Events: 25th March 2017

Savannah Tour of Home and Gardens

The 82nd Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens will take place Thursday, March 23-Sunday, March 26, 2017. The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens offers guests the chance to go inside some of Savannah’s most beautiful homes and admire what the families for generations have treasured. In addition to home and garden walking tours, guests can also enjoy some…

Savannah Music Festival

The Historic District of Savannah will host to more than 100 performances from March 23-April 8, 2017, during the annual 2017 Savannah Music Festival, providing an ideal backdrop for an event that celebrates exceptional artistry in jazz, classical and a variety of American and international musical traditions. This annual 17-day celebration incorporates a carefully curated…

Red Shoes Run

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, sprint on over to the Ronald McDonald House, located at 4710 Waters Ave., for the Red Shoes Run (not your typical 5K) at 8 a.m. Join us as we celebrate our 30 year anniversary by running a 3.87 mile run. There will be food, drinks great gifts and awards, all…

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March-June and September-December. This outdoor market sets up on the property of Islands High School (170 Whitemarsh Island Rd.) on Whitemarsh Island. Come by for one of our many on-site programs including: • Food vendors and Artisan vendors…

Savannah Georgia Forsyth Farmers’ Market The Forsyth Farmers’ Market

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM) was founded in 2009 by six women who came together with the intention of supporting their common vision of a local food system that is good for the health of all people and the environment. They merged with the existing Starland market and sought permission from the city to allow a farmers’ market in historic Forsyth Park. The first market was on May 9th, 2009. The FFM was conceived and planned to provide all members of Savannah’s community a welcoming, inclusive place to purchase local food and address food access issues. Despite some logistical challenges, Forsyth Park was chosen because it is a beautiful, public place in Savannah where everyone feels welcome. The founders made a special effort to seek out vendors from all backgrounds and conduct outreach to a wide variety of people. FFM, Inc. is currently in the process of applying for a 501c3 designation.

From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75% of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. The founders also sought to address food access by opening the market with a token system that allow shoppers to use SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program, formerly known as food stamps). The FFM was one of the first independent, farmers’ markets in the nation to institute this system. By partnering with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double SNAP purchases and by conducting outreach to those community members who utilize SNAP the FFM has had the second highest SNAP sales at a farmers’ market in the state year after year.

Organizers envision a farmers’ market that is a strong hub of community activity that supports many aspects of a healthy local food system. To that end, there are many ways to participate in the market besides buying and selling. The market partners with health advocates, garden enthusiasts, community builders and a variety of other groups. There is a designated education and outreach space at each market. Please check out our “get involved” page to see who you can deepen your understanding of and participation in the transformation of our food system.

Mission
The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.

Vision
The FFM envisions a sustainable, local food system that promotes the health of individuals, farmers and the community.

Encaustic Workshop with Christine Sajecki at Roots UP Gallery 2017 Encaustic Workshop with Christine Sajecki

After the opening reception for Country / No Country at Roots Up Gallery on Friday, be sure to head over to Sulfur Studios, located at 2301 Bull St., for the Encaustic Workshop with Christine Sajecki on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All levels are welcome and paint and tools will be supplied. Students should bring…

A-Town Get Down Art and Music Festival in Savannah Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival

The 7th Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, will kick off on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from noon-midnight at its new location on Indian Street with performances by more than 25 live bands and visual artists. The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5 p.m., and ticketed from 5 p.m. to midnight. Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush,…

One Love Animal Rescue_Simon Hotel Indigo Dog Adoption Event

Hotel Indigo will host its first dog adoption day in partnership with local animal rescue nonprofit organization, One Love Animal Rescue, Inc. The furbaby-friendly event will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from noon-3 p.m. at Hotel Indigo and is a great opportunity for attendees to meet the adorable rescue dogs currently cared for…

Savannah Live at the Savannah Theatre “Savannah Live” at the Savannah Theatre

The historic Savannah Theatre presents “Savannah Live” March 2-July 29 and Sept. 2-Nov. 18, 2017. This dazzling two-hour musical variety show features an award-winning professional cast and live band performing everything from pop, jazz, Broadway and rock and roll. Call for show times. “A must-see while in Savannah!” says TripAdvisor. Shows are at 8 p.m. on…