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 24, 2014
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, 2014
OSHA Inspections on NYS Dairy Farms Webinar
9:00 am- 11:00 am
Farm Credit East, NEDPA, New York Farm Bureau, PRO-DAIRY and NYCAMH will present on the updated plans of OSHA to conduct compliance inspections on New York State dairy farms in 2014. Free to register, follow this link.

April 25, 2014
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

April 30, 2014
Canton Merchants’ Association Meeting
17 Main Street, Canton.
All locally-owned Canton businesses are invited to attend and participate. for more info

May 1, 2014
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 2, 2014

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

May 3, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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 and June 12, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Poultry Health and Disease Prevention Workshop
10am-12pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton
Please register with Mary Beth at 315-379-9192 x229.

July 5, 2014
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.