Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Every Saturday through Winter (May)
Potsdam Winter Market
Cheel Arena, Clarkson University, Potsdam
Continue to enjoy produce from local farmers all winter long. Come get your eggs, meat, preserves, tea, maple products, homemade bakery items, handicrafts and gifts, all from local producers! For more information contact Bob Josephson at or call GardenShare 261-8054. 

April 19th
Bee Keeping Workshop & Mentoring Sessions
3 - 5 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3-1/2 Main St., Canton, NY 
Part 1 of 2 part workshop. Suggested donation of $20, $5 student. Email to register.

April 24
Joining the SNAP/EBT Program for Farmers Webinar
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thanks to a USDA grant, farmers and farmers markets can accept SNAP benefits by using IPhones. This webinar will explain the process, determine your eligibility for free equipment, and walk you through the application process. It will take approximately 90 minutes to complete the presentation details of the application process, and allow time for questions and answers. To sign up, follow the link.

April 25
Dairy Farmers Q&A
5:30 to 7 p.m. TAUNY Center, Canton
A panel of dairy farmers will engage in a free-flowing conversation about life on the farm, changing dairy farming practices, and more. Free, Light refreshments.

May 1st 
The Kitchen at Iroquois Farm Restaurant presents "An Evening with St. Lawrence Brewing Company"
6 pm, 10951 CR 37, Lisbon
Chef Josh Taillon will offer a unique six course meal, featuring local seasonal ingredients, along with a complimenting beer crafted from the brewery. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to GardenShare. Tickets are $65 and available at the restaurant or brewery. For more information, call (315) 388-3077

Deadline Approaching!
May 2nd

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through New York State Dept of Agriculture. See link for more information.

May 3rd
Shiitake Fundamentals: From Spawn Runs to Soup Recipes
10 am to 3 pm
Attendance limit of 15 participants! There is a $35 donation to cover materials, expenses and to benefit the Local Living Venture. Email to register.

May 3
Practical Lessons for Every Farm From a Small-Scale Diverse Organic Farm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm, Bittersweet Farm, 1249 State Hwy 184, Heuvelton
NOFA-NY's "Organic Farmer of the Year," Brian Bennett will lead an interactive and entertaining tour highlighting why and how Bittersweet Farm produces a diversity of products using small-scale, hands-on Organic practices. Learn about animal biodiversity, breeds, feeding, housing, costs, income and marketing.
Registration: $10/person, or $15 for 2 or more from the same farm. Call by 4/30 at 585-271-1979 ext. 509 Potluck lunch--bring a dish to pass!

May 4
Start Your Garden Seedlings Indoors and Learn How to Transplant
1 pm - 3:30 pm
Longtime organic farmer Dulli Tengeler explains what containers to use for what plants, how to compost easily and we will make your own potting soil from compost, how to fill containers, how to seed different crops (possibly including some flowers) and we will also transplant tomatoes, celery and basil. You will gain knowledge about timing the seeding, planting seedlings out, and different varieties. RSVP only please due to limited space. Call 315.347.4223 or email Suggested donation of $15, $5 student - scholarships available in advance. 

May 14, June 12
WIC Checks Webinar
Become authorized vendor to accept the $6 and $10 NYS WIC Vegetables and Fruits Check at farmers’ markets.
Online webinars are Wed, May 14, 7:00 PM and Thu, Jun 12, 7:00 PM
Click here to register.
**Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton will host an in-person webinar on June 12th at 7pm. Call to register, 315-379-9192 **

May 12, 2014,
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Interest Meeting
9:30am-10:30am, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton
Call for information: Kristin Colarusso, 315-379-9192

May 15
Seedcorn's Annual Meeting & Potluck Dessert Munch
6 - 9 pm, Community Room, Potsdam Civic Center
Seedcorn is dedicated to assisting organizations working in the areas of peace, social justice and a sustainable environment. Email for more information

May 22
Poultry Health and Disease Prevention Workshop
10am-12pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton
Please register with Mary Beth at 315-379-9192 x229.

June 8th
Save the Date: Potsdam Co-op Summer Bake-off and Silent Auction to Benefit GardenShare. More details to follow!

July 5
4th Annual Made in New York
11:00am- 7:00pm
Madison Barracks, 85 Worth Rd., Sacket Harbor, NY 13685
Offered by: Society for the Preservation of Madison Barracks
Join us for this premier New York State Festival event featuring 15 NYS bands and headlined by Clayton's Blue Coupe.  Also there will be NYS Breweries and an expanded number and variety of food vendors to include in the Dinosaur BBQ. Early Bird Special for vendors need to be completed by May 1st. Contact Michael Campell, Festival Director, at or 315-646-3374.