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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


Just like the bumblebees who are loving my flowering collards, there is a solid buzz of activity this season on the local foods front.

HERE’S OUR GROWING LIST OF SPRING ACTIVITIES:

APRIL 19
GOAT CHEESE GOODIES”: CULINARY CLASS – Join Chef Charleen at the West End Market tomorrow, Saturday, April 19. Learn how to transform that to-die-for goat cheese from Trail Ridge Goat Dairy into something even finer. Email her today to enroll: ctinley@comcast.net.

APRIL 26
BENDERDINKER – The Benderdinker is a kayaking/local music/local foods event … all on the water. Yep! It’s THAT cool. Want that much-coveted tshirt? You’ve got to pre-register by Sunday, April 20, to guarantee yourself one! The popular event is Sat, Apr 26. A portion of the proceeds supports ALG’s nonprofit work with youth gardening. Register at benderdinker.com.

APRIL 27
RAISED BED AND CONTAINER VEGETABLE GARDENING CLASS 101 – Legacy Gardens and Augusta Locally Grown team up again to offer you a basic, hands-on learning experience specifically geared toward the backyard organic grower with limited working space. A garden meal will be shared afterwards. Cost is $20/each. We may have one spot left open. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org soon if you want it!

MAY 4
URBAN FARM AND GARDEN TOUR – The Sierra Club and Augusta Locally Grown team up for an urban farm and garden tour, enjoying a progressive meal as they go. This event is sold out, but if you’re interested in organizing one with for your own group, please let us know. We’d be happy to work with you!

MAY 23-24
BANJO-B-QUE AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN TEAM – We are super excited that our board member Amy and Patrick Sutter are pulling together an ALG bbq team so that we can REPRESENT local farms at this national contest in Evans!! More info soon!

jUNE 1
FOOD JUSTICE & ETHICAL EATING, A TALKALG has been invited to provide a talk at the Aiken Unitarian Church on Food Justice & Ethical Eating and what it means in our community. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more information.

JUNE 1
PICKIN’ PARTY AT HEXEMAUS FARM – Hexemaus Farm will host a berry picking Crop Mob at their farm in Waynesboro! ALG and Chef Charleen will coordinate a simple farm meal for all volunteers to share afterwards. The event will be Sunday, June 1: work starts at 2pm; a farm tour is at 4pm; meal is at 5pm. There is no charge for this event, other than your hard work picking all those berries for the farm. To sign up, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKETS!
Kim