Events: 22nd April 2017

Savannah Asian Cultural Festival Savannah Asian Cultural Festival

On April 21 & 22, 2017, Armstrong State University and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, one of the South’s largest Asian celebrations. All events will take place at Armstrong’s campus at 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah. The Savannah Asian Cultural Festival is free and…

NOGS Hidden Garden Tour in Savannah NOGS Hidden Garden Tour

Don’t miss the Garden Club of Savannah’s annual NOGS Tour on April 21-22, 2017 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  The 42nd Anniversary of NOGS is the perfect time to visit Savannah, Georgia, the largest urban landmark Historic District in the United States. Come and discover its 22 beautiful squares, elegant historic homes, unique architecture and flower filled…

Savannah Philharmonic Chorus The American Spirit Savannah Philharmonic Chorus The American Spirit

The Savannah Philharmonic Chorus presents an evening of American music on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The show includes everything from national treasures like George and Ira Gershwin and Aaron Copland to some of the finest Broadway, film and patriotic music. Join us as our collective…

Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Ellis Square. Why is this race important? Because one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and breast cancer knows no boundaries – be it age, gender, socio-economic status or…

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.

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…

Jepson Center FREE Family Days FREE Family Days at the Jepson Center

Head over to the Jepson Center on Feb. 5, 2017 or April 22, 2017 for a FREE Family Day from 1-4 p.m.! Explore nontraditional approaches to making fine art. Meet and discover local artists and art groups making and promoting contemporary art in a wide array of media. Take part in this exciting, blossoming scene…

Ballroom Dancers

Every month the USA Dance Chapter #6069 in Savannah, GA, holds a monthly chapter dance featuring different teachers and dances. From salsa to the quickstep, join in and learn take part with the Ballroom Dancers. The USA Dance Chapter #6069 meets at the Frank G. Murry Community Center, located at 160 Whitemarsh Road. 2017 Schedule…

“Call of the Wild” at the Tybee Post Theatre

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, The Savannah Stage Co. will present its touring stage play, “Call of the Wild,” adapted by Catherine Bush, based on the classic novel by Jack London, at 7:30 p.m. The story of a dog named Buck who is kidnapped from his California home and sold into captivity as a sled…

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…