Note: Events and activities are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm dates and details. Please watch for pre-registration requests prior to event date.
Monday, March 5, 11 am-2 pm
Winter Veg Production: Grower Field Trip to Pleasant Valley Farm, Argyle, NY
Travel to Pleasant Valley Farm, owned by Paul and Sandy Arnold in Argyle, NY, and one of the best known winter growing operations in New York State. Learn how they grow winter vegetables with little to no heat in their high tunnels. They have sold winter-grown produce at markets since 2006, used low tunnels since 1993. See tunnels in full production. Tour is free and open to commercial growers and would-be growers, however, registration is required by February 23 to facilitate travel and carpooling. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Snow date, if needed: March 6. Register at https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=904 or contact Amy Ivy at email@example.com, 518-570-5991. Sponsored in part by Northern New York Agricultural Development Program
March 17-18, March 24-25, 2018
Sugarhouses across the six NNY counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence offer free tours and tastings, and a full array of maple products for sale, 10 am-4 pm. Dress for the weather and walking in the woods. Note: some sites are only open on Saturdays, some only for one weekend. Find details www.mapleweekend.com.
Saturday, March 24, 10am-12pm
Growing Vegetables to Sell in Northern New York Workshop, Glenfield, NY
Colwall’s Farm Market and Garden Center, Glenfield, NY, hosts this workshop for those already commercially growing vegetables and those considering expanding their vegetable production to commercial scale. CCE Regional Vegetable Specialist Amy Ivy will focus on growing vegetables in the spring and fall seasons in spite of the cold climate of Northern NY. Discussion will include using high and low tunnels and row covers. Free; registration required by March 21: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/GrowingVegetables_223 or contact Mellissa Spence at CCE Lewis County at firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-376-5270.