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Availability for November 29
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. My family is spending one more night in Missouri with my relatives before heading back to Georgia tomorrow. It’s good to see everyone again, especially since it’s become only a once-a-year event.
The big news for Locally Grown this week is we bought a refrigerated box truck for the market. A network of growers in west Georgia and east Alabama had one they were selling, and we’ve been close to capacity on our personal pickup truck for some time now. As you may know, federal law requires us to drive each week to South Carolina and pick up your dairy orders—the dairies are not allowed to bring their items to us across state lines. We can normally carry about 75 to 100 gallons of milk, and last weeks order for 150 gallons sent us scrambling. Well, now that won’t be a problem any more. Part of the money you pay for each gallon of milk goes to us to cover our pickup expenses, and it’ll take quite a few gallons to cover the cost of the truck. So… drink up!
With the holidays fast approaching, our crafters are ramping up their production for you. You can see their items listed on our website, and if you are looking for even more, a new market dedicated to locally crafted items is opening any moment now. You can find it over at athens.locallycrafted.net if you want to create your account now.
And, of course, our vegetable producers are still producing wonderful food. I see new salad mixes, radishes, and more eggs listed this week in addition to most of the same items we’ve had in weeks past.
Thanks for all your support, and we’ll see you on Thursday from 4:30 to 8pm at Gosford Wine!