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𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘁. 𝗟𝗮𝘄𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆!
There are many ways to expand your buying power at various St. Lawrence County Farmers Markets. Programs such as Double Up Food Bucks, Senior’s Farmers Market Nutrition Program, WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and FreshConnect Checks are available for the season.
𝘿𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙐𝙥 𝙁𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝘽𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙨 (available now) is an incentive program that provides individuals and families who use SNAP benefits with a $2-for-$2 match, up to $20 per day, providing shoppers with additional dollars to bring home more fruits and vegetables.
𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙧’𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩 𝙉𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢 (coming soon) is designed to provide low-income seniors at least 60 years old with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
𝙒𝙄𝘾 𝙁𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩 𝙉𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢 (coming soon) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants. and Children. Eligible WIC participants are issues FMNP coupons in addition to their regular WIC benefits. They give access to locally grown fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙝𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙘𝙠𝙨 (available now) aims to expand access of locally grown food for our Veterans, Servicemembers, and their immediate family members. These give access to eligable food items such as dairy products, meats, breads, seed and plants of food producing properties, fruits, vegetables, and more.
For more information and who to contact, visit www.GardenShare.org and scroll down past the token programs.
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴!
With July beginning, that means we’ll have all St. Lawrence County Farmers Markets up and running! Massena’s farmer market will begin on Sunday, July 3rd from 10-2 at Tractor Supply, 105 Harte Haven Plaza, Massena.
There’s a market for (almost) every day of the week!
Sundays: Massena, 10-2
Tuesdays: Canton, 9-2
Wednesdays: Akwesasne, 11-2; Hammond, 3-6
Thursdays: Gouverneur, 9-2; Ogdensburg, 11-4
Fridays: Canton, 9-2
Saturdays: Potsdam, 9-2; Akwesasne, 11-2
For weekly information about vendors at the market, live music, and activities like our story walk, follow GardenShare on Facebook.
𝗟𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗨𝗽 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗲𝘀 & 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗯 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀!
Fight Hunger Fair and 5K is a new combined GardenShare event; it brings together the Growing Community Social, Hunger Action Month activities, and GardenShare’s annual Fight Hunger 5K. This will be a fun and family-friendly community event to bring awareness of food justice work in St. Lawrence County. Fight Hunger Fair and 5K will be held on Sunday, September 18 at the Canton Village Park in the afternoon. There will be fun activities, such as a story walk, live music, as well as tabling of community partners who strive to alleviate local hunger and food insecurity.
Also incorporated into this event is the recognition and presentation of the 2022 Growing Community Award. The acknowledgement of the recipient’s work towards food security will be held during the Fight Hunger Fair.
Registration for 5K will be available August 1st, 2022. Stay tuned for next month’s eNews for more information!
𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗦𝗟𝗨 𝗣𝗜𝗖!
GardenShare is incredibly grateful to continue to partner with St. Lawrence University and have a student intern this summer through their St. Lawrence University Public Interest Corps (SLU PIC) program. Say hello to Brianna Hargraves ’22, and learn a bit more about her below!
Name: Brianna Hargraves
Hometown: North Conway, NH
Role at GardenShare?: Local Food Promotions Representative/SLU PIC Intern
Why do you do what you do (at GardenShare)?:
My work at GardenShare is motivated by wanting to improve the sustainability of our food system so that it is not only better for the environment, but for the people interacting in it as well. There are so many reasons why local food is important to our environment, public health, and strength as a small community but that is why my work will always be driven with the goal of encouraging the development and accessibility of local food systems for everyone.
Hobbies: Music has been a consistent hobby of mine ever since I was little so I continue to really enjoy singing, playing bass guitar, and watching live music. For most of my life my mom has also been a chef and a baker so I also really love cooking, especially with fresh produce from the farmer’s market, and enjoying the meals I’ve made with other people.
What’s one word that you would use to describe yourself?: Passionate!
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗜𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆?
June has brought a lot of rain, which is great for our growing plants and produce. Make sure you get your hands on strawberries before they go out of season. Swing by the farmers market and look out for blueberries, raspberries, zucchini, and tomatoes!
Are you looking for locally grown goods? GardenShare’s Online Food Guide has a curated list of food resources such as farms, restaurants and retail that support local farmers, and more!
𝗛𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲!
With the start of their season, the Hammond Farmers Market is excited to announce the opening of their new pavilion! Located at 14 Main Street on Route 37, this new addition will house the market and various other events.
The Hammond Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 3-6 now until September 14th. For a list of vendors and more information, be sure to visit their Facebook page.
𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿!
We’d like to share one more thank you for all the support around our 2022 Annual Fundraising Dinner at 1844 House. Our work in St Lawrence County wouldn’t be possible without your support.
Thank you to Chef Joseph Smart and the 1844 House staff for hosting us, our team of board members and committee members, our staff, our volunteers, our view from the field speaker Morgan Leeson of O and E Farm, and all attendees for your time and donations. Also, a big thank you to our sponsors of the event: St. Lawrence Health, Stauffer Farms LLC, Niles Asset Management, and North Country Savings Bank
Photos from the event can be found on GardenShare’s Facebook page.
𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗘𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸𝘀 & 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱!
The St. Lawrence County Chamber will be hosting two Craft, Food & Wine Shows this year and welcomes producers of homemade and value-added products to sell as vendors. Each show traditionally attracts over 2,000 people, providing a great opportunity for sales and market exposure. The dates are September 24 in Madrid and December 3 in Potsdam.
More information at www.SLCchamber.org or by calling 315-386-4000.
𝘐𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯: 𝘒𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘍𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘓𝘪𝘴𝘣𝘰𝘯, 𝘕𝘠.
𝘐𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘮-𝘵𝘰-𝘛𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘊𝘰𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘌𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘵. 𝘓𝘢𝘸𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺.