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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.

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, July 25, 10:00am-1:00pm.  Come meet the farmers; enjoy samples; free recipes; nutrition tips. 

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.

 

GROWING FOOD GRADE GRAINS FOR VALUE-ADDED MARKETS

JULY 24 - Malting Barley and Distrillers' Grains

9:30am - 3:30pm; $15.00 per person; bring a bag lunch; beverage and snacks provided.

 

The NY Farm Brewery Law, in effect since January, 2013, was designed to create new businesses supporting the brewing industry.  On July 24th, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., a program on growing malting barley and distilling grains for New York markets will be held at Cooperative Extension, 34570 State Highway 10, Ste. 2, Hamden, NY. 

 

All types of farms and farmers are invited to learn about organic and sustainable production of malting barley and other grains used by brewers and distillers.   Speakers will include Alyssa Blachez, Cornell Pathology,  on disease management; Ken Wise, NYS IMP Program on insect management; Justin O’Dea of Cornell Cooperative Extension/Ulster County on growing malting barley and research trails in the Hudson Valley; Kevin Ganoe, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Otsego/Schoharie Field Crop Specialist, on grain trials in central New York; Ken Wortz of Kymar Distillery, and Ted  Hawley of New York Craft Malt.  Andy Kiraly of Kiraly Farm in Franklin will host a farm visit in the afternoon to discuss his experiences with growing malting barley. Participants will be able to scout his fields, view his grain equipment and discuss what issues cropped up during this new venture.


Mail check to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 34570 St Hwy 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782. Please provide names and complete contact information for all who are attending.  Credit card registration is available by calling CCE at 607-865-6531.

 

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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