GardenShare is a locally led, nonprofit organization with a mission to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County through policy advocacy work and by strengthening the food system to benefit all County residents.
GardenShare's vision for our community:
Healthy Food – Healthy Farms – Everybody Eats
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Cabin Fever Trivia Night a Success!
GardenShare's fifth annual "Cabin Fever Trivia Night" was held on
March 18, 2017 and was a record-setting event for the organization. Sixteen teams of four took part in the event
and answered questions about farming and farmers markets, the Adirondacks,
North Country food and beverage, local sports, and music. When we finished that evening, we had
raised over $2,500 to support GardenShare's work to solve the problem of hunger
in St. Lawrence County!
The winning team represented Deep Root Center for
Self-Directed Learning in Canton.
Place went to a team of Potsdam residents who called themselves “Wilson.”
The prize for the best team uniform went to
the team representing the Buccaneer Lounge in Canton.
There was also a prize for the
best team name, which went to “The Alternative Facts.”
Presenting sponsors who helped make this event possible included
St. Lawrence Health System and Stauffer Farms.
Other sponsors included Save-a-Lot, Sandstone Family Dentistry, and Mort
Backus and Sons. Tony Lynn, morning show
host at The Wolf 95.3 was the evening's Master of Ceremonies.
The amazing volunteer committee that organized this event demonstrated
the difference that a small group of people can make. All of the local farms and businesses who
donated made this event possible and demonstrated their commitment to building
a strong and vital community where people care about each other. Isn't it great to be part of such a place?
Some of the prize baskets
Thank you to all those farms
and businesses who donated to the prize packages for the winning teams,
including: Bittersweet Farm, Canton
Apples, Canton Farmers Market, Circle G Farm, Eight O’clock Ranch, Fullers
Farm, Harmony Farm, Kent Family Growers, Martins Farmstand, Raymond Watkins,
Red Wagon Farm, Smith Farm Chicken, Sweetcore Farm, Tupper Hilltop Maple Treats,
and Warren’s Rustic Creations.
Cookies from Sugar Valley Bakery
Thank you to all who donated
food for the event, including: ARAMARK, Potsdam
Food Co-op, Stauffer Farms, Stewart’s Shops, and Sugar Valley Bakery. Special thanks to Brick and Mortar Music who donated the use of a sound system.
Funds raised will support GardenShare's work to solve the problem of
hunger in St. Lawrence County.
GardenShare's annual Local Food
Guide, farmers market promotion, and promotion of Community Supported
Agriculture help ensure that the County has a vibrant, local food system where
our food choices are healthy for us, for our communities, and for the
environment and where local farmers are able to make a living that supports
their families. GardenShare also makes it possible for people
to use food stamps at area Farmers Markets and helps low-income families buy CSA
shares so that everyone in the County has access to enough nutritious and
affordable food to sustain a healthy lifestyle.