Qijia Yu / Sun Staff Writer

Jackman’s Vineyard Tomato Tasting: A Myriad of Colors, Shapes and Flavors

Under the glowing yellow lights engulfed by the night drapes, visitors were enjoying wood oven broccoli pizza, freshly made dolsa and wine tastings from one of the local vineyards. But these foods were not what I had come for; I had come to do a little tomato tasting at stall 53, where Alex Jackman introduced passersby to more than 50 varieties of tomatoes grown at his farm.

Marchin’ into Good Health

Cornell celebrated the end of March, National Nutrition Month, with a recipe contest in which Cornell Dining’s very own chefs faced off with original, plant-based recipes.

Tap into All of Nature’s Bounty: Maple Fest

The Maple Festival is an annual event that highlights maple production in the Finger Lakes region and the unique food culture surrounding it. This year, the event featured dozens of educational programs, vendors like Cayuga Creamery and Sapsquatch and a guided maple tour by Prof. Brian Chabot, ecology and evolutionary biology.

39 vendors competed in the 18th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off on Saturday.

Netflix and Chili?: The 18th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the 18th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-off and eat some truly memorable chili. Of the 39 competitors vying for the title of best chili, some submitted both vegetarian and meat options and some even provided drinks or sweets as palate cleansers. Though I wasn’t able to check out all 39 stands, I’ve included thoughts on the 11 stands I did sample.

(Brittney Chew / News Photo Editor)

AppleFest: Ithaca’s Thirty-Third Annual Apple Harvest Festival

Elizabeth Gorman ’18 went into AppleFest weekend with goals: to go all three days and try every apple-esque product available. Sample every apple variety I could sink my teeth into. Turn into an apple. Although I didn’t actually achieve any of these ambitious goals, she discovers why she loves AppleFest so much.