It’s shaping up to be another cold, wet week it looks like. I know we need to get the rain in the ground, and I’ve got plenty of inside work to get done, so that’s all ok. I’ll just have to wait a while to get out in my garden. Could be worse, though… I have friends across the country who have lots of ice on things (and no power for the next few days) or feet of snow. Their gardens are going to have to sit dormant for a lot longer than mine.
I might be working inside, but our growers are out in the much, tending to spring crops, starting seeds for summer crops, and harvesting what they can for our markets. I’ve been in their shoes (mud boots?) and I can tell you, it’s no fun. I’m so grateful for their efforts!
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 market’s home on Tallassee Road!
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
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 aims both taking a few weeks off, but they’ll return soon. The West Broad Farmers Market is back, 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. The Culinary Kitchen of Athens has started a socially distanced winter market, Saturdays from 11am to 2pm at Hendershots on Prince. 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!