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Growing Community

Salsa verde ingredients. littleGrasse Foodworks. Canton, NY.

Image courtesy of the Farm-to-Table Initiative led by Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.

The issues surrounding poverty, hunger, and food security are complex and far-reaching. To address the needs of our North Country neighbors, and to emphasize local food as part of the  solution, requires the efforts of many individuals and organizations working together with common and complementary goals.

Community Networking

To help meet our shared missions of ensuring food access and supporting the local food system, GardenShare participates on a number of local coalitions, workgroups, and advisory councils, including:

  • Local Food Advisory Group 
  • Bridge to Wellness Coalition
  • North Country Human Services Coalition
  • St. Lawrence County Public Transit Task Force
  • Food Access Programs Alliance

We are a Friend of the Market for the county’s farmers markets and a resource for social service and assistance programs.

Growing Community Award

Every year, GardenShare recognizes the work of an individual or organization that is making strides toward a more just food system in St. Lawrence County with the Growing Community Award. Past recipients have included farmers, food service staff, a food bank, community groups, and others. The annual award is presented at an event that brings together the very diverse players in the local food security movement.

 

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