TORNADO AT SOUTHERN SWISS DAIRY:
Please keep Southern Swiss Dairy in your prayers and thoughts. They suffered a terrible tornado on Monday that caused tremendous damage to their farm in Waynesboro . Despite the dire circumstances, these hardworking people continue to milk their herd and deliver their products to market. It is more important than ever to support this local farm with your food purchases. We will keep the ALG community apprised of opportunities to help with their ongoing recovery efforts.
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET START DATE: MARCH 26
The Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg starts this Tuesday, March 26, in the courtyard of St. Luke Methodist Church. This will be the first all-local farmers market to accept EBT/SNAP benefits in Augusta. Visit the website at www.theveggietruck.org.
CHICKS, DUCKLINGS & ORGANICS WORKSHOP: APRIL 20
The Hobby Farmers Association of the CSRA will host a children’s workshop on taking care of “Chicks & Ducklings” on Saturday, April 20, at 11am, at Trinity on the Hill UMC, Room A004. Best parking is the lot at the corner of Monte Santo & McDowell in Augusta. A concurrent “Organic Gardening” workshop will be offered to adults. Visit their website at www.hobbyfarmersassociation.org for more information.
EGG CANDLING WORKSHOP: MAY 1
The UGA Extension of Columbia County will host a Candling Certificate Workshop on Wednesday, May 1. This is a required certificate for anyone planning to sell eggs in local markets. Please contact Extension Agent Tripp Williams to enroll: TJWILLIAMS@columbiacountyg.gov.
FIVE FARM TOUR: MAY 18-19
Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections & Augusta Locally Grown will host a Five Farm Tour on Sat, May 18 thru Sun, May 19. The price is $75 each and includes a Saturday lunch, tour, and make-and-take vinegar workshop at White Hills Lavender Farm, a tour and farm bbq at Savannah River Farm, a tour and cheese tasting at Flat Creek Dairy, an antique mill tour at Freemans Mill, and a Sunday evening garden harvest and cooking class at Walker Organic Farms. Transportation and lodging is not included in the price; lodging at your choice of two locations in Statesboro will be recommended. Tickets go on sale today!
Big thanks to IceBox Farm for sponsoring the upcoming Evans Towne Farmers Market on Easter Week, Thursday, March 28. The theme they have chosen for the week is “Abundance.”
SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKETS ON TUESDAY OR THURSDAY!