Saturday park clean-up cancelled

Saturday park clean-up cancelled




With Farmers Markets in Canton and Potsdam opening in mid-May, GardenShare is organizing volunteers to do some spring cleaning in the parks.

In Potsdam, GardenShare is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce annual spring clean-up on April 22 from 10:00 to 2:00. Volunteers should met at the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad (back of parking lot next to Potsdam Fire Dept- Main Street) at 10:00. The Chamber will have brooms, rakes, shovels, and plastic gloves for volunteers to use or volunteers can bring their own tools/gloves if preferred. To be part of the GardenShare group assigned to Ives Park, please pre-register by contacting

In Canton, GardenShare is looking for volunteers to help on “I Love My Park Day,” Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Village Park. Volunteers should meet at the Park at 10:00 and should bring their own gloves and rakes.

The Canton Farmers Market will open on Friday, May 12, 2017, and will be open every Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 to 2:00 through October.

The Potsdam Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 13, 2017 and will be open every Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00 through October.

Farmers markets in Gouverneur, Hammond, and Massena open a bit later in the season.

GardenShare is also seeking volunteers to support and assist at the farmers markets. Visit or contact Rhonda Rodriguez at 315-261-8054 or for more information.

GardenShare has worked to end hunger and strengthen our local food system since 1996. Originally formed as a network of gardeners sharing their extra harvest with local food pantries, GardenShare has since embraced a larger vision for the region, which is summarized in the slogan, "Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, Everybody Eats." The organization's work to help low-income people access fresh, locally grown food and to strengthen the food system are designed to move the community toward GardenShare's mission - to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County through policy advocacy work and by strengthening the food system to benefit all County residents.