Help Improve School Food Programs!
Join GardenShare for a free screening of "Cafeteria Man," and a lively discussion about what we can do to ensure that every kid in our school systems has access to healthy food choices during the school day.
"Cafeteria Man" is the energizing true story of rebel chef Tony Geraci and his mission to radically reform Baltimore's public school food system. The screening is part of Canton's Winterfest activities.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton
(3 1/2 East Main St.)
2nd Annual Cabin Fever Trivia Night
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The Parkview in Canton
$20 per person
NCPR's Ellen Rocco hosts Cabin Fever Trivia Night benefiting GardenShare's programs. Bring a team, or we'll find a spot for you!
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
2 Winter Markets in SLC!
Potsdam and Ogdensburg host winter markets boasting veggies, eggs, apples, meats, maple products, sweets, crafts and more. Support your local farmers, bakers & craftspeople this holiday season!
The Ogdensburg Green Market
Saturdays from 9-1
First Presbyterian Church, which offers a free lunch!
Through December 14
Potsdam Farmers' Market
Saturdays from 8:30 to noon
Cheel Arena on the Clarkson campus.
Continues all year!
EBT Sales Nearly Doubled
One of GardenShare's stated goals for this farmers' market season was to double EBT/Food Stamp sales over last year. The idea is to ensure widespread accessibility of the freshest, tastiest, healthiest food around, while bringing new customers to our local, direct market farmers.
We used dollar-to-dollar-and-a-half incentives, making the service available at more markets, and more intensive advertising to raise awareness of the service. EBT sales were up 85 percent through the season, with producers telling us that along with other programs that target low-income households, these programs comprise from ten to 75 percent of their incomes!
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