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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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DEMONSTRATION OPEN HOUSE & HOLIDAY FARM SHOPPING: SAT, DEC 7
White Hills Farm is Dearing, GA, will host a demonstration open house with demos in felting, natural dye and herbal blends, along with locally grown farm goods for sale. Enjoy the farm’s “Wild and Native” holiday theme. Free entry. Time: 3pm-8:30pm. Address: 1419 Fort Creek Road, Dearing, GA.

MUSHROOM CLASS: SAT, DEC 7
Learn a simple and inexpensive way to grow oyster mushrooms in your home using wheat straw. This workshop will include a lecture, urban farm tour, gourmet tasting, and a hands-on activity where you will make your own oyster mushroom growing kit. Space is limited and tickets are available through Augusta Locally Grown On-Line.

NUTCRACKING CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER FOR THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET: FRI, DEC 13
Got pecans? We’d sure appreciate them! Our wonderful high school interns (past and present) will crack and shell pecans all night on Dec 13 as a fundraiser for the Veggie Truck Market’s SNAP doubling program. We’re calling it “Kim’s Nutcracking Christmas Party,” and yes, there will be a little fun involved, too. Please consider bringing us a bag of fresh, uncracked pecans to the Tuesday market this week or next in support of this effort!

CYBER MONDAY SPECIALS NEXT WEEK:
Look for holiday farm specials next week through our on-line market.

THE WEST END HOLIDAY MARKET IS OPENING IN HARRISBURG: NOV 29-DEC 24
Two farmers (Hard Earth Farm & Hexemaus Farm) are teaming up to host a daily “Holiday Market” in a storefront located at 1808 Broad Street, Augusta.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm.
Saturday, 7am-4pm.
Sunday, 1pm-4pm.

Baked goods, soaps, woven items and a variety of locally-grown holiday gift items will be for sale. Come out and support this new venture. The farmers are using this opportunity to test the waters for starting a possible permanent location where seasonal foods and other locally grown items are available on a daily basis.

GIVE THE GIFT OF BENDERDINKER:
What do you give the person who has everything? Give him or her the gift of Benderdinker!!! On-line enrollment for our popular April 26th event will open soon! And wrap that gift in a Benderdinker tree ornament while you’re at it! Available through our on-line market soon.

See you all at the market on Tuesday.
Cheers!
Kim

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MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOPDEC 7:
There’s a new mushroom farmer in town, and what fun he is! Matthew Kelly of Honey Creek Mushrooms will host a low-tech mushroom cultivation workshop on Sat, Dec 7, 2p, in Martinez. You will learn a simple and inexpensive way to grow oyster mushrooms in your home using wheat straw. This workshop will include a lecture, urban farm tour, gourmet tasting, and a hands-on activity where you will make your own oyster mushroom growing kit (an $18 value). Space is limited and tickets are available through Augusta Locally Grown On-Line!

BENDERDINKERAPR 26:
The theme for BenderDinker 2014 has been set: “Paddle Out and Eat!” All local food this year will be served out on the water from “Food Boats.” Enrollment for the BenderDinker will open in December, just in time for a stocking stuffer!

See you all at the on-line market on Tuesday! -Kim

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Please forgive my delay today! Major plumbing/electrical issues at my home slowing me down. Long story!!

Anyway, there’s still time to sign up for the Crop Mob tomorrow! Just text me to reserve your meal ticket. I’m at 706-288-7895.

Cheers!
Kim

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VOLUNTEER DAY & FARM DINNER
AT EAST GEORGIA PRODUCE
… we’re calling it a “Crop Mob!”

Saturday, November 9
Bartow, GA
12:30 – volunteer work begins
5:30pm – sit-down farm meal begins

We’ll be planting thousands of onions and putting up a greenhouse.

Matt and his folks at East Georgia Produce work so hard to grow beautiful, clean food; let’s give ’em back some of our own time and energy.

There is no charge for this event. Please reserve your meal ticket on-line. Or text Kim at 706-288-7895.

See y’all at the market on Tuesday!
Kim

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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

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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

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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