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ALG Market Open for December 8
This is the time for holiday artisan markets, and you can find something going on pretty much every day for the next three weeks. I like to list all the markets here in my newsletter, but this year there are just too many for me to list. However, the Flagpole has done a great job assembling them all into a nice descriptive list. They’ve got an online version here if you didn’t pick up the paper copy: http://flagpole.com/arts-culture/arts-culture-features/2016/11/30/holiday-market-roundup-3. The Indie South fair happened this weekend, and it caught me by surprise — I nearly missed it. However, after strolling through the booths for several lovely hours yesterday, I’ve got several people crossed off my list already. You’ve already demonstrated your commitment to buy some of your food from local farmers and giving gifts made from local artisans is just as important, and can be even more rewarding!
Looking ahead on the calendar, I expect ALG to remain open the week of Christmas and New Year’s. Some of our growers might take time off, but we’ll be here to serve those with items to sell and you who wish to buy them.
Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers and artisans, 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 for a couple more weeks. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market from the Athens Land Trust is open Saturday mornings also for another week. 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. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on winter hours from 1-4. 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!