What Ithaca lacks in vegan restaurants it gains in a large array of locally made food products. I could create a long laundry list of all the items available in the finger lakes. It is one of the few places I know of that you can get locally ground flour, tofu, and seitan. There are also a large number of different CSA’s (community share agriculture) to choose from. This region even has one of the first if not only you pick berry CSA. One of my favorite things about living here is our wonderful bread share from Wide Awake Bakery. Every week we get to choose from an array o freshly baked bread. Sometimes they have homemade pasta as well. Usually we enjoy our bread on Saturday morning, with nut butter and jam. I have also been known to make special sandwiches with it, or enjoy with homemade hummus.