Monthly Skill-Sharing, Bulk Food Fiesta & Make-n-Take Gatherings

Join in the fun on the third Wednesday of each month!

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Local Living Venture

Monthly Skill-Sharing, Bulk Food Fiesta & Make-n-Take Gatherings

These monthly gatherings that will feature skill-sharing, bulk food-making, make-it-take it, and other activities. If you would like to join us to learn more about our vision and mission, we'd love to see you there.  At this event, we will present our 2015 Annual Report (very briefly) and celebrate our good fortune to have made it this far with so many good friends and neighbors making it happen!

For details on this month's event, see the highlighted portion below.

    All are welcome to join us at our monthly gathering featuring:

  • Skill-sharing demo's and show-n-tell (bring your interesting project or hobby to share!)

  • Bulk food-making (alternating months) where we all cook up a beautiful mess of food and share in the bounty - take some home to freeze and have healthy meals later!

  • Make-it-take it projects utilizing sustainably sourced items, etc.

  • Service projects (to benefit LLV events, organizing and/or others)

  • Many other activities (some of which perhaps you can suggest!)

Held every third Wednesday of the month starting at either 5 pm or 6:30, going until 8 or 9ish, or whenever we're done!
Alternating Canton/Potsdam venues.
FREE, but a small donation is appreciated to benefit LLV programs.
Some bulk cooking events will be on a shared cost basis though we will attempt to have the foodstuffs donated by friendly local farms, CSA's, individuals, and stores.

                       Learn "simple living" skills
                                              Share with others
                                                                   Have fun!

Call (315) 347.4223 or Email for details at
See you there!


5 or 6:30 pm until 8 or 9 pm

(IF APPLICABLE) Please feel free to join us at any time, though bulk cooking participants will preferably be there at 5ish to help in the prep!

To be announced.

For this bi-monthly bulk food fiesta, we will be preparing (TO BE ANNOUNCED, IF APPLICABLE)
Bring a container or two to take home the bounty of our shared efforts.
(IF APPLICABLE) There is no cost for the food which has been generously donated by the local farms noted below!
(IF APPLICABLE) There will be a small cost-sharing component to the Bulk Food Fiesta based entirely on the cost to purchase the food, to be shared equally by all participants.  Unfortunately, we cannot determine the amount until such time that we divvy up the food.

5:00  For bulk food events only, we will start at this time.  Bring your aprons and favorite knife!
6:30  (IF APPLICABLE) The make-n-take, service project, or other main event will commence,
          (IF APPLICABLE) A meal of delicious ____ will be shared.  Please bring your own place setting if possible to reduce dishwashing.
7:00  Pre-arranged skills-sharing sessions will be featured (contact us at to join in!)
          Show-n-tell time available for those who bring something interesting to share.
          (IF APPLICABLE) Divvying up of the ____ to take home.  Bring your containers or freezer bags! 
          (IF APPLICABLE) Roasting process will continue, two to four trays at a time, until we're done.
          Social hour!

PLEASE ALSO JOIN US for your monthly Homesteading Exchange & Potluck Gathering on the third Saturday of each month - details can be found HERE.

Bulk Food Fiestas are possible through the generous support of the Potsdam Food Co-op and Carriage House Bakery!
Shop locally, all in one place!

This Bulk Food Fiesta is sponsored by the generous donations of the following farms.
Please patronize these wonderful folks who do so much for our community!

Thanks so much for your community spirit and connectedness!  We hope to see you there!
from the Local Living Venture team


The Local Living Venture coordinates near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

   T h e   L o c a l   L i v i n g  V e n t u r e
Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

The Local Living Venture is coordinated entirely by volunteers.
With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!
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          315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617
A 501(c)(3) non-profit, made possible with support from North Country Savings Bank
Website made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation


February 17th, 2016 5:00 PM
42 Elm St.
On the wedge between Rt. 11 (Lawrence Ave.) and 11B (Elm St.)
Kitty corner from Village office complex, on the "interesting" intersection nearest the Potsdam
Potsdam, NY 13676
United States

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