THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET – STARTS MARCH 7
It’s been a long-time in the dreaming & the making, but it’s finally here: a weekly, traditional farmers market in Columbia County!
The market starts this Thursday, March 7, 4:30pm-7pm, behind the library in the center of Evans. The market will run every Thursday evening, March through June. We will continue our ALG on-line market on Tuesday evenings, as always, year-round. Now there will be TWO, weekly options in Columbia County for local farm products … and we hope you’ll frequent both!
Augusta Locally Grown is the host of the new market, but it wouldn’t have been possible without three key partners: Leslie of LUNA BUG SOAP, Kristina of the BENDERDINKER, and all the fabulous folks of the COLUMBIA COUNTY LIBRARY. This week’s local business Market Sponsor is WESTBROOK SECURITIES. Meet all these great people at the entrance to the market.
In addition to more than 30 food and hand-craft vendors, this week’s Evans Towne Farmers Market will include: music by PROGRESSIVE MELON of Evans; music by ALLISON FOSTER of North Augusta; a fun, healthy food sampling by the AUGUSTA DISTRICT DIETETIC ASSOCIATION; story hour with the LIBRARY; alpacas with TWISTED FENCE RANCH; a photo contest with A-GUSTAVORE; information about our VEGGIE TRUCK/ WHOLESOME WAVE partnership; and promotion of “CROP MOB AUGUSTA.” To learn more, visit EvansTowneFarmersMarket.com.
CROP MOB AUGUSTA – SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Crop Mob Georgia has graciously welcomed ALG into the national movement to get us all back-in-touch with local, sustainable agriculture. We are thrilled to call it “Crop Mob Augusta!” Our first event will be held at East Georgia Produce in Bartow, GA, next Saturday, March 9. Big love to Patrick, Carly and Sandi for helping to cook for our volunteers! We believe that ALL our volunteer work spots are filled, but if you’d really, really like to come, text our new events chairman Chris San Miguel at 706-951-0840.
YOUTH COOKING CLASS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – APRIL & MAY
Augusta Locally Grown has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs to help recruit volunteers for their Cooking Matters youth cooking classes with a local, seasonal focus. This is a six-week commitment, Monday evenings, starting April 1, from 4pm-6pm at either their Hephzibah or Wrens locations. Email email@example.com if you can help!
NONPROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ELECTIONS REPORT
It is a true pleasure to report the election/re-election of the following ALG nonprofit board members, officers and committee chairs for 2013:
• Landon Dawson – President
• Jan Perry – Vice President
• Judy Maxwell – Treasurer
• Rachel Hudson – Secretary
• Amy Sutter – chair of Education Committee
• Chris San Miguel – chair of Events Committee
• Jenny Jia – chair of Farmers Markets Committee
• Sandy LeGette
• Matt DeMatteo
• Janie Peel
EMPTY BOWL BENEFIT AT THE AJCC – MARCH 10
As you know, the Augusta Jewish Community Center has been a dedicated community resource to Augusta Locally Grown for several years. They also have one of the most beloved summer youth programs in Columbia County. Each year, the AJCC hosts the Empty Bowl Benefit to fund both their youth programs as well as the Golden Harvest Food Bank. ALG will donate a huge pot of soup to this event made with greens from Brandywine Farm. We also hope you will consider purchasing tickets to attend. Visit their website at www.augustajcc.org.
See y’all at the Augusta Locally Grown On-Line Market on Tuesday.
And again at the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Thursday.