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ALG Market Open for November 10
It looks like this might be the last week before the first frost for a good number of our growers. It’s behind schedule, and the cool weather crops have been waiting a long time for some relief from the heat. Hopefully the cooler air will also bring some much-needed rain.
Here’s another reminder that we will be taking Thanksgiving week off. We will be open as usual next week, so if there are things you’d like for your Thanksgiving meals, you’ll need to plan ahead and order them early. I’m still collecting leads on locally raised heritage turkeys, but they are hard to come by. Farmview market in Madison has some locally raised turkeys available. I’ve not been there yet, but I’ve heard good things about the store. Daily Co-op is taking orders for Georgia grown turkeys, raised by White Oak Pastures. They’re good people. I think I know of a few turkeys privately available directly from the farmers, so drop me an email if you want to try for one of those.
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 is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market from the Athens Land Trust is open Saturday mornings and Wednesdays from 11am-2pm in the atrium at St. Mary’s Hospital. They have a website too. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. The Oconee County Farmers Market is open on Saturdays in Watkinsville. Their website is www.oconeefarmersmarket.org. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running from 9-1. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me 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!