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THREE FARM TOUR 2018 – TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Our most popular twice-annual event will be held this fall on Sunday, Oct 14:

- visit Windmill Farm in Williston, SC, for soup and salad;

- meet the folks at Seeds Cafe, Farm and Market, also in Williston, SC, to share an entree created by owner/chef LaRahna;

- finish up the evening at Herb N Berries in Montmorenci, SC, with a blueberry-inspired dessert by Chef Charleen.

You provide your own transportation and a folding chair. We provide the rest. Tickets on sale ($25/each) via this website. What a great way to meet local farmers and chefs!!

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EXTENDING DEEP GRATITUDE today to all the:

- farmers and gardeners
- handcrafters
- prepared food vendors
- entertainers
- cooking demonstrators
- fitness educators
- sponsors
- students interns
- county administrators
- volunteer groups
- market managers
- and customers

… for your individual and unique contributions to making the Evans Towne Farmers Market and the Veggie Truck Farmers Market really really real.

You’ve ALL moved the local foods movement in our nieghbors several steps closer to sustainable, vibrant and purposeful.

Cheers!

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SAT, SUN, OCT 19-20:
GREEN LIFE EXPO
Augusta Locally Grown will host a local foods education display and children’s activities at the Gateway Center’s first annual “Green Life Expo" in Grovetown this weekend. (They changed the name just this week from Green & Gourmet.) Admission is free. Thank you in advance to all our great helpers: Graham, Branden, Lauren, Shawn, Amy, Patrick, Amy, Bri, Kyong, Aarish, Mclain, Jackson, Alexis, Daniel and Toni. The event is coordinated by Beasley Broadcasting.
Event Hours:

  • Saturday, 10-5
  • Sunday, 12-4

SAT, OCT 19:
HOBBY FARMERS CORNER
AT THE COLUMBUS DAY CELEBRATIONS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY
This is our second annual Hobby Farmer Corner, promoting the skills of growing your own food. Located at the Lady Antebellum Towne Park in Evans, this event is hosted in partnership with the new Savannah River Grange organization. Admission is free. Thanks to volunteer Carly for running our booth!

THUR, OCT 24:
LAST DAY OF THE SEASON FOR THE
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET.
Closing Day! Our children’s activity theme will be “Goats Milk” and we’ll be felting natural goat fibers onto goats milk soap from Hard Earth Farm. Come meet and support your local farmers!

MON, OCT 28
BENDERDIGGER WRAP UP
We’ll be wrapping up our fall youth gardening classes for the season at the River Island Project. Our harvest dinner will be planned for later in November.

TUES, OCT 29
LAST DAY Of THE SEASON FOR THE
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
Closing Day! Come out to the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg on closing day and enjoy a $1 grass-fed burger, provided by Tink’s Grass-Fed Beef of Washington, GA. Top it with grilled onions, peppers and even eggplant. The Veggie Truck Farmers Market is located at the St. Luke UMC Church at 309 Crawford Avenue in Augusta. We double the value of SNAP/food stamps for purchases made from local farmers. 4:30pm-7pm.

SAT, NOV 2:
Augusta Locally Grown will provide a kids cooking activity at the Junior League’s “Kids in the Kitchen” event at the Kroc Center of Augusta on Sat, Nov 9. Volunteers are welcome to help. Our demo is at 9:30am.

SAT, NOV 9:
CROP MOB AUGUSTA at EAST GEORGIA PRODUCE
We’ll be planting thousands of onions and putting up a greenhouse at East Georgia Produce in Bartow, GA. Volunteers work all day; enjoy a fabulous farm meal afterwards. Confirm your participation and order your free meal ticket at ALG On-Line. Or email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SUN, NOV 10:
URBAN GARDENING EDUCATION TOUR & PICNIC AT LEGACY GARDENS IN EVANS
Sold out!!

TUE, NOV 26:
THE LOCALLY GROWN GIFT BAZAAR
These festive, pop-up bazaars will begin at our on-line market pick-up locations and continue through the holidays.

DEC 4, 5, 11, 12
CULINARY GIFT MAKING FOR KIDS
AT FORT GORDON
Children of active duty military families are eligible to sign up for our Culinary Gift Making Classes in the month of December. Contact the SKIES program at Fort Goron.

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKETS ON TUESDAY AND/OR THURSDAY.
Kim

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VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!
SAT, SUN, OCT 19-20:
GREEN & GOURMET EXPO.
Augusta Locally Grown will host a local foods education display and children’s activities at the Gateway Center’s first annual “Green & Gourmet” Expo in Grovetown, Oct 19-20. Beasley Broadcasting is the host; admission is free.

We’re gonna need LOTS of volunteers. If you can help cover one or more 3-hour shift, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. This is great away for high school students to get in their service hours.

Shifts include:
•Sat, Oct 19, 8am-11am
•Sat, Oct 19, 11am-2pm
•Sat, Oct 19, 2pm-5pm
•Sat, Oct 19, 5pm-8pm
•Sun, Oct 20, 10am-1pm
•Sun, Oct 20, 1pm-4pm

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

Cheers!
Kim

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TUES, OCT 8
DOLLAR GRASS-FED BURGER MONTH
AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET
Come out to the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg on any Tuesday in October and enjoy a $1 grass-fed burger, provided by Tink’s Grass-Fed Beef of Washington, GA. Top it with grilled onions, peppers and even eggplant. The Veggie Truck Farmers Market is located at the St. Luke UMC Church at 309 Crawford Avenue in Augusta. We double the value of SNAP/food stamps for purchases made from local farmers. 4:30pm-7pm.

SAT, SUN, OCT 19-20:
GREEN & GOURMET EXPO.
Augusta Locally Grown will host an extensive local foods education display and children’s activities at the Gateway Center’s first annual “Green & Gourmet” Expo in Grovetown, Oct 19-20. Beasley Broadcasting is the host; admission is free.

We’re gonna need LOTS of volunteers. If you can help cover one or more 3-hour shift, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. This is great away for high school students to get in their service hours.
Shifts include:
•Sat, Oct 19, 8am-11am
•Sat, Oct 19, 11am-2pm
•Sat, Oct 19, 2pm-5pm
•Sat, Oct 19, 5pm-8pm
•Sun, Oct 20, 10am-1pm
•Sun, Oct 20, 1pm-4pm

SAT, OCT 19:
HOBBY FARMERS CORNER
AT THE COLUMBUS DAY CELEBRATIONS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY
This is our second annual Hobby Farmer Corner, promoting the skills of growing your own food. Located at the Lady Antebellum Towne Park in Evans, this event is hosted in partnership with the new Savannah River Grange organization. Admission is free.

THUR, OCT 24:
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET.
Closing day celebrations and activities. Come meet and support your local farmers!

SAT, NOV 9:
CROP MOB AUGUSTA at EAST GEORGIA PRODUCE
We’ll be planting thousands of onions and putting up a greenhouse at East Georgia Produce in Bartow, GA. Volunteers work all day; enjoy a fabulous farm meal afterwards. Confirm your participation and order your free meal ticket at ALG On-Line.

SUN, NOV 10:
URBAN GARDENING EDUCATION TOUR & PICNIC AT LEGACY GARDENS IN EVANS
Come learn about sustainable vegetable gardening in one of Columbia County’s most impressive urban gardens. Father and son team, Steve and David Gianino, will share their years of wisdom and formal training in growing organic vegetables and fruits in their modestly sized backyard. Your $10 ticket includes a deeply informative tour and a light meal of soup, bread and salad, right from the garden. Space is limited; only a few tickets left!

SUN. NOV 10
HOLIDAY SPIRITS WORKSHOP AND ROADTRIP! Join us for a holiday spirit making workshop at the Homestead in Atlanta. A minimum of four participants will ensure a fun roadtrip! Cost is $55. Text Kim if you’re interested: 706-288-7895.

TUE, NOV 19:
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET.
Closing day celebration and activities.

TUE, NOV 26:
THE LOCALLY GROWN GIFT BAZAAR
These festive, pop-up bazaars will begin at our on-line market pick-up locations and continue through the holidays.

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKETS ON TUESDAY AND/OR THURSDAY.
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


TUES, OCT 1
DOLLAR GRASS-FED BURGER MONTH
AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET
Come out to the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg on any Tuesday in October and enjoy a $1 grass-fed burger. The Veggie Truck Farmers Market is located at the St. Luke UMC Church aat 309 Crawford Avenue in Augusta. We double the value of SNAP/food stamps for purchases made from local farmers. 4:30pm-7pm.

SAT, SUN, OCT 19-20:
GREEN & GOURMET EXPO.
Augusta Locally Grown will host an extensive local foods education display and children’s activities at the Gateway Center’s first annual “Green & Gourmet” Expo in Grovetown, Oct 19-20. Beasley Broadcasting is the host; admission is free.

We’re gonna need LOTS of volunteers to make it work. If you can help cover one or more 3-hour shift, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. This is great away for high school students to get in their service hours.
Shifts include:
•Sat, Oct 19, 8am-11am
•Sat, Oct 19, 11am-2pm
•Sat, Oct 19, 2pm-5pm
•Sat, Oct 19, 5pm-8pm
•Sun, Oct 20, 10am-1pm
•Sun, Oct 20, 1pm-4pm

SAT, OCT 19:
HOBBY FARMERS CORNER
AT THE COLUMBUS DAY CELEBRATIONS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY
This is our second annual Hobby Farmer Corner, promoting the skills of growing your own food at this Columbus Day weekend event. Located at the Lady Antebellum Towne Park in Evans, this event is hosted in partnership with the new Savannah River Grange organization. Admission is free.

THUR, OCT 24:
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET.
Closing day celebrations and activities. Come meet and support your local farmers!

SAT, NOV 9:
CROP MOB AUGUSTA at EAST GEORGIA PRODUCE
We’ll be planting thousands of onions and putting up a greenhouse at East Georgia Produce in Bartow, GA. Volunteers work all day; enjoy a fabulous farm meal afterwards. Confirm your participation and order your free meal ticket at ALG On-Line.

SUN, NOV 10:
URBAN GARDENING EDUCATION TOUR & PICNIC AT LEGACY GARDENS IN EVANS
Come learn about sustainble vegetable gardening in one of Columbia County’s most impressive urban gardens. Father and son team, Steve and David Gianino, will share their years of wisdom and formal training in growing organic vegetables and fruits in their modestly sized backyard. Your $10 ticket includes a deeply informative tour and a light meal of soup, bread and salad, right from the garden. Tickets go on sale today, and space is limited.

SUN. NOV 10
HOLIDAY SPIRITS WORKSHOP AND ROADTRIP! Join us for a holiday spirit making workshop at the Homestead in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale soon! A minimum of four participants will ensure a fun roadtrip!

TUE, NOV 19:
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET.
Closing day celebration and activities.

TUE, NOV 26:
THE LOCALLY GROWN GIFT BAZAAR
These festive, pop-up bazaars will begin at our on-line market pick-up locations and continue through the holidays.

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKETS ON TUESDAY AND/OR THURSDAY.
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


LOTS OF FUN STUFF GOING ON THIS FALL AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN

MON, SEPT 23:
PINESTRAW SCARECROW WORKSHOP
This-family friendy activity will be held at the River Island Youth Garden Project in Evans, 6pm. Cost is $10/scarecrow, to bring home with you. Text or call Kim (706-288-7895) before this Sunday evening if you’d like to join in the fun!

SAT, SUN, OCT 19-20:
GREEN & GOURMET EXPO.
Augusta Locally Grown will host an extensive local foods display at the Gateway Center’s first annual “Green & Gourmet” Expo in Grovetown, Oct 19-20. We’re gonna need LOTS of volunteers to make it work. If you can help cover one or more 3-hour shift, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. This is great away for high school students to get in their service hours.
Shifts include:

  • Sat, Oct 19, 8am-11am
  • Sat, Oct 19, 11am-2pm
  • Sat, Oct 19, 2pm-5pm
  • Sat, Oct 19, 5pm-8pm
  • Sun, Oct 20, 10am-1pm
  • Sun, Oct 20, 1pm-4pm

THUR, OCT 24:
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET.
Closing day celebrations and activities.

SAT, NOV 9:
CROP MOB AUGUSTA at EAST GEORGIA PRODUCE
We’ll be planting hundreds of onions at East Georgia Produce in Bartow, GA. Volunteers work all day; enjoy a fabulous farm meal afterwards. Confirm your participation and order your free meal ticket at ALG On-Line.

SUN, NOV 10:
URBAN GARDENING EDUCATION TOUR & PICNIC AT LEGACY GARDENS IN EVANS
Come learn about sustainble vegetable gardening in one of Columbia County’s most impressive urban gardens. Father and son team, Steve and David Gianino, will share their years of wisdom and formal training in growing organic vegetables and fruits in their modestly sized backyard. Your $10 ticket includes a deeply informative tour and a light meal of soup, bread and salad, right from the garden. Tickets go on sale today, and space is limited.

TUE, NOV 19:
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET.
Closing day celebration and activities.

TUE, NOV 26:
THE LOCALLY GROWN GIFT BAZAAR
These festive, pop-up bazaars will begin at our on-line market pick-up locations and continue through the holidays.

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKETS ON TUESDAY AND/OR THURSDAY.
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


LOTS OF FUN STUFF GOING ON THIS FALL AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN

MON, SEPT 23:
PINESTRAW SCARECROW WORKSHOP
This-family friendy activity will be held at the River Island Youth Garden Project in Evans, 6pm. Cost is $10/scarecrow, to bring home with you. Text or call Kim (706-288-7895) before this Sunday evening if you’d like to join in the fun!

SAT, SUN, OCT 19-20:
GREEN & GOURMET EXPO.
Augusta Locally Grown will host an extensive local foods display at the Gateway Center’s first annual “Green & Gourmet” Expo in Grovetown, Oct 19-20. We’re gonna need LOTS of volunteers to make it work. If you can help cover one or more 3-hour shift, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. This is great away for high school students to get in their service hours.
Shifts include:

  • Sat, Oct 19, 8am-11am
  • Sat, Oct 19, 11am-2pm
  • Sat, Oct 19, 2pm-5pm
  • Sat, Oct 19, 5pm-8pm
  • Sun, Oct 20, 10am-1pm
  • Sun, Oct 20, 1pm-4pm

THUR, OCT 24:
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET.
Closing day celebrations and activities.

SAT, NOV 9:
CROP MOB AUGUSTA at EAST GEORGIA PRODUCE
We’ll be planting hundreds of onions at East Georgia Produce in Bartow, GA. Volunteers work all day; enjoy a fabulous farm meal afterwards. Confirm your participation and order your free meal ticket at ALG On-Line.

SUN, NOV 10:
URBAN GARDENING EDUCATION TOUR & PICNIC AT LEGACY GARDENS IN EVANS
Come learn about sustainble vegetable gardening in one of Columbia County’s most impressive urban gardens. Father and son team, Steve and David Gianino, will share their years of wisdom and formal training in growing organic vegetables and fruits in their modestly sized backyard. Your $10 ticket includes a deeply informative tour and a light meal of soup, bread and salad, right from the garden. Tickets go on sale today, and space is limited.

TUE, NOV 19:
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET.
Closing day celebration and activities.

TUE, NOV 26:
THE LOCALLY GROWN GIFT BAZAAR
These festive, pop-up bazaars will begin at our on-line market pick-up locations and continue through the holidays.

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKETS ON TUESDAY AND/OR THURSDAY.
Kim

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Folks:
Come on out to walk or run the 5-K at the Kroc Center tomorrow morning.
Why?
- a morning walk or run will feel great on a beautiful fall day
- your $20 entry will support a great organization that organizes athletic opportunities for local youth
- your participation will help raise awareness about the harsh realities of childhood obesity
- you will get one of those cool, limited edition A-gustavore tshirts that everyone wants.

Meet up at the ALG tent at 7:45am. The walk starts at 8.

GO ALG TEAM!!!!

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JOIN US THIS MONTH:

TUE, SEPT 10:
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET in Harrisburg. We double EBT benefits!

THUR, SEPT 12:
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET in Evans.

SAT, SEPT 14:
NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS 5-K. To join the ALG Team, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

TUE, SEPT 17:
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET in Harrisburg.

THUR, SEPT 19:
EVANS TOWN FARMERS MARKET in Evans.

SAT, SEPT 21:
FARM WORK DAY for our student interns at Hard Earth Farm and at the Veggie Truck Gardens. Adult volunteers are welcome. Text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SUN, SEPT 22:
FALL FORAGING WORKSHOP at White Hills Lavender Farm. Order these popular tickets at ALG On-Line.

MON, SEPT 23:
PINESTRAW SCARECROW WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES. At the River Island Youth Garden Project in Evans. This activity is open to the public, $10/scarecrow. Buy tickets at ALG On-Line.

TUE, SEPT 24:
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET in Harrisburg.

THUR, SEPT 26:
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET IN EVANS.

AND LATER THIS FALL:

SAT, SUN, 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.

THUR, OCT 24:
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET. Closing day celebrations and activities.

SAT, NOV 9:
CROP MOB AUGUSTA at EAST GEORGIA PRODUCE
We’ll be planting hundreds of onions at East Georgia Produce in Bartow, GA. Volunteers work all day; enjoy a fabulous farm meal afterwards. Confirm your participation and order your free meal ticket at ALG On-Line.

SUN, NOV 10:
ROADTRIPMAKING 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.

TUE, NOV 19:
VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET. Closing day celebration and activities.

TUE, NOV 26:
THE LOCALLY GROWN GIFT BAZAAR will begin at our on-line market pick-up locations and continue through the holidays.

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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