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During September, our community came together to fight hunger and support GardenShare’s mission to provide food security to all St. Lawrence County residents. In appreciation, we’d like to share some encouraging words about the impact of a non-profit like GardenShare from our 2022 SLUPIC intern, Brianna Hargraves.

“The work ethic and focus present at GardenShare has fully encapsulated the E.E. Schumacher quote that, โ€œsmall is beautiful.โ€ Being a part of the team at GardenShare this summer has given me a first-hand perspective of what it means to put those you serve first in whatever work you do. For only the short time I was able to witness the work at GardenShare it quickly became clear to me that the prioritization of this communityโ€™s needs and voices is what has made this organization what it is.

Getting to be a part of a group that values and acts to stay connected with those they serve is a value I will take with me at any place I work in the future. I have immense value for the consideration of not only creating a local food system that is sustainable, but equitable as well, where everyone feels welcomed to participate and benefit. I believe everyone can learn from the way GardenShare operates so resourcefully and with others needs in mind, and I believe that is why the organization also has such a strong community backing them up.”

Thank you for fighting hunger with us!

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐Ÿฑ๐—ž ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜!
Amidst the last minute changes, we are incredibly thankful for the support of our community. With the support of over 95 5K registrants, you were able to help raise over $16,000 for GardenShare’s mission of food security for all.

We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make this day possible: St. Lawrence University for facility use, our 5K committee members, staff, volunteers and groups – Kappa Delta Sigma from St. Lawrence University, Phi Sigma Sigma from Clarkson, Clarkson Honors Group – and our community partners – One Steep at a Time for selling tea, WIC Along The Border, Climate Smart Communities, Nature Up North, St. Lawrence Health, North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council, Inc, Massena Independent Living Center, Inc., Volunteer Transportation Center, Canton Sustainability Committee, and SNAP-Ed NY.

We’d also like to thank our generous sponsors – Brookfield Renewable, Corning Foundation, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, EDF Renewables North America, St. Lawrence Health, Stauffer Farms LLC, NuMED for Children, S&L Electric, Linden Law Firm, Sandstone Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, SeaComm, Slic Network Solutions, Apothecary Chocolates, Adon Farms, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Bill Rapp Chevrolet Buick of Ogdensburg, Save A Lot, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, and Casella Waste Systems.

The fight around hunger doesn’t end here, and we hope to see you all again at our 2023 Fight Hunger Fair and 5K! Check out the event photos on our Facebook.

๐—ฆ๐˜. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—จ๐—ฝ
As the leaves begin to change, our market season begins to draw to an end. We have a handful of markets that will be running until the end of the month, so be sure to stop by before the season’s end!

Mark your calendars:
Saturday, October 8th – Hammond Farmers & Artisan Market will be holding a special bonus day of market. Visit the town pavilion from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Thursday, October 27th – Gouverneur Farmers Market will be hosting their last market for the season from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For vendor listings and products, visit the GardenShare Facebook page.

Friday, October 28th – Canton Farmers Market will be wrapping up their last day of market. Join them from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Canton Village Park.

Saturday, October 29th – Potsdam Farmers Market will hold their last market of the season. Join them the weekend before Halloween from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Saturday, November 5th – Akwesasne Farmers Market will wrap up the St. Lawrence County Market season. Visit them from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Thank you to our communities, our vendors, our volunteers, and our customers for helping make the 2022 Farmers Market season a success. We can’t wait to see you in 2023!

๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜†
In our August eNews, we had asked the question: “What Farmers Market have you been to?” Of the responses, we found that 2% have been to Ogdensburg Farmers’ Craft and Art Market; 4% have been to Akwesasne Farmers Market and Hammond Farmers Market; 6% have been to Gouverneur Farmers Market and Massena Farmers & Artisan Cooperative Market; 30% have been to Potsdam Farmers Market; 48% have been to Canton Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting local farmers throughout the season! There are many ways to enjoy local food all year round – check out our local food guide for more information: https://www.gardenshare.org/food-guide