Events Calendar

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Events Calendar

February 10, 2015
Greenhorns 
7:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 Main St., Canton
Sponsored by: GardenShare
This year GardenShare will show "Greenhorns" a documentary film which explores the lives of Americas young farming community-it's spirit, practices and needs. The filmakers hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the cae for those considering a career in agriculture. A panel of local farmers, including NOFA NY Farmer of the Year 2014 , Brian Bennett of Bittersweet Farm, will share their passion for the life they've chosen.

Through April 2015
(no market days 3/20/15,4/11,4/18 due to Cheel events)
Potsdam Winter Farmers' Market
Saturdays; 8:30am-12:00pm
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.  

February 3, 2015 at 12:00pm
February 5, 2015 at 12:00pm

2015 Online Farmer Training and Certification for WIC Vegetables and Fruits Check Program
Learn more about the NYS WIC Vegetables and Fruits Check Program (WIC VF) at farmers’ markets. Beginning in January 2009, WIC families in New York State began receiving traditional monthly WIC checks to be used exclusively for the purchase of vegetables and fruits from traditional WIC vendors (e.g., grocery stores). New York was the first state in the nation to implement this new feature to the WIC Program. In partnership with the NYS Department of Health, the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets created the WIC Vegetables and Fruits Check Program (WIC VF), a system to enable farmers to gain authorization to accept these traditional monthly WIC checks for vegetables and fruits at farmers’ markets. To become an authorized vendor (producers only) to accept these $8 and $10 WIC vegetables and fruit checks, producers/farmers must:
*Be currently enrolled in the NYS Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
*Sign a separate WIC VF application and WIC VF agreement (including submitting a VOIDED CHECK)
*Participate in an annual free training program session such as one of the below online webinars 
Important: To register online, please go to our website www.agriculture.ny.gov/AP/agservices/fmnp-wic-vf.html. Once you register online, you will receive an email containing a unique hyperlink to view the online webinar, as well as a phone number so that you can listen to the audio of the presentation. Email reminders will follow.

February 4, 2015  at 6:00pm-7:30pm Registration link nyfarmersmarket.us3.list-manage.com/track/click
February 10, 2015 at 1:00pm-2:30pm Registration link nyfarmersmarket.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click
Cultivating Success: Making a Website Work for Your Farm Business
Offered by: Farmers Market Federation of NY
This a new program of the Farmers Market Federation of NY, financed by a grant from the USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program. The grant provided funds to the Federation to administer this unique program and promote New York State’s farms and farmers markets by helping them to create farm and farmers market websites, as well as teaching them how to use these new websites as promotion tools to grow their customer base and increase profits. Fill out the Interest Form to indicate your interest in this program and receive updates.  Please email Galena Ojiem at  gojiem@nyfarmersmarket.com with any questions about the program.

March 10 & 11, 2015
Two-day Farm Food Safety Training
Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Classroom, Canton
Dr. Elizabeth Bihn and Gretchen Wall of the Produce Safety Alliance will help you write and implement a food safety plan tailored to yout farm operation.  Fruit and vegetable growers as well as poultry, sheep and goat producers should not miss this chance to stay ahead of theh curve as new food safety laws change market requirements.  Pre-registration is required.  Call CCE of St. Lawrence Co. (315) 379-9192.  Cost $25 per person ($10 for each additional person from the same farm).  Some scholarship money is available; please call to inquire.