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Mason - Our Mascot

Posted by Mark Norton on April 23, 2014 at 7:33am — 5 Comments

Meet the Members: IthacaNancy

Posted by Alison F on February 9, 2013 at 12:00pm

Meet the Members: Rachel Firak

Posted by Katie Quinn-Jacobs on January 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

2013 IthaCan Slate of Events

Posted by Katie Quinn-Jacobs on November 20, 2012 at 8:00am

Thanks Katie!

Posted by Janice on January 15, 2011 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

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IthaCan is a volunteer citizens' advocacy effort and recognizes front and center that it is neither infallible or all-knowing. So, use your common sense before following any advice found on this site.

IthaCan and its administrative members assume no responsibility for information disseminated from IthaCan or for what may occur at food preservation gatherings at other people's houses.

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Currants: red, black, rose and champagne.

Currants are ripe and ready this week.

Photo by:  Katie Quinn-Jacobs

Latest Activity

michelle nickerson is now a member of IthaCan
Monday
Katie Quinn-Jacobs commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event Blueberry: Work & Share 2014
"Thanks for letting me know, Andi.  Catch you on another one sometimes."
Jul 24
Andi Dietrich commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event Blueberry: Work & Share 2014
"Bummer, looks like it's out of my price range at the moment. Money is REALLLLLLY tight, so even 1 quart is more than I can commit to right now. I'll definitely keep an eye on this page, though, and hopefully I'll be able to make an…"
Jul 24
Katie Quinn-Jacobs commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event Blueberry: Work & Share 2014
"Okay, blueberry-istas!  It's time to commit to how many quarts you would like for take home or freezer bags for our work & share. The berries come from a farm in the Richford area (15 min south of Ithaca) that is so small it…"
Jul 23
Katie Quinn-Jacobs updated an event
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Blueberry: Work & Share 2014 at Kate's house

August 5, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
This event is full.  Sorry, but no further registrations will be accepted as of July 23rd.If you would like to organize your own gathering, please do!  All IthaCan members can create their own events.This is a "Work & Share" gathering, which means that we'll be pooling our resources and labor, then sharing the proceeds.  We'll order local blueberries as a group and then process them.There will be two categories of berries: shared berries for the yogurt and chutneyindividual berry orders,…See More
Jul 23
Mark Norton commented on Mark Norton's blog post Mason - Our Mascot
"Good to hear that progress is being made on Vector Mason. -Mark"
Jul 23
Katie Quinn-Jacobs replied to Mark Norton's discussion Berries this Year in the group Berries!
"We had a strong strawberry year at our patch.  Actually had more berries this year (48qts vs 30qts) than last year, partly that was due to having an aggressive picker in the household.  Yeah, Laura!  This was the 3rd season for these…"
Jul 23
Roxy replied to Mark Norton's discussion Berries this Year in the group Berries!
"It was hard to find strawberries to pick/buy in quantity this year.  The ones we ended up getting were not as plump/sweet/juicy as in previous years.  My red raspberries are also kind of puny.  The black raspberries are coming in…"
Jul 22
Katie Quinn-Jacobs commented on Mark Norton's blog post Mason - Our Mascot
"I found a graphic designer last week to redraw Mason.  She said it would take a few weeks and that she'd do it free of charge.  She seems like the right person as she told me it was "no trouble at all, a no brainer." "
Jul 21
persephone doliner commented on Mark Norton's blog post Mason - Our Mascot
"potholders jar holders cushy toys"
Jul 21
IthacaNancy is attending Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event
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Blueberry: Work & Share 2014 at Kate's house

August 5, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
This event is full.  Sorry, but no further registrations will be accepted as of July 23rd.If you would like to organize your own gathering, please do!  All IthaCan members can create their own events.This is a "Work & Share" gathering, which means that we'll be pooling our resources and labor, then sharing the proceeds.  We'll order local blueberries as a group and then process them.There will be two categories of berries: shared berries for the yogurt and chutneyindividual berry orders,…See More
Jul 21
IthacaNancy replied to Mark Norton's discussion Berries this Year in the group Berries!
"We had a terrible strawberry year.  Ours are also about 3 years old, but I cut them back last year and removed all of the small ones this spring, giving the larger plants plenty of room.  Strawberries set, but I think something - birds,…"
Jul 21
Mark Norton added a discussion to the group Berries!
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Berries this Year

It was a good year for blackberries (black caps).  Picked them by the quart, but yield is started to fade now.It was a less good year for strawberries.  We planted our strawbs about 3 years ago and I know they won't last forever, but yield is seriously down this year.  Anyone else having strawberry problems?- MarkSee More
Jul 21
Mark Norton left a comment for Laura Rowley
"Welcome to IthaCan, Laura.  Hope to see you at some up-coming event. "
Jul 21
Alison F added a discussion to the group Wild Edibles
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Chantarelles

I just received a message from someone near Lake Keuka who has 10 pounds of chantarelles to sell. I figured I would ask here? If you're interested, let me know and I'll forward the email address to you.See More
Jul 16
Laura Rowley is now a member of IthaCan
Jul 14

Some of our Members

ALERT! Little green man invasion!

We love our mascot Mason, but we also want to see a picture from you!

To replace the default profile image with one of your own...simply go to the "My Page" tab and click on the link "Settings" in the right-hand column, then click on "Profile Photo" to browse your computer and select your photo file. Be sure to click "Done". Your photo will appear immediately.

IthaCan's Mission

IthaCan was created to help the people of Tompkins County, NY, meet up with others in our area who are interested in preserving food at home. You don't have to be an expert to get started, just have a willingness to learn and connect with like-minded people. The fun takes care of itself once you jump in.

Preserving food at home is important, because it...
• Is critical to the development of the local foodshed
• Builds community resiliency
• Encourages household self-reliance
• Can contribute significantly to individual efforts to lower carbon footprints
• Is a wonderful way to network with others, to learn and share.
 
 
 

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IthaCan is a web-based social network where home food preservers in Tompkins County organize food preserving events and share information.

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Bulk Foods

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs May 17, 2009 at 8:45am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Jul 7.

Farmers

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Recommended Websites

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Resources

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Retailers

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