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Food Roundup: Fooks Foods, Farmers Markets, Coterie & Tie

Athens Farmers Market. Photo via Facebook

Hey. Yay! It’s been 10 years since Fooks Foods started doing business in Athens, during which time it’s moved from Baxter to South Milledge, where it seems to be doing well. Come celebrate with them on Sunday at 12:30 p.m., when Streets Cafe will be on hand serving food and lion dancers will perform at 1.

Also, in case you’re not one of the 967 people who’ve RSVPed yes to the Facebook event, Athens Farmers Market kicks off its season on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Bishop Park, with the Wednesday evening markets starting Apr. 9 downtown. Peter Dale is chef demo-ing. There will be music and vegetables and eggs and coffee and all kinds of other things. Oconee Farmers Market starts its season the same day.

Go ahead and mark your calendars now for the Good Food Block Party that benefits Wholesome Wave, which funds SNAP doubling at the Athens Farmers Market: April 26, 1–4 p.m., this time to be held at Creature Comforts, what with the ex-Farm 255/Echo patio not yet operational under its new owners. And also: yay beer.

Finally, the crew that started Shotgun Dinners when the Four Coursemen bifurcated (i.e.,  Damien, Patrick, Randy, Noah, Chrissy and Nathan) is calling it quits on their occasional supper club (details in a long email here), but the other part of that split, which formed Coterie & Tie (Nancy, Matt, Eddie), is still going strong and seems to be picking up steam with its own club dinners.

Rachel Bailey, who is doing PR for C&T, says, “Our suggested donation is $75 for meals that are four (larger) courses or five (slightly smaller) courses. Sunday nights, we do family-style dinners, where guests are invited to eat and drink to their hearts’ content (or until we run out of food! That that hasn’t happened yet). Suggested donations on Sundays are $50.”