up the session for informal networking and conversation. Please let us know you're coming by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/SaATwffcJVQf6xAz8

For more information about Tompkins Food Future, visit www.tompkinsfoodfuture.org or contact Katie Hallas, Community Food System Planner, at (607) 272-2292 ext. 281 or kh788@cornell.edu.


Previous Events

Fall Food System Gathering, September 2021

A free community event was held at the Ithaca Farmers Market on September 29, 2021 where we shared what we learned over the past year of listening, learning, and working to better understand our local food system. We shared results of the Tompkins County Food System Baseline Assessment, gathering input for ideas for the future, and shared a meal together.


Check back soon for a full summary of feedback from the 80+ attendees. 

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Kick Off Gathering, February 2020

A free community event was held at the Tompkins County Public Library in February, 2020 with over 100 attendees.  Ideas were collected to inform the planning process. A summary of feedback from community members can be read here.