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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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RIVERWOOD PICK-UP LOCATION CLOSINGMAY 20
This Tuesday, May 20, will be our LAST DAY at Riverwood. It is a sad but inevitable end-of-an-era. Sales at that location have sunk below what it costs to run. We believe that other local foods options, including the Evans Towne Farmers Market, have pulled customers in multiple directions. And that’s a good thing overall!!! But it is sad to leave behind the Riverwood community where much of our start took root. Of course, the biggest hug goes to our fearless market manager Meghann, who has developed quite a fan base there. She’s gonna take some time off as a manager, but will continue with us in some form or another because, of course, she’s family now. We hope our Riverwood customers will switch over to our AJCC site, which is open 4pm-6pm, just a few miles away. If you have any questions about this transition, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

BANJO-B-QUEMAY 23, 24
One of the most enthusiastic advocates for local foods in our community is Patrick Sutter. And this month he’s taking it one step further! Patrick and three of his fellow grill buddies have entered their team in the “Backyard Category” of the Banjo-B-Que national contest in Evans. And get this: they’re using local beef and pork from Savannah River Farm, including a top-of-the-line Berkshire hog. Their team – called “SHADOW BBQ” – will promote and celebrate ALG and the Evans Towne Farmers Market while cooking up some serious contest entries. More than 7000 folks are expected to attend this food/music event with more than 80 teams from 28 states. Come cheer Shadow BBQ on as they cheer on our local foods movement! Order tickets at banjobque.com.

FARM FRIDAY AT WHITE HILLS POSTPONED TO MAY 23:
“Farm Friday” will start up at White Hills lavender farm in Dearing, GA, next Friday, May 23.

RAISED BED GARDENING WORKSHOPMAY 25:
The dynamic father-son duo, Steve and David Gianino, will host another popular Raised Bed Gardening Workshop 101 on Sunday, May 25, at 3pm, at Legacy Gardens in Evans. Cost is $20 and includes a garden salad meal afterwards. Tickets can be ordered on-line through ALG or contact David directly by texting 706-877-0935.

PICKIN’ PARTY AT HEXEMAUS FARMJUNE 1
Volunteer spots have filled up fast for this berry picking Crop Mob at Hexemaus Farm in Waynesboro on Sunday, June 1. Chef Charleen will provide the farm meal afterwards to our volunteers! There are only a few meal tickets left, so sign up soon if you’re willing to work for food! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SUMMER TOMATO SANDWICH CONTESTJULY 17
Calling all local chefs and would-be chefs!!!!!! ALG will host a “Summer Tomato Sandwich Contest” at the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Thursday, July 17. Heirloom tomatoes will be provided by the Urban Ag R&D project in Appling. Contestants provide the fixings! Judges are being lined-up, sponsors sought and trophies ordered. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you’re ready to show this town what you can do with a tomato sandwich.

See you all at the markets!
Kim