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ALG Market Open for September 19
The rains this weekend sure felt nice, even though I was out camping in it. The ground was rather parched, after the ridiculously long string of days in the 90s we had, and all the plants really needed it. I thought maybe we’d get a break from the heat, but seems there’s a couple more days in the 90s ahead of us. Looking at the end of the week, though, I see nights in the 50s in our future! That is great news for all the leafy greens and other fall crops that have been struggling in the heat, but it also will really slow down the summer crops that have been hanging on. Many of our growers extend their seasons with hoop houses and other protections from the cold, but if you’re a stickler for tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers grown out in the direct sun, you’ve only got a month or so left of 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 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. The Oconee County farmers market is held every Saturday 8 to noon in downtown Watkinsville. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on Saturdays from 9 to 2pm. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com 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 11 to 3pm. 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!