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IT SEEMS THAT WE HAD A SERVER NETWORK GLITCH today, causing some of you to not get the noon blog. Here it is again:


WHAT A WEEK IT’S BEEN!
So many farmers and volunteers and interns and participants and community partners to thank for the success of our workshops, farm tours, farmers markets and garden projects this week. Deep gratitude to all of you.

And as the lovely fall weather arrives, we gear up for even more…

TUE, SEPT 16
KIMCHI FERMENTATION DEMO
Join Danielle Shelton of Fermdamentals at a cooking demo and free sampling of kimchi using locally grown cabbage and more at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market, 4:30-6:30.

THU, SEPT 18
JandL MARKET CAFE
Farmers Laurie and John Ritchie will launch the JandL Market Cafe at the Evans Towne Farmers Market this Thursday. Their healthy snack foods will be made with local, seasonal ingredients. Come sit outdoor-cafe style and enjoy! The Evsns Towne Farmers Market is every Thursday, 4:30-7p, thru Oct 30.

FRI & SAT, SEPT 19-20
ALG HONORED AS WHOLE FOODS’ BENEFICIARY
Augusta Locally Grown is honored to be selected as Whole Foods’ first nonprofit beneficiary in Augusta. Proceeds collected at their pre-opening “sneak-peek” event on September 19-20 will support our local foods education programs. We’ll also be working with Whole Foods to engage employees at events on local farms. Visit their Facebook page to sign up for the Sept 19-20 event! * Breaking news … Jeff & Janie, two loyal on-line customers, have offered to fund A DOOR PRIZE of an ALG On-Line Market Membership to to one lucky winner who walks through the doors at Whole Foods during our benefit weekend. So sweet of them!!

THUR, OCT 2
ARK IN THE PARK!
A FABULOUS, FREE EDUCATIONAL EVENT!!
Join Slow Food CSR at the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Oct 2 for a celebration of the Ark of Taste! The Ark of Taste is SLOW FOOD USA’s living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. Many foods on the Ark, both plants and animals, are grown right here in our area, and you’ll get to SEE some of them, and more importantly, to TASTE some of the wonderful dishes made with these amazing heirloom ingredients.

Contact steve@jstephenfountain.com if you are a farmer willing to show an “ark-listed” heirloom breed at the event, or share an “ark-listed” variety of heirloom veggie or fruit in a chef’s tasting.

Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to arrange to bring your group from school, scouts, church, clubs, senior centers, etc!

FRI, OCT 3
MUSCADINE WINE MAKING WORKSHOP
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
This fun workshop will be held at the West End Market & Bakery in Harrisburg. It’ll be demo style, given the multi-step nature of the process. Participants will see many different stages of wine in its creation. Of course, sampling is all part of the fun. The educational & tasting component of the class costs $15. Start-up wine making kits will also be available for an additional $50, plus grapes! Tickets are on sale through the ALG on-line market. Or contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to order by mail.

SAT, OCT 4
TASTES OF EARTH:
AN EDUCATIONAL FARM & SITE TOUR
FOLLOWED BY AN ELEGANT FARM DINNER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Southern Native Plantings at Longwood Plantation will partner with Culinary Connections to host an Educational Greenhouse, Nursery & Soil Education Tour called “Dirty to Delicious” followed by an Elegant Farm Dinner by Chef Charleen. The educational component of the event is supported by Georgia Organics. Augusta Locally Grown will provide volunteer table service. Tickets are $40. Purchase yours through the Augusta Locally Grown On-Line Market, the Statesboro Market2Go On-Line Market, or the Savannah Locally Grown On-Line Market. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to purchase tickets by mail, or to volunteer!

SUN, NOV 2
CROP MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE FARM
VOLUNTEERS! SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE MEAL TICKET!
Grab your shovel and join us for a “Crop Mob” at Clyde’s Fresh Produce Farm in Grovetown, GA. We’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees to give this family farm an extra boost of help for its future. In exchange, volunteers will be fed a simple, delicious, sit-down farm dinner afterwards. Work and farm tour goes from 1p-4:30pm; dinner starts at 5pm. We’ve set our goal at 25 volunteers! Will you be one of them?!! Reserve your free meal ticket today! Big thanks to Earth Fare for already committing 10 volunteers!

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED:

THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET needs volunteer cooking demo instructors! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown if you can give us a Tuesday evening in September or October.

THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET:
is actively seeking more local farmers and backyard growers to round out the fall season. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for details. Help us make October awesome!

See y’all at the markets!
Kim