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.
February 20, 2015
Beginning Farmers Workshop
Canton CCE Learning Farm
For new farmers. Goals, evaluating resources, getting started, best management practices. Speakers include Anita Deming, Amy Ivy, Peter Hagar, Kitty O'Neill and Sarah Johnson. Contact St. Lawrence CCE office at 315-379-9192 for more information and to pre-register.
February 21, 2015
Young Farmer Gathering
Bellabrooke Vineyard, 298 CR 6, Hammond, NY
Sponsored by: St. Lawrence Co. Farm Bureau Young Farmers Group
There will be a tour of Bellabrooke, wine tasting available and planning for the future. Join Kelsey O'Shea as she gets this organization up and going. For more information contact her at 858-361-7199
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.
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
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.