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𝗙𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟱𝗞 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟭𝟮!
September is Hunger Action Month and in St. Lawrence County, hunger action is still needed. The Fight Hunger Fair & 5K will be on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the Village Park in Canton from 12:30-3:30pm.
This will be a fun and family-friendly community event to bring awareness of food justice work in St. Lawrence County. Before, during and after the 5K run/walk, there will be educational games and activities centered around food system awareness, a story walk, and live music, as well as tabling of community partners who strive to alleviate local hunger and food insecurity.
Your registration and participation helps support GardenShare’s mission of increasing access to healthy, nutritious local food for our North Country neighbors. Registration will be open on August 12th, 2022 — look forward to an eBlast, social posts, or check out our website for details.
𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸: 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟳-𝟭𝟯
The United States Department of Agriculture has created a proclamation that recognizes the week of August 7-13, 2022 as National Farmers Market Week. National Farmers’ Market Week is the time of year, where local farmers are provided with an extra opportunity to market the goods they grow. It also serves as a way to advertise and promote the numerous benefits of local produce, as well as the value of such markets for a community.
During this week, various markets will also be taking donations of fresh produce for their local food pantries. To participate, simply shop at the Canton, Gouverneur, and Potsdam farmers market and donate your produce purchases at the Market Managers’ tables. It’s that easy!
Many of our SLC markets have plans to make this week special, including live music and even a petting zoo! Mark your calendars and come celebrate with us! For information about SLC farmers markets dates and locations, check out our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/623207002405723/?active_tab=discussion
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘋𝘗𝘛 𝘝𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘰𝘵𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBaNwyzVDNc
𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲
Our SLU PIC intern Brianna has been hard at work this summer updating the information around our Online Local Food Guide; this includes pictures, updated contact information, information around donations and volunteering, as well as adjusting the overall consistency of the guide to better help consumers like you get connected to the local food system of the North Country.
We are incredibly grateful for her hard work on a St. Lawrence County Food Directory: https://gardenshare.org/sites/default/files/2022-08/Food%20Pantry%20and%20Community%20Meal%20Directory.pdf
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆!
In our June 2022 eNews, we had asked what you all use the Local Food Guide for the most. We were amazed to see that 63% of you use the guide to find produce from farmers and 27% of you use it to find farmers markets dates, locations, and times. We appreciate your time and feedback!
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲!
We would like to give a big thank you to Sharon Poole and Patti Mason of One Steep at a Time for their donation to GardenShare. 5% of their recent sales have been donated to our organization, and we are incredibly thankful for this generous gesture. One Steep at a Time [https://www.facebook.com/onesteeptea] can be found selling loose leaf teas and iced tea at Canton Farmers Market Tuesdays and Fridays, and Hammond Farmers and Artisans Market on Wednesdays.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻?: 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁
As the summer months are winding down and school is on the horizon, many staples for this fall are ready – or getting ready – for harvest. Sweet corn will start making appearances at farm stands; check in with your favorite stops to see when available. Some early apples will be available, but most won’t be ready until September. Expect to see melon, peppers, and eggplants available as well!
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀
We are happy to share that all Farmers Market Incentive Programs are in full swing. These programs include: Double Up Food Bucks, Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks, WIC (Women, Infant, Children) Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, and FreshConnect Checks.
Do you have tokens or checks to use? Make sure you redeem them because there is a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the markets! To learn more about available programs, check out the Customer Guide on our website: https://gardenshare.org/customer-guide
𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵, 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘕𝘠
𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘒𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘺𝘯 𝘗𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘰