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News about the Meat Locker in downtown Ithaca!

Posted by Taryn Hubbard on September 24, 2014 at 11:00am

Tomatoes anybody?

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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

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Bachelor's Jam

Bachelor's "Jam" is an old time favorite in Europe.  It is made throughout the growing season by layering fruit as it come ripe with rum or vodka and sugar. 

Look closely here (click on image to enlarge) and you'll see strawberries, black caps, currants, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries stacked in this 2 1/2 liter glass jar.

The mixture is allowed to age for about 6 months, then the fruit is drained off leaving a complex liqueur redolent of summer's bounty to be enjoyed throughout the winter.

You can find the recipe for Bachelor's Jam in Preserving Food Without Canning and Freezing by Deborah Madison, which is a collection of French farmers' traditional recipes.

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Katie Quinn-Jacobs

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Katie Quinn-Jacobs

Latest Activity

Amanda Auerrell posted a status
"Hello all. I have three large commercial freezers to sell. two large chest freezers and one high end upright. great for processed meats."
Oct 16
Elizabeth Delaney replied to Katie Quinn-Jacobs's discussion Looking for butcher in the group Livestock
"Cooly's Butcher Bay!  He's in Alpine, used to be our neighbor.  Great family, really good prices, always who we used! Beardsley Hollow Rd - SchuylerAlpineNY 14805(607) 594-3479By appointment only. "
Oct 6
Susan Verberg replied to denise mooney's discussion chickens available... in the group Livestock
"could you email me? susanverberg at gmail dot com my husband works from home and uses the phone line a lot :) I could do next week sometime in the afternoon I think, depending on the butcher schedule, when I get a hold of him, and where the chickens…"
Oct 3
Joan Doria commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event IthaCan Organic Cider Pressing 2014
"Thanks for the invitation, and I wish I could have made it.  No abundance of foraged apples this year for me. :( Then I saw it was canceled. Will this be rescheduled? Joan"
Oct 3
IthacaNancy commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event IthaCan Organic Cider Pressing 2014
"Thanks for letting me know.  I have the apple chopper for a couple of weeks if you want to reschedule anything.  I'll keep hoping to find organic apples to press."
Oct 3
Katie Quinn-Jacobs commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event IthaCan Organic Cider Pressing 2014
"The cider pressing for Saturday, October 4th has been canceled."
Oct 3
denise mooney replied to denise mooney's discussion chickens available... in the group Livestock
"yes i would love it if u would like to do that, susan!...please call when u can and we can arrange...thank u...607.216.8175..."
Oct 3
Katie Quinn-Jacobs replied to Katie Quinn-Jacobs's discussion Looking for butcher in the group Livestock
"Thanks, Susan.  I put a call into Matt at CCE earlier this afternoon for referrals.  I've used Shirk's in the past, bu they don't seem to be responding to phone calls/messages.  Will give Parsons a try."
Oct 2
Katie Quinn-Jacobs replied to Katie Quinn-Jacobs's discussion Looking for butcher in the group Livestock
"Still have 2 available, are you interested?  If so, let's connect off-site.  :)"
Oct 2
IthacaNancy replied to Katie Quinn-Jacobs's discussion Looking for butcher in the group Livestock
"Hi Kate, Are all of your lambs spoken for at this point?  "
Oct 2
Susan Verberg replied to denise mooney's discussion chickens available... in the group Livestock
"Would you like me to take them in exchange for some of them processed? are you just looking to get rid of them or are you wanting the meat back? eight chickens are just two cat carriers in the car, and Schrader's is less than a half hour from…"
Oct 2
Susan Verberg replied to Katie Quinn-Jacobs's discussion Looking for butcher in the group Livestock
"I used Chris Parsons at Capricorn hill meats last year (215-6617). I was very pleased with his set up and his philosophy, he uses a lot of Temple Grandin animal husbandry techniques. He's out past Elmira but for four lambs that should be worth…"
Oct 2
denise mooney replied to denise mooney's discussion chickens available... in the group Livestock
"Thank u, Susan. My guess now is getting the chickens to scraders would be the thing. My preference is that someone come & pick them up. Anyone? Anyone know anyone?"
Oct 2
Susan Verberg replied to denise mooney's discussion chickens available... in the group Livestock
"Paul Esch in Interlaken at Parish Road Meat Processing is out of business. But there is another Mennonite took over, if my notes are correct it's Schrader's meat Market at 1937 Somerville Road in Romulus 607-869-6328 (call early morning…"
Oct 2
Katie Quinn-Jacobs commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event IthaCan Organic Cider Pressing 2014
"Sorry, Nancy.  Due to the late frost here on our hill, I won't have any extra apples this year.  The chopper sounds like a good deal though as we won't have the benefit of Sam being here this year.  (He's working at the…"
Oct 2
Katie Quinn-Jacobs added a discussion to the group Livestock
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Looking for butcher

I have 4 lambs to butcher.  Anyone have suggestions for local butchers?See More
Oct 2

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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.
 
 
 

Events

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

Resources

Bulk Foods

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs May 17, 2009 at 8:45am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Sep 24.

Books

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Mar 24, 2009 at 5:38pm. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Aug 6.

Farmers

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs May 17, 2009 at 7:39am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Nov 18, 2012.

Recommended Websites

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Mar 23, 2009 at 10:00am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Oct 5, 2010.

Resources

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Mar 23, 2009 at 9:50am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Sep 19, 2010.

Retailers

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs May 17, 2009 at 8:27am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Feb 28, 2010.

Articles

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Mar 26, 2009 at 11:28am. Last updated by Alison F May 26, 2009.

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