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


WE WISH YOU THE MERRIEST, TASTIEST & HEALTHIEST OF HOLIDAYS!
Cheers to those who commit their time, energies, and wisdom to growing fresh, nourishing, clean food for our community year-round. And cheers to those who continue to support those farmers’ livelihoods. It’s been a good year all-round at Augusta Locally Grown … and we look forward to an even brighter 2016.

TUE, DEC 22 – LAST MARKET DAY OF THE YEAR. – This will be our last on-line market day for 2015.

TUE, DEC 29 – ON-LINE MARKET CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The on-line market will not open next week. We take one Tuesday off each year …. this one!

TUES, JAN 5 – ON-LINE MARKET RESUMES FOR 2016.

As of January 5, 2016, we are raising the bar for all our farmers markets!!! Starting Jan 2016, all participating produce farmers (fruits, veggies and herbs) will hold certification as either Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown. Our board of directors has been working toward this goal with local farmers for a couple years now and we’re so happy to see it come to fruition. Big love to Laurie Ritchie and Sandy Legette for spearheading this big, important step toward more accountability, transparency and peer support within our own local foods system. For more information on these standards, visit www.certifiednaturallygrown.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 will be at St Luke UMC, 309 Crawford Avenue, 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 to get the RSVP link.

FRI, JAN 8 – ’AUGUSTA EATS LOCAL" CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED AT HUMANITREE HOUSE! Come hear what all the excitement is about! Join us for a 2pm unveiling ceremony at 230 8th Street, Augusta.

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!!!!

SAT, SUN, MON, JAN 16-18 – “MLK WEEKEND OF SERVICE” AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-3pm each … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

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. Very very excited to announce that all our volunteer slots are filled! Big love to Leadership Augusta and our own board of directors for making that happen!

SAT, JAN 30 – VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN WITH THE SOUL CITY SIRENS – 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! And this event has a bonus … work alongside the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby Team who will also be volunteering that day! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Time: 1pm-4pm for work, dinner
afterwards.

CHEERS!
Kim

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


SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS WITH YOUR GIFT GIVING DOLLARS! Here are a few ways to keep your holiday spending IN the community while strengthening local agriculture:

  • VISIT RED CLAY MARKET IN EVANS … This new, chef-owned store features locally grown ingredients and other products for the serious home cook. Address is 4460 Washington Rd, Suite 19, Evans.
  • VISIT SOUTHERN MADE IN AUGUSTA … This store is co-owned by three local fiber farmers who feature gorgeous, handmade items. Address is 1808 Broad Street, Augusta.
  • VISIT GALLERY ON THE ROW IN AUGUSTA … This farmer-owned store features artwork made with items grown by at least nine different local farmers. Address is 1016 Broad Street, Augusta.
  • BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE FROM A LOCAL TREE FARMER … We love the folks at Clarks Hill Christmas Tree Farm. Address is 39 Bennie Dorn Rd, Clarks Hill, SC.
  • BUY A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN ON-LINE MARKET … Order on-line through this market, or email Amy at arsutter@hotmail.com.
  • VISIT RESTAURANTS AND HIRE CHEFS WHO USE LOCAL INGREDIENTS … For your most special occasions, seek out chefs who support local farmers.
  • DONATE TO OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS … Give a gift of support to any of our existing educational programs. Or help us create a new one to serve your own community! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to get involved.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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 will be at St Luke UMC, 309 Crawford Avenue, 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 to get the RSVP link.

FRI, JAN 8 – ’AUGUSTA EATS LOCAL" CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED AT HUMANITREE HOUSE! Come hear what all the excitement is about! Join us for a 2pm unveiling ceremony at 230 8th Street, Augusta.

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!!!!

SAT, JAN 16 – VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

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. Very very excited to announce that all our volunteer slots are filled! Big love to Leadership Augusta and our own board of directors for making that happen!

SAT, JAN 30 – VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN WITH THE SOUL CITY SIRENS – 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! And this event has a bonus … work alongside the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby Team who will also be volunteering that day! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Time: 1pm-4pm for work, dinner afterwards.

CHEERS!
Kim

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


GIVE THE GIFT OF LOCALLY GROWN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Start with a locally grown tree and then stack your locally grown presents and gift certificates under that tree! Support your local farmers by spending that Christmas money IN our community. Buy gifts and holiday meals that are nutritious, grown cleanly, beneficial to the local economy, AND delicious. Because carrots … they’re not just for reindeer anymore.

TUES, DEC 8 – ANNUAL LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE, INCLUDING DELIVERY IF REQUESTED – 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, chose the height and variety, 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.

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!!!!

SAT, JAN 16 – ICEBOX CAMPUS CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN WORKDAY – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

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!

SAT, JAN 30 – ICEBOX CAMPUS CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN WORKDAY – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN WITH THE SOUL CITY SIRENS – 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! And this event has a bonus … work alongside the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby Team who will also be volunteering that day! 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


HOPE EVERYONE IS ENJOYING SOME GLORIOUS LEFTOVERS! What a wonderful season for sharing the love of good, wholesome food.

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” home for the gift-giving season. Runs 4pm-6pm AT 898 Weinberger Way, Evans.

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 – ANNUAL LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE DELIVERY – 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.

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!!!!

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!


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

THE ON-LINE MARET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


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

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


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