WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
Cornell Cooperative Extension Statewide Mission
‘QUILTING FOR A CURE’
The theme for quilted projects at the Delaware County Fair.
We invite you to display a quilted project and participate in our Keep Food Safe fair exhibit this year which will focus on safety of food and family.
See the attached for more information.
15th ANNUAL 4-H DUCK RACE
Saturday, July 22, Noon
Duck tickets can be purchased from Delaware County 4-H Members or by contacting the CCE office at 607-865-6531.
Proceeds from the Duck Race help support our local Delaware County 4-H Programs.
Ducks sell for $5.00 each or 5 ducks for $20.00
There will be 5 Race prizes: 1st place $500; 2nd place $250; 3rd place $150; 4th place $100 and 5th place $50.
Preserving and Preparing Local Food
Friday, August 11, 10:15am – 11:45am
4C Camp, 2420 Arbor Hill Rd, Delhi
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 garden produce using a water bath canner. Participants will make and preserve a jar of corn and veggie relish to take home as part of the class.
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.
The time for greatest concern is late spring and early summer when ticks are in their nymph stage. So if you’re out enjoying nature, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself.
- Avoid walking through high grass and bushy areas. If you’re hiking, stay on trails.
- Use insect repellent labeled for ticks (not appropriate for infants; follow instructions for use on children).
- Wear light-colored clothing, and – to minimize skin exposure – long pants (with pants tucked into your socks) and long-sleeved shirts.
- After outdoor activity, check yourself for ticks, paying close attention to the back of the knees, behind the ears, scalp, arm pits, and back. Check children and pets, too.
For more information contact CCE at (607) 865-6531.
87th ANNUAL DELAWARE COUNTY DAIRY TOUR
Friday, July 21,
10:15am – 3:15pm
This is a drive-yourself event. Bring your lunch. Milk and ice cream will be provided.
Stop 1 – Mountain View Dairy, Bloomville
Stop 2 – Hager Farm, Bloomville
Stop 3 – Marick Farm, East Meredith
Click below for more information, map and times. If you have any questions, call us at 607-865-6531.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.