Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

The Potsdam Food Co-op's Cheese of the Month for November will be offered during their 2nd Thursday Sampling on November 14th. From 3:30 - 5:30 pm you will have the opportunity to sample Chèvre from Cedar Hedge Farm in Lowville, NY.


This local Chèvre is an unsalted artisanal cheese made from the milk of the goats on Cedar Hedge Farm. The creaminess of goat milk makes it ideal for soft cheeses such as Chèvre. Goat's milk also has the added bonus of being easier to digest than other dairy. This unsalted Chèvre is touted as being an “adult cream cheese with a slight tang”. Whisk plain yogurt with white wine vinegar, then fold in crumbled Chèvre for a classic salad dressing, or blend it with buttermilk, minced chives, and cream to make an easy Nordic-style salad dressing. Warm Chèvre slices on crostini in the oven for an elegant touch to salads.


Suggestions: Serve Chèvre with fresh baguette from the Co-op’s Carriage House Bakery, crackers, jams, honey, fruit, & nuts. Try it in a cheesecake recipe in place of traditional cream cheese. Serve it as part of a savory appetizer paired with an aromatic white wine, a light-bodied red, or a gin cocktail. When having dinner with friends serve Chèvre instead of dessert along with a crisp white wine or a light-bodied red, For a romantic dinner pair it with Champagne.


On the day of the sampling, this silky cheese will be showcased as a delicious holiday appetizer layered with cranberries, walnuts, and honey. You'll want to make this for your guests this season, it is easy to make and sure to impress.  

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us for the Co-op’s 22nd Annual Holiday Baking Fest & Silent Auction!

PLEASE NOTE - There are new Guidelines and Stipulations. Due to Health Department regulations we can no longer accept the following:

  • Entries with home-canned foods
  • Cream Cheese frosted items
  • Cream-filled pastries or cupcakes
  • Cream, Custard, Meringue, Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie
  • Cheesecake
  • Baked Beans
  • Vegetable or Meat Empanadas
  • Meat or Fish items

The Potsdam Town Offices will open its doors to everyone on Sunday, December 15th from 12 - 3:00pm for the 22nd Annual Holiday Baking Fest & Silent Auction. As always, this event is a fundraiser for the Potsdam Neighborhood Center.

On this day, the Community Room at the Potsdam Town Offices is transformed into a holiday cafe, one where you can taste before you bid. Enjoy an assortment of homemade cakes, cookies, pies, savory treats and more. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cider and visit with neighbors and friends while you decide which treat in each delicious category will get your silent vote as the “best.” You'll also be able to vote with your dollars if you participate in the Silent Auction and bid on the uncut duplicate of your favorite entry to take home and enjoy.

The Co-op also invites bakers of all levels to participate in this important fundraising event by entering the friendly contest portion of the baking fest by creating their special recipe and entering for a chance to win a $25 Good Food Gift Card from the Co-op.

Whether you can bake a treat or bid on an entry, we hope you can join us on December 15th for a day of community and simple indulgences. If you can’t be there but wish to make a contribution you may send it to the Co-op and we will include it with the money we raise. The Baking Fest is a great way to begin the holiday season while supporting a worthwhile organization. We hope to see you there!