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ALG CLOSED But Will Reopen Next Week (Promise)
Thank you everyone for your feedback on the options we had for new locations, but the temporary place out by the airport and the potentially permanent new home on Tallassee Road. I really appreciated the many thoughtful comments you gave me.
I’d been figuring out the logistics for moving everything over to the airport. It was doable, though just barely. A number of you said it was much more inconvenient, but you’d be willing to drive over there anyway. At the last moment, though, just this weekend, I got the news that we can move into the Tallassee space next week.
And that changed everything. It would have been a huge endeavor to clean out the airport space, move everything in, and then take it all back down and move it again next week, so I decided to just keep things on hold one last week.
Our new space, starting on June 18, will be at 580 Tallassee Rd. Athens, GA 30606. If you’re coming off the loop or Mitchell Bridge or Oglethorpe, head right up Tallassee Rd, just a bit past the Whitehead roundabout, and we’ll be on the right hand side. There’s a turn lane, and we’ll have signs out. It’s where the Double Helix STEAM school has been, if you’re familiar with their great work.
I expect to keep as much of the system we finely honed while at the YMCA and continue the contactless loading right into your car as you drive through the looped driveway. I’ll keep the hourly slots, though of course you can change yours if your earlier choice is no longer best.
I’m excited by the potential the new space offers, both for us and the sustainable community as a whole!
In the meantime, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comedian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. Dawson Farms has been contacting their regular milk customers to offer alternative pickups. The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park. It’s not anything like it was before, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. The West Broad Farmers Market is back too, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.
Also, the local restaurants are starting to staff up again, open their doors, and offer more options for takeout. If you’re so inclined, can I suggest spending some money at Damunchiezz, Dawg Gone Good Barbeque, Food for the Soul, JR Crickets, Kelly’s Jamaican Food, Lil Ice Cream Dude, Mannaweenta, Rashe’s Jamaican Cuisine, Weaver D’s, and/or the Barnett Shoals African and Asian grocery?
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 NEXT WEEK at 580 Tallassee Rd!