Events Calendar

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Events Calendar

Through December 13, 2014
Ogdensburg Winter GreenMarket
Saturadays, 9:00am-1:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, Ogdensburg - Until December 13, 2014
Thursdays, 2:00pm-5:00pm at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg - Until December 11, 2014
The market contines to accept debit and EBT cards for payment

November 1, 2014 through April 2015
(no market days 11/8,11/15,12/13,3/20/15,4/11,4/18 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.  

November 3, 2014 through January 16, 2015
North Country Jr. Iron Chef Registration Opens
ncjrironchef.org
Event Date: March 14, 2015 at AA Kingston Middle School, Potsdam, NY
North Country Jr. Iron Chef is a competition for teams of middle and high school students from around New York's North Country to develop healthy recipes using a combination of local and commodity foods that could be realistically prepared in a school cafeteria. Register before January 16, 2015.  For more details go to ncjrironchef.org

November 7, 2014 through December 19, 2014
Canton Winter Farmers' Market
Fridays, 9:00am-2:00pm
Presbyterian Church, Canton
Enjoy fresh produce into the winter.  Come and check us out!

December 4, 2014
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON FOOD POLICY TO HOLD ITS ANNUAL WINTER MEETING
10:30am-3:30pm
Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension Office located on 840 Upper Front Street in Binghamton, NY.
This open to the public and a public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting. Those wishing to attend and present comments are encouraged to RSVP no later than November 28, 2014 by emailing the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at nyscfp@agriculture.ny.gov or calling 518-457-1721. Public comments must be limited to 5 minutes and a hard copy of comments is required to be submitted to the Council at the time of presentation. The New York State Council on Food Policy is charged with developing food policy recommendations for the state that will help ensure the availability of safe, fresh, nutritious and affordable food for all New Yorkers, and expanding agricultural food production. The Council’s recommended state food policies focus on four key issue areas: maximizing participation in, and support for, food and nutrition assistance programs; strengthening the connection between local food products and consumers; increasing consumer awareness of healthy eating and improving access to safe and nutritious food; and supporting safe, efficient and profitable agricultural food production and food retail infrastructure. More information on the Council can be found at www.nyscfp.org.

December 7, 2014
Holiday Baking Fest and Silent Auction
12:00pm-3:00pm
Carriage House, behind Potsdam Co-op, 24 Elm St. Potsdam
Offered by: Potsdam Co-op and Potsdam Neighborhood Center
Get your holiday spirit started by entering the 17th Annual Baking Fest and Silent Auction. Your culinary creation will raise money for the Potsdam Neighborhood Center. This is a fun and friendly community event and all bakers, from the novice to the proficient, are invited to take part. Enter by baking two of your favorite recipe. One is put on display for the Silent Auction, the other is cut up and served to the hordes of hungry people who stop by to enjoy a fabulous assortment of baked goods, visit with friends and neighbors, cast votes for their favorite entries, and raise money for a good cause. Entries in the following categories are encouraged: Chocolate, Fruit, Savory, and Special Diet (Gluten-free Diabetic-friendly, and Vegan). There will be a $25 Co-op Gift Certificate awarded to the people's choice winner in each of these categories. You do not have to be a Co-op member-owner to enter. Registration forms are available at the Co-op and on-line at www.potsdamcoop.com. For more information, contact Lynn at 265-4630 or lynn@potsdamcoop.com.

January 17, 2015
GardenShare's Growing Community Social
2:00pm-4:00pm
TAUNY Center, Canton
Sponsored by: GardenShare
This year GardenShare has moved the annual “social” for friends and supporters – usually held in the fall – to January. Join GardenShare to celebrate the Growing Community Award, meet Gloria McAdam, Executive Director, and enjoy chili and cornbread. Details will follow and can be found at www.gardenshare.org.

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.