Winter officially starts next week, and so the days will soon start getting longer once again. There are plenty of holidays these next few weeks, and I hope whichever ones you celebrate are as joyful as they can be (especially with all the challenges this year has brought). We are giving the growers a bit of a holiday and will be closed next week so if there’s anything you need for your holiday meals next week, be sure to order it for pickup this Thursday. We will be back the following week for our final pickup of 2020 on New Year’s Eve.
Another announcement I have is, as predicted, you all snapped up almost all of the first shipment of wild Alaskan fish from Doug, but he assures me he’ll return to my house soon with another load to fill up his freezer. There was a bit of a mix-up last week, however, and some of you received halibut filets that were smaller than those described on the website. If that happened to you, please let me know and we’ll make things right.
Some of our growers will be taking time off over the next few weeks, and between that and winter you’d think there wouldn’t be much to sell. I see 399 different products listed this week, however, including 79 listings for veggies. I love all the creativity and diversity all our growers bring to market, even hen the days are cold and short.
Finally, once again we will be closed next week but I’m looking forward to seeing you all (from the safety of your cars) this Thursday!
We are still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new masked faces!) so for all of you you can find a detailed run-down of how Thursdays go on our website here: https://athens.locallygrown.net/faq#7
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 at our brand new home on Tallassee Road!
Other Area Farmers Markets
If ALG doesn’t have everything you need, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. 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.
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!