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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.

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For us at Augusta Locally Grown, February is a month of pure, unrefined planning. Those farm tours, workshops, educational programs, farmers markets and special events — they all take months to pull together. They also require a relentless army of dedicated, talented and sleep-deprived volunteers, community partners and interns. We are more than blessed with some of the BEST in the CSRA.

While the thanksgiving season may be behind us, we ARE in the throws of the month of LOVE. So here’s a candy-apple-red Valentine hug to all our volunteers, community partners and interns. You make my day, every day, ever so much more rewarding and delicious.

Here’s what’s coming up!

THU, FEB 12 VEGGIE FERMENTATION WORKSHOP
Fermdamental’s Danielle Shelton will join us on Thursday evening, February 12, to teach a Vegetable Fermentation workshop. This is a hands-on event, and everyone will take home a jar or two of sauer kraut. Of course, sampling different kinds of veggie ferments is all part of the fun. Participants will also receive handouts with a few different fermentation recipes. One jar of kraut is included in the price for the class; additional jars (if there are any) will be an additional $5 per jar. The workshop will take place from 5:30 -7:00 pm, at the GROW Harrisburg Local Foods Classroom (1808 Broad Street) Augusta, across from the Kroc Center. Tickets are available through this on-line market, or email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

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’d love a volunteer or two to help, especially to promote the Evans Towne Farmers Market. We’ve filled all our volunteer slots! Thank you!!!

MON, FEB 23- APARTMENT AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP … Join David Young for another hands-on aquaponics workshop, this one tailored for urban gardens on a very tight budget and with very small spaces! The workshop is 5:30pm-7pm. For just $5, everyone goes home with a small fish farm for herbs. Held at the GROW Harrisburg Local Foods Classroom, 1808 Broad Street, Augusta. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to enroll.

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 mid-March, and Augusta Locally Grown will be helping! We’ll need several volunteers at this wonderful setting in Keysville, GA. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help. Tickets are on sale now. Email Loretta Adderson for purchase details: lorettaadderson@yahoo.com.

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. Come support these all-local, all-naturally-grown farmers and other vendors. The magical Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will be doing the season’s first cooking demo! 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. Volunteer cooking demo instructors are always needed!

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 – PRUNING AND SMALL FRUITS WORKSHOP AT ADDERSON’S FRESH PRODUCE … Return to the Adderson’s organic farm the following week for this educational workshop! Free for participants of the Mar 14 event; $5 for newcomers. Contact s-l-add@sbcglobal.net to enroll.

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

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 will go on sale soon through ALG On-Line, and will be limited. Save the date and check back soon!

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.

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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FRI, JAN 30 – TEDX AUGUSTA … We’re at TEDx this morning! Call out to our great volunteers! Hugs to Helms College culinary students, JandL Farm & Stables, Fermdamentals of Aiken and Culinary Cuisine of Grovetown for cooking up the morning snacks And love to our friends at A&D Carpets and Hardwoods for donating a big, round, red rug for the stage! What a wonderful event this has been!

MON, FEB 2 – WTF* LOCAL FOOD FILM & MEDIA SERIES … Join us for a monthly media showing of the deeply significant and often alarming issues facing our modern food culture. The series will be “Stone Soup” style … you bring a seasonal ingredient; we’ll throw it in the pot and eat together. First up: an audio lecture on “glyphosate” from a seasoned, activist farmer. Hugs to AGL volunteer. This event will be held at the GROW Harrisburg Local Foods Classroom at 1808 Broad Street, across from the Kroc Center. Starts at 5:30pm. Free. *WTF = We Trust (our) Farmers.

THU, FEB 12 VEGGIE FERMENTATION WORKSHOP
Fermdamental’s Danielle Shelton will join us on Thursday evening, February 12, to teach a Vegetable Fermentation workshop. This is a hands-on event, and everyone will take home a jar or two of sauer kraut. Of course, sampling different kinds of veggie ferments is all part of the fun. Participants will also receive handouts with a few different fermentation recipes. One jar of kraut is included in the price for the class; additional jars (if there are any) will be an additional $5 per jar. The workshop will take place from 5:30 -7:00 pm, at the GROW Harrisburg Local Foods Classroom (1808 Broad Street) Augusta, across from the Kroc Center. Tickets are available through this on-line market, or email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

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’d love a volunteer or two to help, especially to promote the Evans Towne Farmers Market. We’ve filled all our volunteer slots! Thank you!!!

MON, FEB 23- APARTMENT AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP … Join David Young for another hands-on aquaponics workshop, this one tailored for urban gardens on a very tight budget and with very small spaces! The workshop is 5:30pm-7pm. For just $5, everyone goes home with a small fish farm for herbs. Held at the GROW Harrisburg Local Foods Classroom, 1808 Broad Street, Augusta. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to enroll.

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 mid-March, and Augusta Locally Grown will be helping! We’ll need several volunteers at this wonderful setting in Keysville, GA. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help. Tickets are on sale now. Email Loretta Adderson for purchase details: lorettaadderson@yahoo.com.

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. Come support these all-local, all-naturally-grown farmers and other vendors. 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. Volunteer cooking demo instructors are always needed!

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 – PRUNING AND SMALL FRUITS WORKSHOP AT ADDERSON’S FRESH PRODUCE … Return to the Adderson’s organic farm the following week for this educational workshop! Free for participants of the Mar 14 event; $5 for newcomers. Contact s-l-add@sbcglobal.net to enroll.

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

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.

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.

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.

Cheers!
Kim

Posted by: Kim Hines at Friday January 23, 2015 12:05 PM EST

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LOCAL FOOD + LOCAL FUN = LOVE

SAT, JAN 24 – 100 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT … Join us and members of GROW Harrisburg tomorrow for a Day of Service on Saturday, January 24. We’ll be putting in more raised beds throughout Harrisburg. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help. The plan is to meet up at St. Luke United Methodist Church at 309 Crawford Avenue at 9am. We’ll work til 3pm, but if you need to leave early, that’s no problem. Bring work gloves and a shovel/spade if you’ve got one. We’ll have water and sandwiches. If it’s raining tomorrow morning, give us a ring; we’ll be play it by ear. 706-288-7895.

TUE, JAN 27 – HOBBY FARMERS MEET UP AND AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP – Hobby farmer and local food activist David Young is hosting a Hobby Farmer Meet Up at Reed Creek in Martinez! Meet like-minded folks at this social & educational gathering. The free meet-up goes from 2:30pm-8pm; come any time that suits you. A home-aquaponics workshop will start at 7pm. Yep, the goldfish do the work for you! To learn more about the Hobby Farmers of the CSRA, join their vibrantly active Facebook page. Lots of shared learning going on there.

FRI, JAN 30 – TEDX AUGUSTA … The theme this year is “Connections,” and that’s what we do best: connecting local eaters to local farmers! We’ll provide the morning break food for hundreds of participants that day. Our volunteer slots are full!!! Thank you!!! And hugs to our friends at A&D Carpets and Hardwoods for donating a big, round, red rug for the TEDX Augusta stage! Tickets for the event are still for sale at www.tedxaugusta.com.

MON, FEB 2 – WTF* LOCAL FOOD FILM & MEDIA SERIES … Join us for a monthly media showing of the deeply significant and often alarming issues facing our modern food culture. The series will be “Stone Soup” style … you bring a seasonal ingredient; we’ll throw it in the pot and eat together. First up: an audio lecture on “glyphosate” from a seasoned, activist farmer. Hugs to AGL volunteer. This event will be held at the GROW Harrisburg Local Foods Classroom at 1808 Broad Street, across from the Kroc Center. Starts at 5:30pm. Free. *WTF = We Trust (our) Farmers.

THU, FEB 12 VEGGIE FERMENTATION WORKSHOP
Fermdamental’s Danielle Shelton will join us on Thursday evening, February 12, to teach a Vegetable Fermentation workshop. This is a hands-on event, and everyone will take home a jar or two of sauer kraut. Of course, sampling different kinds of veggie ferments is all part of the fun. Participants will also receive handouts with a few different fermentation recipes. One jar of kraut is included in the price for the class; additional jars (if there are any) will be an additional $5 per jar. The workshop will take place from 5:30 -7:00 pm, at the GROW Harrisburg Local Foods Classroom (1808 Broad Street) Augusta, across from the Kroc Center. Tickets are available through this on-line market, or email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

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’d love a volunteer or two to help, especially to promote the Evans Towne Farmers Market. We’ve filled all our volunteer slots! Thank you!!!

MON, FEB 23- APARTMENT AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP … Join David Young for another hands-on aquaponics workshop, this one tailored for urban gardens on a very tight budget and with very small spaces! The workshop is 5:30pm-7pm. For just $5, everyone goes home with a small fish farm for herbs. Held at the GROW Harrisburg Local Foods Classroom, 1808 Broad Street, Augusta. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to enroll.

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 mid-March, and Augusta Locally Grown will be helping! We’ll need several volunteers at this wonderful setting in Keysville, GA. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help.

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. Come support these all-local, all-naturally-grown farmers and other vendors. 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. Volunteer cooking demo instructors are always needed!

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 – PRUNING AND SMALL FRUITS WORKSHOP AT ADDERSON’S FRESH PRODUCE … Return to the Adderson’s organic farm the following week for this educational workshop! Free for participants of the Mar 14 event; $5 for newcomers. Contact s-l-add@sbcglobal.net to enroll.

SAT, MAR 21 – GROW HARRISBURG URBAN FARM FEAST … this one’s gonna be awesome … more details soon!

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.

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.

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.

Cheers!
Kim

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WE GOT IT GOING ON!!!

THUR, JAN 22 — FRUIT & VEGGIE RX PROGRAM … We are thrilled to be part of something pretty amazing: the Fruit & Veggie Rx Program in Harrisburg! ALG has partnered with Harrisburg Family Health Care, Good Neighbor Ministries, Icebox Ministries, Slow Food CRS, Wholesome Wave Georgia, Veggie Truck Market farmers, GRU-MCG student volunteers, local volunteer physicians, and Emory University to start this summer. The program will prescribe locally-grown fruits and veggies, through a healthcare setting, to enrolled mothers and their children at-risk of diet-related diseases, weekly for five months. This is the FIRST such program of its kind for Wholesome Wave in Georgia. Yep! Not Atlanta, not Savannah, not Athens, not Macon … yes Augusta!!! Coalition members will roadtrip this coming week to firm up program design. Woot woot! To read more about this coolness, visit www.wholesomewave.org/our-initiatives/fruit-and-vegetable-prescription-program.

SAT, JAN 24 – 100 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT … Join us for a Day of Service on Saturday, January 24. We’ll be putting in more raised beds throughout Harrisburg. We’ve put in 42 so far … with 58 more to go! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help.

FRI, JAN 30 – TEDX AUGUSTA … The theme this year is “Connections,” and that’s what we do best: connecting local eaters to local growers! We’ll provide the morning break food for participants at this wonderful event. Hugs to ALG board member Laurie Ritchie for baking blueberry scones, and to Helms College Culinary students for baking the biscuits. One more volunteer is needed to help serve the food from 8am-12noon on Friday, Jan 30. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help. Tickets for the event are still for sale at www.tedxaugusta.com.

MON, FEB 2 – WTF* LOCAL FOOD FILM & MEDIA SERIES … Join us for a monthly media showing of the deeply significant and often alarming issues facing our modern food culture. The series will be “Stone Soup” style … you bring a seasonal ingredient; we’ll throw it in the pot and eat together. First up: an audio lecture on “glyphosate” from a seasoned, activist farmer. Hugs to AGL volunteer Shannon Williams for helping to head this up. Go Shannon! Location TBA. *WTF = We Trust (our) Farmers.

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’d love a volunteer or two to help, especially to promote the Evans Towne Farmers Market. Volunteers are needed from 8am-1pm. ALG board member Janie Peel is the organizer of this event! Go Janie! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help.

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 mid-March, and Augusta Locally Grown will be helping! We’ll need several volunteers at this wonderful setting in Keysville, GA. Hugs to Chef Megan Alig of Creative Cuisine for offering her services. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help.

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. Come support these all-local, all-naturally-grown farmers and other vendors. 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 board member Lauren Belcher is an organizer of this event. Go Lauren! She has invited ALG to 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 URBAN FARM FEAST … this one’s gonna be awesome … more details soon!

THUR, APR 2 – OPENING DAY AT THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET … We’ll be taking vendor applications for this market starting next week! Visit www.evanstownefarmersmarket.com for our guidelines. More good news: this market will also double EBT/SNAP benefits with support from Wholesome Wave Georgia! The Evans Towne Farmers Market will run Thursdays, 4:30pm-7pm, April-July 2015.

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. Volunteers will be needed for this one too!!

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Yep, we’ll need a hundred volunteers for this one too!!!!!!!!!! But if you’d rather paddle, registration is OPEN! Visit www.benderdinker.com. This is the biggest fundraiser each year for Augusta Locally Grown!

STUDENT INTERN NEWS: Welcome back returning interns for the Spring Semester: Tabias, Isaac, Russell, Sam, Taylor, and Kyong. Welcome new student interns for this semester:

- Chloe creates social media and marketing photography for GROW Harrisburg.
- Adolfo joins our Augusta Locally Grown On-Line at the AJCC location.
- Jas will help with our 100 in Harrisburg Raised Bed initiative.
CONGRATULATIONS – to former ALG student intern Precious L. for getting into culinary school! Go Precious!!!

Cheers!?
Kim

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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!

SAT, JAN 24 – 100 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT … Join us and volunteers from Trinity on the Hill UMC for a Day of Service on Saturday, January 24. We’ll be putting in more raised beds throughout Harrisburg. We’ve put in 42 so far … with 58 more to go! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help.

FRI, JAN 30 – TEDX AUGUSTA … This year’s theme is “Connections.” What better way to exemplify that theme than to connect local folks to local farmers!? We’ll be providing the morning break food for all participants and we’ll need lots of help to do so! Come ready to give your own one-on-one “Ted Talk” about local foods to everyone you meet.

MON, FEB 2 – WTF* LOCAL FOOD FILM & MEDIA SERIES … Starting in February, we’ll host a monthly media showing of the deeply significant and often alarming issues facing our modern food culture. The series will be “Stone Soup” style … you bring a seasonal ingredient; we’ll throw it in the pot and eat together. First up: an audio lecture on “glyphosate” from a seasoned, activist farmer. Location TBA. *WTF = We Trust (our) Farmers.

SAT, MAR 14 – FARM TOUR & WORKSHOP AT ADDERSON’S FRESH PRODUCE … One of the CSRA’s most beloved organic farms is planning an educational farm tour and workshop in mid-March, and Augusta Locally Grown will be helping! We’ll need several volunteers at this wonderful veggie farm setting in Keysville, GA. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help.

WED-THUR, MAR 18-19 – THE GEORGIA DIETETICS CONFERENCE will be held in Augusta this year. Organizer Lauren Belcher has invited ALG to 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 URBAN FARM FEAST … this one’s gonna be awesome … more details soon!

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. Volunteers will be needed for this one too!!

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Yep, we’ll need a hundred volunteers for this one too!!!!!!!!!!

It’s all about good food and clean fun!
Cheers!
Kim

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HAPPY NEW YEAR AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!

In planning for 2015, we hope you’ll commit to some of our upcoming volunteer opportunities. What a great and delicious way to make a difference in the community!

SAT, JAN 24 – 100 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT … Join us and volunteers from Trinity on the Hill UMC for a Day of Service on Saturday, January 24. We’ll be putting in more raised beds throughout Harrisburg. We’ve put in 42 so far … with 58 more to go! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help.

FRI, JAN 30 – TEDX AUGUSTA … This year’s theme is “Connections.” What better way to exemplify that theme than to connect local folks to local farmers!? We’ll be providing the morning break food for all participants and we’ll need lots of help to do so! Come ready to give your own one-on-one “Ted Talk” about local foods to everyone you meet.

MON, FEB 2 – WTF* LOCAL FOOD FILM & MEDIA SERIES … Starting in February, we’ll host a monthly media showing of the deeply significant and often alarming issues facing our modern food culture. The series will be “Stone Soup” style … you bring a seasonal ingredient; we’ll throw it in the pot and eat together. First up: an audio lecture on “glyphosate” from a seasoned, activist farmer. Location TBA. *WTF = We Trust (our) Farmers.

SAT, MAR 14 – FARM TOUR & WORKSHOP AT ADDERSON’S FRESH PRODUCE … One of the CSRA’s most beloved organic farms is planning an educational farm tour and workshop in mid-March, and Augusta Locally Grown will be helping! We’ll need several volunteers at this wonderful veggie farm setting in Keysville, GA. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help.

WED, MAR 18-19 – THE GEORGIA DIETETICS CONFERENCE will be held in Augusta this year. Organizer Lauren Belcher has invited ALG to 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 URBAN FARM FEAST … this one’s gonna be awesome … more details soon!

SUN, MAR 22 – 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. Volunteers will be needed for this one too!!

SAT, APR 25 – BENDERDINKER! Yep, we’ll need a hundred volunteers for this one too!!!!!!!!!!

OTHER NEWS:

SAVANNAH RIVER FARM CONTEST WINNER: “Hand over the filet mignon and no one gets hurt” was the winning photo caption for the $100 prize. Congratulations to wordsmith Judi Ross! Of course, we can’t all write winning captions, but Savannah River Farm’s got their annual new year’s sales going on right now … so everyone wins this time around.

DOWNTOWN PICK UP LOCATION: Sadly, the West End Market & Bakery has announced its closing as of the new year. We wish the Johnson family health and wellness in their transition back to the farm. ALG will continue to use the store front on Broad Street for its weekly pick-up and local food education.

SEE YOU ALL AT THE MARKET ON TUESDAY.
Kim

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A mountain of long-sleeved laundry proves my kids are all home from college; there’s a big-ol’ Kakalakhi Farm chicken in the oven, dressed with Lazy Willow Farm carrots and potatoes and Slippery Slope rosemary and sage; my dog is chewing on a wrapping paper roll because we’re plum out of Tink’s bones. It must be the holidays!

Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate the wonderous festival of lights; Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the beautiful miracle of birth. And to all, may your days be merry and bright, healthy and -above all – delicious.

Remember: no market next Tuesday, Dec 29.

HERE ARE SOME LOCAL FOOD OPPORTUNITIES TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE NEW YEAR:

MONDAYS, JAN 5, 12, 26
KIDS WITH A FUTURE … come help make and serve delicious, locally-grown dinners for about 50 youth at the “Kids with a Future” homework tutoring program at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Harrisburg on Monday evenings this January. We’ll be using greens from the teaching garden at St. Luke’s. Donations of other local food items are welcome. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help!

MONDAY, JAN 12
SUPPORT OUR URBAN FARMING EDUCATION CENTER!
The G.R.O.W. Harrisburg partners, including ALG, will present its urban farm education center plan to a Richmond County commissioners committee meeting on Monday, Jan 12, around 2pm. Boy, would we like to fill the room with supporters! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can attend!

SATURDAY, JAN 24
G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG URBAN FARMING WORK DAY … We’ll be gathering volunteers together to work on our “100 in Harrisburg” raised bed initiative all day, Sat, Jan 24! We encourage church groups and others to get involved as well! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to help!

FRIDAY, JAN 30
TEDxAUGUSTA MORNING SNACK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED … Augusta Locally Grown will be sponsoring delicious, locally grown snacks during the morning break of the TedXAugusta talks on Fri, Jan 30. The theme this year: “Connections.” Obviously it’s a perfect theme for connecting local folks to local farmers. Come help if you can. We’ll need support from 8am-11am.

FEB 20-21
GEORGIA ORGANICS CONFERENCE … enrollment is open for this fantastic event, held in Athens this year. Let’s show them what a great local foods movement we’ve got going on here in Augusta!

SATURDAY, MAR 21
G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG FARMER FEAST: A BRIDGE BUILDERS BLOCK PARTY … this date is not yet confirmed … but it’s gonna be a blast once it is. What a great way to celebrate the new initiatives of GROW Harrisburg, including the upcoming Fruit and Veggie Rx Program in partnership with the Harrisburg Family Health Care clinic, and the third opening season of the Veggie Truck Farmers Market.

SUNDAY, MAR 22
THREE FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE MEAL … We’re thrilled to announce an official date for our next three farm tour and progressive meal! This spring will be visiting JandL Farm and Stable, Spirit Creek Farms and Noah’s Farm and Forest. Tickets will go on sale in January!

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
BENDERDINKER … Yep! It’s happening again! The most unique paddle/local music/local foods event ever! And our only big fundraiser each year. Registration is open at benderdinker.com. What a great Christmas present to give family and friends! Wink, wink.

See you all at the market on Tuesday!

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


SO GRATEFUL TODAY FOR LOCAL SUPPORT – Augusta Locally Grown was celebrated today as one of 38 local nonprofits to receive grants from the Community Foundation of the CSRA. The grant will support our local foods educational efforts in 2015. We are humbled to receive this gift during this season of giving.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12: GIVE THE GIFT OF GROWING FOOD – Marsha Jones and Kim Hines will be at Whole Foods in Augusta this evening, 6pm-7:30pm, sharing news of exciting ways to get involved as an urban agriculture volunteer in 2015. This includes work with the Fruit & Veggie Rx program, the Veggie Truck Farmers Market, the “G.R.O.W. Harrisburg” urban agriculture teaching center, our student intern program, and multiple projects and connections with other organizations such as the Slow Food CSR movement. Bring your ideas and your calendar! We’re ready to sign you up!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16:?BRING YOUR POT TO THE MARKET DAY! In fact, bring a bunch of them! Our holiday project this season is collecting hundreds of used planting pots for donation to the horticulture occupational therapy program for vets at the VA. All sizes, colors, plastic or clay. We’ve already collected more than 200! Bring them to the AJCC or the West End Market, Tue 16, 3p-6p.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18:?“100 IN HARRISBURG” PROJECT – We’ll be working on our 100 raised beds in Harrisburg project again this coming week. This will be our last hurrah before starting up again in the new year! Volunteer anytime between 9am-3pm on Thursday, December 18. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 if you can help!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30?NO ON-LINE MARKET? – There will be no ALG On-Line Market on Tuesday, December 30. This is the only week each year that we close. Stock up for New Years on December 23rd! We will resume the ALG On-Line Market on January 6.

SAVE THE DATE: FEB 20-21?GEORGIA ORGANICS CONFERENCE?We’d love to see the CSRA make a big splash at the annual Georgia Organics Conference. This February, it’ll be held in Athens. Registration for this event is open now. What a great way to network on behalf of our own local foods movement. Visit georgiaorganics.org for more information.

WORK OPPORTUNITIES AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN?We are currently encouraging folks to consider the following opportunities with our organization:

MARKET DELIVERY SERVICE – If you are interested in starting your own delivery service business on Tuesdays for on-line market customers, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. This requires someone with a start-up entrepreneurial spirit to get a small, self-owned business off the ground. We’ve got a lot of great ideas for you!

GROVETOWN PICK-UP LOCATION – If you are interested in managing a pilot on-line market pick-up location in Grovetown for ALG, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SEE YOU AT THE MARKETS (OR MAYBE THE GARDENS!)

-Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


WE’RE BUSY ELVES THIS MONTH!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9
LOCAL GIFTS HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Twinkling lights will create a festive feel at our 3rd annual “Local Gifts Holiday Bazaar” held at the AJCC on-line market pick-up. This mini event is a great place for Columbia County folks to get those locally crafted stocking stuffers!

TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 9 & 16:
BRING YOUR POT TO THE MARKET DAY! In fact, bring a bunch of them! Our holiday project this season is collecting hundreds – maybe thousands? – of used planting pots for donation to the horticulture occupational therapy program for vets at the VA. All sizes, colors, plastic or clay. Bring them to the AJCC or the West End Market, Tue, Dec 9 or 16, 3p-6p.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11:
“100 IN HARRISBURG” PROJECT
Thanks to Macy, Steven, Candace, Chef Dave, Kathleen, Khalea and Charlie, we put in 8 more raised beds yesterday and are now up to 41! Our next big work day will be Thursday, December 11, starting at 9am. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30
NO ON-LINE MARKET
There will be no ALG On-Line Market on Tuesday, December 30. This is the only week each year that we close. Stock up for New Years on December 23rd! We will resume the ALG On-Line Market on January 6.

SAVE THE DATE: FEB 20-21
GEORGIA ORGANICS CONFERENCE
We’d love to see the CSRA make a big splash at the annual Georgia Organics Conference. This February, it’ll be held in Athens. Registration for this event opens on Nov 24. What a great way to network on behalf of our own local foods movement. Visit georgiaorganics.org for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN
We are currently encouraging folks to consider the following opportunities with our organization:

MARKET DELIVERY SERVICE – If you are interested in starting your own delivery service on Tuesdays for on-line market customers, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

GROVETOWN PICK-UP LOCATION – If you are interested in managing a pilot on-line market pick-up location in Grovetown for ALG, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SEE YOU AT THE MARKETS (OR MAYBE THE GARDENS!)

-Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


WE’RE BUSY ELVES THIS MONTH!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9
LOCAL GIFTS HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Twinkling lights will create a festive feel at our 3rd annual “Local Gifts Holiday Bazaar” held at the AJCC on-line market pick-up. This mini event is a great place for Columbia County folks to get those locally crafted stocking stuffers!

TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 9 & 16:
BRING YOUR POT TO THE MARKET DAY! In fact, bring a bunch of them! Our holiday project this season is collecting hundreds – maybe thousands? – of used planting pots for donation to the horticulture occupational therapy program for vets at the VA. All sizes, colors, plastic or clay. Bring them to the AJCC or the West End Market, Tue, Dec 9 or 16, 3p-6p.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11:
“100 IN HARRISBURG” PROJECT
Thanks to Macy, Steven, Candace, Chef Dave, Kathleen, Khalea and Charlie, we put in 8 more raised beds yesterday and are now up to 41! Our next big work day will be Thursday, December 11, starting at 9am. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30
NO ON-LINE MARKET
There will be no ALG On-Line Market on Tuesday, December 30. This is the only week each year that we close. Stock up for New Years on December 23rd! We will resume the ALG On-Line Market on January 6.

SAVE THE DATE: FEB 20-21
GEORGIA ORGANICS CONFERENCE
We’d love to see the CSRA make a big splash at the annual Georgia Organics Conference. This February, it’ll be held in Athens. Registration for this event opens on Nov 24. What a great way to network on behalf of our own local foods movement. Visit georgiaorganics.org for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN
We are currently encouraging folks to consider the following opportunities with our organization:

MARKET DELIVERY SERVICE – If you are interested in starting your own delivery service on Tuesdays for on-line market customers, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

GROVETOWN PICK-UP LOCATION – If you are interested in managing a pilot on-line market pick-up location in Grovetown for ALG, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SEE YOU AT THE MARKETS (OR MAYBE THE GARDENS!)

-Kim