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Pumpkin patch to benefit local, national ministries

Pumpkin patch to benefit local, national ministries

ATLANTA -- Residents of northeast Atlanta don't have to travel far to find the perfect pumpkin this fall.

Oakleaf Mennonite Farm will open a pumpkin patch this Saturday, Sept. 28. It will feature pumpkins and other fall favorites from the Navajo Reservation in Farmingham, N.M.

The patch will be open weekdays from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m to 9 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 31.

Proceeds will benefit both the Navajo tribe and Atlanta-based teaching ministries.

Call Berea Mennonite Church at 404-244-0289 for more information. The pumpkin patch is located at 1088 Bouldercrest Drive.

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Riverside Farmers Market opens June 1

Riverside Farmers Market opens June 1

The Riverside Farmers Market will open for its fourth season on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The popular market is operated by Fulton County Cooperative Extension.

The market will return to the same location, in the parking lot of Roswell City Hall located at 38 Hill Street. Hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through September.  The market is open rain or shine.

The 2013 season promises to be the strongest yet for the Riverside Farmers Market, with more than 15 vendors. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, vendors will provide knife sharpening, honey, baked goods, eco-friendly clothing, as well as live performances by local musicians.

Market visitors can also get free advice from UGA Fulton County Cooperative Extension Agents and Master Gardeners on topics ranging from planting a garden, to radon detection to canning.   

For more information, call (404) 613-7670 or (404) 332-2400.

Farmers market open through Dec. 8

Farmers market open through Dec. 8

ATLANTA -- The Grant Park Farmers Market has opened for its 2013 season.

The market will be open Sundays through Dec. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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It is located at the corner of Cherokee and Milledge avenues in the Grant Park Historic District.

In addition to local food for sale, the farmers market features cooking and gardening classes, and demonstrations from neighborhood artists and musicians.

Free coupon basics and advance couponing class Oct. 27

Free coupon basics and advance couponing class Oct. 27
Basic Coupon Class October 27, 2012

Residence Inn 

3401 International Blvd. 

Hapeville, GA 30344

10:00 AM to 12:00PM

 

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Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the end of the second season of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 12th at the Shrine of the Black Madonna located at 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in an effort to address health disparities, began the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market Program in 2011.  Fulton County residents living in “food deserts." areas with limited access to mainstream grocery stores, are able to get fresh vegetables and nutrition education from the Fulton Fresh mobile units.

In response to public demand, the program added an additional mobile unit to reach more communities.  The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market trucks delivered an estimated 8 tons of fresh produce to more than 1,800 residents living in 12 areas identified as food deserts.   In 2011, Fulton Fresh provided

Savings Nation: Couponing Basics (a coupon class)

Savings Nation: Couponing Basics (a coupon class)

Gas Prices are almost $4.00/ gallon what if I told you that its not affecting me as much as you would think? Why? Cause I feed my family on $35 a week through not only sales, coupons but also meal planning. Would you like to learn how you can cut your family grocery budget in half? 

 

 

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