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TIS THE SEASON OF DEEPEST GRATITUDE. – Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who dedicate your lives to growing fresh, clean, wholesome food for the rest of us. You are our shining stars.

TUE, DEC 1 – HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR – It’s our annual gift bazaar, held at the AJCC in Evans during market pick-up in Evans. What a great way to bring “locally grown” products home for the gift-giving season. Runs 4pm-6pm. Contact Amy at arsutter@hotmail.com if you’d like to set up as a vendor.

WED, DEC 2 – TURN-BACK-THE-BLOCK VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON – Participants of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg/FVRx efforts have been invited to cook a locally-grown luncheon for Turn Back the Block volunteers at Crawford Baptist Church this holiday season. We’ll be prepping soups all day on Monday, Nov 30. Come volunteer if you’ve got the time!

TUES, DEC 8 – OUR ANNUAL LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – One Tuesday each year, ALG offers free delivery of freshly cut trees from the Clarks Hills Christmas Tree Farm in Modoc, SC. Purchase your tree through our on-line market, support a local farmer and get the freshest tree around! Better yet, go pick it out yourself at the farm and meet these unique growers! Visit clarkshillchristmastreefarm.com.

THU, DEC 10 – A “SAUCYSAUCE DEMO WITH CHEF CHARLEEN – Wow your holiday visitors with sauces you make from scratch and local, seasonal ingredients. Come learn some culinary secrets from the one-and-only Chef Charleen. Free, at the Red Clay Market in Evans, 4:30pm-6pm.

SAT, DEC 12 – URBAN FOOD GROWING FOR KIDS AT GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTISTALG has been invited to host a monthly urban food growing program for kids at this Augusta-based church one Saturday each month, Dec-Apr. We could sure use a volunteer or two to help! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, JAN 7 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – We’ll host our “action plan” meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, January 7, 6pm-8pm. Location TBA! If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: YOU are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

MON, JAN 11 – WHOLESOME WAVE PRESENTATION – Several participants of our FVRx program have been invited to present their experiences with this national organization at their annual conference in Atlanta. G.R.O.W. Harrisburg!!!!

THU, JAN 12 – CULINARY WORKSHOPS AT THE RED CLAY MARKET – We’re pulling together a series of free culinary workshops for 2016! Save the second Thursday evening of each month to treat yourself to these fun get-togethers in Evans, at this adorable local-chef-owned storefront. Topics announced soon!

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. We’re gonna need at least 8 volunteers to really pull this off! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can commit!

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN – What’s a crop mob, you ask!? Good question! Imagine 30-40 volunteers, gathered for an afternoon on a farm, all volunteering their time to get something big done for the local farmer. This time, we’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Times TBA.

CHEERS!
Kim

The Market is Open


Sorry for the delay, the market is now open :)

SAT, NOV 7 – DEC 24 – HOLIDAY MARKET AT SOUTHERN MADE – The gorgeous fiber-farmer-owned store that is Southern Made will start their “Holiday Market” next weekend. Get locally-grown, handmade holiday gifts for your loved ones and support local artisans and farmers! Free demos and refreshments Nov 7-8, 10:30am-5:30pm. 1808 Broad Street, Augusta.

WED, NOV 18 – FORT GORDON SPOUSES CLUBALG will share news of local food events with military spouses at Fort Gordon! We could use a volunteer for this. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help us spread the word and get folks more involved!

THUR, NOV 19 – A TASTE OF THANKSGIVING AT RED CLAY MARKET IN EVANS – Sample deliciously creative dishes – perfect for the Thanksgiving dinner table – made with seasonal local ingredients. Augusta Locally Grown will partner with this wonderful new store to make a fun-filled day of it! Door prizes, free recipes, good company. The works!

TUE, DEC 1 – HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR – It’s our annual gift bazaar, held at the AJCC in Evans during market pick-up in Evans. What a great way to bring “locally grown” products home for the gift-giving season. Runs 4pm-6pm. Contact Amy at arsutter@hotmail.com if you’d like to set up as a vendor.

WED, DEC 2 – TURN-BACK-THE-BLOCK VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON – Participants of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg/FVRx efforts have been invited to cook a locally-grown luncheon for Turn Back the Block volunteers at Crawford Baptist Church this holiday season. We’ll be prepping soups all day on Monday, Nov 30. Come volunteer if you’ve got the time!

TUES, DEC 8 – OUR ANNUAL LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – One Tuesday each year, ALG offers free delivery of freshly cut trees from the Clarks Hills Christmas Tree Farm in Modoc, SC. Purchase your tree through our on-line market, support a local farmer and get the freshest tree around! Better yet, go pick it out yourself at the farm and meet these unique growers! Visit clarkshillchristmastreefarm.com.

SAT, DEC 12 – URBAN FOOD GROWING FOR KIDS AT GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTISTALG has been invited to host a monthly urban food growing program for kids at this Augusta-based church one Saturday each month, Dec-Apr. We could sure use a volunteer or two to help! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, JAN 7 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – We’ll host our “action plan” meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, January 7, 6pm-8pm. Location TBA! If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: YOU are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. We’re gonna need at least 8 volunteers to really pull this off! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can commit!

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN – What’s a crop mob, you ask!? Good question! Imagine 30-40 volunteers, gathered for an afternoon on a farm, all volunteering their time to get something big done for the local farmer. This time, we’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Times TBA.

CHEERS!
Kim

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


BIG LOVE TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS MEETING LAST NIGHT! What an amazing group of hard-working folks, all edging this local foods movement forward!

UPCOMING!

SAT, NOV 7 – MAKE SPA-GRADE PRODUCTS: A WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Lisa Kessler will share her herbal secrets, much to the delight of the rest of us! This workshop runs 10am-2:30pm, with crafting of three bath and beauty preparations. You will learn to make balms, scrubs and body butters using organic herbs and oils and will receive the latest information on best preparation practices. Fun and relaxing! Lisa will also serve a teatime lunch with dessert! Cost is $32/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through this ALG on-line market.

SAT, NOV 7 – DEC 24 – HOLIDAY MARKET AT SOUTHERN MADE – The gorgeous fiber-farmer-owned store that is Southern Made will start their “Holiday Market” next weekend. Get locally-grown, handmade holiday gifts for your loved ones and support local artisans and farmers! Free demos and refreshments Nov 7-8, 10:30am-5:30pm. 1808 Broad Street, Augusta.

WED, NOV 18 – FORT GORDON SPOUSES CLUBALG will share news of local food events with military spouses at Fort Gordon! We could use a volunteer for this. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help us spread the word and get folks more involved!

THUR, NOV 19 – A TASTE OF THANKSGIVING AT RED CLAY MARKET IN EVANS – Sample deliciously creative dishes – perfect for the Thanksgiving dinner table – made with seasonal local ingredients. Augusta Locally Grown will partner with this wonderful new store to make a fun-filled day of it! Door prizes, free recipes, good company. The works!

TUE, DEC 1 – HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR – It’s our annual gift bazaar, held at the AJCC in Evans during market pick-up in Evans. What a great way to bring “locally grown” products home for the gift-giving season. Runs 4pm-6pm. Contact Amy at arsutter@hotmail.com if you’d like to set up as a vendor.

WED, DEC 2 – TURN-BACK-THE-BLOCK VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON – Participants of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg/FVRx efforts have been invited to cook a locally-grown luncheon for Turn Back the Block volunteers at Crawford Baptist Church this holiday season. We’ll be prepping soups all day on Monday, Nov 30. Come volunteer if you’ve got the time!

TUES, DEC 8 – OUR ANNUAL LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – One Tuesday each year, ALG offers free delivery of freshly cut trees from the Clarks Hills Christmas Tree Farm in Modoc, SC. Purchase your tree through our on-line market, support a local farmer and get the freshest tree around! Better yet, go pick it out yourself at the farm and meet these unique growers! Visit clarkshillchristmastreefarm.com.

SAT, DEC 12 – URBAN FOOD GROWING FOR KIDS AT GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTISTALG has been invited to host a monthly urban food growing program for kids at this Augusta-based church one Saturday each month, Dec-Apr. We could sure use a volunteer or two to help! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, JAN 7 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – We’ll host our “action plan” meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, January 7, 6pm-8pm. Location TBA! If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: YOU are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. We’re gonna need at least 8 volunteers to really pull this off! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can commit!

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN – What’s a crop mob, you ask!? Good question! Imagine 30-40 volunteers, gathered for an afternoon on a farm, all volunteering their time to get something big done for the local farmer. This time, we’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Times TBA.

CHEERS!
Kim

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LOCAL FOOD EVENTS:

SAT, OCT 31 – HAUNTED HARRISBURG: MEET THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S FRIENDLY GHOSTSALG will join efforts with GRU students and Harrisburg residents to host a botanical clean up and children’s carnival, including healthy snacks, at the Rollersville Cemetery in Harrisburg. Volunteers definitely needed! Times: 9am-3pm.

MON, NOV 2 – MEET & GREET FOR THE TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKERS – What better way to embrace our community’s movers and shakers than by feeding them local foods and introducing them to the people who grow it. Volunteer farmers and cooks: we need you for this one!

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, NOV 5 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – We’ll host our second meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, November 5, 6pm-8pm. The gathering will be held at “The Clubhou.se” on Telfair Street & 5th, in Augusta. If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: YOU are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, NOV 7 – MAKE SPA-GRADE PRODUCTS: A WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Once again, Lisa Kessler will share her herbal secrets, much to the delight of the rest of us! This workshop runs 10am-2:30pm, with crafting of three bath and beauty preparations. You will learn to make balms, scrubs and body butters using organic herbs and oils and will receive the latest information on best preparation practices. Fun and relaxing! Lisa will also serve a teatime lunch with dessert! Cost is $32/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through this ALG on-line market.

SAT, NOV 7 – DEC 24 – HOLIDAY MARKET AT SOUTHERN MADE – The gorgeous fiber-farmer-owned store that is Southern Made will start their “Holiday Market” next weekend. Get the best handmade holiday gifts for your loved ones and support local artisans and farmers! Free demos and refreshments Nov 7-8, 10:30am-5:30pm. 1808 Broad Street, Augusta.

THUR, NOV 19 – A TASTE OF THANKSGIVING AT RED CLAY MARKET IN EVANS – Sample deliciously creative dishes – perfect for the Thanksgiving dinner table – made with seasonal local ingredients. Augusta Locally Grown will partner with this wonderful new store to make a fun-filled day of it! Door prizes, free recipes, good company. The works!

TUE, DEC 1 – HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR – It’s our annual gift bazaar, held at the AJCC in Evans during market pick-up in Evans. What a great way to bring “locally grown” products home for the gift-giving season. Runs 4pm-6pm. Contact Amy at arsutter@hotmail.com if you’d like to set up as a vendor.

TUES, DEC 8 – OUR ANNUAL LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – Once each year, ALG offers free delivery of freshly cut Christmas Trees from a local tree farm in Modoc, SC. Support a local farmer and get the freshest tree around!

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

CHEERS!
Kim

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


LOCAL FOOD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WELCOME HUMANITREE HOUSE!
We’re loving our deliciously wholesome new partnership with Humanitree House, Augusta’s only cold-pressed juice bar and center for vegan living. Those juices, many made with locally-grown veggies, are now available through this on-line market. Drink up Augusta!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK AND NEXT:
We’re about to enter into two weeks of hard-core community events and could sure use your assistance. Specifically we need lots of help with cooking, set up and execution.

4 volunteers for the Oct 31 event in Harrisburg
4 volunteers for the Nov 2 event with TedX-Augusta
4 volunteers for the Nov 5 event with Food Oasis

See below for details about each event. And please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can join in!

LOCAL FOOD EVENTS:

MON, OCT 26 – ALG AT THE KIWANINS CLUB – Looking forward to sharing the news about our educational initiatives, including G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, with this local group, the 4th largest Kiwanis Club in the world! Thanks for the invitation!

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Augusta Junior League and Wholesome Wave Georgia as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. 4pm-7pm. 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. Across from the Kroc Center.

THU, OCT 29 – KIDS WITH A FUTURE GARDENING PROGRAM – Our fall youth gardening program starts this month, in partnership with the Kids with a Future After School Program at St. Luke UMC in Harrisburg. A few extra volunteer hands would be welcome! 4pm-5:3pm. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you’d like to help.

FRI, OCT 30 – AUGUSTA CHEFS’ WHOLESALE ON-LINE MARKET OFFICIAL LAUNCH! – Downtown market manager Tara Roberts is putting the final touches on our new Wholesale Market for local chefs. Hugs to her! We’ll experiment during the month of October with a few farmers and chefs. Our goal is to have it running smoothly for the holidays.

FRI, OCT 30 – AUGUSTA EATS LOCAL CAMPAIGN – Just got word that the Georgia Food Oasis will sponsor our “Augusta Eats Local” campaign, starting this month. What a great way for our community to acknowledging local chefs who support local farmers. We’ve recruited a great team and getting to launch!

SAT, OCT 31 – HAUNTED HARRISBURG: MEET THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S FRIENDLY GHOSTSALG will join efforts with GRU students and Harrisburg residents to host a botanical clean up and children’s carnival, including healthy snacks, at the Rollersville Cemetery in Harrisburg. Volunteers definitely needed! Times: 9am-3pm.

SAT, OCT 31 – ROAD TRIP TO ASHEVILLE FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN ANIMAL FIBER FAIR – Join the gifted local fiber farmers of Southern Made for a road trip to the much-talked about “Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair” (SAFF) on Sat, Oct 31. For $50 you’ll be sharing the cost of a van, gas, parking. Better yet, you’ll have wonderful company and you won’t have to drive! Contact Susannah at 706-401-8446 to enroll.

MON, NOV 2 – MEET & GREET FOR THE TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKERS – What better way to embrace our community’s movers and shakers than by feeding them local foods and introducing them to the people who grow it. Volunteer farmers and cooks: we need you for this one!

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

TUE, NOV 3 – “FARMACY” TO BEGIN AT THE HARRISBURG FAMILY HEALTHCARE CLINIC – Good news from Wholesome Wave Georgia: our 2015 FVRx program will continue through the winter! As market season comes to an end, we’ll transition to the “Harrisburg Farmacy.” Lots of details to work out between then and now, but we’re excited to getting moving on it! As always, big love to our dedicated partners on this project: Addersons Fresh Produce, JandL Farm & Stables, The Backyard Garden, Watsonia Farms, Maureen’s Clean Greens, Carla’s All’Asta, Judy’s Nursery, MCG student volunteers, Icebox Ministries, Good Neighbor Ministries, St. Luke UMC and Wholesome Wave Georgia.

THU, NOV 5 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – We’ll host our second meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, November 5, 6pm-8pm. The gathering will be held at “The Clubhou.se” on Telfair Street & 5th, in Augusta. If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: YOU are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, NOV 7 – MAKE SPA-GRADE PRODUCTS: A WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Once again, Lisa Kessler will share her herbal secrets, much to the delight of the rest of us! This workshop runs 10am-2:30pm, with crafting of three bath and beauty preparations. You will learn to make balms, scrubs and body butters using organic herbs and oils and will receive the latest information on best preparation practices. Fun and relaxing! Lisa will also serve a teatime lunch with dessert! Cost is $32/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through this ALG on-line market.

TUE, DEC 1 – HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR – It’s our annual gift bazaar, held at the AJCC during market pick-up in Evans. What a great way to bring “locally grown” products home for the gift-giving season. Runs 4pm-6pm. Contact Amy at arsutter@hotmail.com if you’d like to set up as a vendor.

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

CHEERS!
Kim

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LOCAL FOOD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RED CLAY MARKET NOW OPEN IN EVANS – The next generation of local farmers markets is now open at a beautiful storefront called the “Red Clay Market.” Owned by the fabulous Chef Erica Chaney, this place is deeply dedicated to moving the local foods movement forward in Columbia County. Bonus: you can now support your local farmers by shopping on a daily basis! The store is located at 4460 Washington Road, Suite 19, Evans. The list of participating farmers continues to grow, including:

  • Bottle Tree Farm, Augusta, GA
  • Brown’s Place, Grovetown, GA
  • Clyde’s Fresh Produce, Grovetown, GA
  • Country Sweets, Wrens, GA
  • East Georgia Produce, Bartow, GA
  • JandL Farm & Stables, Hephzibah, GA
  • Savannah River Farm, Sylvania, GA
  • Trail Ridge Goat Dairy, Aiken, SC
  • White Hills Farm, Dearing, GA

LOCAL FOOD EVENTS:

SAT, OCT 17 – G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG WORK DAY – We’ll paint a “Farmacy at the Harrisburg Family Healthcare Clinic,” work on raised beds at Icebox Ministries, and plant blueberry bushes at Ms Willie’s … all in a day’s work in the downtown neighborhood of Harrisburg. 9am-4pm. What a great way to get those service hours done! And yep! We always serve a fabulous lunch to our volunteers: veggie lasagna and salad again this month! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to get the address!

SUN, OCT 18 – FALL FARM FEST AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE – Tour this local, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Grovetown. Get to know your farmers! Bring the kids. Buy fresh from the farm. Taste sweet and savory pumpkin recipes. 2pm-6pm.

TUE, OCT 20 – DOWNTOWN MARKET MANAGER CHANGE-UP – Tara’s taking a much-deserved break this month from our downtown on-line market pick-up location. Kim will take up the reigns while she’s gone. If you’ve got to reach your market manager during those two weeks, don’t call Tara! Call Kim at 706-288-7895.

THU, OCT 22 – KIDS WITH A FUTURE GARDENING PROGRAM – Our fall youth gardening program starts this month, in partnership with the Kids with a Future After School Program at St. Luke UMC in Harrisburg. A few extra volunteer hands would be welcome! 4pm-5:3pm. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you’d like to help.

SUN, OCT 25 – WINE CAP MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP – Join local mushroom farmer Matthew Kelly at Honey Creek Mushrooms in Martinez. This is a rare, 3-hour, hands-on opportunity to learn from a local guru. Tastings and nutritional information about other varieties, including oyster mushrooms, lions mane, and shitake will also be shared. Workshop is $25/person. 1pm-4pm. Take-home spawn to grow-your-own can also be purchased for an additional cost. Space is limited. Order tickets by email: kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

MON, OCT 26 – ALG AT THE KIWANINS CLUB – Looking forward to sharing the news about our educational initiatives, including G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, with this local group, the 4th largest Kiwanis Club in the world! Thanks for the invitation!

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Augusta Junior League and Wholesome Wave Georgia as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. 4pm-7pm. 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. Across from the Kroc Center.

FRI, OCT 30 – AUGUSTA CHEFS’ WHOLESALE ON-LINE MARKET OFFICIAL LAUNCH! – Downtown market manager Tara Roberts is putting the final touches on our new Wholesale Market for local chefs. Hugs to her! We’ll experiment during the month of October with a few farmers and chefs. Our goal is to have it running smoothly for the holidays.

FRI, OCT 30 – AUGUSTA EATS LOCAL CAMPAIGN – Just got word that the Georgia Food Oasis will sponsor our “Augusta Eats Local” campaign, starting this month. What a great way for our community to acknowledging local chefs who support local farmers. We’re recruiting a few more volunteers to help with this down-right-delicious campaign! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you’d like to be involved.

SAT, OCT 31 – HAUNTED HARRISBURG: MEET THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S FRIENDLY GHOSTSALG will join efforts with GRU students and Harrisburg residents to host a botanical clean up and children’s carnival, including healthy snacks, at the Rollersville Cemetery in Harrisburg. Volunteers definitely needed! Times: 9am-3pm.

SAT, OCT 31 – ROAD TRIP TO ASHEVILLE FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN ANIMAL FIBER FAIR – Join the gifted local fiber farmers of Southern Made for a road trip to the much-talked about “Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair” (SAFF) on Sat, Oct 31. For $50 you’ll be sharing the cost of a van, gas, parking. Better yet, you’ll have wonderful company and you won’t have to drive! Contact Susannah at 706-401-8446 to enroll.

MON, NOV 2 – MEET & GREET FOR THE TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKERS – What better way to embrace our community’s movers and shakers than by feeding them local foods and introducing them to the people who grow it. Volunteer farmers and cooks: we need you for this one!

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, NOV 5 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – It’s time to get this thing rolling! We’ll host our second meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, November 5, 6pm-8pm. The gathering will be held at “The Clubhou.se” on Telfair Street & 5th, in Augusta. If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: you are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, NOV 7 – MAKE SPA-GRADE PRODUCTS: A WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Once again, Lisa Kessler will share her herbal secrets, much to the delight of the rest of us! This workshop runs 10am-2:30pm, with crafting of three bath and beauty preparations. You will learn to make balms, scrubs and body butters using organic herbs and oils and will receive the latest information on best preparation practices. Fun and relaxing! Lisa will also serve a teatime lunch with dessert! Cost is $32/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through this ALG on-line market.

JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

CHEERS!
Kim

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TUE, OCT 13 – MOVIE NIGHT AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES – Join the good food folks at the Icebox Campus for a free showing of “Food Inc” in Harrisburg. Warning: healthy, delicious, seasonal snacks may be served. Contact tasha@iceboxministries.org for more information.

TUE, OCT 13 & OCT 20 – DOWNTOWN MARKET MANAGER CHANGE-UP – Tara’s taking a much-deserved break this month from our downtown on-line market pick-up location. Kim will take up the reigns while she’s gone. If you’ve got to reach your market manager during those two weeks, don’t call Tara! Call Kim at 706-288-7895.

THU, OCT 15 – HERBAL BLENDING WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Seriously folks, if you haven’t been to one of these workshops yet, you are missing out. Lisa Kessler at White Hills Farm in Dearing, GA, is a gifted herbalist and lavender farmer who will rock your world with the joy of natural scents and flavors. This workshop is called “Chefs’ Secrets: Herbal Blending.” October is the perfect time to harvest, dry and “crack” herbs for cooking, and with Lisa’s guidance, you’ll make several take-home blends for the season. Session runs 10am-2:30pm and includes tea, demonstration with lunch, great dessert and fellowship. Cost is $28/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through the ALG On-Line Market.

THU, OCT 15 – KIDS WITH A FUTURE GARDENING PROGRAM – Our fall youth gardening program starts this week, in partnership with the Kids with a Future After School Program at St. Luke UMC in Harrisburg. A few extra volunteer hands would be welcome! 4pm-5:3pm. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you’d like to help.

SAT, OCT 17 – G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG WORK DAY – We’ll be painting a “Farmacy at the Harrisburg Family Healthcare Clinic,” finishing up raised beds at Icebox Ministries, and planting blueberry bushes at Ms Willie’s … all in a day’s work in the downtown neighborhood of Harrisburg. 9am-4pm. What a great way to get those service hours done! And yep! We always serve a fabulous lunch to our volunteers! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to rvsp.

SUN, OCT 18 – FALL FARM FEST AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE – Tour this local, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Grovetown. Get to know your farmers! Bring the kids. Buy fresh from the farm. 2pm-6pm.

SUN, OCT 25 – WINE CAP MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP – Join local mushroom farmer Matthew Kelly at Honey Creek Mushrooms in Martinez. This is a rare, 3-hour, hands-on opportunity to learn from a local guru. Tastings and nutritional information about other varieties, including oyster mushrooms, lions mane, and shitake will also be shared. Workshop is $25/person. 1pm-4pm. Take-home spawn to grow-your-own can also be purchased for an additional cost. Space is limited. Order tickets by email: kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

MON, OCT 26 – ALG AT THE KIWANINS CLUB – Looking forward to sharing the news about our educational initiatives, including G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, with this local group, the 4th largest Kiwanis Club in the world! Thanks for the invitation!

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Augusta Junior League and Wholesome Wave Georgia as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. 4pm-7pm. 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. Across from the Kroc Center.

FRI, OCT 30 – AUGUSTA CHEFS’ WHOLESALE ON-LINE MARKET OFFICIAL LAUNCH! – Downtown market manager Tara Roberts is putting the final touches on our new Wholesale Market for local chefs. Hugs to her! We’ll experiment during the month of October with a few farmers and chefs. Our goal is to have it running smoothly for the holidays.

FRI, OCT 30 – AUGUSTA EATS LOCAL CAMPAIGN – Just got word that the Georgia Food Oasis will sponsor our “Augusta Eats Local” campaign, starting this month. What a great way for our community to acknowledging local chefs who support local farmers. We’re recruiting a few more volunteers to help with this down-right-delicious campaign! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you’d like to be involved.

SAT, OCT 31 – HAUNTED HARRISBURG: MEET THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S FRIENDLY GHOSTSALG will join efforts with GRU students and Harrisburg residents to host a botanical clean up and children’s carnival, including healthy snacks, at the Rollersville Cemetery in Harrisburg. Volunteers definitely needed! Times: 9am-3pm.

SAT, OCT 31 – ROAD TRIP TO ASHEVILLE FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN ANIMAL FIBER FAIR – Join the gifted local fiber farmers of Southern Made for a road trip to the much-talked about “Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair” (SAFF) on Sat, Oct 31. For $50 you’ll be sharing the cost of a van, gas, parking. Better yet, you’ll have wonderful company and you won’t have to drive! Contact Susannah at 706-401-8446 to enroll.

MON, NOV 2 – MEET & GREET FOR THE TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKERS – What better way to embrace our community’s movers and shakers than by feeding them local foods and introducing them to the people who grow it. Volunteer farmers and cooks: we need you for this one!

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, NOV 5 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – It’s time to get this thing rolling! We’ll host our second meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, November 5, 6pm-8pm. The gathering will be held at “The Clubhou.se” on Telfair Street & 5th, in Augusta. If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: you are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, NOV 7 – MAKE SPA-GRADE PRODUCTS: A WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Once again, Lisa Kessler will share her herbal secrets, much to the delight of the rest of us! This workshop runs 10am-2:30pm, with crafting of three bath and beauty preparations. You will learn to make balms, scrubs and body butters using organic herbs and oils and will receive the latest information on best preparation practices. Fun and relaxing! Lisa will also serve a teatime lunch with dessert! Cost is $32/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through this ALG on-line market.

JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

CHEERS!
Kim

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


LOCAL FOOD EVENTS!

SAT, OCT 3, SUN, OCT 4 – RED CLAY: A CHEF’S MARKETOPEN FOR BUSINESS IN EVANS THIS WEEKEND– Residents of Columbia County are about to get a wonderful surprise in their neighborhood. Chef Erica Chaney is opening the Red Clay market in Evans. Chef Erica describes it as “working together with local farmers and culinary artists to offer fresh wholesome ingredients year-round, handcrafted kitchen products, classes, events & more…” This weekends hours: Sat, 11a-6p, Sun 12:30p-4:30p. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Suite 19, Evans.

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — The one-and-only Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will surely outdo herself once again at this SOLD-OUT local farm dinner! ALG is so grateful to be a part of the excitement. Hugs in advance to the interns and volunteers who will serve it up right!

MON, OCT 5 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH FALL GARDENING PROGRAMALG is honored to play a part in the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans, now in its third year. We help bring in experts to teach the kids an organic gardening curriculum from soil-to-plate. This program will run on Monday evenings this fall. Visit www.benderdigger.com for more information. If you can help teach a class, please let me know. This week’s theme is “pollinators.” Contact kim@augstalocallygrown.org.

TUE, OCT 13 & OCT 20 – DOWNTOWN MARKET MANAGER CHANGE-UP – Tara’s taking a much-deserved break this month from our downtown on-line market pick-up location. Kim will take up the reigns while she’s gone. If you’ve got to reach your market manager during those two weeks, don’t call Tara! Call Kim at 706-288-7895.

THU, OCT 15 – HERBAL BLENDING WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Seriously folks, if you haven’t been to one of these workshops yet, you are missing out. Lisa Kessler at White Hills Farm in Dearing, GA, is a gifted herbalist and lavender farmer who will rock your world with the joy of natural scents and flavors. This workshop is called “Chefs’ Secrets: Herbal Blending.” October is the perfect time to harvest, dry and “crack” herbs for cooking, and with Lisa’s guidance, you’ll make several take-home blends for the season. Session runs 10am-2:30pm and includes tea, demonstration with lunch, great dessert and fellowship. Cost is $28/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through the ALG On-Line Market.

SAT, OCT 17 – G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG WORK DAY – We’ll be painting a “Farmacy,” installing more raised beds, and so much more in the neighborhood of Harrisburg this day. 9am-1pm. What a great way to get those service hours done! And yep! We always serve a fabulous lunch to our volunteers! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to rvsp.

SUN, OCT 18 – FALL FARM FEST AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE – Tour this local, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Grovetown. Get to know your farmers! Bring the kids. Buy fresh from the farm. 2pm-6pm.

SUN, OCT 25 – WINE CAP MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP – Join local mushroom farmer Matthew Kelly at Honey Creek Mushrooms in Martinez. This is a rare, 3-hour, hands-on opportunity to learn from a local guru. Tastings and nutritional information about other varieties, including oyster mushrooms, lions mane, and shitake will also be shared. Workshop is $25/person. 1pm-4pm. Take-home spawn to grow-your-own can also be purchased for an additional cost. Space is limited. Order tickets by email: kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

MON, OCT 26 – ALG AT THE KIWANINS CLUB – Looking forward to sharing the news about our educational initiatives, including G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, with this local group, the 4th largest Kiwanis Club in the world! Thanks for the invitation!

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Augusta Junior League and Wholesome Wave Georgia as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. 4pm-7pm. 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. Across from the Kroc Center.

FRI, OCT 30 – AUGUSTA CHEFS’ WHOLESALE ON-LINE MARKET OFFICIAL LAUNCH! – Downtown market manager Tara Roberts has helped put the final touches on our new Wholesale Market for local chefs. Hugs to her! We’ll experiment during the month of October with a few farmers and chefs. Our goal is to have it running smoothly for the holidays.

FRI, OCT 30 – AUGUSTA EATS LOCAL CAMPAIGN – Just got word that the Georgia Food Oasis will sponsor our “Augusta Eats Local” campaign, starting this month. What a great way for our community to acknowledging local chefs who support local farmers. We’re recruiting a few more volunteers to help with this down-right-delicious campaign! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you’d like to be involved.

SAT, OCT 31 – HAUNTED HARRISBURG: MEET THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S FRIENDLY GHOSTSALG will join efforts with GRU students and Harrisburg residents to host a botanical clean up and children’s carnival, including healthy snacks, at the Rollersville Cemetery in Harrisburg. Volunteers definitely needed! Times: 9am-3pm.

SAT, OCT 31 – ROAD TRIP TO ASHEVILLE FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN ANIMAL FIBER FAIR – Join the gifted local fiber farmers of Southern Made for a road trip to the much-talked about “Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair” (SAFF) on Sat, Oct 31. For $50 you’ll be sharing the cost of a van, gas, parking. Better yet, you’ll have wonderful company and you won’t have to drive! Contact Susannah at 706-401-8446 to enroll.

MON, NOV 2 – MEET & GREET FOR THE TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKERS – What better way to embrace our community’s movers and shakers than by feeding them local foods and introducing them to the people who grow it. Volunteer farmers and cooks: we need you for this one!

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, NOV 5 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – It’s time to get this thing rolling! We’ll host our second meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, November 5, 6pm-8pm. The gathering will be held at “The Clubhou.se” on Telfair Street & 5th, in Augusta. If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: you are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, NOV 7 – MAKE SPA-GRADE PRODUCTS: A WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Once again, Lisa Kessler will share her herbal secrets, much to the delight of the rest of us! This workshop runs 10am-2:30pm, with crafting of three bath and beauty preparations. You will learn to make balms, scrubs and body butters using organic herbs and oils and will receive the latest information on best preparation practices. Fun and relaxing! Lisa will also serve a teatime lunch with dessert! Cost is $32/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through this ALG on-line market.

JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

CHEERS!
Kim

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


LOCAL FOOD EVENTS!

SAT, SEPT 26 – URBAN GARDEN WORK DAY – Is food justice a passion for you? Are you interested in urban gardening & farming as activism? Then come, join us for a day of hard work and wonderful company at the Icebox Ministries campus in Harrisburg. We’ll install 20 raised beds from 9am-4pm. Our goal: to create a beautiful, whimsical, educational, year-round veggie garden where school children and others will experience the deep awe of growing healthy, whole food. Lunch will be served to all our volunteers. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and closed toe shoes, as well as broken-down cardboard boxes if you have them! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org to get the address. Student groups high school and up are welcome! Get those service hours done right!!!

SAT, SEPT 26 – RED CLAY: A CHEF’S MARKETOPENING IN EVANS – Residents of Columbia County are about to get a wonderful surprise in their neighborhood. Chef Erica Chaney (a long-time champion of local foods) is opening the Red Clay market in Evans. Chef Erica describes it as “working together with local farmers and culinary artists to offer fresh wholesome ingredients year-round, handcrafted kitchen products, classes, events & more…” A soft opening is scheduled for this weekend. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Suite 19, Evans. ALG is super psyched to help this effort take local foods to a whole new level in the CSRA!

SEPT 26–SEPT 30 – LOVE FEST AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET AUGUSTA – Whole Foods is sharing the love by way of 25-cent coffee this month … and all those quarters are coming to Augusta Locally Grown! The whole gift from whole foods will go toward our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg projects. So caffeine up and support “what’s growing on” in Augusta.

MON, SEPT 28 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH FALL GARDENING PROGRAMALG is honored to play a part in the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans, now in its third year. We help bring in experts to teach the kids an organic gardening curriculum from soil-to-plate. This program will run on Monday evenings this fall. Visit www.benderdigger.com for more information. If you can help teach a class, please let me know. This week’s theme is “planting.” Contact kim@augstalocallygrown.org.

MON, SEPT 28 – VEGGIE-CENTRIC COOKING CLASS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS – Chef Megan Alig of Culinary Connections challenges second-year medical students to cook with the same seasonal, local, farmers market produce that they prescribe to their patients through our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program. Not as easy as you might think! Health care professionals: Wanna learn more? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

TUE, SEPT 29 – ALG QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING – Got ideas? Got suggestions? Got frustrations? Our quarterly board meeting is where we work them out. Send yours to Board President Amy Sutter, arsutter@hotmail.com.

WED, SEPT 30 – NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP FEATURING LOCAL WOOL – Join the gifted fiber farmers of Southern Made, a gorgeous store and learning center at 1850 Broad Street in Augusta. This Wednesday, they will offer a Needle Felting class using locally grown fiber from Bella Luna Sheep & Wood of Washington, GA. The class is 2pm-3pm, and costs $27, which includes a needle felting kit that you keep. Ages 10 and up are welcome. Contact Suzanne at 706-401-8446 to enroll. A full calendar of their seasonal events can be found on their FB page: Southern Made.

FRI, OCT 2 – POLLINATION EDUCATION FOR PRESCHOOL STUDENTS – We’re honored to return to the “Bee Hive Pre School” in Evans for a second round of pollination education. Big thanks to the GRU Dietetic Internship program for helping with this and other events this month!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!! To buy a ticket, visit pendletonkingpark.com. Or email Anne Johnson at abjohnson4@comcast.net.

THU, OCT 15 – HERBAL BLENDING WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Seriously folks, if you haven’t been to one of these workshops yet, you are missing out. Lisa Kessler at White Hills Farm in Dearing, GA, is a gifted herbalist and lavender farmer who will rock your world with the joy of natural scents and flavors. This workshop is called “Chefs’ Secrets: Herbal Blending.” It will center on fabulous cooking achieved simply, with calculated herbal additions. October is the perfect time to harvest, dry and “crack” herbs for cooking, and with Lisa’s guidance, you’ll make several take-home blends for the season. Session runs 10am-2:30pm and includes tea, demonstration with lunch, great dessert and fellowship. Cost is $28/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through the ALG On-Line Market.

SAT, OCT 17 – 200 IN HARRISBURG – Super excited to start installing 100 more raised beds at individuals’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg. Assuming our funding comes in, we’ll start installing Oct 17! Please save the date: more details coming soon.

SUN, OCT 18 – FALL FARM FEST AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE – Tour this local, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Grovetown. Get to know your farmers! Bring the kids. Buy fresh from the farm. 2pm-6pm.

SUN, OCT 25 – WINE CAP MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP – Join local mushroom farmer Matthew Kelly at Honey Creek Mushrooms in Martinez. This is a rare, 3-hour, hands-on opportunity to learn from a local guru. Tastings and nutritional information about other varieties, including oyster mushrooms, lions mane, and shitake will also be shared. Workshop is $25/person. 1pm-4pm. Take-home spawn to grow-your-own can also be purchased for an additional cost. Space is limited. Order tickets by email: kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

MON, OCT 26 – ALG AT THE KIWANINS CLUB – Looking forward to sharing the news about our educational initiatives, including G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, with this local group, the 4th largest Kiwanis Club in the world! Thanks for the invitation!

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Augusta Junior League and Wholesome Wave Georgia as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. 4pm-7pm. 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. Across from the Kroc Center.

SAT, OCT 31 – HAUNTED HARRISBURG: MEET THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S FRIENDLY GHOSTSALG will join efforts with GRU students and Harrisburg residents to host a botanical clean up and children’s carnival, including healthy snacks, at the Rollersville Cemetery in Harrisburg. Volunteers definitely needed! Times: 9am-3pm.

MON, NOV 2 – MEET & GREET FOR THE TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKERS – What better way to embrace our community’s movers and shakers than by feeding them local foods and introducing them to the people who grow it. Volunteer farmers and cooks: we need you for this one!

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THU, NOV 5 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – It’s time to get this thing rolling! We’ll host our second meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, November 5, 6pm-8pm. The gathering will be held at “The Clubhou.se” on Telfair Street & 5th, in Augusta. If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: you are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, NOV 7 – MAKE SPA-GRADE PRODUCTS: A WORKSHOP AT WHITE HILLS FARM – Once again, Lisa Kessler will share her herbal secrets, much to the delight of the rest of us! This workshop runs 10am-2:30pm, with crafting of three bath and beauty preparations. You will learn to make balms, scrubs and body butters using organic herbs and oils and will receive the latest information on best preparation practices. Fun and relaxing! Lisa will also serve a teatime lunch with dessert! Cost is $32/person. Register by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or through this ALG on-line market.

JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

CHEERS!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!N


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DONATION NEEDED: USED GARDEN SHED – We’re looking for a small garden shed in solid condition to install at a garden at the Clubhou.se in Augusta. “Angel Veggies” is part of a GROW Harrisburg initiative to help local residents start healthy-food micro- businesses. The grower, Angel Newman, runs a small urban garden that currently grows and sells to four local chefs. The garden is located at the Clubhou.se on Telfair in Augusta. We can pick up; tax-deductible! Can kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

WHOLESALE OPTIONS FOR CHEFS: Attention local chefs! A wholesale on-line market is coming your way soon! Big thanks to Tara Roberts for helping us get this off the ground. We’ll start with just a few farmers and chefs to work out the kinks. Contact Kim if you’re willing to be part of the experiment.

FALL EVENTS:

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. The meal will be prepared by participants of our FVRx program along with volunteers and farmers. 5pm. Free and open to all. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook on Saturday or Sunday!

MON, SEPT 22 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING KICK-OFFALG is honored to play a part in the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans. We help bring in experts to teach the kids an organic gardening curriculum from soil-to-plate. This program will run on Monday evenings starting September 14. If you can help teach a class, please let me know. This week’s theme is “seeds.” Contact kim@augstalocallygrown.org.

MON, SEPT 28 – VEGGIE-CENTRIC COOKING CLASS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS – Chef Megan Alig of Culinary Connections challenges second-year medical students to cook with the same seasonal, local, farmers market produce that they prescribe to their patients through our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program. Not as easy as you might think! Health care professionals: Wanna learn more? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

TUE, SEPT 29 – ALG QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING – Got ideas? Got suggestions? Got frustrations? Our quarterly board meeting is where we work them out. Send yours to Board President Amy Sutter, arsutter@hotmail.com.

FRI, OCT 2 – POLLINATION EDUCATION FOR PRESCHOOL STUDENTS – We’re honored to return to the “Bee Hive Pre School” in Evans for a second round of pollination education.

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!! To buy a ticket, visit pendletonkingpark.com. Or email Anne Johnson at abjohnson4@comcast.net.

SUN, OCT 18 – FALL FARM FEST AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE – Tour this local, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Grovetown. Get to know your farmers! Bring the kids. Buy fresh from the farm. 2pm-6pm.

MON, OCT 26 – ALG AT THE KIWANINS CLUB – Looking forward to sharing the news about our educational initiatives, including G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, with this local group, the 4th largest Kiwanis Club in the world! Thanks for the invitation!

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Jr League as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. 4pm-7pm. 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. Across from the Kroc Center.

SAT, OCT 31 – HAUNTED HARRISBURG: MEET THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S FRIENDLY GHOSTSALG will join efforts with GRU students and Harrisburg residents to host a botanical clean up and children’s carnival, including healthy snacks, at the Rollersville Cemetery in Harrisburg. Volunteers definitely needed! Times: 9am-3pm.

MON, NOV 2 – MEET & GREET FOR THE TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKERS – What better way to embrace our community’s movers and shakers than by feeding them local foods and introducing them to the people who grow it. Volunteer farmers and cooks: we need you for this one!

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THIS WINTER:

JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim