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holidaymarketHoliday Forest Farmers' Market
Handmade forest product gifts at Holiday Forest Farmers' Market , 12/1/12You won't find these holiday gifts at a Black Friday frenzy. One-of-a-kind handmade forest products are available at the Holiday Forest Farmers' Market on December 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Agroforestry Center. Hosted by CCE-Greene & Columbia Counties, this annual event attracts regional artisans who share a love for our regional woods and shoppers eager to embrace that beauty year-round.

For more Buy Local Holiday markets, check out this November 30th You & Your Watershed blog post.
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For that special someone on your holiday shopping list, why not make a donation in their honor this holiday season? Give to the Council's Conservation Easement Stewardship Endowment Fund and help us protect over 21,000 acres of watershed farmland for the long term. Give easily online here. Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Find us on Google+

CNNMoney - The farmers market goes digital
CNNMoney: Farmers market goes digital

This CNN segment from September 27, 2012 shows online food purchases are moving mainstream. Mobile apps, like the one promoting Farmigo, can shorten the food chain, skipping grocery stores and connecting farmers directly to consumers.

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December 6 

Easement Program Committee Meeting



December 7

TLC Logger Education: Adult First Aid & CPR

Siuslaw Model Forest



December 8

Tracking & Winter Wildlife

Clearpool Model Forest



December 8

Christmas on the Farm



December 15

Winter Bird Count

Clearpool Model Forest



December 16

Saugerties Farmers' Market


December 20

Holiday Pop-Up Market



January 12

Winter Tree Identification

Clearpool Model Forest



January 17

Catskill Regional Dairy, Livestock & Grazing Conference 



January 25-27

NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga Springs


March 24

Farm to Market Connection



TBD 2013 

Sustainable Education for the Next Generation



Many more events, events and workshops listed on the Pure Catskills home page and on the Council's event pages for agriculture and forestry.



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The Watershed Agricultural Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the economic viability of agriculture and forestry through the protection of water quality and the promotion of land conservation in the New York City Watershed region. The WAC is funded by The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service and other federal, foundation and private sources. The WAC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.