Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Surveys for Canton and Potsdam Farmers' Markets

GardenShare will have in person survey opportunities at Potsdam and Canton markets on the following dates:

  • Potsdam: Sat. July 19th
  • Canton: Fri. July 25th

You can fill the survey out online (until Aug 1), if you cannot attend the market that day:

  • Canton Farmers' Market: survey here.
  • Potsdam Farmers' Market: survey here.

"Produce Spotlight" at Area Markets
GardenShare and Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County will be providing information to shoppers at all area farmers' markets. Handouts will include shopping, storage and preparation tips, along with nutritional facts and a few easy to follow recipes.

  • Ogdensburg: July 5th (zucchini and beets)
  • Gouverneur: July 10th (zucchini and beets)
  • Potsdam: July 12th (zucchini) and July 26th (beets)
  • Dekalb: July 16th (zucchini and beets)
  • Canton: July 18th (zucchini) and July 25th (beets)
  • Norwood: July 21st (zucchini and beets)
  • Massena: July 24th (zucchini and beets)

July 17-19, 2014
Grasstravaganza Conference hosted by Morrisville State College and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Gain knowledge on the importance of grazing livestock to benefit livestock, soil and human health. Presentations by professionals: soil scientists, researchers, ranchers, among others. Trade show as well. Register online at here or contact Anne Orth at (315)-684-6843. Early Bird registration is due by June 15th.

July 26, 2014
Parasite Management/FAMACHA Workshop
10:00 am to 3:00 pm, CCE Learning Farm, Canton 
Learn how to manage your small ruminant parasites through pasture timing, strategic de-worming, and more. $35.00 includes materials and lunch and a FAMACHA card. Pre-registration is required but you can pay at the door. Contact the CCE office 315-379-9192 to register.

July 29, 2014
Foods Learning Event
6 pm to 8 pm, Extension Learning Farm, Route 68, Canton
CCE is sponsoring a regional field discussion for Northern New York horticultural growers: Includes a picnic supper, farm tour, and discussion of vegetable production projects focused on season extension, inter-row cover crops, reduced zone tillage, crop pests: leek moth and spotted wing drosophila, and more. Many guest speakers. The event is free but registration is required. See here for more info. Register by calling 379-9192 or email.  

July 30, 2014
Beef Tour
6:30 pm, Akins' Farm
See the beef feeding operation, weighing and sorting. Mark and his family also have a cow-calf operation along with the dairy. Contact the CCE office 315-379-9192 to register.

July 31, 2014
ReQueening Your Hives
Luke Martin will be providing queen cells (not queens) - by advance order only - and showing you how to "do it yourself," or help the bees to do it, at least! Please contact Local Living Venture now for details. (315) 347-4223

Aug 4th -8th, 2014
"All Things Food": Farming-Cooking-Nutrition Summer Workshop
Deep Root Center
Mon- Nutrition with Paula Youmell
Tues.& Wed.­-Time on the Farm at littleGrasse Foodworks with Bob & Flip
Thurs. & Fri.- ­ Cooking with Maria and Guest Facilitators
Learn more and register at