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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


THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET OPENS THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 20!
Join us for a second full season of the Evans Towne Farmers Market, starting on Thursday, March 20. The market is located on the beautiful grounds behind the library, 4:30pm-7pm. Scheduled activities include:
• Cooking Demo with Chef Dave McCluskey of Local Pop!
• The Kids Market Passport Program will feature activities based on “Kale”
• The Grow Your Own Tent will feature Mike Scarce of Urban Agriculture R&D
• Music by “Happy Bones” and “Ashley Riley” as a benefit concert for “Awake Augusta”

THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMESR MARKET OPENS NEXT TUESDAY, MARCH 25:
Join us for a second full season of the Veggie Truck Farmers Market, starting on Tuesday, March 25. The market is located in the Harrisburg community at the corner of Broad and Eve streets, across from the Kroc Center, 4:30p-7p. With a matching grant from Wholesome Wave Georgia, we are able to double the value of EBT/SNAP/food stamp benefits at this market. This will also be the official grand opening celebration for the West End Market and Bakery, in the same location. Scheduled activities include:
• Cooking Demo with volunteers from the GRU School of Medicine
• The Kids Market Passport Program will feature activities based on “Kale”
• Music, face painting, fire twirlers … and more!

CULINARY CLASS THIS WEEKEND: CROCK POTS AND CLAY COOKERS WITH CHEF CHARLEEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 15:
Create delectable one-dish meals with local, seasonal foods that cook while you work or play. Chef Charleen’s culinary classes are back … and now held at the West End Market & Bakery. This event is scheduled for 11am this weekend. Tickets are available through ALG on-line market or at chefcharleen.com.

INCREASE IN CREDIT CARD BANKING FEE:
It pains me to do this, but we will have to increase the percentage fee that we charge our on-line market customers who pay with credit cards to 3% starting today. This will cover the processing fee that the bank charges us; none of it goes to ALG.

BIG HUGS TO OUR BOARD AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
ALG held an energy-packed board meeting earlier this week, along with representatives from many community partner organizations. What a wonderful turn-out of local food activists! So grateful to all of them for their creative, passionate efforts.

RIVERWOOD PICK-UP LOCATION NEEDS A BOOST!
On-line market sales at our Riverwood pick-up location have been low, and currently not covering the cost of running it. We love the idea of a neighborhood-based pick-up location, and think it’s a value model for the future. But we need your help to keep it going. If you value the Riverwood location, please promote it among your neighbors and colleagues and even in your neighborhood association materials. At market manager Meghann’s smart request, we will have more promotional cards for you at that location starting next week.

SEE YOU ALL AT THE MARKETS ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY!

CHEERS!
Kim