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May 27, 2013

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Saranac Lake,Lake Placid farmers markets to open

SARANAC LAKE — Farmers markets in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, sponsored by the Ausable Valley Grange, open for the season soon.

Farmers at these markets bring to consumers only the quality products that they have produced on their own farms. In addition to farm products, the markets also support food processors and purveyors, artists and craft artists who share the commitment to quality and locally produced goods. The Grange is committed to a strong local food system, and a robust local economy. According to Sam Hendren, adviser to the markets: “We want area consumers to get the freshest, most authentic items at our markets. And we want them to know the farmers who are growing their food.” 

The Saranac Lake Village Farmers Market, located in Riverside Park, opens Saturday, June 1, and will operate through Oct. 26. The market runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Lake Placid Farmers Market, located at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, opens Wednesday, June 5, and will operate through Oct. 23. The market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

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Quilting lecture Thursday inLake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Hallie E. Bond, former curator at the Adirondack Museum, will present a lecture titled “Common Threads: Adirondack Quilts Tell Their Stories” 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Lake Placid Historical Society, 242 Station St., Lake Placid.

Bond’s talk is the last of four “History Matters” discussions sponsored by Historic Saranac Lake. The talk, hosted in conjunction with the Lake Placid North Elba Historical Society, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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Annual perennial plant sales Saturday

PLATTSBURGH — Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Clinton and Essex counties will hold their annual perennial plant sales Saturday,  June 1.

The Clinton County sale will be held in the Extension office parking lot, 6064 State Route 22, Plattsburgh. The sale begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until the plants are gone. These plants, grown by or divided from the gardens of the Master Gardeners, will be sold for $5 per plant or 5 plants for $20 with proceeds used to provide educational gardening programs in Clinton County. For more information, contact Jolene Wallace at jmw442@cornell.edu.

The Essex County sale will be held in Lake Placid in front of Lake Placid Rug & Home, Saranac Avenue. The sale, which begins at 9:30 a.m., features perennial flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetable seedlings plus a “Garden Shed” with new and gently used garden items for sale. For free soil pH testing bring a soil sample from your garden. For more information, contact JoAnn and Len Folin, jofo@roadrunner.com, 523-4161.

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