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Availability for November 20
First off, here’s a reminder that we’re taking next week off for Thanksgiving. We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday, ideally including a Thanksgiving feast containing a variety of locally grown ingredients.
Pickup will be a little more hectic than normal, and not just because orders will probably be a bit larger than normal. We’ll be sharing the space with the Northeast Georgia Food Bank as they hand out donated turkeys to a couple hundred deserving families. I doubt they’ll be set up to take food donations, but I doubt they’ll turn down money if you’re so inclined. Their services are in more demand than ever, I’ve been told.
In addition, a UGA student film crew will be on site gathering footage for a documentary on the Athens local food system. They’ll have notices posted stating that by being in the pavilion you consent to have your image appear in their documentary. If you don’t consent for whatever reason, just holler at us from the parking lot or something and we’ll bring your food to you.
Also, those of you who put deposits down on turkeys from Nature’s Harmony Farm are hopefully well aware by now that they will not be delivered on Thursday, but will instead be at the Lowes on Lexington Rd on Sunday afternoon. If you were somehow not aware of this, let me know and I’ll give you the details.
Now with all the announcements out of the way, on to the food! There is about 550 items listed this week, including the ingredients for many classic Thanksgiving dishes. From salad mixes and micro greens to sweet potatoes and winter squash, with a handful of green beans and summer squash in between, you’ve got plenty of ways to show off Athens Locally Grown to your visiting relatives.
Thank you for all of your support, and we’ll see you on Thursday from 4:30 to 8pm at the old farmers market on Broad Street!