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Tickets for Augusta Boucherie are on sale now! Visit www.augustaboucherie.com to get your ticket.

The Butchery – or “Boucherie” in French – is an age-old tradition. Friends, neighbors and family members gather to help butcher livestock and preserve meat in the fall, assuring that all parts of the animals are used for sustenance.

This will be a not to be missed event!



 
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THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


As I type this message into my little phone, I am also listening. Listening hard and tearing up, in fact, because the keynote speaker at this conference where I find myself today is singing our song! She’s Dr Daphne Miller, author of “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing.” Her powerful, science-based message — the ancient message that good food is medicine — is THE theme that will ultimately link Augusta’s strong medical community to our fledgling local foods movement. If you haven’t read it yet, please please do. THIS can be Augusta’s future if enough of us stand up and make the connection.

- Cheers! Kim

SAVE THE DATES!!

THUR, FEB 13 …
CROP MOB at Honey Creek
Mushroom Farm in Martinez. Work starts at 3:30pm; share a simple farm dinner afterwards. Email our intern coordinator Aarish to sign up: Aarish.rojiani@gmail.com.

THUR, MARCH 20 …
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET opening day! Now accepting farmer/grower applications at evanstownefarmersmarket.com.

TUES, MARCH 25…
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET opening day, in Harrisburg. Now accepting farmer/grower applications. Call Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, APR 26…
BENDERDINKER – yep, it’s our 3rd annual kayaking, local foods and music festival on the river. Chef Dave McClusky and Fireside Grills have signed on to help us create a pop-up “Floating Food Boat” from which we will serve a locally-grown lunch to all paddlers!! Come help us put our own local foods movement on the map with this truly one-of-a-kind, naturally-fun, very family-friendly benefit event. Registration is now open at benderdinker.com.

SPONSORS NEEDED:
Join us and become a sponsor of our educational programs at these events. For a sponsorship package, contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org. We need your help to take the next steps in this movement.

WELL WISHES:
Many of you know – and love – farmer Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm. She is taking the month off from baking to recover from knee surgery… with every intention of popping back up in time for market season. Wishing you all the best, Laurie!!

See you all at the market on Tuesday!! *