What with the warm, balmy air and violent storm fronts, you’d be hard pressed to know winter officially starts next week. But, it does 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.
We’ll be celebrating winding down our twentieth year while sadly winding down the market altogether. It’s certainly bittersweet. If you missed my big announcement that ALG is closing down for good next week, on December 23, you can read all about it here: https://athens.locallygrown.net/weblog/view/45988.
I can’t tell you how much all the kind words y’all have said in emails and in person mean to me. It’s been an amazing twenty years, and I’ll miss you all after these three weeks! I’ll be sure to tell you where you can find all of our wonderful growers after next week.
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 even now we love seeing new 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 is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park and Wednesdays at Creature Comforts.They’re still operating under pandemic rules, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. 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 Saturday market in Comer has also returned. They’re small, but sometimes an early Saturday drive to Comer is just what the soul needs. 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!