Summer is truly upon us. Looking through the market listings this week, I see all the summer favorites: tomatoes, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, beans, peppers, and okra. Only the corn and melons have yet to make an appearance, but I expect we’ll be seeing them soon.
Thursday next week is July 4th. After consulting with all the growers, we have decided to not open market next week, to give our growers (and you) the opportunity to spend the holiday with family and community. There are many other area farmers markets, such as the one downtown at Creature Comforts on Wednesday evenings, so you’ll have other opportunities to buy your favorite items from the growers at those other markets. There are a few things that are only at ALG (such as the salmon), so you’ll want to stock up on those this week to get you through next week.
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 evenings downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is back as well, Saturdays from 9 to 1, and you can watch for weekly news here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. 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 winter hours now on Saturdays from 1-4pm. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. 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!