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Availability for June 28
Wow, somehow it’s already 11pm and I haven’t even started writing this week’s newsletter. I’ll go ahead and open the market and save all the writing for another time.
I will mention that a good group of us had a lovely time today at Lazy B Farm in Statham for our June “Farmer for a Day” event. If you weren’t there, well, we missed you. Cyndi Ball and her family have made an amazing homestead together, and our area is lucky to have people like them willing to share what they’ve learned along the way. If you hear of future events held at their farm (and they’re hosting educational events all the time for children nd adults alike) I highly recommend you make the short trip over.
Thank you 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 returned on Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and on Wednesday afternoons downtown at outside City Hall. You can find more information on their website.
Also, Watkinsville has a thriving farmers market every Saturday morning, behind the Eagle Tavern. And further east, Comer has a nice little market Saturday mornings as well. Both are worth visiting. If you know of other area farmers markets, please let me know so I can list them here as well.
Many of the ALG growers sell through more than one market. Don’t feel like you have to choose a favorite, either. We have many items here you can’t find there, and I’m sure the reverse it also true. Many people stop by the supermarket several times a week, so it’s only natural that you might wish to stop by a farmers market several times a week. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so. We’ll see you there!
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!