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Cabin Fever Trivia Night a Success! (Thu, 2017-03-23) Highlights and winners of the Trivia Night fundraiser

GardenShare's fifth annual "Cabin Fever Trivia Night" was held on March 18, 2017 and was a record-setting event for the organization. Sixteen teams of four took part in the event and answered questions about farming and farmers markets, the Adirondacks, North Country food and beverage, local sports, and music. When we finished that evening, we had raised over $2,500 to support GardenShare's work to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County!

In Defense of Food (Thu, 2017-03-09) Movie Screening Rescheduled for March 26 at 3:00

The February showing of the movie “In Defense of Food” was snowed out, so GardenShare and the Potsdam Food Co-op have rescheduled it for Sunday, March 26, at 3:00 PM.  Admission is free for the film, which will be followed by discussion with local experts.  The event will be held at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton.  "In Defense of Food" is

Position Available: Americorps VISTA (Sat, 2017-03-04) Full time Americorps position starts in June

GardenShare is seeking a full-time person for an Americorps VISTA position.  This position will work with the five farmers markets in St. Lawrence County to promote the use of SNAP benefits at the markets and to engage more volunteers and build the sustainability of the markets.  The VISTA will also work to strengthen GardenShare and build the organization's capacity through volunteer recruitment and support.

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!

February 24 marks the third annual National CSA Sign-Up Day when you can join other like-minded people around the North Country who are committed to eating healthy foods, supporting their local farmer, and being adventurous in the kitchen. February sounds like a crazy time to be thinking about buying food from a local farmer. But the concept behind Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is to share both the risk and the rewards with the farmer.

2017 Local Food Guide production includes cover art contest (Mon, 2017-02-13) Guide production launches with cover art contest

 St. Lawrence County Local Food Guide
2017 Production Underway with Cover Art Contest

GardenShare’s annual Local Food Guide lists farmers markets, farm stands, U-pick orchards, restaurants, grocers, and other outlets that offer food raised in St. Lawrence County.

Keep up with the GardenShare 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.

News Archive

Farmer Training and Certification: WIC Vegetables and Fruits (Mon, 2013-04-08) Free training includes paperwork, notary, envelope and stamp.
2012 Annual Report (Fri, 2013-02-01) GardenShare's Annual Report highlights 2012 work.
We're Hiring! (Mon, 2013-01-07) GardenShare is hiring a Program Manger to focus on farmers' market promotion countywide.
NEW: Farmers' Market Gift Tokens (Tue, 2012-11-20) Farmers' Market Gift Tokens now available.
GardenShare receives USDA FMPP Grant (Mon, 2012-09-24) Grant will help us promote farmers markets and CSAs in the county.
Local Meat Processing Feasibility Study Complete (Fri, 2012-08-17) Study finds substantial value in increasing processing and organic certification capabilities.
Food Stamp Dollars Worth More at Canton and Potsdam Farmers' Markets (Wed, 2012-06-06) Participants in the SNAP/EBT food stamp program who use their benefits at the Canton and Potsdam markets will receive an additional five dollars for every ten dollars they spend.
GardenShare Benefit Dinner June 14 (Wed, 2012-05-09) Please join us for our annual benefit dinner at the 1844 House on Thursday, June 14.
EBT Volunteers Needed (Thu, 2012-05-03) Volunteers are needed to staff the EBT booths at the Canton and Potsdam Farmers' Markets.
2012 Local Food Guides coming next week! (Wed, 2012-05-02) The print version of our 2012 Local Food Guide will be in newspapers later in May, but if you're on our mailing list, it's coming to your mailbox soon!