VEGGIE SWAP

VEGGIE SWAP

SUNDAYS 6/23-9/15

3PM-5PM

1ST NATIONAL BANK OF SCOTIA PARKING LOT

 

The Schenectady Farm Bureau knows that agriculture in our community is as much about backyard gardens, maple syrup and bees as it is about large dairy and grain farms. As a result, your Farm Bureau will be sponsoring a weekly Sunday afternoon vegetable swap this summer. Backyard gardeners, bee-keepers, home canners and bakers are all invited to come meet their neighbors, barter, and help us celebrate the personal side of Schenectady County agriculture.

We are encouraging barter – this is not a market and cash deals are discouraged. We will ask for a small donation ($1/day) to help defray insurance and other expenses. Our host, the 1st National Bank of Scotia is graciously donating use of their parking lot. Farm Bureau members will direct traffic, but extra help is always appreciated.

Why a swap? We hope to encourage small scale gardeners and others to share their crops, expand their horizons, reduce food waste, maybe pick up some tips and encouragement, and build community among the gardeners, orchardists, backyard brewers and bee/chicken keepers among us.

The swap will take place at the 1st National Bank of Scotia parking lot (Mohawk Avenue) on Sundays – June 23rd to September 15th, from 3 to 5 PM. Water (at the Bank) and bathrooms (thank you Stewarts) will be available. We ask that participants bring their own tables and containers. Participants will be asked to sign in and complete a simple liability waiver.

The County Food Bank will also be at the swap to collect donations of excess produce. We look forward to helping the less fortunate in our community. Any unusable produce will be collected for the Biosoil Farm worm-powered composting operation.

Please remember that this is a swap, not a farmer’s market. The goals are sharing, learning, and building community. So come trade squash, sip cider, and meet a beekeeper. Bring the kids and the dog too!

Contact: Mike Nally, Schenectady Farm Bureau President – 518-605-9643

Jeff Klein, Schenectady Farm Bureau Board Member – 518-441-4770

Annual Flushing of Fire Hydrants

The Village of Scotia will be flushing and flow-testing fire hydrants Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. starting on or about Monday, May 27, 2019.  The hydrant flushing and flow-testing process should take four weeks with a tentative completion date of Friday, June 21, 2019.  Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours.

Water/Sewer On Line Portal Now Available

The Village is excited to announce an upgrade to our water and sewer interface with our customers.  You now have the ability to view your bill, pay your bill and monitor your usage on line through our secure website.  Payments can be made by credit card or ACH for a fee of 2.55%.  Go to http://logicsolbp.com/villageofscotia/Login.aspx or click the link on the Village of Scotia’s website to set up your personal account.  If you have more than one water account you can link multiple accounts to your personal page. Water and Sewer bills go out twice a year (February and October) but it is so easy to read the meters now that we do it every 40 days.  This means that you can monitor your water usage in something closer to real time.  If you have a water leak you can catch it before it runs up a large bill.  All this comes to you at virtually the same cost as the old system and gives you and us a lot more flexibility.

Recurring bank drafting will be available for the October billing cycle at no fee.  Look for the announcement to enroll in the Summer of 2019.

The Village of Scotia is working for you.

Tom Gifford

Mayor of Scotia

Scotia Relief Fundraiser

YOU’RE INVITED

SCOTIA RELIEF FUNDRAISER

Thursday, March 7th, 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Wolf Hollow Brewing Company 6882 Amsterdam Rd

Show up, enjoy a cold beverage, buy a raffle ticket; help others!

Raffle Drawing at 7:00 PM
Raffles: 50/50; Gift Baskets from: Glenville Beverage,
Gabriel’s Supermarket, Riverside Maple, and more!

Scotia Relief, a 501c3 charitable organization, has been helping individuals and families in Scotia and Glenville for over 80 years.
Scotia Relief provides efficient, timely assistance for community members in their time of need, including food, heating assistance, clothing, utility bills, medication expenses, rent, emergencies and much more.
Please help us help folks in the community in their time of need.