Festival Exhibitors

Local Living Festival
Advertisers - local businesses and organizations, supporting the
Local Living Festival!
Please check out their advertisements at the bottom of the page below.

Please be patient - it is a tremendous amount of work to get all of this information organized and posted, and we are almost entirely volunteer run!



Steps To Grow Garden
Steps 2 Grow is an interactive garden, empowering people with mental illness through hands on experiential activities.We currently have a 30 member CSA, and sell to 2 area restaurants. We also enjoy eating our vegetables and learning to cook and preserve our food.

( 315) 394-0597  www.stepbystepinc.org


Smith Farm Chicken
Family farm raised wholesome chicken for your family’s enjoyment!
315-764-1273  thesmithfarm@hotmail.com


Birdsfoot Organic Farm & CSA
Birdsfoot Farm has been growing certified organic vegetables, flowers, and herbs for over 40 years. We sell at the Canton Farmers Market, the Potsdam Food Coop, North Country Grown Cooperative and Finger Lakes Organic Growers Cooperative. We also host a lively CSA. Birdsfoot Farm is an intentional community of seven adults and one child. The Veggie Business is set up as a partnership with seasonal workers. 
(315) 386-4852 birdsfootfarm.weebly.com


Parsley Place Herbs

Many different live herbs will be offered, both common and rare/unusual.  An herb workshop on "Growing and Using Herbs" is also scheduled with much info provided.

Facebook.com/ParsleyPlaceHerbs  (315) 287-2690  Gouverneur NY


Arielle Acres

Arielle Acres is a local farm in Northern NY that believes in self sustainable farming and living practices. We have an apothecary, vegetable garden and multiple types fiber. We strive for a Demeter outlook in our agricultural practices.

naturesbirthright.com  arielleacres.wix.com/thefarm 315-323-7849 Gouverneur, NY



4 Songs

Jenna Joya Blondel, Ph.D., offers heart-centered, multicultural, Earth-honoring spiritual counsel, ceremony, and energy work at 4 Songs: Reiki, Mindfulness Meditation, Minister of Walking Prayer, and Pachakuti Mesa Shamanic Practice.

315-322-8542  Potsdam, NY


ACR Health

Navigator agency, CHA (Community Health Advocate), MLTC Ombudsman (Managed Long Term Care.)

acrhealth.org 315-382-6525 Canton NY


Acupuncture by Design

Michael Ayottte is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM.)  TCM practitioners uniquely focus on treating the whole entire person, not just a piece or part. Balance between physical and mental-emotional well being is crucial in establishing harmony in one’s life. TCM achieves optimal health by restoring balance at the root cause of disease within the body.

AcupunctureByDesign.com  www.facebook.com/Acupuncture By Design  315.250.2018   Potsdam NY 
Please see advertisement at bottom of page!


Adam French, L. Ac.

Promoting Acupuncture & herbal medicine. 

adamfrenchlac.com 315-286-5539 Gouverneur NY

Adirondack Battery & Solar

Locally operated by Amanda Potter and specializing in on- and off-grid battery based systems,; solar electric charging is our specialty. We also supply replacement batteries for Off-Grid Systems. Services include design, sales, and service for solar electric systems. We have Solar for Sale! 
Also representing Curran Renewable Energy at the Local Living Festival.  Stop by the solar-powered pellet trailer for more information!

adirondackbatteryandsolar.com   315-212-2114

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

Join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program to learn about the ecological threats posed by invasive species as well as how to identify, report, and manage some of the pests currently affecting the Adirondack Park!

adkinvasives.com 518-576-2082 Keene Valley NY


American Association of University Women
St. Lawrence County Branch

Information provided about the AAUW, how to join, what we do for women and girls in the community

northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/ (315) 744-0651 Canton NY


American Kerry Cattle Society

Information and promotional materials on Irish Kerry Cattle, an ancient heritage breed of dairy cow that is perfect for small farms and homesteads.

facebook.com/WildshadowsFarmstead.433 315-267-6925 Potsdam, NY


Audubon NY

Audubon New York’s forest and shrubland programs help maintain healthy ecosystems for birds and other wildlife. Stop by our table for information on bird biology, habitat needs, and programs that can help you conserve and manage habitat on your land!

ny.audubon.org (315) 782-7289 x112 Watertown, NY


Back In Motion Chiropractic

The only Chiropractic office in St. Lawrence County offering a complete wellness center including Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, custom state of the art 3D laser technology foot Orthotics, weight loss and cleansing programs, and much more. 

www.ChiropracticBackInMotion.com  315-261-4886
Please see advertisement in the Festival Program!


Birch Leaf Botanicals

Birch Leaf Botanicals is the herbal education and consulting business of Adrian Williams, an herbalist based in Canton.

birchleafbotanicals.com Canton, NY


Bee Booth * Local Living Venture Bee Discussion Group

Beekeeping equipment, magazines and catalogs will be on display. Bee Group members will talk with the public about bees and beekeeping and invite folks to attend the monthly Bee Group Discussions at the E.J.Noble Hospital in Canton, which meets the last Wednesday of each month from 7 pm until we have had enough.

LocalLivingVenture.org/Content/Bees-Beekeeping-Resources (315) 347-4223

Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Integrative therapists from the Center for Cancer Care will demonstrate Reiki, and Tai Chi.

cphospital.org (315) 261-5413 Potsdam, NY


Canton Village Sustainability Committee

Co-coordinators of the Local Living Festival
Canton's Sustainability Committee will share information about the Solarize Canton! and Local Food, Local Places projects along with other initiatives they are undertaking related to energy, transportation, and food and agriculture.


Canton Tree Committee

The Tree Committee will create and display colorful informational/educational signage that will be attached to trees throughout the Village Green.  Signage will inform of tree ID and educate on the benefits of trees to property owners, communities and the planet.  We will have a staffed booth enabling us to engage with Festival-goers on matters related to trees and their many values. 

315-379-9697 Canton, NY


Community Health Center of the North Country

Community Health Center of the North Country operates 4 health centers offering quality, affordable health care services in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Frankin counties. We offer primary care, dental care, cancer screenings, physical therapy, optometry, behavioral healthcare, and health insurance enrollment. Materials will be provided to explain what the health center has to offer and free promotional items will be available to those passing by the booth.

chcnorthcountry.org/ 315-386-8191 Canton, NY


Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center

Representatives from our Wound Healing Center, Health Centers and Cancer Center will attend, answering questions and distributing information.

claxtonhepburn.org 315-713-5251  Ogdensburg, NY


Curran Renewable Energy

The Future of Biomass: the Curran family has been producing renewable biofuel for 6 years and have watched the industry grow and evolve. We are proud of the products we produce because they come from our back yard. Stewardship of the land is what drives Curran Renewable Energy to be an innovative leader in harvesting and manufactuing forest products today.  Locally grown and produced wood pellets are our specialty.  Represented by Adirondack Battery & Solar at the Local Living Festival.  Stop by the solar-powered pellet trailer for more information!

adirondackbatteryandsolar.com   315-212-2114


Dragonfly Builders

Our company offers remodeling and new construction services with a focus on building for the future taking into account five major elements: The Site, Water, Energy, Materials, and indoor Air Quality. We believe that our projects are about quality of life, and will work with clients during construction to educate and assist with selection of products and details of design. On the other hand, most of our clients are very busy, so participation is optional. When it is easier for you, we do everything, including water your plants while you are away.  

dragonflybuilders.com  (315) 854 - 2243    


Earthwood Building School

Earthwood conducts workshops for owner-builders in cordwood masonry, earth-sheltered housing and timber framing, and provides books and media by Director Rob Roy on these subjects.  West Chazy, NY

www.cordwoodmasonry.com   518-578-2162


Fiber Fleece Spinning & Knitting

Aimee Douglas and friends will offer ongoing demos all day including free hands-on knitting lessons. Celtic knot will donate needles and yarn so that festival attendees may participate for free!

(315) 379 9145 Hermon, NY


Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your Garden, CSA or Farmers' Market

Meet the author of the regional cook book "Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your Garden, CSA or Farmers' Market" which makes use of fresh, seasonal produce to make scrumptious meals. Recipes are easy to prepare, don’t require exotic ingredients and help home cooks prepare wholesome family meals and achieve a healthy lifestyle. The book is a compilation of food columns written by Yvona Fast over the past 10 years, published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News.

wordsaremyworld.com  facebook.com/yvonaf  518 891-3827 Lake Clear, NY


Get Solar Solutions

John Charamella has been working in the alternative energy field for 40 years. He has extensive knowledge in Solar Hot Water as well as on and off grid Solar PV systems. He also specializes in wood stove hot water systems.

getsolar.solutions   315-386-2609  Canton, NY



GardenShare's mission is to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence Co. through policy advocacy work and by strengthening the food system to benefit all county residents.

gardenshare.org 315-261-8054 Canton, NY


Hart Essential Comforts / Hart Essentials, doTERRA Oils

Homemade wellness and beauty products naturally formulated with therapeutic essential oils. 

doterra.com/ (518) 524 6965 Saranac Lake, NY


Healthy Home / Uevolv

Promoting Toxic-Free products for home, and body.  Certified Toxic Free, Ecocert, Cruelty Free, Non-GMO, BPA Free, Fair Trade USA, USDA Biobased, Rainforest Alliance Certified EWG Rating.



Honey Brook

Honey Brook will be showcasing beautiful wood block prints and unique handmade journals for purchase and will demonstrate the basics on how you too can understand the process of woodblock carving and printing as well as how to make journals of your own! 

hannahbrook.weebly.com 585-831-0081 Rochester, NY


ItWorks! Global!

Information provided about the all natural and healthy way of living for your body, mind and lifestyle. Herbal supplements, body and facial wraps, greens and body/facial products will be sold. All products are to maintain a healthier looking body and keep you feeling great.

sharihassos.myitworks.com Penn Yan, NY


Lazy River Blacksmithing & Welding

Ray Watkins will be demonstrating his blacksmithing skills throughout the day at the Local Living Festival.

315-347-4960 Hermon, NY


League of Women's Voters

Information will be provided about the LWV, how to join, and what we do for the community.

slc-leaguewv.org/ (315) 744-0651 Canton, NY


Lisa Jock
Young Living Essential Oils - At the intersection of cutting-edge research and traditional wisdom, Young Living formulates targeted, essential oil-based wellness solutions that empower you to dodge harmful chemicals, energize your life, ditch stress and negativity, and reclaim your natural radiance.

Hogansburg, NY


Medicine Body Healing Arts

Jody Wallace, BA, LMT, and Animal Energy Practitioner has been helping clients feel better for many years offering a wide range of effective therapies for relief of stress and pain; from Massage and  Bodywork therapies to Massage Cupping, Craniosacral, Ayurveda, Sound Code Therapy, Atlas Balancing and Plant Spirit Healing. She also offers Holistic Animal Energy Healing sessions for Equine, Canine, Feline Animal Companions. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997 and an Energy Work practitioner since the late 1980's.

medicinebody.com 315-386-3725 Colton, NY


MJ's Candles

MaryJo will have handmade soy candles for sale at her booth.

Ogdensburg, NY


Mohawk Baskets

My name is Robin Lazore. I am a Mohawk from Akwesasne. I have been making baskets since I was 16 years old. I was taught by my elders. I lived with Mary Jocko on Cornwall Island district, and she taught me the basics of basket making. I have continued to work and improve on my skills, taking different classes with Irene McDonald and many others. I sell my baskets to many people and museums all over the United States. The Oneida Nation and Seneca Nation sell my baskets. I really enjoy making baskets and continuing the Mohawk tradition that not many people do any more. My daughters help me out cleaning my splits and helping me weave. One day I hope they carry on the tradition of basket making. 

518-651-9597 Hogansburg, NY 


Nature Up North

Nature Up North is an environmental education initiative based at St. Lawrence University that works to encourage appreciation for, and connections to, the North Country environment.  Visit us to learn more how we combine technology with hands-on outdoor experiences to increase community engagement with nature.

natureupnorth.org 315-229-5712 Canton, NY – St. Lawrence University


North Country Foragers

North Country Forager, Zach Gagliardi, will be creating a poster presentation that introduces program participants to the wonderful world of wild foods. Zach will display pictures and give descriptions of edible plants and fungi that can be found in this area that we call the North Country. 

facebook.com/northcountryforagers  315-379-1444 Canton, NY


Nature's Storehouse

Nature's Storehouse is Canton's complete natural products store, offering a wide variety of local, natural and organic goods. 

natures-storehouse.com 315-386-3740 Canton, NY


North Country Center For Yoga and Health

The Canton Yoga Loft has recently moved to a beautiful new space upstairs in a historic building at 17 Main Street. We offer an extensive choice of Yoga, Pilates, dance, cardio boxing, and other fitness/wellness classes and programs for both adults and children. The full schedule is available online yoga-loft.org   facebook.com/yogaloft  (315) 605-8637 Canton, NY


Northern Lights Energy

Northern Lights Energy, Inc. has been providing the North Country with sustainable energy solutions for over 20 years. We install solar electric systems, install and service Generac generators and provide residential construction and wiring services.

nlightsenergy.com/ (315) 854-2125 Hermon, NY  Please see advertisement at bottom of page! (coming soon)


North Country Tai Chi

North Country Tai Chi LLC offers year round Tai Chi instruction at our Canton and Heuvelton campus locations. 

northcountrytaichi.com 315-229-4003 Canton, NY


Occupational Health Clinical Center of the North Country

OHCC will offer a demonstration of how to find out what’s toxic and what’s not incleaning products.  Find out what we do to help keep workers healthy and safe at our table.  We also have a large triptych mural with the theme of North Country Community Health and Sustainability for People and the Environment -- Each folding heavy plywood panel is 4 feet high and 8 feet long.

ohccupstate.org 315-714-2049 Canton, NY


Paula Youmell, RN

The Wise Woman is the community healer, the woman who teaches people how to restore their own health. Wise Woman Nurse is someone who supports your health and healing from a space of nature (you are nature), natural methods (whole foods, herbs, natural lifestyle choices), seasonal rhythms, earth connectedness, and honoring your body as sacred and unique.  Paula is the author of two books on nutritional wellness, that you want to read!

PaulaYoumellRN.com   (315) 265-0961  Potsdam NY   Please see advertisement at bottom of page!

Reachout of St. Lawrence County

Reachout provides free crisis intervention and information & referral services for St. Lawrence County all day, every day.

reachouthotline.org  315-265-2422  Potsdam NY   Please see advertisement at bottom of page!


Seaway Valley Prevention Council

A team that educates the community in living healthy lifestyles

seawayvalleypreventioncouncil.net 315-713-4861


St. Lawrence County Public Health Department

315-386-2325 Canton, NY


St. Lawrence Health Initiative

Join the health intiative to make-and-take your own hula-hoop! A small fee to make a hula hoop, and no cost to try out our sample hoops.

gethealthyslc.org 315-261-4760


St. Lawrence Land Trust
The St. Lawrence Land Trust in a non-profit organization in St. Lawrence County that works with landowners to conserve the environmental, recreational and cultural resources of their property for future generations.



SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center

SUNY Canton SBDC provides free, individual advisement services to entrepreneurs at all stages of business development through start-up, growth and transition. Come visit us and learn about how we can help you get started on your dream of small business ownership or help you grow your existing business.

canton.edu/sbdc    315-386-7312


TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York)

Musicians from TAUNY's Contra Tune School and Jams will share traditional music, and a TAUNY folklorist will be on hand to record your stories about learning and sharing local and sustainable living skills.

www.tauny.org / www.facebook.com/TAUNY  315-386-4289


Transition Cornwall

Transition Cornwall+ is a community group created to help build resilience and sustainability in preparation for the combined challenges of rising energy cost, climate change, and global economic instability.

transitioncornwall.com 613-938-8459


United Healthcare Community Plan
If you are looking for health insurance that is low cost or no cost to you, UnitedHealthcare can help! UnitedHealthcare can help you live a healthier life by finding a Medicaid or Child Health Plus plan that is best for your family. 
716-378-4140  www.UHCCommunityPlan.com


United Helpers

Co-coordinators of the Local Living Festival
United Helpers’ aim is to continually improve our sustainability efforts.
Our wish is to be a model non-profit business for the community.  Please see advertisement at bottom of page!



UShare strives to make a difference by improving food security and nutrition in our local communities. We grow two community gardens--the Priest Field Garden in Canton and the Cecilie Garden in Potsdam. Our harvests are donated to local neighborhood centers, food pantries, and community dinners.


Ty Danboise has been showing the North Country with bright, hand-dyed clothing and accessories for over 25 years. His home-based business has bridged the generations and brightened many a closet. Hand-dyed clothing and accessories for all ages. T-shirts, scarves, socks and children's clothing. All water used in the process is hand-collected and re-used. Very little waste comes as a by-product in this process. High quality products - made to last for years and be hand-me-downs :) 

See Ty's Dyes/Windance on Facebook.



Family Nurse & Nap Space
sponsored by Rainbow Crabtree, Doula Services

Yurt if you're Hurt
Medical Tent
EMT's in attendance on Festival grounds

Kid's Tent
daylong activities! 10am - 4 pm
see Kids and Teens Workshop tracks on the schedule
Farmers Market
on a Saturday!
Community Art Mural
on display! Created by attendees of the 2013 Festival!
UU Church Social Room

Bicycle Skills Course for Kids!
Ongoing throughout much of the day


Wood-fired "Earth Oven"
The oven will be undergoing a rehab - help out or watch the progress!

Jack Kelley Little Big Band
Don't miss an opportunity to see and hear Potsdam's Jack Kelley Little Big Band -- now in its twelfth year of entertaining!
Facebook.com/JackKelleyLittleBigBand  Potsdam, NY
3 to 4:30 in the Dining Tent on the Village Green!

Solar Powered Festival "Welcome" Tent
Schulze Constructions keeps us in the power, renewably speaking!
Check out the portable solar array he uses for remote site construction.

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PLEASE NOTE:  The Local Living Festival and the coordinating partners cannot necessarily endorse all viewpoints, products or services that may be represented at the Festival; while we believe the presentations to be of interest to the general public, it is up to you to exercize good judgement in this regard.

The Local Living Festival is held on a sesquiennial basis, every eighteen months, to catch both the Autumn and Spring skill-sharing seasons.
Following Festivals will occur on April 29, 2017 and then again on September 29, 2018.

Local Living Festival * September 26
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For more information, call the Festival hotline at (315) 347-4223 or check the website at www.LocalLivingVenture.org

The Local Living Festival 2015 is coordinated by the Local Living Venture, United Helpers and the Village of Canton.

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