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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

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WE NEED HELP MARKETING THE MARKETS!

Please help us get the word out about our markets!

We really need to get more people out to the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Thursdays and the Veggie Truck Farmers Market on Tuesdays

They are both beautiful venues! We’d love more people to know about them.

Here is a Top 5 List of ways you can help:

1) “Like” us on all three of our Facebook pages: Augusta Locally Grown, Evans Towne Farmers Market and The Veggie Truck

2) Keep a stack of our promotional cards in your office, church or fitness club.

3) Get us listed in your HOA bulletin on a regular bsais.

4) Ask your company to sponsor the market.

5) Bring your colleagues, neighbors and friends to the market for a fun outing together.

See ya’ll at the markets on Tuesday and/or Thursday!

Cheers!
Kim

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CONGRATULATIONS BUONA CAFFE!
Pat and John, our local roasters at Buona Caffe, have opened their new coffee and expresso bar on Central Avenue across from Crums. To add more awesome to the mix, Southern Scratch provides all their baked goodies. So happy for you all.

CAMP VEGGIE TRUCK:
Camp starts this week, in Harrisburg, in partnership with students from the GRU School of Med. This week’s theme: “Big on Blueberries.” Stay tuned for some fun pics!

WELCOME NEW FARMERS:
— Houston Berries and Veggie Farm of Keysville, GA, joined the Evans Towne Farmers Market this month.

— Borinken Farms of Blythe, GA, joins our on-line market with eggs from a variety of grass-grazed hens.

We’re thrilled that two more local, sustainable farmers have found their way to our markets.

See you all at the markets on Tuesday and/or Thursday.

Cheers!
Kim

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EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET EXTENDED THROUGH OCT 24!
The Evans Towne Farmers Market will extend its first year through the fall! As such, we plan to step up the following activities. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help with any of these initiatives:

  • COOKING DEMOS
  • YOUTH FITNESS DEMOS
  • YOUTH HEALTHY FOODS EDUCATION
  • MUSICIANS
  • WEEKLY SPONSORSHIPS
  • MARKETING AND OUTREACH

MORE FARMERS NEEDED FOR THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET:
We are always looking for more farmers who meet our local and sustainable guidelines. For more information, visit evanstownefarmersmarket.com.

CAMP VEGGIE TRUCK:
Augusta Locally Grown is gearing up for this summer’s “Camp Veggie Truck.” Camp will focus on healthy, local and seasonal cooking, gardening, exercise and wellness for kids in the Harrisburg community. We’re thrilled to be working with more than 40 SEEP students from the GRU Med School who will act as camp mentors and design curriculum. Big hugs in advance to our truly awesome lead cooking instructors: Samantha Taylor and Caroline Hamlett. The ever-generous St. Luke UMC will host the camp, along with members of the Veggie Truck Team.

OLD STATIONARY BIKE DONATION NEEDED FOR CAMP VEGGIE TRUCK:
Augusta Locally Grown is looking for the donation of a used, functioning stationary bike. We plan to transform the bike into a mill for campers to grind whole grains into flour. Call Kim at 706-288-7895 if you’ve got one!

BENDERDIGGER.COM:
The BenderDigger has just announced its first youth garden project in the River Island community of Evans. ALG will partner with the BenderDigger “to introduce youth to slow foods through sustainable gardening.” The BenderDigger is a community project supported, in part, by the BenderDinker and created by its talented founder, Kristina Williams. To get involved, visit the website: benderdigger.com.

NEW FARMER INITIATIVE:
Congratulations to Pitchfork and a Prayer Organics, a start-up farm in Salley, SC. Young farmers Leah Wong and Joshua Wilburn, both military vets, were just awarded a grant for irrigation from the Farmer Veteran Coalition. ALG is thrilled to have played a small part in helping this farm off the ground with its recommendation for the grant. Join us as we continue to track and celebrate their successes, one very-real farm day at a time.

SEE YOU ALL AT THE MARKET ON TUE/THUR!
Kim