Thank you to all who contributed or came out to shop at our annual Garage Sale this weekend! It was our best yet. All proceeds go towards our work in the community and we truly couldn’t do this without the community. Thank you again!
October 1st 2016, 10am-3pm
Site: 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, 1/4 mile north of Rt 67
For more information contact Kirk Shoen firstname.lastname@example.org or Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County (518) 885- 8995
Milton Grange had a great time Saturday 8/20 at the Ballston Spa Farmer’s Market showing kids (and their parents) how people used to make ice cream using an old fashioned hand cranked ice cream bucket!
Below is the Town of Milton Farmland Protection Plan which was adopted on 6/1/2016 by the Town of Milton.
The Milton Grange will be hosting a free backyard chicken workshop on February 21 from 9-noon at the Milton Community Center 310 Northline Road in the town of Milton.
Please call 885-6906 to register.
Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/713201082127964/
It’s that time again. This year the Milton Grange #685 is teaming up with the Greenfield Grange #807 to host another Wine and Cheese Tasting event at the Saratoga Winery.
You can click on the poster at left for a large version.
- Saturday November 10, 2012 7-10pm
- $20 in advance
- $25 at the door
- At the Saratoga Winery. 462 Route 29, Saratoga Springs, NY
- Contact Shana @ 744-3834 or email@example.com
Thanks to everyone who came out a couple of weeks ago to our/Greenfield Grange’s Benefit event to help out farmers in the Schoharie Valley. It’s just amazing to see such an outpouring of support for the region’s farmers.
The final number is: $2024.34 !(Full Disclosure: Revised down $30 as some previously hidden expenses popped up) This is a fantastic number, and in all honesty, we could have never gotten to that number without the generous donations made by The Saratoga Winery, Willow Marsh Farm and Saratoga Crackers. We hope you patronize these excellent local businesses after sampling what they have to offer.
A representative from Schoharie County Community Action Program (SCCAP) will be attending our next pancake breakfast meeting on December 10th to accept the check. As always, the public is welcome. The breakfast begins at 8am on December 10th at the Old Stone Church, Milton.
Again, a sincere thank you to all that came out. We hope to have this type of fundraiser become an annual event for both Granges, though we do not want to see the likes of Irene and Lee again for a long, long time. Whatever the cause, we hope to see you next year.
The Milton Grange #685 in collaboration with the Greenfield Grange #807 will be hosting a Wine Tasting at the Saratoga Winery on Saturday November 12th at 7pm to benefit the Schoharie County Community Action Program in the wake of Irene and Lee . The funds will be earmarked for farm recovery.
We hope to see a lot of you there!
You can contact Shana at 518-744-3834 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Greetings. Sundae on the Farm is always a special and amazingly fun event that the Milton Grange participates in every year. It always falls on Father’s Day, and is a great time for families to come out and see the operations of one of our Saratoga County farms.
This year the event was held at Clear Echo Farm in Northumberland and the weather could not have been better. The event seems to get better every year with respect to organization and layout. Clear Echo’s layout definitely lent itself well to the event.
Milton Grange #685 was proud to be raffling off both our usual basket as well as the chicken coop that we built for last year’s Saratoga County Fair exhibit. When you build something like that, you never know what kind of interest you’ll get. We knew that someone would win it, but we didn’t know that we would get as many entries for it as we did. This is exciting for a lot of reasons. First, it shows that there are people out there that want to make a closer connection with the food that they eat. It’s great to see that connection being made. I don’t know if raffling a chicken coop would have been as much of a success 5 years ago.
Thanks to all who came out and said hi. We hope to see you all next year.
Greetings. The Milton Grange #685 will be attending Sundae on the Farm at Clear Echo Farm in Schuylerville, NY. We will be raffling off a basket full of wonderful things provided by grange members as well as the chicken tractor pictured at left. This coop was built by grange members as a part of our 2010 Blue Ribbon Saratoga County Fair exhibit. It’s designed for 2-3 chickens and designed to be moved around a yard. It will need a few things (a feeding and watering system and winterization if you intend to overwinter your birds), but it’s a good small scale starter coop. We encourage you to check your local laws to see if you’re allowed to keep chickens in your town/village/city.
We’ll have two buckets, so you can choose which prize you want to try and win. We hope to see you out at this amazing event.