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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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WHAT A WEEK OF BLESSINGS IT’S BEEN!
HERE COMES ANOTHER

THUR, OCT 2
ARK IN THE PARK!
A FABULOUS, FREE EDUCATIONAL EVENT!!
Join Slow Food CSR at the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Oct 2 for a celebration of the Ark of Taste! The Ark of Taste is SLOW FOOD USA’s living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. Many foods on the Ark, both plants and animals, are grown right here in our area, and you’ll get to SEE some of them, and more importantly, to TASTE some of the wonderful dishes made with these amazing heirloom ingredients. 4:30PM-7PM.

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

SAT, OCT 4
TASTES OF EARTH:
AN EDUCATIONAL FARM & SITE TOUR
FOLLOWED BY AN ELEGANT FARM DINNER
Ticket sales are now closed. Wishing all the best to the farm hosts at Longwood Plantation, Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections, and to Ariana Williams, the first-ever GRU Idol who will provide beautiful music for the event.

TUE, OCT 14
CHILLIN’ AT THE CHILLY CHILI COOK-OFF
AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
All market patrons are invited to come judge this chili cook-off competition among GRU Medical College of Georgia students at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market. Six competitors; only one trophy! Come share free chili and corn bread on this chilly fall occasion.

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

See y’all at the markets!
Kim

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Hi Folks!

Lately, we’ve received multiple reports from folks who aren’t getting our email blog on Fridays at noon. We’re not sure why this happens, but we’re investigating it.

We suspect two possible explanations:

  • The weekly email may be going to your junk mail. It is not unusual for a system to assign a mass email to “junk” or “trash.” Please check to see if that’s the case, and re-assigned our emails as okay for your in-box.
  • The weekly email may be getting hung up in a server overload from our end. Multiple other markets use this same system on Fridays at noon. As such, we will start opening our market at 11:45am in hopes of an improvement.

Please send me an email if you notice any improvements or troubles from your end. We really appreciate any insights you can share. I’m at kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

As always, the ALG On-Line Market is open until 8pm tonight.

CHEERS!
Kim

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Come see us at WholeFoods Augusta today!! So grateful to be their first nonprofit beneficiary in the CSRA. Donations will support our teaching gardens in both Richmond and Columbia counties.

See you all at the markets!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED:

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

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

See y’all at the markets!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED:

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

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

See y’all at the markets!
Kim

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GOINGS ON, HERE AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN:

WED, SEPT 10
HERB GARDEN TRANSFORMATION AT EDGAR’S GRILLE
This Wednesday we’ll start transforming the restaurant patio landscaping at Edgar’s Grille into a teaching herb garden for culinary students at Helms College. Hugs to Chef Lonnie Stephenson for blessing the project with the folks at Goodwill Industries. More hugs to Karen Smith of Southern Native Plantings at Longwood Plantation for donating a big ol’ truck full of compost. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can give a few hours of hard work that day.

FRI & SAT, SEPT 19-20
ALG HONORED AS WHOLE FOODS’ BENEFICIARY
Augusta Locally Grown is honored to be selected as Whole Foods’ first nonprofit beneficiary in Augusta. Proceeds collected at their pre-opening “sneak-peek” event on September 19-20 will support our local foods education programs. We’ll also be working with Whole Foods to engage employees at events on local farms. Visit their Facebook page to sign up for the Sept 19-20 event!

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHER VOLUNTEER & GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • THE BENDERDIGGER YOUTH TEACHING GARDEN in Evans could use some help with mulching! Contact benderdinker@gmail.com if you can give a few hours of help.
  • THE LOCAL FOODS CLASSROOM AT THE WEST END MARKET & BAKERY is planning to create a small-scale, children’s aquaponics project, with help from the Hobby Farmers Association. We’re looking for the donation of two 10-gallon fish tanks to get it started.
  • THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET needs volunteer cooking demo instructors! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown if you can give us a Tuesday afternoon in September or October.
  • THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET also needs volunteer cooking demo instructors! This one is on Thursday afternoons. We’re also actively seeking more local farmers and backyard growers for this market to round out the fall season. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for details.

See y’all at the markets!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


COMING UP:

SAT, SEPT 6
RAISED BED WINTER GARDENING WORKSHOP & SUPPER
Sorry, this is a sold-out event!

SUN, SEPT 7
THREE-FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE MEAL
Sorry, this is a sold-out event!

WED, SEPT 10
HERB GARDEN TRANSFORMATION AT EDGAR’S GRILLE
Thanks to those who have already signed up to volunteer! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can give a few hours of hard work that day.

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

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

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

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

See y’all at the markets!
Kim

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


OUR FALL SEMESTER INTERNS!
Please join us in extending a big, warm welcome to our 2014 Fall Semester High School Interns:

Caleb – BenderDigger Youth Gardening Project
Carolyn – Local Food Special Events
Hailey – On-Line Market, AJCC Location
Isaac – On-Line Market, West End Location
Kyong – Evans Towne Farmers Market Kids Education
Russell – On-Line Market, AJCC Location
Sam – Evans Towne Farmers Market Kids Ed, AJCC
Tabias – On-Line Market, West End Location
Taylor – On-Line Market, AJCC Location

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SAT, SEPT 6
RAISED BED WINTER GARDENING WORKSHOP & SUPPER
4 TICKETS LEFT!
2 SCHOLARSHIPS LEFT!
Learn the finer points of winter vegetable gardening with the father-son team at Legacy Gardens: Steve & David Gianino. Located in Evans, the hands-on, in-depth workshop starts at 2pm. A wholesome, simple dinner will be served in the garden afterwards. Workshop tickets are $20. Five full scholarships for this workshop are available for beginner backyard growers through ALG, made possible by an honorarium from the Unitarian Universalist churches of Augusta and Aiken. Please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to apply for a scholarship. Tickets are available through our on-line market or contact David directly at legacygardener@yahoo.com.

SUN, SEPT 7
THREE-FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE MEAL
SORRY! THIS IS A SOLD OUT EVENT!

WED, SEPT 10
HERB GARDEN TRANSFORMATION AT EDGAR’S GRILLE
CALL TO VOLUNTEER!!!
ALG is honored to have been invited to transform the outdoor patio landscaping at Edgar’s Grille into a herb teaching garden. The herb garden will be designed to enhance the learning experience for their culinary students, supported by Goodwill Industries. On Wed, Sept 10, starting at 9am, we could use just a few extra hands to help get a fresh start on this project. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help that morning! Hugs to Karen Smith at Southern Native Plantings for her guidance and donation of compost for this project, and to Lonnie Stephenson, Exec Chef at Edgar’s Grille, for his vision and partnership.

THUR, OCT 2
ARK IN THE PARK!
A FABULOUS, FREE EDUCATIONAL EVENT!!
Join Slow Food CSR at the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Oct 2 for a celebration of the Ark of Taste! The Ark of Taste is SLOW FOOD USA’s living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. Many foods on the Ark, both plants and animals, are grown right here in our area, and you’ll get to SEE some of them, and more importantly, to TASTE some of the wonderful dishes made with these amazing ingredients. By identifying and championing these foods, we keep them in production and on our plates. You’ll also learn about Slow Food International, Slow Food USA, Slow Food CSR and how you can play a part in supporting good, clean, fair food for all! Food lovers of all ages are welcome to this free event at the Evans Towne Farmers Market, 4:30pm-7pm. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to arrange to bring your group from school, scouts, church, clubs, senior centers, etc!

FRI, OCT 3
MUSCADINE WINE MAKING WORKSHOP
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
ALG is thrilled to have found a wine maker among its bunch! Danielle Shelton will join us on Friday, Oct 3, to teach a muscadine wine making workshop at the West End Market & Bakery in Augusta. The workshop will be demo style, given the multi-step nature of the process. Participants will see many different stages of the wine in its creation. Of course, sampling is all part of the fun. The educational & tasting component of the class costs $15. Start-up wine making kits will also be available for an additional $50, plus grapes! Tickets go on sale today through the ALG on-line market. Or contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, OCT 4
TASTES OF EARTH:
AN EDUCATIONAL FARM & SITE TOUR
FOLLOWED BY AN ELEGANT FARM DINNER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Southern Native Plantings at Longwood Plantation will partner with Culinary Connections to host an Educational Greenhouse, Nursery & Soil Education Tour called “Dirty to Delicious” followed by an Elegant Farm Dinner by Chef Charleen. Imagine sipping scoppernong wine sangria while you learn the finer points of native plant propagation in an organically certified greenhouse. Plan to nibble roasted okra with kale dip and pickled crudités while hearing about the vital role that soils plays in the nutritional value of your food. Enjoy a five-course menu for a sit-down dinner nestled in a native plant habitat. The educational component of the event is supported by Georgia Organics. Augusta Locally Grown will provide volunteer table service. Tickets are $40 and will go fast!! Purchase yours through the Augusta Locally Grown On-Line Market, the Statesboro Market2Go On-Line Market, or the Savannah Locally Grown On-Line Market. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to purchase tickets by mail, or to volunteer!

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

See y’all at the markets!
Kim

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


UPCOMING EVENTS:

TUE, AUG 19
FREE MICROGREEN SAMPLES, FROM LEAL GARDENS
In an effort to educate folks on the wonders and tastiness of microgreens, new farmer-0n-the-scene Manuel Leal of Grovetown will offer free microgreen tastings at the AJCC pick-up location, 4pm-6pm, this week. Free samples are also available to order on-line this week for all customers; limit 1 per family please. Come meet this urban grower and learn why he does what he does.

SAT, SEPT 6
RAISED BED WINTER GARDENING WORKSHOP & SUPPER
Learn the finer points of winter vegetable gardening with the father-son team at Legacy Gardens: Steve & David Gianino. Located in Evans, the hands-on, in-depth workshop starts at 2pm. A wholesome, simple dinner will be served in the garden afterwards. Workshop tickets are $20. Five full scholarships for this workshop are available for beginner backyard growers through ALG, made possible by an honorarium from the Unitarian Universalist churches of Augusta and Aiken. Please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to apply for a scholarship. Tickets are available through our on-line market or contact David directly at legacygardener@yahoo.com.

SUN, SEPT 7
THREE-FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE MEAL
Come eat your way through the growing local foods scene of the CSRA! This educational tour starts at Hard Earth Farm in Modoc, SC, a fiber, veggie and fruit farm featuring a micro dairy for raw goats milk. The next stop is Icebox Farm in North Augusta, SC, a hobby farm specializing in heirloom breeds, “Ark of Taste” varieties and home of Slow Food CSR. Dessert will be at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta, GA, a truly urban farm experience, replete with garden art. Tickets are $20 and are ALMOST SOLD OUT! To claim the last two, contact Kim today at kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

WED, SEPT 10
HERB GARDEN TRANSFORMATION AT EDGAR’S GRILLE
ALG is honored to have been invited to transform the outdoor patio landscaping at Edgar’s Grille into a teaching garden. The herb garden will be designed to enhance the learning experience for their culinary students, supported by Goodwill Industries. On Wed, Sept 10, starting at 9am, we could use just a few extra hands to help get a fresh start on this project. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help that morning! Hugs to Karen Smith at Southern Native Plantings for her guidance on this project, and to Lonnie Stephenson, Exec Chef at Edgar’s Grille, for his vision and partnership.

THUR, OCT 2
ARK IN THE PARK !!
Join Slow Food CSR at the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Oct 2 for a celebration of the Ark of Taste! The Ark of Taste is SLOW FOOD USA’s living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. Many foods on the Ark, both plants and animals, are grown right here in our area, and you’ll get to SEE some of them, and more importantly, to TASTE some of the wonderful dishes made with these amazing ingredients. By identifying and championing these foods, we keep them in production and on our plates. You’ll also learn about Slow Food International, Slow Food USA, Slow Food CSR and how you can play a part in supporting good, clean, fair food for all! Food lovers of all ages are welcome to this free event at the Evans Towne Farmers Market, 4:30pm-7pm

FRI, OCT 3
MUSCADINE WINE MAKING WORKSHOP
ALG is thrilled to have found a wine maker among its bunch! Danielle Shelton will join us on Friday, Oct 3, to teach a muscadine wine making workshop at the West End Market & Bakery in Augusta. The workshop will be demo style, given the multi-step nature of the process. Participants will see many different stages of the wine in its creation. Of course, sampling is all part of the fun. The educational & tasting component of the class costs $15. Start-up wine making kits will also be available for an additional $50, plus grapes! Tickets go on sale today through the ALG on-line market. Or contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, OCT 4
TASTES OF EARTH:
AN EDUCATIONAL FARM & SITE TOUR
FOLLOWED BY AN ELEGANT FARM DINNER
Southern Native Plantings at Longwood Plantation will partner with Culinary Connections to host an Educational Greenhouse, Nursery & Soil Education Tour called “Dirty to Delicious” followed by an Elegant Farm Dinner by Chef Charleen. Imagine sipping scoppernong wine sangria while you learn the finer points of native plant propagation in an organically certified greenhouse. Plan to nibble roasted okra with kale dip and pickled crudités while hearing about the vital role that soils plays in the nutritional value of your food. Enjoy a five-course menu for a sit-down dinner nestled in a native plant habitat behind a fruit tree grove. The educational component of the event is supported by Georgia Organics. Augusta Locally Grown will provide volunteer table service. Tickets are $40 and will go fast!! Purchase yours through the Augusta Locally Grown On-Line Market, the Statesboro Market2Go On-Line Market, or the Savannah Locally Grown On-Line Market. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to purchase tickets by mail, or to volunteer!

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

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED:

CSA COORDINATED NEEDED AT THE WEST END MARKET & BAKERY:
Sandi Johnson, owner of the West End Market & Bakery, is looking for a CSA Coordinator to work in engage for a CSA share. The weighing & sorting job requires approximately 2-3 hours each week, and can be done either Sunday evening or Monday very early. Contact Sandi at hexemausfarms@gmail.com to apply.

OTHER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We are looking to fill the following special volunteer slots this fall.
• 6 adult volunteers to help set up, serve, and break down the Tastes of Earth Event farm dinner on Oct 4 in Newington, GA
• adult volunteers to lead educational cooking demos at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market, on the Tuesday afternoon of your choice, now through October
• 1 volunteer with some carpentry skills to help us put the finishing touches on the Local Foods Classroom at the West End Market & Bakery

See y’all at the markets!
Kim

THE ON-;LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


THIS WEEK!

QUICKIE CROP MOB:
SUN, AUG 10
The BenderDigger Youth Gardening Program in the River Island community of Evans will host a “Quickie Crop Mob” this Sunday, August 10. Volunteer work starts at 2pm; a cookout will follow for all helpers. The group will weed and till a second large bed, preparing it for “hugelkulture.” This technique is especially good for the hot, occasionally droughty conditions we know all too well in Georgia. Come meet some great folks, learn about hugelkulture, get dirty and share some great grub. Contact Kristina Williams to sign up and get directions. She’s at benderdinker@gmail.com.

RAMEN NOODLE REVOLUTION:
A COLLEGE STUDENT COOKING CONTEST:
THUR, AUG 14
In our third round of “Market Stadium” this year, local college students will compete to transform those nasty ramen noodles packets into something fabulous, using fresh, local ingredients. Hosted at the Evans Towne Farmers Market, the contest will feature 7 college-enrolled contestants who are serious about cooking. There are a few spots left and no fee to compete. We supply the ramen and an outdoor “kitchen” tent. You supply the additional ingredients and equipment. Seven competitors, four judges, one CASH PRIZE and lots of glory!. Big thanks in advance to the GRU student volunteer set-up crew! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT INTERNSHIPS FOR FALL:
APPLY NOW!
INTERVIEWS HELD NEXT WEEK:
We are currently taking applications for the following positions this semester:

  • 2 paid internships at our ALG on-line market in Evans, Tuesdays, 3p-6p (August-December)
  • 1 paid internship at our ALG on-line market in Harrisburg, Tuesdays, 4p-7p, (August-December)
  • 1 paid internship at the Evans Towne Farmers Market, Thursdays, 4p-7p (August-October)
  • 1 paid internship at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg, Tuesdays, 4p-7p (August-October)

If you’ve ever met our interns, you know: we have the pleasure of working with some of the finest young people in the CSRA!

Strong candidates will:

  • show an interest in local, seasonal, organic, healthy, whole foods;
  • be service-oriented, on-time and trustworthy when handling money;
  • enjoy attention to detail;
  • possess the ability to work outside, lift and carry, and – yes – get dirty at times;
  • commit to our nonprofit mission to build a strong local foods community

Apply on-line on our website at augustalocallygrown.org. Look for the application under “interns.’”

COMING THIS FALL

RAISED BED WINTER GARDEN WORKSHOP & MEAL:
SAT, SEPT 6
Learn the finer points of winter vegetable gardening with the dynamic father-son team at Legacy Gardens: Steve & David Gianino. Located in Evans, the hands-on, in-depth workshop starts at 2pm. A wholesome, simple dinner will be served in the garden afterwards. Don’t be shy to bring questions specific to your own plot; from basic to advanced, all are welcome. The men will also offer organically-grown seedling starts for sale, including kale, broccoli, chard and cabbage … perfect for the winter garden. Workshop tickets are $20. A donation to ALG from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Aiken is being used to offer scholarships for this workshop to those who find the ticket price a hardship. Please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to apply for scholarship. Tickets are available through our on-line market or contact David directly at legacygardener@yahoo.com.

URBAN FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE MEAL:
SUN, SEPT 7
We’ll be touring and enjoying a progressive meal at a series of urban farms this fall. Bottle Tree Farm of Augusta and Icebox Farm of North Augusta are already on the tour; we’re firming up a third locations now. As enlightening as it will be delicious, this is a great way to share an autumn daytrip with a special someone. Details and ticket sales announced soon.

TASTES OF EARTH:
AN EDUCATIONAL FARM & SITE TOUR
FOLLOWED BY AN ELEGANT FARM DINNER:
SAT, OCT 4
Southern Native Plantings at Longwood Plantation will partner with Culinary Connections to host an Educational Greenhouse, Nursery & Soil Education Tour followed by an Elegant Farm Dinner by Chef Charleen. Imagine sipping scoppernong wine sangria while you learn the finer points of native plant propagation in an organically certified greenhouse. Plan to nibble roasted okra with kale dip and pickled crudités while hearing about the vital role that soils plays in the nutritional value of your food. A five-course menu for the sit-down dinner nestled in a native plant habitat behind a fruit tree grove will soon be announced; tickets go on sale soon.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED:

FARM TO TABLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Augusta Locally Grown will provide table service for the “Tastes of Earth” meal, with the promise of free food in exchange. If you can commit to a full day of fun, hard work, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

WINE MAKING INSTRUCTOR NEEDED:
We are currently looking to hire an instructor to teach a muscadine wine-making workshop this fall. Plum Broke Farms is ready with the muscadines … now we need a wise teacher. Know someone? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

LOCAL FOODS EDUCATION CLASSROOM HELP NEEDED:
We’re moving on to the second phase of setting up the “Local Foods Education Classroom” at the West End Market. Got some power drill skills and a few hours to spare? Give us a ring! 706-288-7895.

HAPPY NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK Y’ALL!!!
- Kim