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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

MID SUMMER PICNIC AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKETTUESDAY, JUNE 24
Celebrate summer with us at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg! Music, games, cooking demo, sidewalk chalk vegetable drawing contests, blueberry bingo, food by Recovery BBQ 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!!!!

QUICK, COLD & RAWWEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will host a “Quick, Cold & Raw” cooking class featuring local, seasonal veggies at the West End Market & Bakery in Harrisburg this Wednesday evening. Only $20! Contact ctinley@comcast.net to enroll.

CALLING LOCAL CHEFS & OTHER SERIOUS COOKSTHURSDAY, JULY 17
The Evans Towne Farmers Market will host a “Great Summer Tomato Sandwich Contest” on Thursday, July 17. Up to 8 contestants will compete for one beautiful trophy. Qualified judges are also being recruited. We supply the locally grown tomatoes; contestants supply the rest of the ingredients to make four sandwiches. This will be the second in our cooking contest series which we call “Market Stadium!” Starts at 5pm. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to register to as a competitor.

LOTS OF THANK YOUS TO SEND OUT THIS WEEK :
Our “Cooler than a Cucumber Salad Kids Cooking Contest” was a wonderful success thanks to our fabulous youth contestants: Antonio, Natalie, Nathan, Russell, Sage, Westyn and trophy-winner Sophy. Also thanks to our fabulous judges Greg Cowling, Kat Ethington, Dana Keen & Samantha Taylor; to Tim of “Handcrafted Cuttingboards” who donated beautiful boards to all seven youth competitors; to all the parents and grandparents for their guidance; to Rock Bottom Music for the sound system; and to my daughter Maggie for her priceless help creating an outdoor cooking stage in 97 degree weather.

Our experiment with “Local Bulk” also went well thanks to farmer Matt, volunteer sorters Andre & Maggie, and to all the customers who played along.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Thrilled to announce the election of our 2014-2015 board members (some returning; some brand new) for Augusta Locally Grown’s nonprofit organization:
Amy Sutter – President
Landon Dawson – Vice President
Leslie Carson – Treasurer
Lauren Belcher
Matt DeMatteo
Steve Gianino
Sandy Legette
Jenny Jia
Judy Maxwell
Janie Peel
Jan Perry
Laurie Ritchie

We’ll share more information about the efforts of this wonderful group soon!

WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS:
A three-farm urban farm tour in Aug or Sept.
A muscadine wine making workshop in Sept
A hands-on beekeeping workshop in Oct.
A road-trip to an urban farm in Atlanta in Oct.

Cheers!
Kim

Posted by: Kim Hines at Friday June 13, 2014 12:10 PM EDT