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November 4, 2012

Farm briefs: Nov. 4, 2012

Winter Farmers Market moves to Saturdays

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh’s Indoor Winter Farmers Market is open for its third season at the City Recreation Department, 52 U.S. Oval (on the east side of the oval). The market, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 22 this year, previously was held on Thursday afternoons.

The market features a wide range of products, all directly from the grower or producer. SNAP/EBT cards, WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons, and WIC vegetable checks may be redeemed at the market.

Vendors this year include Asgaard Farm and Dairy farmstead goat cheeses, goat milk soap, and grass-fed beef and pork; Create Custom Candles handmade candles; DeMilo Natural Skin Care products; Dyer Farms fresh vegetables and fall decorations; Parker Family Maple Farm maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, and gift baskets; Rehoboth Homestead organically grown vegetables as well as honey and pastured chicken, duck, and eggs, and pickles and salsas made with their organic vegetables; Stone House Vineyard wines; Sweet Abandon handmade candies; The Skinny Baker’s pastries, breads, and jams; and Woven Meadows organic meats and eggs.

Consumers can keep up to date on market offerings by following the market’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/plattsburghfarmersmarket.

Maple marketing webinar to be held

PLATTSBURGH — A presentation called Maple Marketing Webinar VII, Developing a Plan for Keeping in Contact with Customers, will be presented on Dec. 6

Webinar connection details are available at www.cornellmaple.com. No registration is required. Webinars are presented on the first Thursday evening of the month at 7 p.m. Participants need to have an Internet web browser, the same browser used to get to the page, and a high-speed Internet connection. 

There is no charge for access to the Cornell Maple Webinar Series. Webinars are interactive through the ability of participants to type questions for the speaker. Join the webinar as a guest using your first and last name. There are no logins or passwords for participants.

Past webinars also can be viewed at www.cornellmaple.com.

For more information, contact Stephen Childs, New York State maple specialist, 20B Bruckner Lab, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 14853, 607-255-1658, www.cornellmaple.com or slc18@cornell.edu.

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