National Farmers Markets Week - August 6-12
Be sure to visit your local farmers market and say thank you to the farmers, other vendors, and especially the volunteers who make it possible.
  • Canton - at the village park, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 to 2:00
  • Gouverneur - at the village park every Thursday from 9:00 to 2:00 
  • Hammond - at the Hammond Museum every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00
  • Massena - at Danforth Place, Sundays 10:00 to 2:00 and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00
  • Potsdam - at Ives Park every Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00
What might you find at a Farmers Market in August?  Apples, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, leeks, melons,  onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, spinach, summer squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, and turnips are all likely.  In addition, the markets frequently have other food, such as local meats, maple syrup, honey, and baked goods, and also local wine and craft vendors.  

Remember that debit and credit cards and SNAP EBT cards are welcome at all the Farmers Markets in St. Lawrence County.  For those using a SNAP EBT card, GardenShare will double your purchasing power at the farmers markets.

Special events this month include free yoga on Fridays at the Canton market and free tai chi on Saturdays at the Potsdam market.  Check it out!

Fight Hunger 5K

Run or walk.  Come on your own or organize a team of family, friends, church members, or coworkers.  Bring the kids - push a stroller or pull a wagon or if they're big enough have them pull you!

Just come!

Join us for the third annual Fight Hunger 5K on September 17, in Canton and help raise awareness of food and hunger issues and also raise funds to support GardenShare's work to solve the problem of hunger by building a stronger local food system.

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Remington Recreation Trail, Canton
Registration begins at 12:30 PM
Walkers leave at 1:00 PM
Runners leave at 1:30 PM

You can sign up online and raise money via the website or download a paper registration form and get started with your fundraising.

Registration is a $20 donation.

Raise $50 or more and receive a T-shirt.

Prizes include:
  • Individual who raises the most money
  • Team that raises the most money
  • Fastest time in the following age categories:  12 and under, 13-25, 26-40, over 40
Full details at

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible!

Presenting Sponsors:

Partnership sponsors:

Friend sponsors:
Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, LLP
St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union
News in Brief

Volunteers needed!  We are recruiting GardenShare family and friends to help with two community meals in August, since the students they rely on are not back yet.  If you can help with one or both of these, please email and let us know which day/shift you would like!

Monday, August 21 - Campus Kitchens, shifts and locations as follows:
    • 1:30 to 4:30 - meal prep at Eben Holden
    • 3:30 to 4:30 - set up at Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton
    • 4:30 to 6:30 - serving at the church
    • 6:30 to 7:30 - clean up and dishes at Eben Holden
Wednesday, August 23 - Free Willl Dinner at the Canton United Methodist Church, volunteers needed from 4:00 to 6:00 to assist with serving and bussing tables

Amazon Smile - While it's always better to shop locally, if you do use Amazon for some purchases (and who among us doesn't?), remember if you sign in via a portion of your purchase can be donated to GardenShare.

Changes - We are wishing Rhonda Rogdriguez well as she leaves GardenShare and heads south for a new teaching job.  And we're excited to be welcoming a new AmeriCorps VISTA at the end of the month - Maggie Smith!

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