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Who We Are...

Our Mission is simple: Augusta Locally Grown is 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to growing the sustainable local food community throughout the Central Savannah River Area. We are committed to the idea that a community is healthiest when it feeds itself. We accomplish this through farmers markets and educational programming. 74% of our farms are women-owned/operated and 50% are veteran owned - when you buy from ALG you are supporting a dynamic food force!

Our Story
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Augusta Locally Grown (ALG) started in 2008 as a tiny, women-led pre-order farmers market on the outskirts of Augusta, Georgia. At that time, there were no other markets in the area committed to local agriculture. Now in its 12th year, nonprofit ALG is the Central Savannah River region's lead local food economic driver. We operate several in-person pickup spots in the CSRA. We offer selling and business services to our 60+ farmers and producers.

In spring 2022, we move into our next chapter and move into the HUB - a 33,000 square foot building that ALG will have residency in. It is through this HUB that ALG's food access efforts will amplify. We are ever thankful for the $10 million donation announced  by Augusta National Golf Club in November 2020 and gifted jointly with AT&T, Bank of America and IBM, and the endless hours that the CSRA Community Foundation has put together to organize this project.

We are a thriving sustainable food source in the CSRA.

All ALG farmers/producers use sustainable practices and are either USDA Organic or Certified Naturally Grown. Growers/Producers are able to sell through our ALG Online Farmers Market or in-person double SNAP markets. MAKE YOUR DOLLARS COUNT! When you shop our ALG Online Market 80% goes directly to the farmer - only 12% (national average) goes to farmers when you shop via big box stores.

Our Growers & Producers:

Adderson's Fresh Produce

Agape Chocolates

Aries Confectionaires

B&J Farms

Backyard Garden

Brown Dawg Bites

Browns Place Farm

Buona Caffe Artisan Roasted Coffee

Cassava Breads

Circular Farm

Clyde's Fresh Produce

Cornucopia Farms Avera, LLC

Country Sweets

Creative Cuisine by Chef Megan

Dface Farm, LLC

Diamond R Ranch

Doug's Wild Alaska Salmon

Fiona's Farm

Fisheads

Freeman's Mill

Growing Augusta: Arts, Agriculture & Agency

Happy Day Farm

Happy Wife Farm

Herb n Berries

Hoosier- Magnolia Farms

Humanitree House Juice Joint

J and L Farm and Stables

Just Great Products

Kettle Creek Acres

Kim Beavers

Knotalotta Acres

Lady P Hillside Farms

Liberty Tree Farms

Mary's Garden

Mary-Anna Farm, LLC

Medley Farm

Ottley Hall Farms

PigFeathers Farm llc

Savannah River Farms

Southern 'Shrooms

Southern Swiss Dairy

Splash of Sassy Seasoning, LLC

Starlit Roots

Sunshine Sprouts Garden & Farm

Swallow's Nest Farm

The Hancock Farm, LLC

The Pie Hole Augusta

Tink's Grass Fed Beef

Trevathan Goat

Trusty Farms LLC

Urban Grange Farm, LLC

Verdant Beef

Watsonia Farms

White Hills Farm

Karen Phelps, M.D.

Karen Phelps, M.D.

PRESIDENT - 2023 ALG Board of Directors

Michell Davis

Michell Davis

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Dr. Kim Loomer

Dr. Kim Loomer

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Kyle McCloud

Kyle McCloud

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Chris Shelley

Chris Shelley

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Janette Metz

Janette Metz

ALG Experience Coordinator and Delivery Coordinator

Coy Hancock

Coy Hancock

Farmer Services Manager

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson

Evans Online Market Manager

Amanda Hockett

Amanda Hockett

Dearing Farmers Market Manager

Dr. Sharica Brookins

Dr. Sharica Brookins

Board Treasurer 2023 ALG Board of Directors

Amy Graci

Amy Graci

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Dean Seehusan

Dean Seehusan

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Ryan Waggy

Ryan Waggy

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Brandi Wallace

Brandi Wallace

Urban Education Coordinator

Kendall Porter

Kendall Porter

Wholesale Coordinator

Nandy Cordova

Nandy Cordova

Augusta Online Market Manager and Food as Medicine Program Manager

Kyra Leseberg

Kyra Leseberg

Harlem Online Market Manager

Jordan Bell

Jordan Bell

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Amy Christian

Amy Christian

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Dawn Cardona

Dawn Cardona

2023 ALG Board of Directors

Rebecca VanLoenen

Rebecca VanLoenen

Executive Director - Augusta Locally Grown

Diane Kereknich

Diane Kereknich

Development Director

Priscilla Zertuche

Priscilla Zertuche

Operations Manager

Janiece Meek

Janiece Meek

Veggie Park Market Manager

Nefertiti Robinson

Nefertiti Robinson

Laney Walker Farmers Market Manager

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