Through April 2015
(no market days 3/20/15,4/11,4/18 due to Cheel events)
Potsdam Winter Farmers' Market
Cheel Arena Lobby, Clarkson University
Find all your favorite local foods and crafts all winter long. The market continues to accept debit and EBT cards for payment. Also,the free $2 checks incentive for EBT users continue until mid-November. For more info go to ThePotsdamFarmersMarket.org or call (716) 725-7782.
March 21-22 and March 28-29, 2015
New York State Maple Weekends
Maple Weekend is presented by the New York State Maple Producers Asso. Maple producers across NYS will host open houses where the public can see how maple syrup and other related products are made plu buy the products! More info at www.mapleweekend.com/locations
March 28, 2015
Cabin Fever Trivia Night
6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Parkview, 107 Main St., Canton (above The Balckbird)
Sponsored by: GardenShare
Come and have some fun at the third annual Cabin Fever Trivia Night. This raises money to support GardenShare's work to end hunger in the region. GardenShare makes it possible for low-income families to use their SNAP benefits at the Farmers Markets, subsidizes their membership in CSA farms, sponsors a Youth Summit on food and hunger issues, and promotes local agriculture. Tickets are $25 per person and you can bring your own team of 4 or we'll match you up with a team! This event has sold out for two years in a row so register soon. Call us at 315-261-8054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 28, 2015
Pruning Your Apple Trees & Other Orchard Fruits
Offered by: Local Living Venture
Join the Local Living Venture and farmer David Rice at a local orchard to learn a few tips for caring for fruit trees. Participants can take these new skills home and begin work on their own trees before it is too late in the season for pruning. Workshop presenter David Rice of Sweet Core Farm will focus on a "central leader style" and will also briefly cover special care for pruning neglected trees and training your apple trees. He will also cover choosing and caring for pruning tools, as well as pruning lingo and ways to improve orchard quality and fruit health. This hardy workshop will involve some "hands on" pruning activity. David Rice has a degree in horticulture with a focus on fruit science. He has been farming for 30 years and has 20 years of hands-on experience with tree and small fruits. He has worked on orchards ranging from very small operations, up to 100 acres. He has pruned orchards and hosted workshops and demonstrations in Stratford, New Hampshire as well as previously for the Local Living Venture. Class size is limited, and weather dependent, so attendees must RSVP for the location near Canton, NY. To register contact LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or (315) 347-4223.
April 4, 2015
Pre-Season Market Training
Canton CCE Learning Farm
The workshops with Extension educators will cover how to brand a farm and its products to catch consumer attention and build buyer loyalty. Marketing chickens and poultry products will be a specific interest area for discussion. The workshops will update growers on the Food Safety Modernization Act laws and the latest development in farmers market consumer programs such as the EBT/electronic benefits transfer payment system and the FMNP nutrition program assistance for women infants, children and senior citizens. The $15 workshop fee includes lunch. For info and to register call CCE of St.Lawrence 315-379-9192 or email email@example.com.