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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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SIGN UP FOR THE BENDERDINKER!!!!!!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 … We are truly honored to be the nonprofit beneficiary of this amazing & whimsical event. It’s all about kayaking/local food/local music and good, clean fun. Founder Kristina Williams has outdone herself with the addition of giant lawn games for our 4th annual. Oh, and there will be a beer garden to match. We are blessed with the dozens and dozens of volunteers who have signed up to make it all happen. Psyched to have the Soul City Sirens helping with land logistics. Grateful that Escape Outdoors has donated a beautiful paddleboard to raffle. Appreciative for the food donations & discounts we’ve received from farmers for river sampling. And thrilled that Slow Food CSR will be vending some pretty fantastic local food at the festival. So, go find yourself a river-worthy vessel, sign up, and support Augusta Locally Grown! www.benderdinker.com.

Also going on at ALG:

SAT, APR 18 – COMMUNITY COMPOST START-UP WITH G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AT THE ICEBOX MINISTRIES CAMPUS … What happens when you combine alpaca poo, mushroom waste and sun-dried hydrilla from the canal? We’re about to find out! Come help us prepare a community compost area on our soon-to-be urban farm education center in Augusta. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to sign up to help. 9am-12noon. Bring your work gloves and water bottle. Big hugs to GRU Biology/Urban Ecology professor Dr. Donna Wear for advising! More hugs to Buena Vista Fiber Farm and Honey Creek Mushroom Farm for their contributions.

SAT, APR 18 – ALPACA SHEARING DEMO AT BUENA VISTA FARM … You are invited to watch the alpacas get a woolcut at Buena Vista Farm in Beech Island, SC. Learn about the fiber arts and share a grilled lunch. Free. Email farmer John Tolley to reserve your spot and get directions: bvalpacas@hotmail.com.

TUE, APR 21 – “MY MARKET CLUB” STARTS AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKETALG is honored to be selected by Georgia Organics as a “My Market Club” participant. This program welcomes newcomers to our farmers markets with a $5 market token, with subsequent rewards for 2nd and 3rd visits. Repeat customers are also rewarded with a chance to win our monthly market gift basket. Every Tuesday, across from the Kroc Center. And yes! — we double EBT!!!

THU, APR 23 – “MY MARKET CLUB” STARTS AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … Many thanks to our board member and market ambassador Kisha Burke for making the My Market Club happen at both markets. The Evans Towne Farmers Market is held every Thursday, 4:30pm-7pm, behind the Columbia County Library. Cooking demos, live music, kids culinary activities, wonderful company. And yes! – we double EBT too!

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER!

SUN, APR 26 – GREASE! ALG student intern Tabias W. is performing in A.R.C.’s musical production of Grease in Augusta. ALG has received a donation to purchase 10 tickets; we’ll be giving them out first-come, first-serve for Sunday’s performance. Come fill the auditorium with us! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to get yours.

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – LOW DOWN THROW DOWN … Honored and flat out stoked that ALG has been selected as the nonprofit beneficiary of the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby tournament this May Day weekend. Come throw a few back, get in touch with your inner queen and support the local foods movement. Proceeds will go to our FVRx program for women and their children. Tourney runs 8am-8pm, both days, at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown. Visit soulcitysirens.com. And yes, we’re looking for a few kickin’ volunteers to run our booth too!

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – ICEBOX MINISTRIES MAY DAY PLAY DAY … There are amazing things happening in local foods on Fenwick Street in Harrisburg. At the center of it are the good folks of Icebox Ministries and other partners of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg. Come join us in a two-day renovation of an old florist shop at Icebox Ministries’ new urban campus. We’ll use it as a teaching kitchen for the Fruit & Veggie Rx program this summer. Okay, so this might sound like more of a “work day” than a “play day” … but believe me … it’s all fun. Work starts at 9am each day and goes til we’re exhausted. Painting, flooring, general cleaning up. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to volunteer.

SAT, MAY 2 – SOUTHERN MADE, STORE GRAND OPENING … Congratulations to three local farmers for announcing the grand opening of their new fiber arts store “Southern Made” on Sat, May 2, 10am-5:30pm. Located at 1808 Broad Street, Augusta. Come see what it’s all about with Hard Earth Farm of Modoc, SC, Phoenix Farm Fiber in Beech Island, SC and Bella Luna Sheep & Wool Farm of Washington, GA.

FRI & SAT, MAY 22-23 – SHADOW BBQ RETURNS! – This local competition bbq team will again compete in “BANJO-B-QUE,” a nationally-sanctioned event in Evans! Better yet, they feature local meats from local farmers while also promoting Augusta Locally Grown. ALG board president Amy Sutter and her hubby Patrick head it all up! Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

SUN, MAY 31 – FAMILY FARM DAY … Come meet your farmers at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown. Show up anytime between 2pm-6pm to see the goings on at this bio-diverse local farm. Seasonal samples and young farm animals make it all the more fun. Save the date.
MON, JUNE I – RAINWATER WORKSHOP FOR URBAN VEGGIE GARDENS … Join us for another “pop up” food-growing workshop. This one will be held at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta. Instructors Candace & Nate Zukas will share the nitty gritty details of their own rain barrel system, which waters their beautiful urban farmette. 5:30pm-7pm. $5/person. This one will sell out fast!

TUE, JUNE 2 – FRUIT & VEGGIE RX … Augusta Locally Grown is truly honored to be a partner in the Fruit & Veggie Rx pilot project, a first-ever for the Southeast! The pilot will be hosted and coordinated by the Harrisburg Family Healthcare clinic, funded and designed by Wholesome Wave Georgia, educationally enhanced by Icebox Ministries, academically enhanced by Emory University, held together by Good Neighbor Ministries/St. Luke UMC, and made real by medical student volunteers from MCG. Augusta Locally Grown is the project’s cheerleader. June 2 is the project’s kick-off date! Your donations would be very much appreciated.

SUN, JUN 14 — BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN DAY … Grateful to include the farmers at Herb & Berries Farm of Montmorenci, SC, (near Aiken) in our mix. We’ll join forces with them in June to host a pick-your-own morning. Attendance is free; self-picked blueberries cost a 2.50/lb. Come early; beat the heat. More details soon!

TBA IN JULYBUCKET GARDENING with Stephanie, at Bucket Lady Farm in Augusta!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM TO PARK DINNER FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will help! Farmers: contact Chef Charleen to feature your special something in this one-of-a-kind event.

Cheers!?Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!N


SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org today for last-minute tickets.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … An educational tour and a three-course farm meal … with a different course at each location. Starters at Spirit Creek Farms in Augusta; Stews at Noah’s Farm & Forest in Keysville; Sweets at JandL Farm & Stable in Hephzibah. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market. $20/person. Only 4 tickets left. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org today.

TUES, APR 14 – PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE FRUIT & VEGGIE Rx PROGRAM WITH G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG … Learn what all the excitement is all about! If you’re a member of the media, or know someone who is, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for the press release. Starts at 12:30pm at Harrisburg Family Health Care.

TUE, APR 14 – SEEDLING DISTRIBUTION DAY … We’ve got one more day of seedling distribution for participants of our “!00 in Harrisburg” raised bed project. Come get your free baby plants if you’re involved; or donate some if you’ve got extra! Here’s what we’ll have this Tuesday: tomatoes, squash, basil, cantaloupe, cucumbers, onion starts, lettuce, peppers, okra, eggplant and herbs.

TUE, APR 14 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET … Every Tuesday, across from the Kroc Center. We double EBT!!!

THUR, APR 16 – FERMENTED VEGGIE WORKSHOP … Back by popular demand, Danielle Shelton of Thoroughbrewed will host another spring veggie fermentation class. Get your probiotics on!! Thursday, April 16, 5:30-7p, at the Local Foods Classroom, 1808 Broad Street, Augusta. Order tickets on line, or email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for info. This class is nearly full!!!

THUR, APR 16 – BENDERDINKER COMES TO THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET IN EVANSJOINED BY THE SOUL CITY SIRENS!!! … Yep. That’s right. Only the Benderdinker combines paddlin’ on the water, putzin’ in the garden and roller derby! Come see the derby demo on stage at the market, support your local farmers, buy a raffle ticket to win a paddle board, sign up to paddle, and just be part of the undeniable whimsy that is the Benderdinker! The Evans Towne Farmers Market is behind the Columbia County library, 4:30pm-7pm each week. This week also features the Augusta District Dietetic Association doing the cooking demo. And yes! We also double EBT/SNAP!

SAT, APR 18 – COMMUNITY COMPOST START-UP WITH G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AT THE ICEBOX MINISTRIES CAMPUS … What happens when you combine alpaca poo, mushroom waste and sun-dried hydrilla from the canal? We’re about to find out! Come help us prepare a community compost area on our soon-to-be urban farm education center! Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to sign up to help. 9am-12noon. Bring your work gloves.

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. The BenderDinker is our only big fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market. Big thanks to the dozens of ALG volunteers who have signed up to make it all happen!

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – LOW DOWN THROW DOWN … Honored and flat out stoked that ALG has been selected as the nonprofit beneficiary of the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby tournament this May Day weekend. Come throw a few back, get in touch with your inner queen and support the local foods movement. Proceeds will go to our FVRx program for women and their children. Tourney runs 8am-8pm, both days, at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown. Visit soulcitysirens.com. And yes, we’re looking for a few kickin’ volunteers to run our booth too!

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – ICEBOX MINISTRIES MAY DAY PLAY DAY … There are amazing things happening in local foods on Fenwick Street in Harrisburg. At the center of it are the good folks of Icebox Ministries and other partners of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg. Come join us in a two-day renovation of an old florist shop at Icebox Ministries’ new urban campus. We’ll use it as a teaching kitchen for the Fruit & Veggie Rx program this summer. Okay, so this might sound like more of a “work day” than a “play day” … but believe me … it’s all fun. Work starts at 9am each day and goes til we’re exhausted. Painting, flooring, general cleaning up. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to volunteer.

FRI & SAT, MAY 22-23 – SHADOW BBQ RETURNS! – This local competition bbq team will again compete in “BANJO-B-QUE,” a nationally-sanctioned event in Evans! Better yet, they feature local meats from local farmers while also promoting Augusta Locally Grown. ALG board president Amy Sutter and her hubby Patrick head it all up! Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

SUN, MAY 31 – FAMILY FARM DAY … Come meet your farmers at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown. Show up anytime between 2pm-6pm to see the goings on at this bio-diverse local farm. Seasonal samples and young farm animals make it all the more fun. Save the date.

MON, JUNE I – RAINWATER WORKSHOP FOR URBAN VEGGIE GARDENS … Join us for another “pop up” food-growing workshop. This one will be held at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta. Instructors Candace & Nate Zukas will share the nitty gritty details of their own rain barrel system, which waters their beautiful urban farmette. 5:30pm-7pm. $5/person. This one will sell out fast!

TUE, JUNE 2 – FRUIT & VEGGIE RX … Augusta Locally Grown is truly honored to be a partner in the Fruit & Veggie Rx pilot project, a first-ever for the Southeast! The pilot will be hosted and coordinated by the Harrisburg Family Healthcare clinic, funded and designed by Wholesome Wave Georgia, educationally enhanced by Icebox Ministries, academically enhanced by Emory University, held together by Good Neighbor Ministries/St. Luke UMC, and made real by medical student volunteers from MCG. Augusta Locally Grown is the project’s cheerleader. June 2 is the project’s kick-off date! Your donations would be very much appreciated.

SUN, JUN 14 — BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN DAY … Grateful to include the farmers at Herb & Berries Farm of Montmorenci, SC, (near Aiken) in our mix. We’ll join forces with them in June to host a pick-your-own morning. Attendance is free; self-picked blueberries cost a 2.50/lb. Come early; beat the heat. More details soon!

TBA IN JULYBUCKET GARDENING with Stephanie, at Bucket Lady Farm in Augusta!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM TO PARK DINNER FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will help! Farmers: contact Chef Charleen to feature your special something in this one-of-a-kind event.

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


TUE, APR 7 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET … Join us for cooking demo by the always creative CRSA Vegetarian Society! Across from the Kroc, 4:30pm-7pm, every Tuesday through October. Yes! We double EBT.

TUE, APR 7, 14, 21 – SEEDLING DAY … Participants of our 100 Raised Beds in Harrisburg will be invited to chose from thousands of free fruit and vegetable seedlings (baby plants) that G.R.O.W. Harrisburg volunteers started at the GRU campus greenhouse this winter. If you’ve got any extra spring seedlings to share, or if you can come help people plant those seedlings, come join this fun effort. Distribution will be held at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market between 4p-7pm on three consecutive Tuesdays. It’s all headed up by Master Gardener Phil Williams.

THUR, APRIL 9 – EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … Hugs to everyone who came out for opening day and made it a warm-cuddly-kind of success. Let’s do it again this week! Sponsored by Springtime Water of Appling, cooking demo by the CSRA Vegetarian Society, music by the H.I.T. Band of Appling (“Hillbillies in Training”), kale featured at our children’s tent, organic gardening advice by Candace!

SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. Overnight camping at this beautiful site is also an option. $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Tickets still available, but not for long! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … An educational tour and a three-course farm meal … with a different course at each location. Starters at Spirit Creek Farms in Augusta; Stews at Noah’s Farm & Forest in Keysville; Sweets at JandL Farm & Stable in Hephzibah. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market. To order by mail, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. $20/person. Only 4 tickets left.

TUES, APR 14 – PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE FRUIT & VEGGIE Rx PROGRAM WITH G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG … Learn what all the excitement is all about! If you’re a member of the media, or know someone who is, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for the press release.

THUR, APR 16 – FERMENTED VEGGIE WORKSHOP … Back by popular demand, Danielle Shelton of Thoroughbrewed will host another spring veggie fermentation class. Get your probiotics on!! Thursday, April 16, 5:30-7p, at the Local Foods Classroom, 1808 Broad Street, Augusta. Order tickets on line, or email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for info.

THUR, APR 16 – BENDERDINKER COMES TO MARKET IN EVANSJOINED BY THE SOUL CITY SIRENS!!! … Yep. That’s right. Only the Benderdinker combines paddlin’ on the water, putzin’ in the garden and roller derby! Come see the derby demo on stage at the market, support your local farmers, buy a raffle ticket to win a paddle board, sign up to paddle, and just be part of the undeniable whimsy that is the Benderdinker!

SAT, APR 18 – COMMUNITY COMPOST START-UP WITH G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AT THE ICEBOX MINISTRIES CAMPUS … What happens when you combine alpaca poo, mushroom waste and sun-dried hydrilla from the canal? We’re about to find out! Come help us prepare a community compost area on our soon-to-be urban farm education center! Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to sign up to help. 9am-12noon. Bring your work gloves.

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. The BenderDinker is our only big fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – LOW DOWN THROW DOWN … Honored and flat out stoked that ALG has been selected as the nonprofit beneficiary of the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby tournament this May Day weekend. Come throw a few back, get in touch with your inner queen and support the local foods movement. Proceeds will go to our FVRx program for women and their children. Tourney runs 8am-8pm, both days, at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown. Visit soulcitysirens.com. And yes, we’re looking for a few kickin’ volunteers to run our booth too!

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – ICEBOX MINISTRIES MAY DAY PLAY DAY … There are amazing things happening in local foods on Fenwick Street in Harrisburg. At the center of it are the good folks of Icebox Ministries and other partners of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg. Come join us in a two-day renovation of an old florist shop at Icebox Ministries’ new urban campus. We’ll use it as a teaching kitchen for the Fruit & Veggie Rx program this summer. Okay, so this might sound like more of a “work day” than a “play day” … but believe me … it’s all fun. Work starts at 9am each day and goes til we’re exhausted. Painting, flooring, general cleaning up. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to volunteer.

FRI & SAT, MAY 22-23 – SHADOW BBQ RETURNS! – This local competition bbq team will again compete in “BANJO-B-QUE,” a nationally-sanctioned event in Evans! Better yet, they feature local meats from local farmers while also promoting Augusta Locally Grown. ALG board president Amy Sutter and her hubby Patrick head it all up! Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

SUN, MAY 31 – FAMILY FARM DAY … Come meet your farmers at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown. Show up anytime between 2pm-6pm to see the goings on at this bio-diverse local farm. Seasonal samples and young farm animals make it all the more fun. Save the date.

MON, JUNE I – RAINWATER WORKSHOP FOR URBAN VEGGIE GARDENS … Join us for another “pop up” food-growing workshop. This one will be held at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta. Instructors Candace & Nate Zukas will share the nitty gritty details of their own rain barrel system, which waters their beautiful urban farmette. 5:30pm-7pm. $5/person. This one will sell out fast!

TUE, JUNE 2 – FRUIT & VEGGIE RX … Augusta Locally Grown is truly honored to be a partner in the Fruit & Veggie Rx pilot project, a first-ever for the Southeast! The pilot will be hosted and coordinated by the Harrisburg Family Healthcare clinic, funded and designed by Wholesome Wave Georgia, educationally enhanced by Icebox Ministries, academically enhanced by Emory University, held together by Good Neighbor Ministries/St. Luke UMC, and made real by medical student volunteers from MCG. Augusta Locally Grown is the project’s cheerleader. June 2 is the project’s kick-off date! Your donations would be very much appreciated.

SUN, JUN 14 — BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN DAY … Grateful to include the farmers at Herb & Berries Farm of Montmorenci, SC, (near Aiken) in our mix. We’ll join forces with them in June to host a pick-your-own morning. Attendance is free; self-picked blueberries cost a 2.50/lb. Come early; beat the heat. More details soon!

TBA IN JULYBUCKET GARDENING with Stephanie, at Bucket Lady Farm in Augusta!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM TO PARK DINNER FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will help!

Cheers!?
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


THUR, APR 2 – OPENING DAY AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … Cooking demo by Chef Charleen, music by Nick Brown, gardening advice with Candace Zukas of Bottle Tree Farm … We’ve got a lot planned for opening day! And good news: we’ll be doubling EBT/SNAP too!!!! Every Thursday, behind the library in Evans, 4:30p-7p.

TUE, APR 7, 14, 21 – SEEDLING DAY … Participants of our 100 Raised Beds in Harrisburg will be invited to chose from thousands of free fruit and vegetable seedlings (baby plants) that G.R.O.W. Harrisburg volunteers started at the GRU campus greenhouse this winter. If you’ve got any extra spring seedlings to share, or if you can come help people plant those seedlings, come join this fun effort. Distribution will be held at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market between 4p-7pm on three consecutive Tuesdays. It’s all headed up by Master Gardener Phil Williams.

SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. Overnight camping at this beautiful site is also an option. Tickets are on sale now through this website! $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Space is limited.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … Join us for an educational tour and a three-course farm meal … with a different course at each location. Starters at Spirit Creek Farms in Augusta; Stews at Noah’s Farm & Forest in Keysville; Sweets at JandL Farm & Stable in Hephzibah. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market. To order by mail, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. $20/person. Only 6 tickets left.

THUR, APR 16 – FERMENTED VEGGIE WORKSHOP … Back by popular demand, Danielle Shelton of Thoroughbrewed will host another spring veggie fermentation class. Get your probiotics on!! Thursday, April 16, 5:30-7p, at the Local Foods Classroom, 1808 Broad Street, Augusta. Order tickets on line, or email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for info.

THUR, APR 16 – BENDERDINKER COMES TO MARKET IN EVANSWIN A PADDLE BOARD WHILE SUPPORTING OUR BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING PROGRAM — Yep. That’s right. Only the Benderdinker combines paddlin’ on the water and putzin’ in the garden. Event sponsor “Escape Outdoors” has donated a brand new, beautiful paddle board for the raffle! Proceeds will provide a stipend for a college student intern to help with the BenderDigger Youth Gardening Project! Tickets available on our on-line site now!

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. The BenderDinker is our only big fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – ICEBOX MINISTRIES MAY DAY PLAY DAY … There are amazing things happening in local foods on Fenwick Street in Harrisburg. At the center of it are the good folks of Icebox Ministries and other partners of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg. Come join us in a two-day renovation of an old florist shop at Icebox Ministries’ new urban campus. We’ll use it as a teaching kitchen for the Fruit & Veggie Rx program this summer. Okay, so this might sound like more of a “work day” than a “play day” … but believe me … it’s all fun. Work starts at 9am each day and goes til we’re exhausted. Painting, flooring, general cleaning up. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to volunteer.

FRI & SAT, MAY 22-23 – SHADOW BBQ RETURNS! – This local competition bbq team will again compete in “BANJO-B-QUE,” a nationally-sanctioned event in Evans! Better yet, they feature local meats from local farmers while also promoting Augusta Locally Grown. ALG board president Amy Sutter and her hubby Patrick head it all up! Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

SUN, MAY 31 – FAMILY FARM DAY … Come meet your farmers at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown. Show up anytime between 2pm-6pm to see all the goings on at this bio-diverse local farm. Seasonal samples and young farm animals make it all the more fun. Save the date.

MON, JUNE I – RAINWATER WORKSHOP FOR URBAN VEGGIE GARDENS … Join us for another “pop up” food-growing workshop. This one will be held at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta. Instructors Candace & Nate Zukas will share the nitty gritty details of their own rain barrel system, which waters their beautiful urban farmette. 5:30pm-7pm. $5/person. This one will sell out fast!

TUE, JUNE 2 – FRUIT & VEGGIE RX … Augusta Locally Grown is truly honored to be a partner in the Fruit & Veggie Rx pilot project, a first-ever for the Southeast! The pilot will be hosted and coordinated by the Harrisburg Family Healthcare clinic, funded and designed by Wholesome Wave Georgia, educationally enhanced by Icebox Ministries, academically enhanced by Emory University, held together by Good Neighbor Ministries/St. Luke UMC, and made real by medical student volunteers from MCG. Augusta Locally Grown is the project’s cheerleader. June 2 is the project’s kick-off date! Your donations would be very much appreciated.

SUN, JUN 14 — BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN DAY … Grateful to include the farmers at Herb & Berries Farm of Montmorenci, SC, (near Aiken) in our mix. We’ll join forces with them in June to host a pick-your-own morning. Attendance is free; self-picked blueberries cost a 2.50/lb. Come early; beat the heat. More details soon!

TBA IN JULYBUCKET GARDENING with Stephanie, at Bucket Lady Farm in Augusta!

Cheers!
Kim

Posted by: Kim Hines at Friday March 20, 2015 12:07 PM EDT

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


SAT, MAR 21 – G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG PRESENTS: RE-VIBETHE COFFEE HOUSE … New ALG board member and G.R.O.W. Harrisburg outreach coordinator Kisha Burke will transform the Local Foods Classroom in Harrisburg this weekend, old-school coffee house style. Come bring your talent, sip some tea or coffee, munch on treats made with local ingredients, and let the love shine through. Free. Festive. For everyone. 6pm-9pm. 1808 Broad Street, Augusta.

MON, MAR 23 – HERB TEACHING GARDEN AT HELMS COLLEGE … We’ll help the culinary arts students at Helms get a spring start on their herb garden again this year. Let us know if you can help! 8am-10am.

TUE, MARCH 24 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET … Join us every Tuesday, 4:30p-7p, for one of the sweetest farmers markets around! And yes! We double EBT/SNAP. Look for us in the park, across from the Kroc Center.

MARCH TBABEE THERE! … G.R.O.W. Harrisburg partners with Denice Traina of the Harrisburg Honey Cooperative to host “Bee There,” a short-and-sweet free beehive installation workshop. The date is still unknown; apparently honey bees don’t use calendars;) Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

THUR, APR 2 – OPENING DAY AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … We’re taking vendor, sponsor and volunteer application now!!! Also looking for musician and cooking demo volunteers. Visit our updated website at www.evanstownefarmersmarket.com. The market opens April 2. And good news: we’ll be doubling EBT/SNAP too!!!!

TUE, APR 7, 14, 21 – SEEDLING DAY … Participants of our 100 Raised Beds in Harrisburg will be invited to chose from thousands of free fruit and vegetable seedlings (baby plants) that G.R.O.W. Harrisburg volunteers started at the GRU campus greenhouse this winter. If you’ve got any extra spring seedlings to share, or if you can come help people plant those seedlings, come join this fun effort. Distribution will be held at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market between 4p-7pm on three consecutive Tuesdays. It’s all headed up by Master Gardener Phil Williams.

SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. Overnight camping at this beautiful site is also an option. Tickets are on sale now through this website! $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Space is limited.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … Join us for an educational tour and a three-course farm meal … with a different course at each location. Starters at Spirit Creek Farms in Augusta; Stews at Noah’s Farm & Forest in Keysville; Sweets at JandL Farm & Stable in Hephzibah. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market. To order by mail, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. $20/person. Only 6 tickets left.

THUR, APR 16 – FERMENTED VEGGIE WORKSHOP … Back by popular demand, Danielle Shelton of Thoroughbrewed will host another spring veggie fermentation class. Get your probiotics on!! Thursday, April 16, 5:30-7p, at the Local Foods Classroom, 1808 Broad Street, Augusta. Order tickets on line, or email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for info.

THUR, APR 16 – BENDERDINKER COMES TO MARKET IN EVANSWIN A PADDLE BOARD WHILE SUPPORTING OUR BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING PROGRAM — Yep. That’s right. Only the Benderdinker combines paddlin’ on the water and putzin’ in the garden. Event sponsor “Escape Outdoors” has donated a brand new, beautiful paddle board for the raffle! Proceeds will provide a stipend for a college student intern to help with the BenderDigger Youth Gardening Project! Tickets available on our on-line site now!

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. The BenderDinker is our only big fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – ICEBOX MINISTRIES MAY DAY PLAY DAY … There are amazing things happening in local foods on Fenwick Street in Harrisburg. At the center of it are the good folks of Icebox Ministries and other partners of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg. Come join us in a two-day renovation of an old florist shop at Icebox Ministries’ new urban campus. We’ll use it as a teaching kitchen for the Fruit & Veggie Rx program this summer. Okay, so this might sound like more of a “work day” than a “play day” … but believe me … it’s all fun. Work starts at 9am each day and goes til we’re exhausted. Painting, flooring, general cleaning up. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to volunteer.

FRI & SAT, MAY 22-23 – SHADOW BBQ RETURNS! – This local competition bbq team will again compete in “BANJO-B-QUE,” a nationally-sanctioned event in Evans! Better yet, they feature local meats from local farmers while also promoting Augusta Locally Grown. ALG board president Amy Sutter and her hubby Patrick head it all up! Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

SUN, MAY 31 – FAMILY FARM DAY … Come meet your farmers at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown. Show up anytime between 2pm-6pm to see all the goings on at this bio-diverse local farm. Seasonal samples and young farm animals make it all the more fun. Save the date.

MON, JUNE I – RAINWATER WORKSHOP FOR URBAN VEGGIE GARDENS … Join us for another “pop up” food-growing workshop. This one will be held at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta. Instructors Candace & Nate Zukas will share the nitty gritty details of their own rain barrel system, which waters their beautiful urban farmette. 5:30pm-7pm. $5/person. This one will sell out fast!

TUE, JUNE 2 – FRUIT & VEGGIE RX … Augusta Locally Grown is truly honored to be a partner in the Fruit & Veggie Rx pilot project, a first-ever for the Southeast! The pilot will be hosted and coordinated by the Harrisburg Family Healthcare clinic, funded and designed by Wholesome Wave Georgia, educationally enhanced by Icebox Ministries, academically enhanced by Emory University, held together by Good Neighbor Ministries/St. Luke UMC, and made real by medical student volunteers from MCG. Augusta Locally Grown is the project’s cheerleader. June 2 is the project’s kick-off date! Your donations would be very much appreciated.

SUN, JUN 14 — BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN DAY … Grateful to include the farmers at Herb & Berries Farm of Montmorenci, SC, (near Aiken) in our mix. We’ll join forces with them in June to host a pick-your-own morning. Attendance is free; self-picked blueberries cost a 2.50/lb. Come early; beat the heat. More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

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WIN A PADDLE BOARD WHILE SUPPORTING OUR BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING PROGRAM — Yep. That’s right. Only the Benderdinker combines paddlin’ on the water and putzin’ in the garden. Event sponsor “Escape Outdoors” has donated a brand new, beautiful paddle board for the raffle! Proceeds will provide a stipend for a college student intern to help with the BenderDigger Youth Gardening Program for 2015. Tickets are on sale starting today, including through ALG ON-LINE! 1/$10 OR 5/$40. The paddle board is set up on display at Escape Outdoors in Evans.

SAT, MAR 14 – BEEKEEPING 101 SEMINAR … The good folks of Clyde’s Fresh Produce will be hosting a free Beekeeping 101 Seminar for beginners at Grovetown Feed and Seed on Saturday, March 14, from 3pm-5pm. Local apiarist Dr. Steve Powell will instructor. Address is 5234 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA. For more information, contact Foster Olson at 706-951-4190.

TUE, MAR 17 – OPENING DAY AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET … “Dark Leafy Green St. Patty’s Market Party” is what we’re calling our opening day festivities this season. And yes! We’ll be doubling SNAP/EBT again this year. This will be a “soft opening,” given that the rains have held back the farmers spring planting. Chef Charleen will be featured as our first cooking demo of the year! The market is in Harrisburg, across from the Kroc Center, every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, through October.

WED, MAR 18 – THE GEORGIA DIETETICS CONFERENCE will be held in Augusta this year. ALG will provide an educational booth on local foods. We’ve already been blessed with a great volunteer corp for this event! Thank you!

SAT, MAR 21 – G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG PRESENTS: RE-VIBETHE COFFEE HOUSE! New ALG board member and G.R.O.W. Harrisburg outreach coordinator Kisha Burke will transform the Local Foods Classroom in Harrisburg next weekend, old-school coffee house style. Come bring your talent, sip some tea or coffee, munch on treats made with local ingredients, and let the love shine through. Free. Festive. For everyone. 6pm-9pm. 1808 Broad Street, Augusta.

MARCH 23 – HERB TEACHING GARDEN AT HELMS COLLEGE … We’ll be helping the culinary arts students at Helms get a spring start on their herb garden again this year. Let us know if you can help! 8am-10am.

MARCH TBABEE THERE! … GROW Harrisburg partners with Denice Traina of the Harrisburg Honey Cooperative to host “Bee There,” a short-and-sweet free beehive installation workshop. The date is still unknown; apparently honey bees don’t use calendars;) Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

THUR, APR 2 – OPENING DAY AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … We’re taking vendor, sponsor and volunteer application now!!! Also looking for musician and cooking demo volunteers. Visit our updated website at www.evanstownefarmersmarket.com. The market opens April 2. And good news: we’ll be doubling EBT too!!!!

TUE, APR 7 – SEEDLING DAY … Participants of our 100 Raised Beds in Harrisburg will be invited to chose from thousands of free fruit and vegetable seedlings (baby plants) that G.R.O.W. Harrisburg volunteers started at the GRU campus greenhouse this winter. If you’ve got any extra spring seedlings to share, or if you can come help people plant those seedlings, come join this fun effort. Distribution will be held at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market between 4p-7pm on Tuesday, April 7. It’s all headed up by Master Gardener Phil Williams.

SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. Overnight camping at this beautiful site is also an option. Tickets are on sale now through this website! $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Space is limited.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … Join us for an educational tour and a three-course farm meal … with a different course at each location. Starters at Spirit Creek Farms in Augusta; Stews at Noah’s Farm & Forest in Keysville; Sweets at JandL Farm & Stable in Hephzibah. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market. To order by mail, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. $20/person. Only 8 tickets left.

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. The BenderDinker is our only big fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

SAT-SUN, MAY 2-3 – ICEBOX MINISTRIES MAY DAY PLAY DAY … There are amazing things happening in local foods on Fenwick Street in Harrisburg. At the center of it are the good folks of Icebox Ministries and other partners of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg. Come join us in a two-day renovation of an old florist shop at Icebox Ministries’ new urban campus. We’ll use it as a teaching kitchen for the Fruit & Veggie Rx program this summer. Okay, so this might sound like more of a “work day” than a “play day” … but believe me … it’s all fun. Work starts at 9am each day and goes til we’re exhausted. Painting, flooring, general cleaning up. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to volunteer.

FRI & SAT, MAY 22-23 – SHADOW BBQ RETURNS! – This local competition bbq team will again compete in “BANJO-B-QUE,” a nationally-sanctioned event in Evans! Better yet, they feature local meats from local farmers while also promoting Augusta Locally Grown. ALG board president Amy Sutter and her hubby Patrick head it all up! Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

SUN, MAY 31 – FAMILY FARM DAY … Come meet your farmers at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown. Show up anytime between 2pm-6pm to see all the goings on at this bio-diverse local farm. Seasonal samples and young farm animals make it all the more fun. Save the date.

MON, JUNE I – RAINWATER WORKSHOP FOR URBAN VEGGIE GARDENS … Join us for another “pop up” food-growing workshop. This one will be held at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta. Instructors Candace & Nate Zukas will share the nitty gritty details of their own rain barrel system, which waters their beautiful urban farmette. 5:30pm-7pm. $5/person. This one will sell out fast!

TUE, JUNE 2 – FRUIT & VEGGIE RX — Augusta Locally Grown is truly honored to be a partner in the Fruit & Veggie Rx pilot project, a first-ever for the Southeast! The pilot will be hosted and coordinated by the Harrisburg Family Healthcare clinic, funded and designed by Wholesome Wave Georgia, educationally enhanced by Icebox Ministries, academically enhanced by Emory University, held together by Good Neighbor Ministries/St. Luke UMC, and made real by medical student volunteers from MCG. Augusta Locally Grown is the project’s cheerleader. June 2 is the project’s kick-off date! Your donations would be very much appreciated.

SUN, JUN 14 — BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN DAY … Grateful to include the farmers at Herb & Berries Farm of Montmorenci, SC, (near Aiken) in our mix. We’ll join forces with them in June to host a pick-your-own morning. Attendance is free; self-picked blueberries cost a 2.50/lb. Come early; beat the heat. More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR … AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!

COLLEGE SUMMER INTERNS … We are excited to put together several college internship positions for Summer 2015. These positions will match students’ academic interests and talents to the needs of our local food community. Stayed tuned for an official announcement soon!

THU, MAR 12 – 100 IN HARRISBURG PROJECT … We’re so, so close to finishing those 100 raised beds at individual homes. 82 in, 18 more to go! Come help us fill these beds with soil on Thursday, March 12. We’ll be working from 9am-3pm; your help at any point in the day would be very appreciated. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to find us, as we’ll be on the move!

THU, MAR 12 – FERMENTED MILK WORKSHOP … Danielle Shelton of “Thoroughbrewed” is back! This time teaching a hands-on workshop with milk, including yogurt, kefir and skyr. Tickets are on sale through our on-line market. The workshop will be held 5:30pm-7pm, at the Local Foods Classroom at 1808 Broad Street, in Harrisburg.

SAT, MAR 14 – BEEKEEPING 101 SEMINAR … The good folks of Clyde’s Fresh Produce will be hosting a free Beekeeping 101 Seminar for beginners at Grovetown Feed and Seed on Saturday, March 14, from 3pm-5pm. Local apiarist Dr. Steve Powell will instructor. Address is 5234 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA. For more information, contact Foster Olson at 706-951-4190.

TUE, MAR 17 – OPENING DAY AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET … “Dark Leafy Green St. Patty’s Market Party” is what we’re calling our opening day festivities this season. And yes! We’ll be doubling SNAP/EBT again this year. This will be a “soft opening,” given that the rains have held back the farmers spring planting. The market is in Harrisburg, across from the Kroc Center, every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, through October.

WED, MAR 18 – THE GEORGIA DIETETICS CONFERENCE will be held in Augusta this year. ALG will provide an educational booth on local foods. We’ve already been blessed with a great volunteer corp for this event! Thank you!

SAT, MAR 21 – GROW HARRISBURG PRESENTS: RE-VIBETHE COFFEE HOUSE! Details soon!!

MARCH 23 – HERB TEACHING GARDEN AT HELMS COLLEGE … We’ll be helping the culinary arts students at Helms get a spring start on their herb garden again this year. Let us know if you can help! 8am-10am.

MARCH TBABEE THERE! … GROW Harrisburg partners with Denice Traina of the Harrisburg Honey Cooperative to host “Bee There,” a short-and-sweet free beehive installation workshop. The date is still unknown; apparently honey bees don’t use calendars;) Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

THUR, APR 2 – OPENING DAY AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … We’re taking vendor, sponsor and volunteer application now!!! Also looking for musician and cooking demo volunteers. Visit our updated website at www.evanstownefarmersmarket.com. The market opens April 2. And good news: we’ll be doubling EBT too!!!!

TUE, APR 7 – SEEDLING DAY … Participants of our 100 Raised Beds in Harrisburg will be invited to chose from thousands of free fruit and vegetable seedlings (baby plants) that G.R.O.W. Harrisburg volunteers started at the GRU campus greenhouse this winter. If you’ve got any extra spring seedlings to share, or if you can come help people plant those seedlings, come join this fun effort. Distribution will be held at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market between 4p-7pm on Tuesday, April 7. It’s all headed up by Master Gardener Phil Williams.

SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. Overnight camping at this beautiful site is also an option. Tickets are on sale now through this website! $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Space is limited.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … Join us for an educational tour and a three-course farm meal … with a different course at each location. Starters at Spirit Creek Farms in Augusta; Stews at Noah’s Farm & Forest in Keysville; Sweets at JandL Farm & Stable in Hephzibah. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market. To order by mail, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. $20/person. Space is limited to 20 participants.

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. The BenderDinker is our only big fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

FRI & SAT, MAY 22-23 – SHADOW BBQ RETURNS! – This local competition bbq team will again compete in “BANJO-B-QUE,” a nationally-sanctioned event in Evans! Better yet, they feature local meats from local farmers while also promoting Augusta Locally Grown. Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

SUN, MAY 31 – FAMILY FARM DAY … Come meet your farmers at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown. Show up anytime between 2pm-6pm to see all the goings on at this bio-diverse local farm. Seasonal samples and young farm animals make it all the more fun. Save the date.

MON, JUNE I – RAINWATER WORKSHOP FOR URBAN VEGGIE GARDENS … Join us for another “pop up” food-growing workshop. This one will be held at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta. Instructors Candace & Nate Zukas will share the nitty gritty details of their own rain barrel system, which waters their beautiful urban farmette. 5:30pm-7pm. $5/person. This one will sell out fast!

TUE, JUNE 2 – Augusta Locally Grown is truly honored to be a partner in the Fruit & Veggie Rx pilot project, a first-ever for the Southeast! The pilot will be hosted and coordinated by the Harrisburg Family Healthcare clinic, funded and designed by Wholesome Wave Georgia, educationally enhanced by Icebox Ministries, academically enhanced by Emory University, held together by Good Neighbor Ministries/St. Luke UMC, and made real by medical student volunteers from MCG. Augusta Locally Grown is the project’s cheerleader. June 2 is the project’s kick-off date! Your donations would be very much appreciated.

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WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS … We are humbled to add two powerfully effective women to our nonprofit Board of Directors this year. Tina Hart of Evans, GA, has been elected board treasurer. Kisha Burke of Hephzibah, GA, comes aboard to lead our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg committee. Both bring good sense and high morale to the local foods movement.

WELCOME NEW MARKET MANAGERS … Please help us welcome two brave souls to the roles of market managers. Amy Sutter (our board president) takes on Leslie’s work at the AJCC for our on-line market. Tara Roberts will cover the Downtown pickup location for our on-line market. Both will be assisted by our ever-awesome student interns.

POSTPONED: We’re sorry to report that the Farm Tour/Workshop/Lunch at Adderson’s Fresh Produce has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date!

CLARIFICATION: We are often asked about the West End Market & Bakery, which closed its doors in January 2015. Please note for clarification’s sake, Augusta Locally Grown is not affiliated with the West End Market & Bakery, nor with its CSA. However, we continue to rent the adjoining space, from the building owner, at 1808 Broad Street, for our ALG On-Line Market pick-up on Tuesdays and for educational workshops. We call this space “The Local Foods Classroom.”

SAT, FEB 28 – 100 IN HARRISBURG … Help us put in another 25-30 raised bed gardens at individual homes in the neighborhood. We’ll also help rekindle a big ol’ greenhouse with Icebox Ministries! Volunteers work from 9am-12noon; share a simple lunch afterward. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up.

THU, MAR 12 – FERMENTED MILK WORKSHOP … Danielle Shelton of “Thoroughbrewed” is back! This time teaching a hands-on workshop with milk, including yogurt, kefir and skyr. Tickets are on sale through our on-line market. The workshop will be held 5:30pm-7pm, at the Local Foods Classroom at 1808 Broad Street, in Harrisburg.

TUE, MAR 17 – OPENING DAY AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET … “Dark Leafy Green St. Patty’s Market Party” is what we’re calling our opening day festivities this season. And yes! We’ll be doubling SNAP/EBT again this year. The market is in Harrisburg, across from the Kroc Center, every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, through October.

WED-THUR, MAR 18-19 – THE GEORGIA DIETETICS CONFERENCE will be held in Augusta this year. ALG will provide an educational booth on local foods. We’ve already been blessed with a great volunteer corp for this event! Thank you!

SAT, MAR 21 – GROW HARRISBURG PRESENTS: RE-VIBETHE COFFEE HOUSE! Details soon!!

MARCH 23 – HERB TEACHING GARDEN AT HELMS COLLEGE … We’ll be helping the culinary arts students at Helms get a spring start on their herb garden again this year. Let us know if you can help! 8am-10am.

MARCH TBABEE THERE! … GROW Harrisburg partners with Denice Traina of the Harrisburg Honey Cooperative to host “Bee There,” a short-and-sweet free beehive installation workshop. The date is still unknown; apparently honey bees don’t use calendars;) Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

THUR, APR 2 – OPENING DAY AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … We’re taking vendor, sponsor and volunteer application now!!! Visit our updated website at www.evanstownefarmersmarket.com. The market opens April 2. And good news: we’ll be doubling EBT too!!!!

SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. Overnight camping at this beautiful site is also an option. Tickets are on sale now through this website! $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Space is limited.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … Join us for an educational tour and a three-course farm meal … with a different course at each location. Starters at Spirit Creek Farms in Augusta; Stews at Noah’s Farm & Forest in Keysville; Sweets at JandL Farm & Stable in Hephzibah. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market. To order by mail, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. $20/person. Space is limited to 20 participants.

APRIL TBA – G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG SEEDLING DAY … Participants in 100 in Harrisburg raised bed project will receive veggie & fruit seedlings – baby plants that have been started by volunteers from G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, headed up by Master Gardener Phil Williams. Distribution date to be announced soon!

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. The BenderDinker is our only big fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

FRI & SAT, MAY 22-23 – SHADOW BBQ RETURNS! – This local competition bbq team will again compete in “BANJO-B-QUE,” a nationally-sanctioned event in Evans! Better yet, they feature local meats from local farmers while also promoting Augusta Locally Grown. Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

MON, JUNE I – RAINWATER WORKSHOP FOR URBAN VEGGIE GARDENS … Join us for another “pop up” food-growing workshop. This one will be held at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta. Instructors Candace & Nate Zukas will share the nitty gritty details of their own rain barrel system, which waters their beautiful urban farmette. 5:30pm-7pm. $5/person. This one will sell out fast!

TUE, JUNE 2 – Augusta Locally Grown is truly honored to be a partner in the Fruit & Veggie Rx pilot project, a first-ever for the Southeast! The pilot will be hosted and coordinated by the Harrisburg Family Healthcare clinic, funded and designed by Wholesome Wave Georgia, educationally enhanced by Icebox Ministries, academically enhanced by Emory University, held together by Good Neighbor Ministries/St. Luke UMC, and made real by medical student volunteers from MCG. Augusta Locally Grown is the project’s cheerleader. June 2 is the project’s kick-off date! Your donations would be very much appreciated.

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LESLIE CARSON – the Sage and CEO of Luna Bug Soap – came to Augusta Locally Grown many years ago: first as customer, then as vendor, and finally as the quiet genius behind it all. She lifted our organization uncountable notches by paying attention to detail, designing accountability systems from scratch, caring deeply about customer service, and committing to help local farms succeed. She has been our ALG On-Line market manager, our Board treasurer, our Evans Towne Farmers Market logistician, our techy. Mostly, she has been a gift. With the bitter cold weather upon us this week, it’s hard to blame Leslie for wanting to return to her Floridian roots. Indeed, she’ll be moving soon. But before she goes, we celebrate the time and talents she steadfastly shared with ALG. Love you girl!

MON, FEB 23- APARTMENT AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP … Join Hobby Farmer David Young for a hands-on aquaponics workshop, this one tailored for urban gardens on a very tight budget and with very small spaces! SORRY Y’ALL! THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!

SAT, FEB 28 – 100 IN HARRISBURG … We’ll be putting in another 30-or-so raised bed gardens at individual homes in the neighborhood. We’ll also help rekindle a big ol’ greenhouse with Icebox Ministries! Volunteers work from 9am-12noon; share a simple lunch afterward. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up.

THU, MAR 12 – FERMENTED MILK WORKSHOP … Danielle Shelton of “Thoroughbrewed” is back! This time teaching a hands-on workshop with milk, including yogurt, kefir and skyr. Tickets go on sale through this website soon! The workshop will be held 5:30pm-7pm, at the Local Foods Classroom at 1808 Broad Street, in Harrisburg.

SAT, MAR 14 – FARM TOUR, WORKSHOP & LUNCH AT ADDERSON’S FRESH PRODUCE … One of the CSRA’s most beloved organic veggie farms will host an educational farm tour, workshops and farm-fresh lunch in Keysville, GA, Bonus: Chef Charleen will be cooking! Tickets are on sale now through ALG’s on-line market. Or email Loretta Adderson to purchase directly at lorettaadderson@yahoo.com. Space is limited.

TUE, MAR 17 – OPENING DAY AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET … “Dark Leafy Green St. Patty’s Market Party” is what we’re calling our opening day festivities this season. And yes! We’ll be doubling SNAP/EBT again this year. The market is in Harrisburg, across from the Kroc Center, every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, through October.

WED-THUR, MAR 18-19 – THE GEORGIA DIETETICS CONFERENCE will be held in Augusta this year. ALG will provide an educational booth on local foods. Volunteers will be needed on both days! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help.

SAT, MAR 21 – GROW HARRISBURG PRESENTS: RE-VIBETHE COFFEE HOUSE! Details soon!!

MARCH 23 – HERB TEACHING GARDEN AT HELMS COLLEGE … We’ll be helping the culinary arts students at Helms get a spring start on their herb garden again this year. Let us know if you can help! 8am-10am.

MARCH TBABEE THERE! … GROW Harrisburg partners with Denice Traina of the Harrisburg Honey Cooperative to host “Bee There,” a short-and-sweet free beehive installation workshop. The date is still unknown; apparently honey bees don’ Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

THUR, APR 2 – OPENING DAY AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … We’re taking vendor, sponsor and volunteer application now!!! Visit our updated website at www.evanstownefarmersmarket.com. Early sign-up vendor rates are available til Feb 24; after that date, regular rates apply. The market opens April 2. And good news: we’ll will be doubling EBT too!!!!

SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. Overnight camping at this beautiful site is also an option. Tickets are on sale now through this website! $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Space is limited.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … Join us for an educational tour and a three-course farm meal … with a different course at each location. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market. To order by mail, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. $20/person. Space is limited to 20 participants.

- starters at Spirit Creek Farms in Augusta
- stews at Noah’s Farm & Forest in Keysville
- sweets at JandL Farm & Stable in Hephzibah

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. This is the biggest fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDBANJO B Q – Shadow BBQ will be back, competing again by featuring local meats and promoting Augusta Locally Grown. Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

Cheers!?
Kim

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Get involved! Get dirty! Grow a world of difference!

TUES, FEB 17 – EHS STEPS INTO WELLNESS: HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIRALG will host a seasonal foods education booth at Evans High School for CCBOE employees. We’ve filled our volunteer slots! Thank you!!!

MON, FEB 23- APARTMENT AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP … Join David Young for a hands-on aquaponics workshop, this one tailored for urban gardens on a very tight budget and with very small spaces! SORRY Y’ALL! THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!

SAT, FEB 28 – 100 IN HARRISBURG … We’ll be putting in another 20-or-so raised bed gardens at individual homes in the neighborhood. We’ll also help rekindle a big ol’ greenhouse with Icebox Ministries! Volunteers work from 9am-12noon; we’ll share a simple lunch afterward. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up.

THU, MAR 12 – FERMENTED MILK WORKSHOP … Danielle Shelton of “Thoroughbrewed” is back! This time teaching a hands-on workshop with milk, including yogurt, kefir and skyr. Tickets go on sale through this website soon! The workshop will be held 5:30pm-7pm, at the Local Foods Classroom at 1808 Broad Street, in Harrisburg.

SAT, MAR 14 – FARM TOUR & WORKSHOP AT ADDERSON’S FRESH PRODUCE … One of the CSRA’s most beloved organic veggie farms is planning an educational farm tour and workshop in Keysville, GA, in mid-March, and Augusta Locally Grown will be helping! We’ve filled our volunteer slots! Thank you! Tickets are on sale now through ALG’s on-line market. Or email Loretta Adderson to purchase directly at lorettaadderson@yahoo.com. Space is limited.

TUE, MAR 17 – OPENING DAY AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET … “Dark Leafy Green St. Patty’s Market Party” is what we’re calling our opening day festivities this season. And yes! We’ll be doubling SNAP/EBT again this year. The market is in Harrisburg, across from the Kroc Center, every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, through October.

WED-THUR, MAR 18-19 – THE GEORGIA DIETETICS CONFERENCE will be held in Augusta this year. ALG will provide an educational booth on local foods. Volunteers will be needed on both days! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help.

SAT, MAR 21 – GROW HARRISBURG PRESENTS: RE-VIBETHE COFFEE HOUSE! Details soon!!

SAT, MAR 28 – BEE THERE! … GROW Harrisburg partners with Denice Traina of the Harrisburg Honey Cooperative to host “Bee There,” a short-and-sweet free beehive installation workshop. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

THUR, APR 2 – OPENING DAY AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … We’re taking vendor, sponsor and volunteer application now!!! Visit our updated website at www.evanstownefarmersmarket.com. Market opens April 2.

SAT, APR 11 — SHEAR FUN AT KHAKALAKI FARM … This family-friendly event will include the full range of fiber fun, from sheep shearing to spinning and knitting demos. Kids activities, farm tour and a farm lunch will be included. Overnight camping at this beautiful site is also an option. Tickets are on sale now through this website! $20 for adults; $5 for kids. Space is limited.

SUN, APR 12 – THREE FARM TOUR AND PROGRESSIVE MEAL … Spring will bring us yet another 3-farm tour … this one at JandL Farm & Stable, Noah’s Farm & Forest, and Spirit Creek Farms. Tickets go on sale today: $20/person. Space is limited to 20 participants!

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. This is the biggest fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown, and the presenting sponsor of the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDBANJO B Q – Shadow BBQ will be back, competing again by featuring local meats and promoting Augusta Locally Grown. Save this date, buy your tickets and GO SHADOW BBQ!!!

Cheers!
Kim