Martin Family Farmstand Gardens
Organic Gardening * Planning & Practices
Tilling, Harvest, Cover Cropping & more to prepare you for Winter planning season!
Saturday, September 27, 2 - 4 pm
With Daniel Martin of Martin's Needham Road FarmStand near Potsdam, NY.
the fertile fields at Daniel and Mendy Martin's Mennonite farmstead while Daniel tells
his story "about a bit of what I have learned." He will walk us through the fields, explaining as he
goes, about cover cropping, green manure, weed management, crop
rotation, and the equipment he uses, in addition answering your
questions. There will be time to answer
questions as we move about also. We aim to share information you can take home and use in the
Spring planting season but also in the important Winter planning season!
This is an informal and "organic" opportunity to learn successful
and mindful gardening practices from one of St. Lawrence County's top growers. Daniel and Mendy Martin support their large family solely by
growing food and supplying wholesome organic produce for many folks who
visit their roadside stand, utilize their website or shop locally at the Potsdam Co-op and Nature's Storehouse. There aren't too many more successful
market gardeners than the Martins - we will all surely take away
knowledge from this session to last a lifetime!
farmstead businesses are managed by Daniel and Mendy Martin. Stop by
and visit them May – November, Monday – Saturday, between 10am - 6pm.
You will find a large, ever changing, selection of chemical-free produce
when it is in season. In addition to their farm stand, they
established an online market to offer their customers another option in finding fresh, locally grown produce.
Registration and Donation
- There is a suggested donation for this unique
experience of $17 general admission, $30 for a couple, $7 student, to benefit Local Living Venture workshop creation.
income is the sole current source of support for our small, hardworking
staff who are managed by full time volunteers. Your contributions are
much appreciated! We are dedicated to sharing resourceful living
skills with the community in symbiotic ways.
Walk-in versus Pre-registration
- Registration for this informative workshop is recommended but not required at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com.
- Please include the number of people in your party and the best phone number(s) to reach you at that day if needed.
- Walk-in's are also welcome on site at 1:45 pm
at the Needham Road Farm Stand, just off of Rt. 11B (4 miles east of
Potsdam) at 11 Needham Rd. - there is plenty of directional signage for
the "Martin's Needham Road Market."
- In the event of a rain date or postponement, we will notify pre-registered attendees of the changes.
What to Wear / Bring
- Dress for the outdoors, bring drinking water, hat, sunglasses as needed, and wear shoes that are okay for walking in the fields and furrows.
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