THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!
When I stopped yesterday for a moment of reflection – between chopping, peeling and salivating – I was emotionally overwhelmed with the gratitude I feel for the Augusta Locally Grown family. To our farmers, our customers, our volunteers, our interns and our community partners: please know that your efforts have created quite a stir in the CSRA this year! And this is truly celebratory.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY- NOV 24
This relatively new American holiday is enjoying a good deal of hoopla this year. And what a good thing it is. But as you jump into the shopping season, please consider this: Perhaps the very best way to participate in Small Business Saturday is to buy from local, sustainable farmers. Why? At their very core, sustainable farmers are committed to keeping their OWN purchases local and small-business focused. Whenever possible, they buy seed, livestock, soil amendments, feed and other supplies from folks in OUR communities. By ordering your groceries from our ALG, you can be assured that your hard-earned food dollars will be recycled right here, in the CSRA, in a tasty circle of economic fellowship.
SOUTHERN SWISS DAIRY FEATURED “BIG TIME”:
Big congratulations to Southern Swiss Dairy! Last week, they were filmed for a feature on “Kimberly’s Simply Southern,” a national cooking show on GAC. Of course, the “Kimberly” in question is none other than Kimberly Schlapman of the popular county music group “Little Big Town.” We are so proud of Southern Swiss for again putting Augusta’s local foods scene on our nation’s map.
SEE YOU ALL AT THE MARKET ON TUESDAY!