THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE ALG COMMUNITY!
NEW ALG PROMOTIONAL VIDEO – One of our market customers – a local, professional videographer – has been working diligently behind the scenes of ALG for months. Zach Daniel is the strong, quiet type who volunteered to make us our first promotional video. It will soon be in our hands and ready for use! Thank you so very much Zach! You have been a joy to know and your gift will go a long way in spreading the news about the mission of ALG. Look for it soon on our website.
THE WEST END MARKET – IT’S OFFICIAL!
It’s official! The West End Market has announced that it will become a permanent daily market/store/cafe selling fresh, locally grown food and artisan products. Located in a beautiful, historic building across from the Kroc Center in Harrisburg, the West End Market started as a holiday partnership between Hexemaus Farm and Hard Earth Farm. Sandi Johnson of Hexemaus Farm has announced that she will continue it long-term as the store’s owner & operator. This is an incredible evolutionary step for the local foods movement in Augusta. Starting in mid-January, a half dozen or more local farmers will be selling from that store, including Tink’s Beef, Southern Swiss Dairy, Hard Earth Farm, Hexemaus Farm, B&G Honey, Honey Creek Mushrooms and Freeman’s Mill. That first phase will include dairy products, meat, baked goods, grains and mushrooms. The second phase will include fresh veggies and more. Long term goals include a commercial kitchen, a teaching center and an edible garden courtyard. Come support the start-up of the next big thing in local foods!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO J&L FARM AND STABLES:
J&L Farm and Stables was the featured honoree at the annual meeting of the Savannah River Resource Conservation and Development Council. It has been an honor to watch Laurie and John Ritchie at J&L go from start-up farm to celebrated farm in such a short time. Excellent choice RC&D!