Saturday, April 25, 2009

Summertime Market & Providence Farms

Just wanted to let everyone know that Providence Farms will be our exclusive provider of meats. It can't get any more local than that.  If for some odd reason you haven't heard of Providence Farms you should check out their website.  Grass fed meats are healthier for you, healthier for the animals, and better for the environment.

We are currently working on lining up our suppliers for the summer. If you have suggestions feel free to post them.

Article in the Commercial Record

Douglas Summertime Market planned
By Scott Sullivan

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:38 PM EDT

A 1930’s landmark Douglas gas station that has since been a laundromat, fish market, bank, you name it ... will return this June as The Summertime Market selling fresh local produce, meats and more.

Andrew Milauckas, set to win a bachelor of fine arts degree in advertising design from the Savannah College of Art & Design June 1, will return home this summer to blend edibles with aesthetics in the small-but-singular building at 176 Blue Star Highway, northwest of the Blue Star bridge.

“Our brand concept,” said Milauckas, who interned last summer with an ad firm in New York City, “is to create an environment reminiscent of a 1950’s fruit and vegetable stand ... a place that resonates, where the eggs were laid that morning and produce inventory depends on what the farmer harvested the night before.

“With the rebirth of this pastime comes a healthier and cleaner future,” Milauckas said.

The Summertime Market’s goals are to:

  •  Provide the community with high-quality, safe and healthy products.
  •  Create a mutually-beneficial relationship with local farmers and suppliers.
  •  Have a positive impact on the community and environment.
  •  Educate the community on the benefits of eating locally.
  •  Recycle, reuse and reduce waste.

    Local Providence Farms owner Mike O’Brien will sell organic meats at the market, Milauckas said. Providence employee Melissa Sax is setting up contacts with other farmers.

    “Between now and June we’re rehabbing the building (a cell-phone sales outlet in its most-recent incarnation),” said Milauckas. “Once I’m back, we will plan to be open each day till fall.”