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ALG Market Open for April 24


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

After a cold, wet week (yet another in a long series of cold, wet weeks), today was glorious. I still haven’t even started working in my garden this spring, but if we get a few more days like today, I’ll be spending every minute I can in there. There have been a lot of live plants ready to go in the garden these last few weeks at ALG, and it looks like there are still plenty to be had. The average last frost date is past for Athens, so for most of you can start putting all the summer plants out. I’m still expecting some cold out at my place in Franklin County, so I’ll still be putting in more hardy seedlings like cabbage and broccoli.

I don’t have any local food related events coming up on my calendar, but if you know of any, please send them my way. The same goes for any farmers markets you know about that I haven’t listed below.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market has opened their Saturday market, and their mid-week market will open later in the year. You can catch the news on their website. The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season, so far as I know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for April 17


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I made it back home this weekend after unexpectedly needing to leave the state for a couple weeks. I’m getting myself caught back up and haven’t gone through everything listed this week, but I’m chomping at the bit to get my own order in so I’ll go ahead skip the usual newsletter to get the market open that much sooner.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market has opened their Saturday market, and their mid-week market will open later in the year. You can catch the news on their website. The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season, so far as I know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for April 10


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

First off this week, I’d like to give a shout out of appreciate to our market volunteers. I suddenly had to leave town Wednesday to take care of my dad, who’s been seriously ill in an ICU in Florida since then. He’ll recover, but in my haste I wasn’t able to get things quite as organized as when I plan to be out of town. Despite some glitches on my end, they did a great job making sure the market happened and the food got to where it needed to be. It look like I’ll be away again this week, but I’ll make sure they’ve got everything they need for a smooth day on Thursday.

It’s still a bit too early for strawberries, but I do see that we have the season’s first asparagus listed this week. There are over 1000 items listed, and we should only see that number rise for the the next several months. I still haven’t gotten my own garden going, but our ALG growers have got us covered.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Athens Farmers Market has opened their Saturday market, and their mid-week market will open later in the year. You can catch the news on their website. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season, so far as I know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for April 3


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

It looks like this week will see our first full taste of spring weather, and I for one am really looking forward to that. I’ve been longing for warm evenings when I get home from work for getting in some work and play outside between dinner and my daughters’ bedtime.

Our growers have all been hard at work for quite some time, of course, with many of them growing food for us year ‘round. Now that the veggies are growing quickly, the other area farmers markets are starting to wake back up for the year. I’ve heard the Comer the market has already been open for a few weeks. The Saturday Athens Farmers Market in Bishop Park is opening this coming weekend. Others will be following in the weeks ahead. As these markets open, our growers have to juggle their harvests between the markets they sell at, and it can take them time to get used to how busy the markets will be for them. So, if you notice some volatility in the availability these next few weeks, that’ll be one reason why. As the weather continues to warm up, the veggies will start coming in more quick;y to satisfy all the growers’ markets, and that volatility will settle down.

Also this coming Saturday is the 17th Annual Old-Timey Seed Swap in Crawford. I’ve been including the information about this great event in my last two newsletters to you, and you can find it all on our website here: http://athens.locallygrown.net/weblog/view/21551. I love this event, and hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Athens Farmers Market will be opening their Saturday market this coming Saturday, and their mid-week market will open later in the year. You can catch the news on their website. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season. We’ll be here all year round, however!

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for March 27


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

First off this week, a correction. Last week I stated that the average last frost for Athens was mid-March. It is, in fact, mid-April, and to drive that fact home the low on Wednesday is currently forecast to be 24 degrees. Spring weather in north Georgia usually is fairy volatile, as the warm wet air coming off the Gulf gets mixed up with cold arctic air rolling down the Appalachians. The seasons seem to change from day to day, and sometimes hour by hour. It makes working in the garden interesting, and growing food on a larger scale challenging. Many of our growers have plants growing under low tunnels or row covers, and as the temperatures fluctuate, they have to go out and lift and lower the plastic sides so the plants down burn up and/or freeze. It’s something they have to watch carefully, because a temperature shift of ten degrees one way or another can be enough to kill or or at the very least severely stunt the plants, and can spell disaster for an entire drop.

I finally walked out to my garden for the first time in months. I got suddenly pulled away from home for a month at the end of summer last year, and just let my beds go wild after that. I was kind of dreading going back out there, afraid I’d find brambles and privet trees already taking root. It wasn’t so bad, though. The kitchen herb garden was already coming back on its own and some flowers I’d planted mid-summer had nice blooms waiting for me. The mulch I’d put down last spring did its job, and by and large the beds are ready for me to put seeds in for this year. Growing food is cathartic for me, and I’m eager to get out there and get things going for another year.

Easter is a month away, and several of our egg producers are running specials on eggs, including some of just white eggs for easy dying. Fresher eggs tend to be harder to peel, so the experts suggest buying eggs several weeks before you plan on boiling them to make them easier to peel, so now is a good time to start your stockpile.

Finally, the totally free 17th Annual Old-Timey Seed Swap, one of my favorite events of the year, is coming right up on April 5th 2014 from 1pm-6pm, at 10 Legacy Rd in Crawford, GA. I know I put all this in the newsletter last week too, but it’s worth repeating another time or two:

“Join us for a casual potluck gathering and seed swap! Yes, it’s that time already… Help us welcome springtime with the 17th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap! Originally organized by UGA Anthropology and Professor Dr. Bob Rhoades in 1998, this is a celebration of heirloom seeds, local food sources, traditional agriculture, and good conversation as folks share stories and swap seeds.

“Why swap seeds? There are hundreds of varieties of heirloom seeds throughout the South and many of them have fascinating histories linked to families through generations of seed saving. Since the 1900’s however, thousands of varieties of heirloom vegetables, flowers and fruit have disappeared. Once lost, these varieties can never be recovered —their important genes and a piece of American history are lost forever. Swapping seeds helps preserve the varieties that remain so they can be used in the future- we need them!

“Bring your heirloom seeds to swap, picnic blanket or chairs, musical instruments for jamming…and help us out with a potluck dish! Location: same place it’s always been, Grove Creek Farm, in the field with the tall cabin- look for signs.

“Educators and vendors including: UGA Master Gardeners to help answer seed saving and gardening questions, primitive technology expert Scott Jones of Media Prehistoria will be there with his fascinating array of ancient tools, Horticulturist Daniella Adams will perform several seed saving demonstrations and have literature available, the Oglethorpe County Bee Club, and local farmers selling their crafts.

“Directions: Turn at the red light in Crawford (North St) and go less than 2 mi. Turn right on Legacy Rd. Look for signs. Only good dogs on leashes please! Contact us for more information at grovecreekfarm@gmail.com”

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the winter, but will return next month. You can watch for news during the offseason on their website. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season. We’ll be here all year round, however!

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for March 20


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Could it be true? Is the end of winter really here? Thursday marks the Spring Equinox and the official end of winter. The average last frost for the Athens area is this week, too. Given how this winter has been, though, I wouldn’t rule out one last blast (it looks like Tuesday will get right down to freezing, but rain will probably keep the frost away). We also have some radically different microclimates in our area, too — my house along the Broad River in Franklin County regularly gets frost right into the second week of May.

Still, it’s lose enough that you can start putting more hardy young plants out without worrying every night about covering them up. Fruiting summer plants are another matter, though. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and similar plants really hate nights below 50 degrees, and putting them out now un-protected would almost certainly stunt them for good. The days are warming up enough now that you could keep them out in the sun during the day and move them inside at night, so they’re nice and strong for planting in the gardens in a few weeks. There are 80 varieties of veggie and herb live plants listed on the ALG website this week, so you can get your garden off to a great start now with locally grown seedlings from our growers. They’re the same seedlings they start for their own gardens, not seeds started far away in some massive commercial greenhouse complex and shipped here.

Another great way to get seeds and discover new varieties is by attending a seed swap. My favorite one, and one of my favorite events of the entire year, is coming up in just a couple weeks: the totally free 17th Annual Old-Timey Seed Swap, April 5th 2014 from 1pm-6pm, at 10 Legacy Rd in Crawford, GA. Here’s some information on that.

“Join us for a casual potluck gathering and seed swap! Yes, it’s that time already… Help us welcome springtime with the 17th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap! Originally organized by UGA Anthropology and Professor Dr. Bob Rhoades in 1998, this is a celebration of heirloom seeds, local food sources, traditional agriculture, and good conversation as folks share stories and swap seeds.

“Why swap seeds? There are hundreds of varieties of heirloom seeds throughout the South and many of them have fascinating histories linked to families through generations of seed saving. Since the 1900’s however, thousands of varieties of heirloom vegetables, flowers and fruit have disappeared. Once lost, these varieties can never be recovered —their important genes and a piece of American history are lost forever. Swapping seeds helps preserve the varieties that remain so they can be used in the future- we need them!

“Bring your heirloom seeds to swap, picnic blanket or chairs, musical instruments for jamming…and help us out with a potluck dish! Location: same place it’s always been, Grove Creek Farm, in the field with the tall cabin- look for signs.

“Educators and vendors including: UGA Master Gardeners to help answer seed saving and gardening questions, primitive technology expert Scott Jones of Media Prehistoria will be there with his fascinating array of ancient tools, Horticulturist Daniella Adams will perform several seed saving demonstrations and have literature available, the Oglethorpe County Bee Club, and local farmers selling their crafts.

“Directions: Turn at the red light in Crawford (North St) and go less than 2 mi. Turn right on Legacy Rd. Look for signs. Only good dogs on leashes please! Contact us for more information at grovecreekfarm@gmail.com”

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the winter, but will return next month. You can watch for news during the offseason on their website. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season. We’ll be here all year round, however!

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for March 13


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Perfect spring weather coupled with the time change giving us sunlight late into the day meant time just completely away from me today, and I didn’t prepare a nice welcoming email for you. So I’ll just wish you a great week, and let you get right to ordering. See you Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the winter, but will return next month. You can watch for news during the offseason on their website. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season. We’ll be here all year round, however!

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for March 6


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I hope you’ve been enjoying the lovely preview of spring we had this weekend! If you put fragile plants outside, be aware that even though it was in the 70s today, we’ll be getting a hard freeze on Tuesday as another cold front blows through. Be sure to cover them up, and if they’re little tomato or other summer veggie starts, move them back inside for a couple nights.

For this week’s email, I thought I’d highlight a few features of the website you may have overlooked.

At the top of the Market page, there’s a carousel of “Featured Products”. Each grower can flag up to five of their products as “featured”, and they’ll show up on that list. In addition, if anything catches my eye (as market manager) that the grower didn’t mark, I can put it in there too. Up to ten of the items will be things I hand-picked to go in the list. Before I added this carousel, I was always missing items that were just coming into season or items that the growers wanted to highlight for the week. Now, I can guarantee you that when I do my shopping, before I go anywhere else on the site, I’ll be spinning that carousel around and adding items to my cart. Next, I’ll hop down to the “New Products” carousel right below, which shows the last thirty items that have been added to the site.

I understand if you might not want to do the same, though. You can shop however you want, in any section you want. This isn’t IKEA. So, if you’d rather not see the Featured Products carousel, or the New Products carousel, or your Order History, you can turn off all three of them. Just look over to the left side of the page, in the little section called “Display Options”. Click the links to hide what you want, and it’s done. If you change your mind later, you can turn them on in the same place. (A note: due to some problems with older versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, visitors using those old browsers won’t see the carousels at all. Instead, you’ll see a little note in the “Display Options” box letting you know I’ve had to turn them off for you so the rest of the market would still work.)

There’s another little-used feature of the site there in that same section. Did you know that you can turn off and on specific growers? You can do that, and it’ll remember your preferences every time you come back to the site (with that browser on that computer). One example I’ve seen is you can turn off all of the meat farmers if you want a vegan version of the site. I can understand that you might not want to be scrolling up through beets and suddenly see a thumbnail picture of beef cheeks. If you’d rather that not happen, uncheck the meat producers, and you’ll have a meat-free product listing. Or, if there’s a farm that for whatever reason you’d rather not order from, even on accident, just turn them off and be done with it.

Another nice thing over there is a link to subscribe to an RSS feed of the product listing. If you don’t know what that is, just skip over it. But if you do use a news reader to keep up with your favorite weblogs and news sites (I use http://feedly.com/), add the ALG product feed, and you’ll see new products right as they get added to the site. It’s a great reminder, and a way to whet your appetite during the weekend, as the growers are busy getting the site ready to open for the week.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the winter, but will return next month. You can watch for news during the offseason on their website. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season. We’ll be here all year round, however!

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for February 27


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

It sure was a beautiful weekend, right? Just perfect for getting out and working in the garden, like there wasn’t even a layer of ice and snow on everything not ten days before. Sure, we’ve got some cold nights ahead this week, but still, this is the time of year when everything in the summer garden is perfect — when it’s all still in your imagination.

If you’re poring through seed catalogs, dreaming of a yard full of vegetables and flowers, but are a little apprehensive about what it’s going to take to get you there, fear not. There are many resources about town to help you go from idea to reality. One such resource is the fine folks at Hungry Gnome. For a number of years now, they’ve been offering services ranging from consulting to full installation work, and a number of ALG customers have taken advantage of their skills. Yo can find out more about their Vegetable Garden Support plans on their website, http://hungrygnome.org/Garden_Support_by_Hungry_Gnome.html, and they’d love to take care of that apprehension for you.

I’ve got a lot of work to do in my own gardens to get them ready for planting, since I didn’t do a fall or winter garden this year. I haven’t even started, but I’m looking forward to getting to it.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you (hopefully) on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the winter. You can watch for news during the offseason on their website. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season. We’ll be here all year round, however!

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

ALG Market Open for February 20


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I certainly missed you all last week. I hope the winter weather wasn’t all bad news for you. I was housebound for four days, but we kept our power on, and I got to introduce my girls to the joys of sledding and snowball fights. The storm itself was pretty much exactly as was predicted, but the powers that be were proactive this time and so the damages were kept low.

And, since the weather doesn’t want us to get bored apparently, this week we get a nice taste of spring with temps on Thursday up in the 70s. Hopefully the plants won’t get fooled into thinning their leaves and setting buds, for surely there is more cold weather to come. In the meantime, though, I’ll be looking ahead to getting my gardens going again. There is a lot of work to do getting the beds cleared away and prepped for planting, but it’s work I enjoy.

One new product of note this week: Thom Leonard of the Independent Baking Co has listed a new variety of bread called “Carolina Grown”. This is a naturally leavened bread made from flour milled by Carolina Ground in Asheville. The wheat is grown in North Carolina, and it’s really pretty radical and exciting to have good bread wheat being grown in the Southeast. We’ll get him at the “Meet the Grower” table as soon as we can so you can sample his products and talk to him yourself, and you’ll find this new bread listed this week.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you (hopefully) on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Upcoming Events

Winter is traditionally the time of year for farming conferences, since, in the past, farmers largely took the season off. That’s no longer the case, as the bountiful harvest offered at our market this week can attest, but it’s still the time of conferences. There are two coming up in the net few weeks you may be interested in. The first is offered by Georgia Organics, and is being held down in Tybee Island on February 21-22 this year. Not only is it a great conference for learning (I attended my first GO conference back in 2002 before I even put a single seed in the ground at my then new farm), but it can’t be surpassed for camaraderie and socialization with people who believe like we do in the re-building of sustainable local food systems. If you want to attend, you can find more information at their website here: http://georgiaorganics.org/conference. The South Carolina Organization for Organic Living has a much newer conference, but is even closer to us. It is being held on March 1st in Greenville. It is only one day, but it’s a jam-packed one. You can find more information here: http://www.scorganicliving.com/2014_Conference_Classes.html

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the winter. You can watch for news during the offseason on their website. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned are also all closed for the season. We’ll be here all year round, however!

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!