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Fun Facts about carrots:

  • Contains 200% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A which is good for vision, bones, skin, and teeth.
  • Even the green tops of carrots are edible, but the part of the carrot most generally eaten is the taproot.
  • Carrots only became a staple vegetable in American diets post World War I, after soldiers returned from Europe having eaten them during the war.

 

 

Recipe: Maple Dill Carrots

Volunteer at the Farmers Market (Tue, 2017-06-27) Sign up schedule for farmers market volunteers

VOLUNTEERS: If you have completed a volunteer orientation and farmers market training, please click on the following link to sign up for volunteer shifts at the farmers markets in Canton, Potsdam, Gouverneur, Hammond, and Massena.

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

Eat for Equity (Mon, 2013-05-13) Please join GardenShare for our annual benefit dinner at the 1844 House on Tuesday, June 11.
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.