All of the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market vendors have a story. Some are of decades old generational family farms. Some are of the desire to see healthier food options and increased environmental sustainability. And some are simply those who turned hobbies or crafts into steady sales. The 24/7 House, Inc. is no different. Here is their story.
The 24/7 House is a faith-based residential recovery facility that began in 2009. They operate in a renovated nursing home purchased from Appling County Healthcare Systems for $1.00, serving men and women who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The staff conduct a multi-faceted and comprehensive program for recovery. Residents participate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a minimum of one year to achieve a success rate that is over twice the industry average.
One part of that program is the greenhouse.
All residents at 24/7 House work in the greenhouse where they cultivate and harvest hydroponic local produce everyday. Currently, that includes living butterhead lettuce, camaro cucumbers, vine ripened beefsteak tomatoes (large and small), and green beefsteak tomatoes (perfect for frying!).
All proceeds from 24/7 Houses’ farmers market and Market2Go go to helping addicts in recovery.
Visit twentyfour7houseinc.com come for more information.
Go to statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net to order from 24/7 House and dozens of other farmers market vendors.
These are difficult times for all of us, and local restaurants are no exception. They are one of the many industries that can’t “work from home” or survive long in a social distancing movement. In response to this, many Statesboro restaurants are making significant adjustments to accommodate the current situation.
The status of these restaurants changes every couple of days, but here is an update-to-date list being maintained by Grice Connect and the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce.
4 ways you can support your favorite local restaurants and eat local:
1. Purchase Gift Cards
Most restaurants offer some form of gift card or gift certificate. This is something you can do to ease their burden of the loss of your normal spending. This is also something you can do while staying at home. Many local restaurants will provide a way to order gift cards over the phone or online. Once things return to business-as-usual, use the gift card sparingly and spread out over a period of time to make sure these businesses have a steady flow of revenue afterwards. Or better yet, give it as a gift to a friend you’ve been trying to convince to try your favorite place!
2. Order Takeout
A lot of restaurants are streamlining their takeout services. Many dine-in restaurants are changing to take-out only. Even fast food chains, that normally thrive on takeout, are making adjustments to their order handling processes. Check your favorite dining establishments for how they are providing to-go meals.
3. Order from Market-2-Go
The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market has a year-round online market where you can order locally grown and locally made products like produce, dairy, meat, herbs, plants, seeds, jellies, preserves, and more! Ordering must be completed by midnight on Tuesdays to be picked up at the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau on the following Thursday. CLICK HERE for more information.
Several local restaurants are still open for business. Some have even adjusted their dining room to allow more space between customers, and staggering seating times to make sure safe distances are kept between parties. This means they are valuing social distance over the quantity of customers they can serve during this time.
In fact, all restaurants seem to be posting about stepping up their cleaning & sanitation game. And for food service establishments that already operate under stringent health codes this means quite a lot. Could you imagine if your kitchen was scrutinized the same way theirs are even under normal circumstances? Not sure we’d all get passing grades.
These are four simple ways to make sure that we all support each other during this time and to help ensure the recovery period afterwards goes quickly. Let’s be an example for others to follow and show the world why we’re The City that Soars!
The venue. Market2Go is moving! Starting Thursday, February 14, Market2Go order pickups will be at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at 222 South Main Street. They’re not moving far — the SCVB is on South Main Street, diagonally across from Queensborough Bank.
Hours will remain the same with order pick up between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday.
Sugar Magnolia Bakery has been the operations base for Market2Go since the very beginning. The owners past and present have been very generous and gracious through every kind of transition of the building. They are grateful to Steve Jones for helping them get started, Barry Turner for letting them use the building even when the business was closed, and especially to Caroline Joyner and the current management team for making room for them — and making them feel welcome — even as they worked around the market to do renovations and open their beautiful new restaurant.
At their new location at the SCVB, they will have a dedicated cooler and freezer to improve efficiency, food safety and customer service. They also expect that the generous parking area will make order pickup more convenient for the customers.
The cost structure. They are eliminating the annual membership fee and in its place — because they have to maintain support for the market — they’re instituting a surcharge of 7% on each order.
Their analysis, as well as comments from vendors and would-be customers, suggest that their annual membership fee of $25 remains a barrier to market participation for some customers, especially for customers at lower incomes. At the same time, they know they need to maintain their income to cover market expenses. They think that this new structure will allow them to do both — to bring in new customers to the market and also produce income to keep the market going.
Effective immediately, market membership fees will no longer be charged — anyone can make purchases on the market, simply by signing up. They will contact customers who have paid a membership fee recently, to offer some compensation alternatives.
Beginning March 1, your Market2Go orders will include a 7% market-support fee to maintain income for Market2Go.
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November in Statesboro is packed full of live performances, fall themed events, and family fun!
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With the temperature cooling down (a bit) and football season in full swing, you’ll find lots to do when you visit Statesboro this month! The family friendly events are plentiful! A great one to kick off the month is GreenFest in downtown Statesboro on the 6th. The 57th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair begins on the 15th for a week full of thrills and chills on the midway plus the famous Kiwanis Pancake House is a tradition that brings people back to the Boro year after year. Scare on the Square will pack downtown on the 27thwith Trunk or Treaters and zombies who will close the night with Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance through the streets. Looking for adult only entertainment? Break out the boas and stilettos for the Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE on October 26th and 27th at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
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There’s so much to do so clear your calendar for Fall fun in Statesboro! See the Community Calendar with a complete list of events.
Georgia Southern Eagle Football is back and nobody celebrates the season better than True Blue fans! The excitement doesn’t stop there, though! September in Statesboro is bursting at the seams with live music including country music legend Tanya Tucker, Victor Wainwright and the Train, and a celebration of the music of Tom Petty. Bring the kids to Brooklet for the 29th Annual Peanut Festival and be sure to get tickets early for The Addams Family Musical at the Averitt Center for the Arts. Check out our weekly calendar to see where you can kick back with karaoke or trivia and be sure to put the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market on your “to do” list when you Visit Statesboro..
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As the weather begins to change with cooler temperatures, easy breezes in the air and falling leaves, we begin to think about pumpkins, corn mazes, hayrides, costumes and apple cider. The good news is there are fantastic fall activities happening throughout October and November for locals and visitors alike to attend. Let’s take a look:
October 9 & 10th – Ol’ Scarecrow Statesboro Whaddaya Know Medicine Show – Emma Kelly Theater – Free to All 3rd Grade Classes in Public and Private Schools in Bulloch County
October 19-24th – Ogeechee Fair – Kiwanis Fair Ground, Highway 301 South
October 3rd – November 11th – Old Freeman Family Farm Fun – Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Cooperville
October 27th & 28th – Rocky Horror Picture Show – Emma Kelly Theatre
October 30th – Ghost Tours by Lantern – Averitt Center for the Arts – Downtown Statesboro
October 31st – Halloween Concert by the Statesboro Youth Chorale – Emma Kelly Theatre
October 31st – Scare on the Square – Best Halloween Events in Bulloch County – Downtown Statesboro
November 7th – Nevils Elementary School PTO Fall Festival
November 14th – International Festival – Mill Creek Regional Park
November 21st – 8th Annual Turkey Trot – Downtown Statesboro
November 21st – George L. Smith Annual Sugar Cane Festival, George L. Smith State Park
November 24th – Shopping by Lantern Light – Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market – Charlie Olliff Square – Downtown Statesboro
Each of these events is geared to families and will help you enjoy a variety of offerings to help you “fall” into fall. So grab your kids, family and friends and come enjoy yourselves. Get into the “spirit” while you enjoy the season!
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