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Fun facts about eggplant::

  • Like tomatoes, eggplants are not actually vegetables they are technically berries
  • In Italy, eggplants were once known as “mala insana” which translates to crazy apple
  • Eggplant is rich source of dietary fibers, vitamins C, K and vitamins of the B group, and minerals such as copper, phosphorus and magnesium
  • In order to see if an eggplant is ripe, press the skin with your thumb, if the indentation disappears it is ready to eat!


Recipe: Eggplant Ragu

GardenShare Seeks Nominations for Award
Growing Community Award to be presented


Each year, GardenShare recognizes and individual or organization whose efforts strengthen food security in northern New York State. Past recipients have included farmers, food service staff, a food bank, community groups, and others.

September is Hunger Action Month (Fri, 2017-08-18) How will you get involved?

September is Hunger Action Month
Third Annual Fight Hunger 5K and Other Activities

Keep up with our blog (Sun, 2017-01-01) The GardenShare team provides regular updates on food issues in the North Country

 Interested in what's going on in the food world and how it connects to Northern New York?  The team at GardenShare will keep you up to date on food insecurity with regular posts on a blog.

GardenShare partners with United Way (Sun, 2017-01-01) GardenShare partners with United Way of Northern New York

 GardenShare is now a partner with the United Way of Northern New York.

This partnership will allow GardenShare to apply for funding through the United Way campaign.  To receive funding from United Way, the program must be unduplicated, meet a real need, show positive and specific results and have a positive effect on community health and well-being.

Sustainers Support GardenShare (Thu, 2013-06-13) Anyone can join GardenShare's Sustainers Circle to help build an equitable, sustainable regional food system.

GardenShare's Sustainers Circle is a group of individuals, businesses and organizations who commit to support GardenShare for three or more years.

As a small organization, we are very much at the mercy of economic instability, state and federal budget wrangling, and just plain difficult times. A commitment of support helps us plan ahead, and ensures that we'll have money in the bank to continue to run our flagship programs that help make our community a great place to find fresh, local food, regardless of income.

News Archive

Position Available: Americorps VISTA (Tue, 2017-04-04) Full time Americorps position starts in June
Open House at new GardenShare office (Tue, 2017-04-04) Stop by to see our new space and learn more about our upcoming plans
Cabin Fever Trivia Night a Success! (Thu, 2017-03-23) Highlights and winners of the Trivia Night fundraiser
In Defense of Food (Thu, 2017-03-09) Movie Screening Rescheduled for March 26 at 3:00
Now is the right time to purchase a CSA share (Thu, 2017-02-23) Order your CSA share early to help your farmer plan for the season!
2017 Local Food Guide production includes cover art contest (Mon, 2017-02-13) Guide production launches with cover art contest
GardenShare and Potsdam Food Co-op co-sponsor film (Wed, 2017-02-01) In Defense of Food on February 12
MLK Day concert - one more chance to donate (Tue, 2017-01-17) Food drive continues on Wednesday
MLK Day food drive planned to benefit backpack programs (Tue, 2017-01-10) GardenShare joins forces with SLU to support local backpack programs
GardenShare to honor Local Living Venture (Mon, 2017-01-09) Growing Community Award to be presented in January