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Availability for May 15
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. I hope your day was a pleasant one. I also hope you manage to find more days than just this one to call your own.
There’s a bunch of new items again this week. Many of you have been asking about more seedlings for your garden, so you’ll be happy to see many eggplant, pepper, tomato, and tomatillo seedlings listed. There are also lots of new veggies already grown out and ready to eat listed, including the season’s first cucumbers!
We’ve also begun taking reservations for our first “Farmer For A Day” event, coming up in a few weeks, May 31, at Nature’s Harmony Farm in Elberton. These popular events typically consist of a couple hours of fun projects around the farm (no experience needed!), lunch (free for all helpers), and then a full tour after lunch. These events are free, but since space is limited, we ask that you make reservations. You can do so by adding them to your order—you’ll find them in the “Event Reservations” category. You can find more information and a schedule of all events by clicking on “View Details” for the “Farm Tour” listing on the “Our Growers” page.
The Athens FArmers Market opens this coming Saturday, at its new location in Bishop Park. All of the vendors selling there meet the same strict sustainable standards as here at Athens Locally GRown, and indeed, most if not all of the growers there also sell here. They’d love to see you there, and it’s also your chance to tell them in person how much you appreciate their efforts both there and here at Athens Locally Grown.
Thanks for all your support. We’ve been seeing a steady stream of new faces, and almost all of them tell me they were referred by our existing customers. Thank you for that! We’ll see you all on Thursday from 4:30 to 8pm at Gosford Wine!