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

 

RADIANT ACRE FARM & GARDEN

IT'S MEET MY FARMER MONDAY! City girl meets farmer boy: falls in love; trades in her office-job high heels for manure-kicking boots; never looks back. This is the storybook version of Jana Smith’s life at Radiant Acres Farm and Garden. But anyone who’s grown food in...

Cultivating Our Food Systems

  Accompanying us on our visit to the grocery store is the confidence that we will be provided with most (if not all) of the foods that we’re seeking. Assortments of commercialized and standardized food products are constantly emerging in our community groceries,...

SOUTHERN SWISS DAIRY

Jimmy and Ginny Franks of Southern Swiss Dairy have been married for 34 years. In those three-plus decades, they have spent nearly every day, including every wedding anniversary -- except one -- working on the farm. In fact, the first and only...

BROWN’S PLACE FARM

Mr. WB Brown, of Brown’s Place Farm, easily recalls the biggest collards he ever grew. “One leaf,” he said, spreading his arms open as if to embrace a refrigerator. “Just one leaf would have fed all of us a meal. It was that big.” “We were stationed in Asmara,...

 

Upcoming Events

 

RADIANT ACRE FARM & GARDEN

IT'S MEET MY FARMER MONDAY! City girl meets farmer boy: falls in love; trades in her office-job high heels for manure-kicking boots; never looks back. This is the storybook version of Jana Smith’s life at Radiant Acres Farm and Garden. But anyone who’s grown food in...

Augusta Eats Local @ Agape Chocolates

  Augusta Locally Grown doesn’t just sell amazing produce, meats, and dairy. For a chocoholic, look no further! I knew that James Stefanakos, founder of Agape Chocolates, embodied the mission of his company the first day I met him. He was kind and thoughtful and it...

Augusta Eats Local @ Paleo Num Yums

  Onnie Sanford, founder of Paleo Num Yums, has her pulse on what we all want: a healthy eating style paired with convenience and reasonable prices. “I love when I create a meal that makes someone happy. There is no reason why that still can’t be true when you eat...

Cultivating Our Food Systems

  Accompanying us on our visit to the grocery store is the confidence that we will be provided with most (if not all) of the foods that we’re seeking. Assortments of commercialized and standardized food products are constantly emerging in our community groceries,...

SOUTHERN SWISS DAIRY

Jimmy and Ginny Franks of Southern Swiss Dairy have been married for 34 years. In those three-plus decades, they have spent nearly every day, including every wedding anniversary -- except one -- working on the farm. In fact, the first and only...

BROWN’S PLACE FARM

Mr. WB Brown, of Brown’s Place Farm, easily recalls the biggest collards he ever grew. “One leaf,” he said, spreading his arms open as if to embrace a refrigerator. “Just one leaf would have fed all of us a meal. It was that big.” “We were stationed in Asmara,...

 

Some of the happenings this week…

 

RADIANT ACRE FARM & GARDEN

IT'S MEET MY FARMER MONDAY! City girl meets farmer boy: falls in love; trades in her office-job high heels for manure-kicking boots; never looks back. This is the storybook version of Jana Smith’s life at Radiant Acres Farm and Garden. But anyone who’s grown food in...

SOUTHERN SWISS DAIRY

Jimmy and Ginny Franks of Southern Swiss Dairy have been married for 34 years. In those three-plus decades, they have spent nearly every day, including every wedding anniversary -- except one -- working on the farm. In fact, the first and only...

BROWN’S PLACE FARM

Mr. WB Brown, of Brown’s Place Farm, easily recalls the biggest collards he ever grew. “One leaf,” he said, spreading his arms open as if to embrace a refrigerator. “Just one leaf would have fed all of us a meal. It was that big.” “We were stationed in Asmara,...

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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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