For the 3rd year in a row, a Cornell student group is selling cookbook calendars to raise awareness of local food.
The 2010 cookbook calendars have seasonal monthly recipes and photos that were compiled from submissions by students, Cornell Dining employees, and other members of the community, according to Sarah Anne Fuller, Cornell senior and co-president of Farm to Cornell. This year's cover features yellow and red tomatoes.
"All of the proceeds go towards a grant that will fund local and sustainable food projects connecting students with the community of Tompkins County," says Fuller. "Our hope is that this spring we will organize a committee to collect and review proposals and award grant money to fund community projects." The calendars cost $12 each or 2 for $20 and can be found at various Cornell Dining locations, The Cornell Store, Manndible, The Dairy Store, Cornell Orchards, Ludgates, and Bellwether Hard Cider Co. in Trumansburg.
Farm to Cornell is a student organization that works to increase local food awareness and visibility, and has been working with Cornell Dining since 2005 to increase the use of local foods in the dining halls and has been meeting regularly with Dining and its produce supplier, Ithaca Produce. The group is also working to facilitate the creation of an on-campus food venue specializing in sustainable options, and educating the Cornell community about related issues through community potlucks, events, and informational materials.