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The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.

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Click here for enrollment form:  Enrollment-2015

DELAWARE BOUNTY NOW OPEN!

THE NEW LOCAL RETAIL FOOD AND ON-LINE STORE!

Delaware Bounty is open for business! Delaware Bounty is the new local retail food store open Tuesday through Saturday that also offers weekly on-line ordering with Friday afternoon pickup. Local meat, eggs, cheese, honey and seasonal produce where all of the food comes from Delaware County! Come to the newly opened storefront at 5 1/2 Main Street, Delhi at the E-Center. We're open Tuesday through Friday, 11am - 5:30pm and Saturday, 10am - 2pm.

Click HERE for the website.

85th ANNUAL DELAWARE COUNTY DAIRY TOUR

Friday, July 31 starting at 10:00am at the Holley Hill Farm in Walton.

See attached flyer for more information:  Dairy Tour Flyer-2015

QUILTING TIES EVERYTHING TOGETHER WORKSHOPS

This year Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s Executive Director, Jeanne Darling, is offering quilters and the public another opportunity to participate in a quilting project to support cancer education and screening.

This year’s County Fair quilt project will encourage quilters and the public to celebrate “Quilting Ties Everything Together: Family, Friends, Food, Fellowship.” We would like to display quilt projects this year at the Delaware County that have been especially fun to create and will inspire others to create a quilt/quilted project. The County Fair this year will feature “Growing Local Foods – CCE Human Ecology Programs.”

To participate in “Quilting Ties Everything Together” project, each individual or group is asked to complete a wall hanging or mini-quilt by Friday, July 17, 2015. The quilted projects will be displayed at the Delaware County Fair August 17-22, 2015 and may be available for bid. Quilt projects bid money will be donated to Relay for Life. Quilters can also volunteer to do quilting demonstrations at the Delaware County Fair.

Jeanne Darling would like to thank all the quilters who have participated in quilted cancer projects that have funded cancer education and screening. For more information about this year’s quilt project or to receive a copy of the project guidelines, please call Jeanne Darling at Cornell University Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531 or e-mail vsd22@cornell.edu.

See the attached flyers for more information:

Quilting Project for Fair Flyer 2015

SIDNEY, WALTON & DEPOSIT FARMERS' MARKETS

 

Sidney: Video Entertainment Lot, 89 Main St, - Thursdays, 2-6pm, July 2-September 24

Sidney:  Civic Center, 21 Liberty St., - 3 Tuesdays Only, 10am-2pm, July 28, August 25 & Sept 22

Walton:  UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10am-2pm, July 1 - Oct 21

Deposit:  First United Methodist Church, 107 Second St, 2 Thursdays only, 10am-2pm, Aug 20 & Sept 17

 

WIC clients and senior citizens may redeem Farmers' Market Nutrition Program coupons at these sites.  WIC Fruit and Vegetable checks also accepted.

 

Click HERE for more Farmers' Market locations.

 

4-H CLOVER 5K RUN/WALK

Saturday, September 26, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi

 

For more information click on the attached link:  5K Registration Form

To register on-line, click  HERE 

For more information, contact Emily Roach at 607-865-6531.

 

PRESERVING & PREPARING ZUCCHINI & SQUASH

When your garden overflows with fresh produce and the farmers’ market explodes into rows of brilliantly colored fruits and vegetables, it’s time to join in the flavorful tradition of preserving good food.  This food preservation class will cover preserving and preparing zucchini and squash from A to Z including nutritional benefits of eating squash. We will cover the many varieties of squash to preserve and prepare with the proper food preservation methods and techniques featuring recipes and food to sample during the class. Participants will make and preserve a jar of relish to take home as part of the class.  Jeanne Darling and Amy VanAlstyne from Cornell Cooperative Extension in Delaware County will teach this class.  

 

Event: Preserving and Preparing Zucchini and Squash from A to Z

Date:  Friday, August 14, 2015

Time:  2:15 - 4:15 pm

Location: 4-C Camp, 2420 Arbor Hill Rd, Delhi, NY 13753

Cost: $10.00

Registration: To register for Preserving and Preparing Zucchini and Squash from A to Z, send $10.00 to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 34570 State Highway 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782 or call 607-865-6531 to pay by credit card.  Registration for the class may need to be limited due to size of teaching facility.

LINK TO EDEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

LINK TO EDEN - CLICK HERE: EDEN

LINK TO WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS: Winter Storm Prepardness

Sign up for NY –Alert weather reports on your computers and smartphones. Click here

Also, please familiarize yourself with the information on the NY EDEN website regarding Severe Summer storms and share this information widely. Click here

Specifically for agriculture, consider hosting Farm Disaster Preparedness clinics. Click here

Finally, for virtually any extreme weather event, preparedness is key. Click here

For more information click here: EmergencyPreparedness

Dealing With Power Outages:

What you need to know, click HERE

Portable Generator Safety, click HERE

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, click HERE

Staying Warm in an Unheated House, click HERE

Preparing Food During a Power Outage, click HERE

Safety of Frozen Food During a Power Outage, click HERE

Safety of Refrigerated Food During a Power Outage, click HERE

14th ANNUAL 4-H GOLF TOURNAMENT

Friday, September 18, Delhi College Golf Course.  Sponsors and players needed!  See attached flyer for more details:

 

PDF:  Golf Flyer-2015

 

FREE INVASIVE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION OFFERED 

There is a need for a national early detection and rapid response system to prevent invasive species from becoming established. We need your help protecting our treasured natural resources in the Catskill region. If you find a plant, insect or animal that you suspect could be invasive, please bring our office for a confirmation.  You may also send a clear photo with your contact information in the mail or in an email. Contact info: 34570 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782, Tel. 607-865-6531. Email: JLA14@cornell.edu   If e-mailing photos, close ups are helpful with white or neutral background. 

              

If an invasive species is confirmed, you will receive a current fact sheet including management strategies for the particular species. Please consider getting involved. Together we can make a difference and stop

the invasion!

 

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