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You have questions; we have answers! Please scroll through our list of Q&A’s below.

If you have a question that’s not answered below, please contact Kim Hines at Hello@AugustaLocallyGrown.org or 706-288-7895.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

And here are some answers:

Are there membership fees?


To cover the costs of running the market a $25 annual membership fee is charged. We invite you to try the market for two orders as a trial. When you place your third order, the $25 fee will automatically be added to your bill.

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Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?


Unlike some co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The weekly email lists the produce, milled products, fresh flowers, and artisan goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.

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How do I order?


Each Friday morning, a list of available products is sent to all of our registered customers by e-mail. Customers must place their order for the week no later than Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

To place an order, go to our website at www.augusta.locallygrown.net, sign into your account, place items that you desire to order in your “shopping basket,” and then check out through the two-step order verification process.

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When do I pay?


You can prepay for your order on-line with:

  • A credit or debit card. There is a 3% convenience fee added to your order when you use this payment method.

You can pay for your order at time of pickup with:

  • A credit or debit card. There is a 3% convenience fee added to your order when you use this payment method.
  • Cash or check at pick up. There are no fees when using these methods.

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When and Where do I pick up my order?


We have two pick up locations and times for your convenience:

AUGUSTA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IN EVANS, 4pm-6pm – Pick up and pay for your order at our primary location, an outdoor pavilion behind the center. Their address is 898 Weinberger Way, Evans, GA.

THE LOCAL FOODS CLASSROOM IN DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA, 5pm-7pm – Pick up and pay for your order at The Local Foods Classroom across from the Kroc Center! The address is 1808 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30904.

If you get lost or are running late, please call Kim Hines at 706-288-7895.

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Oh no! I forgot to pickup my order! Now what?


Well, I’m sorry we missed you.

About a half hour before we close up, we’ll call you if you haven’t come yet, using the phone number you tied to your account. If you have a cell phone, use that number!

Most times we get an answering machine, so if we haven’t reached you when it’s time to go, we’ll try again.

If we still haven’t been able to reach you, your items will be donated or given away! We do not have a means to keep items until the next market, or to deliver them to you. If we were able to reach you on the phone, we may be able to work out an arrangement, but otherwise, your items will be donated or given away!

Since the growers harvested just for you, and (more importantly) since we paid the growers on your behalf when they brought them to our market, you are still responsible for paying for items, even if you do not pick them up. We’ll charge your account, and that amount will get added to your next order.

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Why Support Locally Grown?


Enhance your local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.

Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.

Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.

Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.

We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.

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How can I sell through this market?


If you’ve already created a customer account here, simply go to Our Growers and click on ‘Join this Market’. This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step. We charge 10% of your overall sales. Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Please be aware that the growers are responsible for paying all sales taxes and for having all appropriate licenses for selling their products. Contact Kim at thehinesfamily@hotmail.com for more information.

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