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ALG Market Open for March 11
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already since everything changed, yet at the same time it’s hard t remember what “normal” used to be. We’ve had to change so much about ALG since 52 weeks ago, and for a while there I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to find a safe way forward. Our growers were faced with losing all of their markets at a time when their products were in the highest demand they’ve ever been, and it was uncharted territory for everyone. Our little market has been in Athens for 20 years now, and it’s not the first time we’ve had to reinvent ourselves, but this time was (and still is) quite different. We all really appreciate you for sticking with us, finding us, or coming back to us!
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!
We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!