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May 16, 2013

Movie and steak night at the Athens Saturday Market

Enjoy a free movie and an affordable steak meal as the Athens Saturday Market kicks off its first event this weekend.

The Spirit of Athens will be showing the documentary “Eating Alabama” at the Farmers Market pavilion at 409 West Green Street in downtown Athens. The Limestone County Cattlemen’s Association will sell rib eye steak sandwiches, chips and a drink for $7. SOA will sell popcorn and soft drinks.

Concessions for the movie on Saturday, May 18, will be available starting at 7 p.m. The movie will start at dark, which should be around 8 p.m.

SOA Director Trisha Black said “Eating Alabama” is the perfect way to introduce the Athens Saturday Market to the public because it focuses on local products.

“Eating Alabama” documents a couple’s search of a simpler life when they return home to Alabama and set out to eat local food. They soon realized farming has changed, and the number of farmers is decreasing. The documentary became their essay on why food matters. Among the local places they visited was the Belle Chevre cheese factory in Elkmont.

This is the first year for the Athens Saturday Market, a program initiated and operated by SOA and sponsored by Athens Rotary, Athens-Limestone Hospital and Alabama Farm Credit. Athens Saturday Market Committee Chairwoman Laurie Glenn said the goal of the program is provide local farmers a place to market their products and the public a place to get fresh produce, buy plants and participate in family-friendly events.

“We have planned market day demonstrations, contests and music,” Glenn said. “When you visit on Saturday mornings this summer, you will find fresh produce and can get to know the people who grew it. You’ll also find a snack for breakfast or lunch, hummus made by one of the tomato farmers, artisans selling one-of-a-kind works. You will find demonstrations to improve your gardening, environment and health.”

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