Saturday, April 25, 2009
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:
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.”