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SEPT 14 — JOIN THE AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN 5-K TEAM
A first annual National Childhood Obesity Awareness 5-K Walk/Run will be held at the Kroc Center on the morning of September 14. Proceeds will benefit Sports Academy South, a nonprofit organization serving youth in the CSRA. First 10 ALG team members to sign up will get one of those cool, limited edition “A-GUSTAVORE” tshirts. The entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for youth. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to join the ALG team!

SEPT 21 — FARM WORK DAY FOR OUR INTERNS
A farm work day for our student interns has been scheduled for Saturday, September 21. We will help out at Hard Earth Farm in the morning, and then at the Veggie Truck Teaching Garden in the afternoon. If you are interested in joining us for this day of work, please text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SEPT 22 – FALL FORAGING WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM IN DEARING, GA
This is going to be a VERY popular event led by a very wise woman: Lisa Kessler. It all starts Sunday, September 22, at her beautiful lavender farm. Tickets are limited and on sale now at ALG on-line. Get ’em while you can. (I already bought 4!)

OCT 19-20 — GREEN & GOURMET EXPO
Augusta Locally Grown has been invited to coordinate healthy cooking and gardening activities for kids at the Gateway Center’s “Green & Gourmet” Expo in Grovetown, Oct 19-20. Next step? Find a sponsor to cover the costs. This event will be well publicized by the host, Beasley Broadcast. If your business is interested in supporting this effort and benefiting from the media coverage, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

NOV 10 — ROADTRIP!!!! MAKING HERBAL SPIRITS. Join the ALG caravan to Atlanta to learn from folks at “The Homestead” to make herbal spirits for the holidays. Tickets will go on sale soon through ALG.

SEE YOU ALL AT THE MARKETS!
– Kim

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JOIN THE AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN 5-K TEAM: SEPT 14
A first annual National Childhood Obesity Awareness 5-K Walk/Run will be held at the Kroc Center on the morning of September 14. Proceeds will benefit Sports Academy South, a nonprofit organization serving youth in the CSRA. First 10 ALG team members to sign up will get one of those cool, limited edition “A-GUSTAVORE” tshirts. The entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for youth. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to join the ALG team!

FARM WORK DAY FOR OUR INTERNS: SEPT 21
A farm work day for our student interns has been scheduled for Saturday, September 21. We will help out at Hard Earth Farm in the morning, and then at the Veggie Truck Teaching Garden in the afternoon. Love our interns!

GREEN & GOURMET EXPO: OCT 19-20
Augusta Locally Grown has been invited to coordinate healthy cooking and gardening activities for kids at the Gateway Center’s “Green & Gourmet” Expo in Grovetown, Oct 19-20. Next step? Find a sponsor to cover the costs. This event will be well publicized by the host, Beasley Broadcast. If your business is interested in supporting this effort and benefiting from the media coverage, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

ARE YOU A HOME BREWER USING LOCAL INGREDIENTS?
If so, Augusta Locally Grown would like to sponsor your entry in the “Brew Your Cask Off” Sweetwater contest. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 if you’re interested!

SEE YOU ALL AT THE MARKETS!
- Kim

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LET’S DO THIS: 5-K
A first annual National Childhood Obesity Awareness 5-K Walk/Run will be held at the Kroc Center on the morning of September 14! Proceeds will benefit a youth sports program in Augusta. Let’s put together an Augusta Locally Grown team! First 10 ALG to sign up will get one of those cool, limited edition “A-GUSTAVORE” tshirts. The entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for youth. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to join the ALG team!

AND THIS: HOME BREW CONTEST
Do you have a great home-brew recipe that uses local ingredients? If so, consider entering your recipe for the big, “Brew Your Cask Off” competition at Sweetwater. It’s time to put Augusta on the map as a place that knows good, grow-your-own beer! Text Kim at 706-288-7895 if you’re interested!

SEE YOU ALL AT THE MARKETS!
Kim

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WELCOME NEW MARKET INTERNS!
So grateful to have the following young people on board as Fall Semester interns:
Amy – is new at our AJCC on-line pick up location
Briaunna – is new at the AJCC
Jackson – returns for another semester at the AJCC
Daniel – returns for another semester at the AJCC
Kyong – returns for another semester at the Evans Towne Farmers Market
Tabias – returns for another semester at our Downtown on-line pick up location
Charley – returns for another semester as a floater, helping where he’s needed, including the Veggie Truck Farmers Market.

STILL NEED ONE MORE!
We are currently looking for one more high school intern to help with the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Thursdays, 4:15-7:15. Text Kim
At 706-288-7895 if you’re interested!!

See y’all at the markets!!

Kim

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See y’all at the markets on Tuesday and Thursday:
On-Line Market Pick Up – Tuesdays, 4-7:30p
Veggie Truck Market – Tuesdays, 4:30-7p
Evans Towne Farmers Market – Thursdays, 4:30-7p.
Cheers!
Kim

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So grateful for sunshine.

And so grateful for all the amazing young people who are the heart and soul of Augusta Locally Grown.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be saying goodbye to a bunch of our student interns as they leave for college. We’ll also be bringing aboard new, fresh faces to take on those same roles. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the learning curves together.

See y’all at the markets!
Kim

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NEW HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS NEEDED!
We are currently accepting applications for two high school internship positions for our online market.

The Fall Semester internship requires the following:

  • 3 hours of paid work at the online market every Tuesday afterschool
  • a volunteer farm work day, scheduled for a Saturday in the fall
  • a volunteer community service day, to help with one of our many community events in the fall
  • a school project or hobby that helps the student learn more about local foods

Applicants should apply online at augustalocallygrown.org. The positions are both in Evans and start in early August. Strong applicants will be service-oriented, with a good work ethic and commitment to learning more about local, sustainably grown foods.

Text Kim for more information: 706-288-7895.

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SUMMER HEALTH FESTIVAL AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKETTUESDAY JULY 16TH

The Veggie Truck Farmers Market, Camp Veggie Truck, St Luke UMC, and students of the GRU School of Medicine will host a summer health festival at the market this Tuesday, 4:30-7. There will be children’s activities and cooking demos and maybe even a flash mob dance at 6pm (but shhh that’s a secret). Come buy your veggies and stay for the fun! Located in the courtyard at 309 Crawford Avenue, Augusta.

YOUTH CULINARY ARTS CLASSES AT FORT GORDON
Augusta Locally Grown will host another round of culinary arts classes for children of active duty military personnel. The classes will be on Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm, at the CDC West on base, starting in August. To enroll, eligible families should contact the SKIES Program. This program is partially funded by the Augusta Arts Council.

NEW HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS NEEDED!
We are currently accepting applications for two high school internship positions for our online market for the fall semester. Applicants should apply online at augustalocallygrown.org. The positions are both in Evans and start mid-August. Strong applicants will have a good work ethic and commitment to learning more about locally grown foods.

FAREWELL TO OUR COLLEGE-BOUND INTERNS
Over the next several weeks a handful of our market interns will head off to college! Big hugs and best of luck to Alexis Carraway, Mclain Lambert, Kenzie Schwartz, and Josh Johnson. You all made a big difference in our community during your individual stints with Augusta Locally Grown. We will miss you!

EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET NEWS
Lots of exciting plans in progress for the Evans Towne Farmers Market:
-weekly cooking demos
-weekly fitness demos
-weekly children’s activities
-market tshirts for sale
-a new barbecue vendor
-and more!
Please help us to continue to get the word out about our newest Columbia County Market!

THE BENDERDIGGER BEGINS
The Benderdigger will launch its first Columbia County based youth gardening program this Friday. The River Island Garden Project will involve children in that community in a weekly year-round gardening program. Funds from the Benderdinker help support this program. Master Gardener volunteers are more than welcome to help!

SEE YOU AT THE MARKETS!

Kim

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EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET UPDATE:
We are excited to kick-off the second half of our inaugural season of the Evans Towne Farmers Market. The market will continue every Thursday, 4:30p-7p, through October 24. Here’s the events schedule for Thursday, July 11:

  • 4:30pm-7pm – Live Music with Sandy Lusco Huffman
  • 4:30pm-7pm – Kids Market Passport program begins with ALG student interns
  • 5pm Cooking Demo — with the Augusta District Dietetic Association
  • 6pm Fitness Demo — Yoga with Crazy Sun.

To see our weekly list of events, look under the “Events Schedule” at EvansTowneFarmersMarket.com.

THE BENDERDIGGER BEGINS – The Benderdigger will launch its first youth gardening pilot project in the River Island community of Evans this month. The Benderdigger uses funds raised at the Benderdinker to create local youth gardening projects in partnership with Augusta Locally Grown. The River Island Garden Project will feature “hugelkulture” raised beds to demonstrate the benefits of an organic, low-water system. Project coordinator Kristina Williams is currently looking for adult volunteers. Please email her at benderdinker@gmail.com if you can help. For more info, visit benderdigger.com.

VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET UPCOMING EVENTS:
Tuesday, JULY 9 — “HOLY SMOKES BBQ” … the sale of bbq dinners during the farmers market (4:30pm-7pm) will benefit outreach youth programs at St. Luke UMC.

Tuesday, July 16 — “SUMMER HEALTH FESTIVAL” … lots of fantastic energy and efforts is going into the planning of this event by GRU medical students. The event will also celebrate the last day of Camp Veggie Truck. Cooking demos, kids fitness activities and lots of healthy fun will be had during the market hours of 4:30pm-7pm. There might even be a flash mob dance at 6pm (but ssshhh … that’s a secret!)

See you there!

Kim

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SUMMER SEASON GRATITUDE:
Many generous people have come forward in recent weeks to help Augusta Locally Grown take the next, somewhat daunting leap forward as an organization.

There are those writing beautiful letters of support. There are those coming to sing, cook and volunteer at the markets. There are those who bring their boundless energy to Camp Veggie Truck. There are those starting community gardens, kids gardens, school gardens, kids cooking classes. There are those offering professional expertise in accounting, law, technology and video-making. There are those coordinating fundraisers. There are those brainstorming new marketing efforts. And there are those coming forth and asking, “Kim, what can I do for ALG?”

This massive commitment to the local foods movement in our community is so full of hope. I am sorry when I can’t keep up with all your wonderful enthusiastic ideas. But please know that – together – we’re gonna make it happen!

Cheers!
Kim