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𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻!
It’s getting colder outside, and holiday music can be heard on the radio. That means that our 2022 Farmers Market season has come to an end. We’d like to say “thank you” to everyone who helped make this season possible. With this being GardenShare’s first year sharing management of the Canton, Potsdam, and Gouverneur markets, we are grateful for the ever bountiful support of the community, our vendors, and our volunteers that helped make this year a success. We’re also incredibly thankful for our market manager, Kathryn Puleo, for joining the GardenShare team and taking on this brand new position.
It’s auction time again! We had a very successful first-ever online auction last year, and we invite you to join the fun of this year’s lineup! Just in time for the holidays, our focus will again be on unique, local ideas. Locally made/grown and hand-crafted items are popular, and people love shared experiences – fishing, bird walks, canoe trips, hikes, to name just a few! Do you have a special skill/gift/art you could share? Maybe consider offering a gardening, cooking, food preservation, paddling, or basketweaving class!
The auction will launch on Friday, November 25, and run until Sunday, December 4 – the perfect time to help our supporters keep their holiday gift buying local! We hope to beat last year’s amazing total of $5,400! All proceeds support the important work GardenShare does in the North Country!
To contribute to this year’s Holiday Auction, please complete and submit the Donation Submission Form. If you have questions, call the GardenShare office at 315-261-8054. Then mark your calendars and let the bidding begin!
𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁
GardenShare will be partnering with Nature’s Storehouse for the Gratitude through Giving program again this year. From November 1 to November 23, Nature’s Storehouse customers are invited to make a donation to GardenShare while checking out. The funds raised will support GardenShare’s Bonus Bucks Program, which allows recipients to stretch their food dollars, support local farmers, and take advantage of the local food of St. Lawrence County through Farmers Market Purchases or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares.
“Many people feel that healthy food is inaccessible,” Rainbow Crabtree, co-owner of Nature’s Storehouse, shared. “We are inspired by the work that GardenShare does to help ensure access to healthy food, and we are proud to partner with them in this fundraising effort.”
We are also very thankful to share that SeaComm Federal Credit Union will be matching donations up to $1,000 through their Pay-It Forward program. The Pay-It Forward program has enabled SeaComm staff to perform random acts of kindness in the communities they serve since 2017. GardenShare is honored to be the recipient of such kindness!
𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘀𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲!
Thanksgiving is a time when family and community come together to give thanks. We are very thankful for the many Community Meal Programs that will be offering Thanksgiving meals later this month:
Campus Kitchens: Monday, November 21st, 5:00-6:30
Canton Free Will Meal: Wednesday, November 23rd, 4:30-5:30; no registration needed, drive-thru pick up
Gouverneur First United Methodist Church: November 24th (Thanksgiving Day), drive-thru meal; call for reservations by November 22 at 315-287-2440
• Hannawa Falls
Helping Hands of Potsdam: Monday, November 21st, 9:00-1:30; drive-thru pick up; reservations required by November 18th at 5pm – call (315) 268-0633
Massena First Community Meal: Wednesday, November 23rd from 3:00-6:00; pre-order by calling (315) 769-8036
Parishville-Hopkinton Central School: Senior Grab & Go on Wednesday November 16th, 11:00-Noon; register by November 9th by calling (315) 265-4642
Potsdam Trinity Episcopal Church: November 24th (Thanksgiving Day), pickup from Noon-1:00; register by 4:00 on Monday, November 21st by calling (315) 265-5754; include name and number of dinners needed in your registration
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘀𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗹?
As we come together for our Thanksgiving meals, we want to know how many local food items you are planning to include in your day! If you’re looking to incorporate local food, check out our online local food guide.