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ALG Market Open for June 15
Earlier this year, it looked like we might have a year without blueberries. Early unseasonably warm weather fooled the blueberry bushes (and many other fruit trees) into blooming in February, and then a deep freeze in early March killed everything off. Blueberry come in three broad varieties — early, mid, and late fruiting types — so it was hard to tell back then just how bad things were. Well, thanks to a very mild spring since then, the bushes have recovered quite nicely, and you’ll find a bounty of berries listed this week. I know I’m going to be stocking up and throwing as many as I can afford in the freezer for later. One of my favorite winter desserts is a blueberry & cranberry crumble, with a 50/50 mix of frozen blueberries and cranberries and crumble mix on top (you don’t even need to add anything else), and I’m already looking forward to those.
Thank you 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 is up and running, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, and you can find out more here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Oconee County Farms Market is open on Saturdays in Watkinsville. Their website is www.oconeefarmersmarket.org. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open 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 Saturdays from 9-12. 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!