July 2016
Woodlot Volunteers Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Woodlot owners need other woodlot owners. Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good forest owner volunteers to meet and work with their neighbors. The NY Master Forest Owner Program is entering its 24th year and is looking to fill up its new volunteer training workshop. Volunteers who complete the 4-day workshop will join the corps of over 200 certified volunteers across the state. September 7-10, 2016 at Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler County.

Volunteers can commute daily or free accommodations are available. There is a $125.00 fee ($200.00 per couple) that helps defray lodging, publications, food, and equipment costs of the 4-day training. The workshop combines classroom and outdoor field experiences on a wide variety of subjects including: tree identification, finding boundaries, forest ecology, wildlife and sawtimber management, communication techniques, and a visit to a nearby sawmill. The goal of the MFO Program is to provide private forest owners with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forests to enhance ownership satisfaction. MFOs do not perform management activities nor give professional advice. Rather, they meet with other forest owners to listen to their concerns and questions, and offer advice as to sources of assistance based on their training and personal experience.

Applications due by August 15, 2016.

Information and an application are available at: www.cornellmfo.info or an information packet and application form can be mailed to you. Please send your name and address to; Diana Bryant, 214 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: 607-255-2115, Fax: 607-255-0349, email: dlt5@cornell.edu

Sponsors: New York Forest Owners Association; NYS-DEC Lands & Forests; The Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation; USDA-NIFA Renewable Resources Extension Program; and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Seneca Falls Farmers Market
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Seneca Falls Farmers' Market
Wednesdays from 9AM-1:30PM at People's Park in Seneca Falls
Come and see how much your local market has grown!  We are not wrapping vendors around the gazebo!  Come down to People's Park in Seneca Falls tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6th) for the  Seneca Farmers Market.  Support local businesses and local agriculture!  We'll be there 9AM to 1:30PM for you to buy fresh produce and other great local items like honey, maple syrup, eggs, maple flavored popcorn, baked goods, grass fed beef, free range chicken, plants, jams and jellies and handmade items. 
One of our newer vendors is NY Nitro Coffee, the first to bring nitro coffee to the Finger Lakes region. Nitro coffee takes cold brew coffee a step further by putting it into a keg, infusing it with nitrogen, and serving it through a nitro tap like beer. The result is a naturally sweet and creamy coffee drink that looks identical to Guiness Stout when poured with cascading bubbles and a frothy head. It is calorie-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan-friendly. Nitro coffee is served ice-cold and customers can enjoy the arabica flavor straight out of the tap or may add a flavor shot from an assortment of choices, including caramel, hazelnut, & vanilla bean.  Sounds perfect for a hot day!
Great, local, just picked produce including berries, summer squash, beans, peas, cucumbers, tomatoes and much more.  Baked goods include homemade breads, sticky buns, whoopie pies, cupcakes (gluten free too!) and muffins. Come and meet the people who grow the food you buy!
If you're hungry, come enjoy a meal in the shade at the picnic tables in the park.  Uncle Chunkies and Tastes of Wine Country will be serving lunch throughout the market day.  Come and enjoy a Hoffman hot, hamburger or sausage and some mac salad and a cold drink or a fresh sandwich on whole grain bread with side salads.
Besides the abundance of fresh, just picked veggies and fruits don't forget about the handmade jewelry, vintage lavender filled linens, Watkins products, plants in pretty pots, and many other baked goods.  Many of your old favorite vendors will be there as well so come and see what new things they have grown or made for this season.
And tomorrow a representative from the Office for the Aging will be in the park to start giving out senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons!  That's right, if you are a resident of Seneca County, 60 or over and meet the income guidelines (which are very generous so come down and check it out) you will receive a free $20 worth of coupons to spend on local fruits and vegetables!  And if there are two people in the same household, for the first time this year BOTH people can get $20. 
Come and use your EBT card and buy anything the vendors are selling that is food stamp eligible.  The FreshConnect Program is back this season!  For every $5 of SNAP benefits a person uses, they will receive a $2 coupon to use at the market on any food stamp eligible items.  So if you use $10 of your food stamps you will receive $4 Free!  Stretch your food dollars with local foods! 
Please pass this email along to your friends, family or coworkers who might be interested. As well, be sure to "Like" our page on Facebook where we'll add weekly updates, trivia, news, and upcoming arrivals. Our Facebook page is located at:  http://facebook.com/senecafallsfarmersmarket
You can also find more information about the Farmers Market on our new website at http://senecamarket.com where you'll soon be able to view vendor profiles, recipes, market photos, and much more.
Come and see all the new vendors we've added this season and visit with the regular vendors you've come to know over the past few seasons.  
The market would not be possible without the support of the Seneca Falls Development Corporation and the Town of Seneca Falls.  Thank you to them for helping support local products and businesses!
See you in the Park!
(We will only email you once a week as a reminder to shop the market but please reply to this email to opt out of the update.)
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension | www.senecacountycce.org
Montezuma Summer Youth Wildlife Adventure Camp
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Girls and boys ages 11-15 are invited to the Montezuma Audubon Center for Wildlife Adventure Camp.  Wildlife Adventure Camp participants will explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex during hiking, canoeing, fishing and other fun outdoor activitiesPre-paid reservations are required   $125/camper

For more information:
Montezuma Audubon Center
(315) 365-3580
Seneca County House of Concern Golf Tournament
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 AM
Silver Creek Golf Course, 1790 River Road, Waterloo
Registration: $340/team or $90/person – Includes:
18 holes and cart, dinner and a thank you gift.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Visit www.houseofconcern.org and click on Golf Tournament photo for more information and registration forms.
All proceeds to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern

For more information:
Rhonda Pollino
(315) 568-2433
House of Concern Golf Tournament
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

On July 27, 2016, the Seneca County House of Concern, will be holding their 2nd annual golf tournament at the Silver Creek Golf Course at 1790 E. River Road in Waterloo, NY. Tee off time is at 10:00 AM. Registrations fees are $90.00 for individuals or $340 for a team of four. Fee includes 18 holes and a cart, dinner and a thank you gift. There will be on course games including Hit the Green, Longest Drive and a Marshmallow Hit. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information and to download forms visit www.houseofconcern.org and click on the Golf tournament photo. You can also email or call Rhonda Pollini at director@houseofconcern.org – 315-568-2433.

Summer Walking Tours
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This summer the Geneva Historical Society will again offer walking tours of some of Geneva's historic neighborhoods. Discover the many and varied stories of Geneva’s Washington, South Main, and North Main Street neighborhoods with the Historical Society Archivist Karen Osburn this July and August.

Tours will run rain or shine on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. On Wednesday, July 13 the tour will run from Pulteney Park to Washington Street Cemetery. Tours on Wednesday, July 27 will go from Pulteney Park down South Main Street to St. Clair Street. These tours will start from Pulteney Park. The tour on August 10 will begin at the Geneva Public Library and cover North Main Street to Lewis Street. On August 24 the tour will start at First Baptist Church at 134 North Main and end at North Street.

All tours start at 7 p.m. and cost $5 per person.

For more information:
Geneva Historical Society
(315) 789-5151