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SAT, JULY 23 – WHITE HILLS FARM FEATURED AT WILLIAMS-SONOMA
We’re thrilled to see local artisan farmers Lisa & Ben Kessler taking their gorgeously-grown efforts to all-new levels in the community. This weekend, they’ll feature their lavender and herbs at Williams-Sonoma at the Augusta Mall from 12noon to 4:30pm. Handcrafted farm goods will be available for sale. Come on out and buy local!

TUE, JULY 26 – MADE FROM SCRATCH FREE KIDS SUMMER MEALS AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
Bring your kids to Taste the Season with a free, right-from-the-garden meal at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market. 4:30pm-5:3pm. The meal will feature pink eye purple hull peas from Addersons Fresh Produce, Spanish rice and cucumber salad. Hands-on kids activity this week will be local-fruit-topped ice-cream sundaes! Sponsored by Wholesome Wave Georgia, the Georgia Food Bank Association and Icebox Urban Farm. Also at the market this week is a cooking demo by Ladonna Doleman. And yes! We double EBT!

TUE, JULY 26 – ALG BOARD MEETING
Our board members will meet for an annual summer meeting at the end of this month. If you have any suggestions or concerns (or kudos!) that you’d like our board to discuss, please email them to our fabulous Board President, Amy Sutter, at arsutter@hotmail.com. Your input is important to us as a nonprofit organization!

THU, JULY 28 – FOOD OASIS MEETING – Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! This meeting will be held and hosted by Helms College. 6pm-8pm. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to get the RSVP link!

SAT, AUG 6 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM
Rise above this heat! Come sweat with us ALG and the good folks at Icebox Urban Farm as we get the campus ready for school group education visits this fall! 8am-1pm. We ALWAYS feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. Closed-toe shoes and water bottles are a must! Address is 1736 Fenwick Street. Please text Kim at 706-288-7895 for more information if needed.

TUES, AUG 9 – NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK, CELEBRATED AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET!
Come get silly with us in celebration of this fabulous national movement. Tattoos and tshirt-give-aways are planned! Support the most feel-good farmers market in Augusta. And yes, we double EBT!!! Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1850 Broad Street, Augusta.

THU, SEPT 8 – FOOD OASIS MEETING – Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! Location TBA.

SAT, SEPT 20 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE SUBURBAN GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

SAT, SEPT 24 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
There’s always something creative and fun to work on at this campus, dedicated to school group education. We’ll also be installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community of Harrisburg! Join our volunteer groups from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SUN, SEPT 25 — FALL FARM TOUR
We’ve got some reconfiguring to do! Details coming soon!

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Learn about the intersection of microbes and wellness from speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack-A-Thon the night before! Looking for sponsors now! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it.

SAT, NOV 19 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FAMILY DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT!
Save the date! Bring your family! Make a difference!

TBASIBLEY SOILWORKS!
An all-new project of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg!

Cheers!
Kim

Weblog Entry


TUE, JULY 19 – MADE FROM SCRATCH FREE KIDS SUMMER MEALS AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
Bring your kids to Taste the Season with a free, right-from-the-garden meal at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market. July 19 and July 26. 4:30pm-5:3pm. Hands-on activity included! Sponsored by Wholesome Wave Georgia, the Georgia Food Bank Association and Icebox Urban Farm.

TUE, JULY 26 – ALG BOARD MEETING
Our board members will meet for an annual summer meeting at the end of this month. If you have any suggestions or concerns (or kudos!) that you’d like our board to discuss, please email them to our fabulous Board President, Amy Sutter, at arsutter@hotmail.com. Your input is important to us as a nonprofit organization!

THU, JULY 28 – FOOD OASIS MEETING – Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! This meeting will be held and hosted by Helms College. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to get the RSVP link!

SAT, AUG 6 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM
Rise above this heat! Come sweat with us ALG and the good folks at Icebox Urban Farm as we get the campus ready for school group education visits this fall! 8am-1pm. We ALWAYS feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. Closed-toe shoes and water bottles are a must! For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

TUES, AUG 9 – NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK, CELEBRATED AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET!
Come get silly with us in celebration of this fabulous national movement. Tattoos and tshirt-give-aways are planned! Support the most feel-good farmers market in Augusta. And yes, we double EBT!!! Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1850 Broad Street, Augusta.

SAT, SEPT 24 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
There’s always something creative and fun to work on at this campus, dedicated to school group education. We’ll also be installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community of Harrisburg! Join our volunteer groups from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SUN, SEPT 25 — FALL FARM TOUR
We’ve got some reconfiguring to do! Details coming soon!

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Learn about the intersection of microbes and wellness from speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack A Thon the night before! Looking for sponsors now! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it.

SAT, NOV 19 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FAMILY DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT!
Save the date! Bring your family! Make a difference!

Cheers!
Kim

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SAT, JULY 9 – HUGE WORK DAY PLANNED FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AND FOR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WITH FORT GORDON VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS! – Gonna get real dirty while getting lots done with this amazing group. And there’s always room for more! Save the date if you’re looking to make a BIG difference at Icebox Urban Farm with Steve and Tasha, and/or at the Richmond County Public Health Department installing teaching gardens with Adam at the lead. Starts at 8am at Icebox Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta.(We originally planned for a 2 day event, but due to the extreme heat this will only be on Sat). And yes, we always feed a tasty, healthy lunch to our volunteers, AND FOR THIS EVENT, FREE TSHIRTS TOO!RSVP to Kim at 706-288-7895 to confirm your participation. This is a great youth/scout group service-learning activity.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

THU, JULY 28 – FOOD OASIS MEETING – Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! This meeting will be held and hosted by Helms College. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to get the RSVP link!

SUN, SEPT 25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Learn about the intersection of microbes and wellness from speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack A Thon the night before! Looking for sponsors now! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it.

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


SAT, JULY 9 AND SUN, JULY 10 – HUGE WORK DAY PLANNED FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AND FOR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WITH FORT GORDON VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS! – Gonna get real dirty while getting lots done with this amazing group. And there’s always room for more! Save the date if you’re looking to make a BIG difference at Icebox Urban Farm with Steve and Tasha, and/or at the Richmond County Public Health Department installing teaching gardens with Adam at the lead. Starts at 8am at Icebox Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta, on both Sat and Sun. And yes, we always feed a tasty, healthy lunch to our volunteers, AND FOR THIS EVENT, FREE TSHIRTS TOO!RSVP to Kim at 706-288-7895 to confirm your participation. This is a great youth/scout group service-learning activity.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

THU, JULY 28 – FOOD OASIS MEETING – Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! This meeting will be held and hosted by Helms College. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to get the RSVP link!

SUN, SEPT 25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Learn about the intersection of microbes and wellness from speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack A Thon the night before! Looking for sponsors now! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it.

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


SAT, JUNE 25 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH PRESENTS: TINK’s GRASSFED BEEF COOKING CLASS
Come learn how to purchase and prepare grass fed beef one of the most fun and welcoming local food venues in our parts: Southern Scratch, in Washington, GA. Tink Wade will be the special guest discussing which cuts to use for what as well as preparation and cooking techniques for a meal that your guests will swoon over. Class includes a 5 course meal, recipes and the opportunity to purchase meat. Classes are BYOB and the full menu will be sent to you ahead of the class so that you can pair your favorite wine or beer. Space is limited. Appetizers start at 6:30, Class starts at 7:00pm. $80/person or $150/couple sign up by emailing scratchbaking@gmail.com or come by the shop.

TUE, JUNE 28 – SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join in the fun of Augusta’s most feel-good farmers market. Free meals served to school-age kids, along with seasonal food learning activities. We’ve also got cooking demos and free health screenings. And yes, we double EBT every week! 1850 Broad Street, Augusta.

SAT, JULY 9 AND SUN, JULY 10 – HUGE WORK DAY PLANNED FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AND FOR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WITH FORT GORDON VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS! – Gonna get real dirty while getting lots done with this amazing group. And there’s always room for more! Save the date if you’re looking to make a BIG difference at Icebox Urban Farm with Steve and Tasha, and/or at the Richmond County Public Health Department installing teaching gardens with Adam at the lead. Starts at 8am at Icebox Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta, on both Sat and Sun. And yes, we always feed a tasty, healthy lunch to our volunteers. RSVP to Kim at 706-288-7895 to confirm your participation. This is a great youth/scout group service-learning activity.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

THU, JULY 28 – FOOD OASIS MEETING – Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! This meeting will be held and hosted by Helms College. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to get the RSVP link!

SUN, SEPT 25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Learn about the intersection of microbes and wellness from speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack A Thon the night before! Looking for sponsors now! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it.

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALL GROWN!


SAT, JUNE 18 – BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN EVENT AT HERB ‘N BERRIES FARM IN MONTMORENCI, SC
Bring your friends and family to this beautiful blueberry farm for some early pickin! Starts as early as 7:30pm; closes at noon. Pay by the gallon for these gorgeous local berries; freeze enough for the year! 148 Keeper Lane, Montmorenci, SC.

SAT, JUNE 25 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH PRESENTS: TINK’s GRASSFED BEEF COOKING CLASS
Come learn how to purchase and prepare grass fed beef. Tink Wade will be our special guest discussing which cuts to use for what as well as preparation and cooking techniques for a meal that your guests will swoon over. Class includes a 5 course meal, recipes and the opportunity to purchase meat. Classes are BYOB and the full menu will be sent to you ahead of the class so that you can pair your favorite wine or beer. Space is limited. Appetizers start at 6:30, Class starts at 7:00pm. $80/person or $150/couple sign up by emailing scratchbaking@gmail.com or come by the shop.

SAT, JULY 9 AND SUN, JULY 10 – HUGE WORK DAY PLANNED FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AND FOR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WITH FORT GORDON VOLUNTEERS! – Gonna get lots done with this amazing group! And there’s always room for more! Save the date if you’re looking to make a big difference in the “agri-hood” of Harrisburg and/or at the Richmond County Public Health Department building teaching gardens with the phenomenal volunteer Adam Stroupe. Starts at 8am at Icebox Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta, on both Sat and Sun. And yes, we always feed a tasty, healthy lunch to our volunteers.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

THU, JULY 28 – FOOD OASIS MEETING – Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! This meeting will be held and hosted by Helms College. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to get the RSVP link!

SUN, SEPT 25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Learn about the intersection of microbes and wellness from speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack A Thon the night before! Looking for sponsors now! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it.

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


A BITTERSWEET GOODBYE TO OUR INTERNS!
Each year we graduate a few high school interns from our programs and it’s always bitter sweet. This year is particularly teary as we say goodbye to some of the most kind and dedicated young people we’ve ever known. Best wishes to these lovely humans. You’ve made a big difference in our own community, and we know you’ll carry the good food flag with you wherever you go:
- DIANE, graduated as the valedictorian of her class at Greenbrier and is headed to UGA
- ISAAC – graduated from Augusta Christian and is headed to the University of North Georgia
- JASON – graduated from Augusta Christian and is headed to Augusta Tech and the Police Academy
- TABIAS, graduated from ARC and is headed to Georgia Southern
New interns have already been brought aboard and are getting ready to step into these big shoes. We’ll be introducing them to y’all soon!

YOUR SUPPORT IS VERY APPRECIATED:
Hugs to Candace Zukas who has come aboard to help with fundraising for ALG’s nonprofit efforts. In fact, she has launched 3+ programs since starting a few weeks ago! Here’s how you can join in:

- DIMES FOR DIRT – We’re collecting your spare change in mason jars at each of our markets, as well as at Bricko Farm, Southern Made and Grovetown Feed and Seed. All proceeds will help cover the cost of soil for our teaching gardens in Harrisburg. We estimate that one jar will fill 4 beds!

- AMAZON SMILE – Whenever you buy from Amazon, click that extra button that says “Smile” and you’ll be offered a chance to select us as your charity!

- FACEBOOK DONATIONS – Augusta Locally Grown will soon be able to accept your donations through Facebook. Look for the tag soon!

MON, JUNE 13 – AIR LAYERING PROPAGATION WORKSHOP, AT WHITE HILLS FARM
Learn to start a new tree from a living branch! Master Gardener Karen Oliver of the Carolina Hills Garden Club will teach this fascinating workshop using blueberry bushes. Hosted at the gorgeous White Hills Farm in Dearing, GA, at 9am, this free workshop is at 1419 Fort Creek Road, Dearing, GA 30808. No need to RSVP or register; just come on out and bring a friend.

MON, JUNE 13 – KEYNOTE FOR THE AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION OF AUGUSTA, ANNUAL EVENT
Wow! How fun (and just a “little” intimidating) is this!? Grateful for the opportunity.
TUES, JUNE 14 – SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM KICK-OFF FOR KIDS IN HARRISBURG
The Veggie Truck Farmers Market will create a picnic-like atmosphere every Tuesday, serving dinner to youth in the community weekly at 4:30pm. This program will be managed in cooperation with the Richmond County Board of Education School Nutrition Program. The summer meal program is an extension of the free lunch program served throughout the school year. Local groups – St. Luke UMC, Good Neighbor Ministries, Icebox Ministries, the RCBOE and ALG – will work with regional groups – Georgia Food Bank Association and Wholesome Wave Georgia – to make it happen through July. We’re gonna need all kinds of volunteers, so if you can help on Tuesday afternoons this summer, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, JUNE 16 – STARTING A COTTAGE FOOD BUSINESS WORKSHOP, AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM
Have you ever thought about starting your own home based food business? This free “Starting a Georgia Cottage Food Operation” could be the first step for you! Hosted by Icebox Ministries, this workshop will be taught by home baker Michelle Towler from 6pm-8pm. Address is 1736 Fenwick Street, Augusta.

SAT, JUNE 18 – BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN EVENT AT HERB ‘N BERRIES FARM IN MONTMORENCI, SC
Bring your friends and family to this beautiful blueberry farm for some early pickin! Starts as early as 7:30pm; closes at noon. Pay by the gallon for these gorgeous local berries; freeze enough for the year! 148 Keeper Lane, Montmorenci, SC.

SAT, JUNE 25 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH PRESENTS: TINK’s GRASSFED BEEF COOKING CLASS
Come learn how to purchase and prepare grass fed beef. Tink Wade will be our special guest discussing which cuts to use for what as well as preparation and cooking techniques for a meal that your guests will swoon over. Class includes a 5 course meal, recipes and the opportunity to purchase meat. Classes are BYOB and the full menu will be sent to you ahead of the class so that you can pair your favorite wine or beer. Space is limited. Appetizers start at 6:30, Class starts at 7:00pm. $80/person or $150/couple sign up by emailing scratchbaking@gmail.com or come by the shop.

SAT, JULY 9 AND SUN, JULY 10 – HUGE WORK DAY PLANNED FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AND FOR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WITH FORT GORDON VOLUNTEERS! – Gonna get lots done with this amazing group! And there’s always room for more! Save the date if you’re looking to make a big difference in the “agri-hood” of Harrisburg and/or at the Richmond County Public Health Department building teaching gardens with the phenomenal volunteer Adam Stroupe. Starts at 8am at Icebox Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta, on both Sat and Sun. And yes, we always feed a tasty, healthy lunch to our volunteers.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

SUN, SEPT 25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Learn about the intersection of microbes and wellness from speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack A Thon the night before! Looking for sponsors now! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it.

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


SUN, JUNE 5 – FARM TOUR DAY AT CLYDES FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN
Come meet the people who grow your vegetables! Free entry includes a farm tour, 2pm-6pm. Buy produce to take home, and a glutton-free hotdog stand to enjoy on the farm. Address is 5301 Meadowlark, Grovetown, GA.

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF AT THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
ALG is so lucky to again work with our amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

MON, JUNE 13 – KEYNOTE FOR THE AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION OF AUGUSTA, ANNUAL EVENT – Wow! How fun (and just a “little” intimidating) is this!? Grateful for the opportunity.

TUES, JUNE 14 – SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM KICK-OFF FOR KIDS IN HARRISBURG – The Veggie Truck Farmers Market will create a picnic-like atmosphere every Tuesday, serving dinner to youth in the community weekly at 4:30pm. This program will be managed in cooperation with the Richmond County Board of Education School Nutrition Program. The summer meal program is an extension of the free lunch program served throughout the school year. Local groups – St. Luke UMC, Good Neighbor Ministries, Icebox Ministries, the RCBOE and ALG – will work with regional groups – Georgia Food Bank Association and Wholesome Wave Georgia – to make it happen through July. We’re gonna need all kinds of volunteers, so if you can help on Tuesday afternoons this summer, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, JUNE 18 – BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN EVENT AT HERB ‘N BERRIES FARM IN MONTMORENCI, SC
Bring your friends and family to this beautiful blueberry farm for some early pickin! Starts as early as 7:30pm; closes at noon. Pay by the gallon for these gorgeous local berries; freeze enough for the year! 148 Keeper Lane, Montmorenci, SC.

SAT, JUNE 25 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH PRESENTS: TINK’s GRASSFED BEEF COOKING CLASS
Come learn how to purchase and prepare grass fed beef.  Tink Wade will be our special guest discussing which cuts to use for what as well as preparation and cooking techniques for a meal that your guests will swoon over.  Class includes a 5 course meal, recipes and the opportunity to purchase meat.  Classes are BYOB and the full menu will be sent to you ahead of the class so that you can pair your favorite wine or beer.  Space is limited. Appetizers start at 6:30, Class starts at 7:00pm. $80/person or $150/coupleign up by emailing scratchbaking@gmail.com or come by the shop.  

SAT, JULY 9 AND SUN, JULY 10 – HUGE WORK DAY PLANNED FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG AND FOR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WITH FORT GORDON VOLUNTEERS! – Gonna get lots done with this amazing group! And there’s always room for more! Save the date if you’re looking to make a big difference in the “agri-hood” of Harrisburg and/or at the Richmond County Public Health Department building teaching gardens with the phenomenal volunteer Adam Stroupe. Starts at 8am at Icebox Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta, on both Sat and Sun. And yes, we always feed a tasty, healthy lunch to our volunteers.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

SAT-SUN, SEPT 24-25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – BYTE THE HARVEST, A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack A Thon the night before! Looking for sponsors now! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it.

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN
TUE, MAY 31 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
Come pick up your farm-fresh goods at the only farmers market in Richmond County that DOUBLES EBT. Newcomers will be welcomed with a $5 token to spend at the market through our My Market program. Come be a part of this transformational initiative that we call G.R.O.W. Harrisburg! The farmers market is located at 1850 Broad Street, across from the Kroc Center. The market is every Tuesday and runs through October. Market hours are 4:30pm-7pm.

SUN, JUNE 5 – FARM TOUR DAY AT CLYDES FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN
Come meet the people who grow your vegetables! Free entry includes a farm tour, 2pm-6pm. Buy produce to take home, and a picnic dinner to enjoy on the farm. Save the date!

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF COMMUNITY MEAL!!!
ALG is so lucky to again work with our amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

MON, JUNE 13 – KEYNOTE FOR THE AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION OF AUGUSTA, ANNUAL EVENT – Wow! How fun (and just a “little” intimidating) is this!? Grateful for the opportunity.

TUES, JUNE 14 – SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM KICK-OFF FOR KIDS IN HARRISBURG – The Veggie Truck Farmers Market will create a picnic-like atmosphere every Tuesday, serving dinner to youth in the community weekly at 4:30pm. This program will be managed in cooperation with the Richmond County Board of Education School Nutrition Program. The summer meal program is an extension of the free lunch program served throughout the school year. Local groups – St. Luke UMC, Good Neighbor Ministries, Icebox Ministries, the RCBOE and ALG – will work with regional groups – Georgia Food Bank Association and Wholesome Wave Georgia – to make it happen through July. We’re gonna need all kinds of volunteers, so if you can help on Tuesday afternoons this summer, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, JUNE 18 – BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN EVENT AT HERB ‘N BERRIES FARM IN MONTMORENCI, SC
Bring your friends and family to this beautiful blueberry farm for some early pickin! Starts as early as 7:30pm; closes at noon. Pay by the gallon for these gorgeous local berries; freeze enough for the year! 148 Keeper Lane, Montmorenci, SC.

SAT, JULY 9 AND SUN, JULY 10 – HUGE WORK DAY PLANNED FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG WITH FORT GORDON! – Gonna get lots done with this amazing group! And there’s always room for more! Save the date if you’re looking to make a big difference in the “agri-hood” of Harrisburg. Starts at 9am at Icebox Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta. And yes, we always feed a tasty, healthy lunch to our volunteers.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

SAT-SUN, SEPT 24-25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

TBABYTE THE HARVEST, A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. We’ll confirm the October date soon!

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THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


TUE, MAY 24 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
Come pick up your farm-fresh goods at the only farmers market in Richmond County that DOUBLES EBT. Chef LaDonna will be doing our cooking demo, featuring beans and potatoes Grab yourself a $2 Scooter Burger, made with Tink’s Grassfed Beef. Newcomers will be welcomed with a $5 token to spend at the market through our My Market program. Come be a part of this transformational initiative that we call G.R.O.W. Harrisburg! The farmers market is located at 1850 Broad Street, across from the Kroc Center. The market is every Tuesday and runs through October. Market hours are 4:30pm-7pm.

SUN, JUNE 5 – FARM TOUR DAY AT CLYDES FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN
Come meet the people who grow your vegetables! Free entry includes a farm tour, 2pm-6pm. Buy produce to take home, and a picnic dinner to enjoy on the farm. Save the date!

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF COMMUNITY MEAL!!!
ALG is so lucky to again work with our amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

MON, JUNE 13 – KEYNOTE FOR THE AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION OF AUGUSTA, ANNUAL EVENT – Wow! How fun (and just a “little” intimidating) is this!? Grateful for the opportunity.

TUES, JUNE 14 – SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM KICK-OFF FOR KIDS IN HARRISBURG – The Veggie Truck Farmers Market will create a picnic-like atmosphere every Tuesday, serving dinner to youth in the community weekly at 4:30pm. This program will be managed in cooperation with the Richmond County Board of Education School Nutrition Program. The summer meal program is an extension of the free lunch program served throughout the school year. Local groups – St. Luke UMC, Good Neighbor Ministries, Icebox Ministries, the RCBOE and ALG – will work with regional groups – Georgia Food Bank Association and Wholesome Wave Georgia – to make it happen through July. We’re gonna need all kinds of volunteers, so if you can help on Tuesday afternoons this summer, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, JUNE 18 – BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN EVENT AT HERB ‘N BERRIES FARM IN MONTMORENCI, SC
Bring your friends and family to this beautiful blueberry farm for some early pickin! Starts as early as 7:30pm; closes at noon. Pay by the gallon for these gorgeous local berries; freeze enough for the year! 148 Keeper Lane, Montmorenci, SC.

SAT, JULY 9 AND SUN, JULY 10 – HUGE WORK DAY PLANNED FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG WITH FORT GORDON! – Gonna get lots done with this amazing group! And there’s always room for more! Save the date if you’re looking to make a big difference in the “agri-hood” of Harrisburg. Starts at 9am at Icebox Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta. And yes, we always feed a tasty, healthy lunch to our volunteers.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

SAT-SUN, SEPT 24-25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

TBABYTE THE HARVEST, A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. We’ll confirm the October date soon!