Welcome to Northeast Georgia Locally Grown’s weblog. Mainly this is a collection of e-mails that we send out each week to kick off the market, but also tells the tale of our little market. The market was officially OPENED and our first orders taken on Monday, April 26th, 2010 with our pick-up on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010. Though small at the beginning our market has grown pretty well, Selling $25,000 by December 31, 2010, and nearly $40,000 by our anniversary on April 28th, 2011. The site will be opened for shopping Friday evening at 9:00pm and remain open for shopping until 9:00pm Monday evening.
Locally Grown - Availability for January 29, 2014
Hey Local Food Lovers,
We received lots of positive feedback from everyone about our interest in expanding Locally Grown into the Gainesville region sometime this year. We also are discovering lots and lots of connections with that community through our network of farmers, shoppers and other friends that we didn’t know we had.
For those who may have friends in Gainesville that might be interested customers, or possibly even a potential host for the new market site we’ve written up a simple description about what Locally Grown is and how and why we hope to expand it into Gainesville.
You can read the PDF here
Feel free to print it out and give it to a friend, send a copy or simply forward this link. The more interest and support we can generate the more likely we’ll make it a reality.
Quite a few of you have friends at Grace Episcopal in Gainesville and have gotten in touch with them already. There’s a chance we may have a meeting with them in next week to see if that’s a potential site for the new market to locate.
We still haven’t gotten around to our survey yet, but it’s coming we promise. In the meantime we appreciate everyone continuing to order each week even deep into the winter. We also really appreciate all the kind folks who pick up their items just a little bit earlier on those super cold nights.
EAT WELL and BE WELL,
Justin in Habersham
Chuck in Rabun