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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

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


THIS FALL:

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL SIDEWALK SYMPOSIUM AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soils, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation, the Book Tavern and Moorganics to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments, Georgia red clay body painting, and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Farmer and soil scientist Karen Smith will address these important issues every hour, on the hour, in quickie 15-minute talks:
10am – PESTICIDES 101 – micronutrients in danger
11am – HEALTHY SOIL – what’s going on in there?
12noon – FERTILIZERS – myth busters about plant food 1pm – POLLINATORS – attracting the good guys
2pm – NATIVE HABITATS – keeping the good guys
3pm – PESTICIDES 102 – soil health = human health
Getting down and dirty was never more fun. Drop by anytime between 9am-4pm. FREE.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “MENDING FENCESWORK DAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES – Join Tasha & Steve & Phin and other volunteers repairing and replacing fences at Icebox Ministries’ Harrisburg campus. 8am-12noon at 1736 Fenwick Street, Augusta. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Bring gloves, a water bottle and sunscreen! Contact tasha@iceboxministries.org for more information.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SECOND SUNDAYS SCHOOL LUNCH MAKING PROGRAM – The super talented folks of Icebox Ministries kicks off their 9-month super-healthy school-lunch making program with Harrisburg families. This program is fully funded by generous donations from the ALG community! Thank you! Donations of garden excess will continue to be accepted year-round. Contact Tasha Alison at tasha@iceboxfarm.com to donate or volunteer.

SAT, SEPT 14 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING KICK-OFF – The Benderdinker event funds, in part, the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans. ALG helps 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. Contact kim@augstalocallygrown.org.

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. 5pm. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

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

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


WOW. Wow wow wow wow. Not sure how, but 80+ hard-working local food activists showed up last night to help turn Augusta into a future “Food Oasis.” First we feasted on a kickin’ spread of appetizers created by Helms College culinary students and their instructor, Chef Erica Chaney, Then we settled into our seats at the historic and gorgeous facilities at Enterprise Mill, both the Cotton Room and Fat Man’s. Then we put our heads together. And dug and dug. Until ideas and networks and new friendships sprung up all over the room. Many thanks to Georgia Organics and Urban Menu for providing a strong trellis upon which we will grow this purposeful movement. Most of all, many many thanks to all of you who attended, shared and committed to this three-year OOMPH! Next steps will follow soon!

THIS FALL:

TUE, SEPT 8 – “THAT SUGAR FILM,” MOVIE NIGHT IN HARRISBURG. Join Icebox Ministries at their Harrisburg campus for a free showing of this Australian documentary at 7pm. Warning: healthy snacks may be served:) Contact tasha@thealisongroup.com to RSVP.

WED, SEPT 9 – TASTES OF THE SEASON, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP – Our GRU dietetic intern will help us share “Tastes of the Season” with a homeschool group in Grovetown. Thanks Arielle!

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL SIDEWALK SYMPOSIUM AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soils, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern and Moorganics to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. Drop by anytime between 9am-4pm. FREE.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SECOND SUNDAYS SCHOOL LUNCH MAKING PROGRAM – The super talented folks of Icebox Ministries kicks off their 9-month super-healthy school-lunch making program with Harrisburg families. This program is fully funded by generous donations from the ALG community! Thank you! Donations of garden excess will continue to be accepted year-round. Contact Tasha Alison at tasha@iceboxfarm.com to donate or volunteer.

SAT, SEPT 14 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING KICK-OFF – The Benderdinker event funds, in part, the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans. ALG helps 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. Contact kim@augstalocallygrown.org.

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. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

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.

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.

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

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. It’s gonna be amazing. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

TUE, SEPT 8 – “THAT SUGAR FILM,” MOVIE NIGHT IN HARRISBURG. Join Icebox Ministries at their Harrisburg campus for a free showing of this Australian documentary at 7pm. Warning: healthy snacks may be served:) Contact tasha@thealisongroup.com to RSVP.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SAT, SEPT 14 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING KICK-OFF – The Benderdinker event funds, in part, the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans. ALG helps 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. Contact kim@auugstalocallygrown.org.

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. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

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.

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.

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. More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


I AM COMPLETELY IN AWE OF THIS COMMUNITY. Yesterday, I accidentally opened the on-line market. Chalk it up to excitement. We’d just finalized the details of a new school lunch program and I couldn’t wait to share the news. Amy called a few minute later and gently said, “Kim, it’s Thursday.” I was totally embarrassed! Luckily it was an easy fix: I closed the market back up and sent you all an “oops” message.

What happened next completely blew my mind.

Despite it not being Friday yet, people read the blog. More to the point, they acted on it! In less than 24 hours, the program described below is now 80% funded! I am humbled and grateful. And I am ever-more excited for the big things yet to come to Augusta through this good food movement. Thank you!

GOT GARDEN EXCESS? WANNA DO SOMETHING AWESOME WITH IT?
Partnerships are an amazing thing. We at ALG continue to be awed by the synergy of it all. This time, it’s about putting a new, super healthy, super affordable twist on school lunches. We’re calling it the “Second Sunday School Lunch Making Program.”

Our GROW HARRISBURG partners at St. Luke are sponsoring 9 Harrisburg children this year to attend CH Terrell Academy. This beautiful, high-quality, educational opportunity comes with a catch: these 9 children will have to forgo their free government-sponsored school lunch program in order to attend this alternative school for the whole year. And that’s where the magic begins.

Our GROW HARRISBURG partners at Icebox Ministries are going to teach a once-a-month class to the parents of all nine children. In this class, the parents will make enough hot lunches (stored in the freezer) for their children for the whole entire month! The lunches will be hot, veggie-centric, local, seasonal, crock-pot-based, delicious … and they will cost less than 75 cents per serving. Tasha Alison at Icebox has designed a system that every busy parent will want to know about … and she’s going to start by teaching it to the parents of these 9 children.
In order to do this for the whole school year, we’re gonna need your help. Please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can donate:

- excess fruits or veggies from your garden (we will accept this for the entire nine-month program)
- a working stand-alone freezer (already donated)
- 100 gallon zip lock bags (already donated)
- $30 to purchase a crockpot for the school (already donated)
- $100 to purchase an electric pressure cooker (already donated
- $135 to sponsor a full month’s worth of lunches for all 9 children (months September-February are already pledged … contact me if you can cover March, April or May!)

Be a part of the transformation. One school lunch at a time.

TUE, AUG 25 – SEVEN SOUP SHARED MEAL CELEBRATING THE MID-POINT OF OUR FVRx PROGRAM – Come celebrate the wonders of fresh fruits and vegetables at a shared, plant-based, simple, free meal at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug 25. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can volunteer that day.

WED, AUG 26 – GEORGIA GROWN FEED MY SCHOOL FIELD DAY EXPO – Burke County hosts a model farm-to-school program that continues to evolve and expand. We at ALG are thrilled to cheer them on! During “Feed My School” week in late August, ALG will run four educational booths at their field-day-like event for hundreds of grade school students. We’ll need a few solid volunteers to help that morning. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can pitch in.

THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

TUE, SEPT 8 – “THAT SUGAR FILM,” MOVIE NIGHT IN HARRISBURG. Join us at the Icebox Ministries campus in Harrisburg for a free showing of this Australian documentary at 7pm. Warning: healthy snacks may be involved:)

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SOUTHERN CHEFS POTLUCK IN ATLANTA – Wanna road trip to one of the most talked-about local food events in the southeast? This one benefits our amazing partner organization: Wholesome Wave Georgia. The annual fundraiser is held at the inspirational Inn at Serenbe. It helps fund our own FVRx program, our EBT doubling programs, and dozens of other EBT doubling programs across the state of Georgia. Tickets can be purchased at their www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org. See you there!

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. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

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!!

Cheers!
Kim

OOPS! SORRY!


Sorry! In my excitement about our new program, I thought today was Friday!
Oops!
Closing the market back up again now. Will open again tomorrow.
- Kim :)

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


GOT GARDEN EXCESS? WANNA DO SOMETHING AWESOME WITH IT?
Partnerships are an amazing thing. We at ALG continue to be awed by the synergy of it all. This time, it’s about putting a new, super healthy, super affordable twist on school lunches. We’re calling it the “Second Sunday School Lunch Making Program.”
Our GROW HARRISBURG partners at St. Luke are sponsoring 9 Harrisburg children this year to attend CH Terrell Academy. This beautiful, high-quality, educational opportunity comes with a catch: these 9 children will have to forgo their free government-sponsored school lunch program in order to attend this alternative school for the whole year. And that’s where the magic begins.
Our GROW HARRISBURG partners at Icebox Ministries are going to teach a once-a-month class to the parents of all nine children. In this class, the parents will make enough hot lunches (stored in the freezer) for their children for the whole entire month! The lunches will be hot, veggie-centric, local, seasonal, crock-pot-based, delicious … and they will cost less than 75 cents per serving. Tasha Alison at Icebox has designed a system that every busy parent will want to know about … and she’s going to start by teaching it to the parents of these 9 children.
In order to do this for the whole school year, we’re gonna need your help. Please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can donate:

  • excess fruits or veggies from your garden
  • a working stand-alone freezer
  • 100 gallon zip lock bags
  • $30 to purchase a crockpot for the school
  • $100 to purchase an electric pressure cooker
  • $135 to sponsor a full month’s worth of lunches for all 9 children
    Be a part of the transformation. One school lunch at a time.

TUE, AUG 25 – SEVEN SOUP SHARED MEAL CELEBRATING THE MID-POINT OF OUR FVRx PROGRAM – Come celebrate the wonders of fresh fruits and vegetables at a shared, plant-based, simple, free meal at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug 25. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can volunteer that day.

WED, AUG 26 – GEORGIA GROWN FEED MY SCHOOL FIELD DAY EXPO – Burke County hosts a model farm-to-school program that continues to evolve and expand. We at ALG are thrilled to cheer them on! During “Feed My School” week in late August, ALG will run four educational booths at their field-day-like event for hundreds of grade school students. We’ll need a few solid volunteers to help that morning. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can pitch in.

THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SOUTHERN CHEFS POTLUCK IN ATLANTA – Wanna road trip to one of the most talked-about local food events in the southeast? This one benefits our amazing partner organization: Wholesome Wave Georgia. The annual fundraiser is held at the inspirational Inn at Serenbe. It helps fund our own FVRx program, our EBT doubling programs, and dozens of other EBT doubling programs across the state of Georgia. Tickets can be purchased at their www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org. See you there!

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. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

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!!

Cheers!
Kim