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Availability for July 12
Heck of a heat wave we’ve had, no? Looks like it will finally break later this week, getting down to merely appropriately July hot. Just in time, too, as I was starting to look for employment opportunities in the arctic tundra. Last week I shared my own heat woes, and our well effectively going dry just as the heatwave arrived. We did get a saving rain late Sunday night, just enough to save most of my garden. I lost all of my corn and about a quarter of everything else, but I overplanted everything by about that same amount. So, I guess I won’t be canning my own corn this season, but it could have been much, much worse. It’s almost time to start planting the fall crops, so I’ll be clearing out the plants that died and put new seeds in their place. Our well was repaired this week, and I was back to irrigating tonight. Growing is always an adventure!
Thank you for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers and their hard work, 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!