Augusta Locally Grown partners with a wide variety of partners, including other community organizations, farmers and businesses, to host local food events, farm tours and volunteer efforts on farms and in urban settings.
Augusta Locally Grown helps local educators bring healthy-food classes to the public. This includes instruction in cooking, tasting, nutrition, canning, preserving, organic gardening, composting and backyard poultry raising. We are also deeply committed to health food accessibility for people of all income levels.
Augusta Locally Grown promotes the development of a vibrant food-growing community. This includes recruiting new farmers to our area and connecting existing farmers to customers, restaurants, markets and media. We also help development a network of backyard growers throughout the CSRA and support for conventional farmers who are transitioning toward organic practices.
Why do we do this?
Eating local foods supports the local economy. In fact, 90% of all sales made through Augusta Locally Grown markets goes right back to the farmers.
Sustainable farming nurtures the soil, protects water sources and ensures that farm animals have access to sunshine, fresh air, clean water and natural forage. Our farmers are located within 100 miles of Augusta.
Nutritious eating starts with a deep appreciation for seasonality, locality, variety and flavor. Whole foods bring us in contact with leaves, stems, roots and bones, reminding us to cook with equal parts of economy and awe.
Good food brings people together. At Augusta Locally Grown, we like to say that “a community is healthiest when it feeds itself.”
Growing, harvesting, hunting, fishing, preserving, cooking, enjoying each other’s company around the dinner table … at Augusta Locally Grown we reclaim these self-reliant traditions as foundations of our heritage in the Central Savannah River Area.