THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN
LOCALLY GROWN CHRISTMAS TREES!
Locally grown and gorgeous, these trees come from Clarks Hill Christmas Tree Farm, and are available through our on-line market this week only. ALG will include free delivery to your home if requested. Better yet, bring your loved ones directly to the farm to pick out & cut your own! Visit clarkshillchristmastreefarm.com.
HOLIDAY GIFT BIZARRE:
Several of our locally grown vendors will set up a gift bizarre at the AJCC pick up location this Tuesday. Come shop for your stocking stuffers with these great folks!
MORE PECANS NEEDED!
Our fabulous ALG interns (past & present) will once again gather this holiday season to crack & shell thousands of locally grown pecans. We call it “Ms. Kim’s Nutcracking Christmas Party” and, yes, some pain is involved. Their efforts will support our “Wholesome Wave” food stamps doubling program for the Veggie Truck Market. We are currently looking for donations of freshly harvested, uncracked pecans! Please call or text Kim at 706-288-7895 if you can provide a bushel or more!
MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP – SAT, DEC 7:
Honey Creek Mushrooms of Martinez, GA, will host a mushroom cultivation workshop starting at 2p. Learn to grow oyster mushrooms in your home using wheat straw. This workshop will include a lecture, urban farm tour, gourmet tasting, and a hands-on activity. There are still a few workshop spaces open; contact Matthewsmushrooms@gmail.com to order your ticket directly.
OPEN HOUSE & HOLIDAY FARM SHOPPING – SAT, DEC 7:
White Hills Farm in Dearing, GA, will host a demonstration open house with demos in felting, natural dye and herb blends, along with locally-grown farm goods for sale. Enjoy the farm’s “Wild and Native” holiday theme. Free entry. Time: 3p-8:30p. Address: 1419 Fort Creek Road, Dearing, GA.
WELCOME WEST END MARKET & BAKERY!
Started in partnership between Hard Earth Farm and Hexemaus Farm, this adorable county-in-the-city holiday gift store opened in Harrisburg last week. If all goes well in December, there are plans to make it long-term, offering local produce, dairy, and meats. Visit them at 1808 Broad Street, across from the Kroc Center.
EDIBLE GIFT-MAKING WITH KIDS AT FORT GORDON:
This month, our kids culinary program at Fort Gordon is making edible gifts with locally grown and seasonal foods. This week the young students made Christmas Crunch Honey & Pecan Granola. Next week we’re making mint tea bags in pretty tins. Many thanks to all those who donate to this fund throughout the year. Your gifts help us make these educational activities extra fun and special.
‘TIS THE SEASON TO DINKER:
Enrollment for the BenderDinker will open in December, just in time for a stocking stuffer! This is our nonprofit organization’s most important annual fundraiser. All ALG proceeds support our educational programs. Visit BenderDinker.com!
GEORGIA ORGANICS CONFERENCE: FEB 21-22
Getting excited for the annual Georgia Organics conference, this year held in Jekyll Island. This event is an incredible gathering of good-good folks from throughout the southeast. Augusta, it’s time we do some representin’!! Visit georgiaorganics.org to enroll.
ON-LINE MARKET CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS EVE:
Our on-line market will NOT be open for Chrismas Eve this year. We WILL, however, be open on New Years Eve.
See you all at the on-line market on Tuesday! -Kim