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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


LOADS OF GOOD FOOD EVENTS COME UP!

SATURDAY, JUNE 7
DUCK DAYS AT ICEBOX FARM
Enroll in this engaging and informative day at this beautiful farm in North Augusta. The workshop includes a complete demo of duck processing from farm to plate. Chef David McCluskey will then lead the group in making a scrumptious Duck Bog afterwards. Contact tasha@iceboxfarm.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7
MEET THE FARMER COOKING CLASS
Join Chef Charleen at the West End Market in Augusta as she leads you in a hands-on cooking class featuring organic veggies from Addersons Fresh Produce of Keysville. In fact, meet the farmers, Sam & Loretta Adderson, too! Contact ctinley@comcast.net.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14
JOURNEE DU LAPIN WORKSHOP AT ICEBOX FARM
Here’s another fascinating farm-to-plate class, this one featuring fresh local rabbit. Tickets available through ALG on-line or on their website.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19
COOLER THAN A CUCUMBER SALAD KIDS COOKING COMPETITION AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET
Calling all young chefs! Sign up to compete in our Cooler than a Cucumber Kids Cooking Competition on Thursday, June 19. Eight contestants (ages 10-16) will create their unique creations for 16 judges in pursuit of the trophy. We provide the cucumbers from a local farm; you provide the fixings. To compete, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 24
MID-SUMMER PICNIC AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
Welcome the summer harvest with special events at our Mid-Summer Picnic at the Veggie Truck Market. Music, games, cooking demos, sidewalk chalk vegetable drawing contests, blueberry bingo, $2 burgers and more! Meet folks from Wholesome Wave Georgia and other local food activists. Bring a blanket! Located at the corner of Broad & Eve streets, across from the Kroc Center in Harrisburg. Remember: we double EBT!!!!

THURSDAY, JULY 17
THE GREAT SUMMER TOMATO SANDWICH CONTEST AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET
Same thing, but we’re stepping it up. This one will feature local chefs and other serious adult homecooks. Eight contestants, 16 judges, one trophy! We provide the heirloom tomatoes from the Urban Ag R&D Project in Appling; you provide the fixings. Get ready for “Market Stadium” folks!!!!! To compete, send your food bio to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THINGS TO LOOK FOWARD TO IN THE FALL:
DATES TBA:
- CROB MOB AT HARD EARTH FARM
- WINTER GARDEN WORKSHOP AT LEGACY GARDENS
- MUSCADINE WINE MAKING & MORE
- VEGGIE TRUCK CAFE, POPUP DINNERS IN HARRISBURG

BIG THANKS!
Big thanks to Sandi Johnson and family of Hexemaus Farm for hosting such a great Pickin’ Party last weekend; to Chef Charleen for feeding us all so well; and to all those great volunteers for braving the briars.

See you all at the markets!
-Kim