Announcements

 

THOSE SPECIAL SOMEONES

Sometimes, there is that special person in your community who – even when she moves away – will always feel like a “local.” In this case, we’re talking about TWO special people: Leslie Carson and Tara Roberts…

NEW WEBSITES FOR ALG, DESIGNED BY LESLIE CARSON:

Many of you know Leslie as the Luna Bug soap maker and a former market manager for ALG. But what you might not know is that she is also a technology genius. And an angel. Leslie (who moved to Florida last year) and Amy Sutter (another angel) have been working behind the scenes for months to create what promises to be a gorgeous, seamless, and effective on-line presence for ALG. Our official launch date is Oct 3, but you’ll see bits and pieces of it before then. Very, very excited to see this coming together in a way that we hope makes Augusta even more hopeful for its local foods movement.

FAREWELL TO OUR MARKET MANAGER, TARA ROBERTS

It wells me up every time I say it, but here it is officially: Tara Roberts is moving to Tennessee. This Tues, Sept 27, is Tara’s last day as our downtown market manager for the ALG On-Line Market. Please join us in sending her off with much love. Tara raised the bar for on-line markets in ways that few could. Her incredible attention to detail and genuine love for wholesome foods are true gifts from which we’ve all benefitted. Rest assured: there is a silver lining to all this. Tara has agreed to continue posting her popular Friday Seasonal Recipes, through our new websites, from a distance!!!! And Susannah, the fiber farmer at Southern Made – and one of our original growers – has agreed to take up the market reigns. Those special someones just keep coming our way, don’t they?

CONGRATULATIONS TO JandL – THE HEALING FARM

We were deeply moved by the winning “pitch” that Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm gave at the Georgia Food Oasis meeting last night. She and John will use their mini grant to increase capacity within their “Healing Farm” program in Hephzibah, GA. Save the date of Sun, Dec 11, to attend their Christmas shopping fundraiser on the farm.

WELCOME NEW INTERNS

The Fall Semester of 2016 brings us a lovely batch of new and returning students interns:

HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS:

Jillian, Haley, Kyong, Andres & Adolfo – market interns at the AJCC

Jack, Jacob & Thaddeus – market interns at Southern Made

SENIOR YEAR PROJECT INTERNS:

Sejal – Project: Food Safety and GMO Labeling

CJ – Project: Aquaponics for GROW Harrisburg

Kendall – Project: Seed Saving

COLLEGE INTERN:

Anna – Project: GROW Harrisburg research – USA-Aiken

POST-GRADUATE INTERN:

Lisa – Project: Dietetic Internship – WIC

COMMUNITY INTERN:

Henry – Project: Urban Farming

COLLEGE INTERNSHIP POSITION OPEN: MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

With our new marketing tools comes new responsibilities! We would welcome a local Marketing or Communications major to join our website team this semester. This is an unpaid internship that would be done from home for four hours per week or more. What a great way to build a portfolio as a local foods activist. Send your resume to arsutter@hotmail.com if you’re interested.

 

Call for Volunteers

 

WHITE HILLS FARM

Amy and Patrick Sutter are a match made in heaven. You need only meet them once to know: grounded, generous, soft-spoken Amy is the ideal partner for bubbly, big-hearted, big-picture Patrick. They’re a perfect fit for each other. And - it turns out – they’re a perfect...

PIG FEATHERS FARM

CUTS OF PORK come with quirky names. Terms like spare ribs, picnic shoulder and Boston Butt lend nomenclature nuance to the meat lover's menu. And now, thanks to a new local farmer, Augustans can add “pig feather” to the list. Kenny Bottoms, of PigFeathers Farm,...

Forgotten Fruits

  As I started planning my garden this year, it occurred to me just how few varieties are available in this city anymore.I thought about some of the fruits that I grew up eating as a child, fruits that flavored my youth but don’t seem to be around much these days for...

NOURISHMENT19 BEGINS!

  Augusta Locally Grown is deeply honored to be granted a one-year residency with theClubhou.se in 2019. We will mindfully use the opportunity to showcase Augusta's local food system for a solid 12 months of experiences and community engagement. We're calling it...

 

Upcoming Events

 

WHITE HILLS FARM

Amy and Patrick Sutter are a match made in heaven. You need only meet them once to know: grounded, generous, soft-spoken Amy is the ideal partner for bubbly, big-hearted, big-picture Patrick. They’re a perfect fit for each other. And - it turns out – they’re a perfect...

PIG FEATHERS FARM

CUTS OF PORK come with quirky names. Terms like spare ribs, picnic shoulder and Boston Butt lend nomenclature nuance to the meat lover's menu. And now, thanks to a new local farmer, Augustans can add “pig feather” to the list. Kenny Bottoms, of PigFeathers Farm,...

Augusta Eats Local at Jamaica Way

  Chef Sharon of Jamaica Way restaurant on Tobacco Road in Hepzibah started her career in hair design. Eighteen years later she found herself changing careers because of her love and passion for cooking her native food. Jamaica Way has all the comforts of home and yet...

Forgotten Fruits

  As I started planning my garden this year, it occurred to me just how few varieties are available in this city anymore.I thought about some of the fruits that I grew up eating as a child, fruits that flavored my youth but don’t seem to be around much these days for...

Augusta Eats Local at Seeds Cafe

  SEEDS CAFE NURTURES FOOD SUSTAINABILITY “Grits Pie?” You may ask. “Sounds kind of gritty.” Not so! At least not Seeds Café’s Sweet Grits Pie, which is smooth as silk. Owner LaRahna Hughes sources the grits locally and works her magic like she does with every recipe...

NOURISHMENT19 BEGINS!

  Augusta Locally Grown is deeply honored to be granted a one-year residency with theClubhou.se in 2019. We will mindfully use the opportunity to showcase Augusta's local food system for a solid 12 months of experiences and community engagement. We're calling it...

 

Some of the happenings this week…

 

WHITE HILLS FARM

Amy and Patrick Sutter are a match made in heaven. You need only meet them once to know: grounded, generous, soft-spoken Amy is the ideal partner for bubbly, big-hearted, big-picture Patrick. They’re a perfect fit for each other. And - it turns out – they’re a perfect...

PIG FEATHERS FARM

CUTS OF PORK come with quirky names. Terms like spare ribs, picnic shoulder and Boston Butt lend nomenclature nuance to the meat lover's menu. And now, thanks to a new local farmer, Augustans can add “pig feather” to the list. Kenny Bottoms, of PigFeathers Farm,...

Forgotten Fruits

  As I started planning my garden this year, it occurred to me just how few varieties are available in this city anymore.I thought about some of the fruits that I grew up eating as a child, fruits that flavored my youth but don’t seem to be around much these days for...

Shredded Collard Green Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

So sorry to have been MIA the past couple of weeks, but sometimes life gets in the way…I am happy to report that my back is on the mend and while not completely normal, I am once again mobile.  With our weather in transition, I thought this was the perfect time to introduce a transitional recipe.  We are still seeing plenty of collard greens and sweet potatoes at the market, but who says we cannot make a lighter feeling dish with them while we wait for the spring veggies to come in.  This salad uses some tried and true southern ingredients with some West African flavors.  That feels new to me!  It also uses the massaging technique (you might have seen or used this with kale) to tenderize the winter greens without cooking.  Make sure that you do not skip this step or your mouth might get quite the workout. 😉  If lime and cashew are not your thing, this is an easily modified recipe so choose the flavors that you like best.  Happy almost spring!

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Kim Hines

My mom is my inspiration. She taught us girls to feed the soil with every natural resource that came her way. It would be decades before I appreciated her genius. It applies to everything, from food to kids to community. Love you Mama!

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