Events: 20th May 2017

Coastal Stewards Program: Georgia Oysters

Join us at the UGA Marine Extension Shellfish Laboratory on May 19-20, 2017 for the Coastal Stewards Program: Georgia Oysters to learn about oyster ecology and local oyster aquaculture. Participants in the Georgia Oysters workshop will have opportunities to tour the state’s first oyster hatchery, talk with researchers, visit wild oyster reefs and develop skills applicable to conservation, consumption, and recreational use of…

Unity in the Community River Street Festivals in Savannah Mother’s Day / International Festival

Every third Saturday and Sunday of the month, Unity in the Community hosts a festival on River Street. On May 20-21, 2017, they will have a Mother’s Day / International Festival from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts…

The Davenport House Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew

See what survives of the 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew with at 2.5-mile tour around the city at 8 a.m. on May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum participants will walk by some of the finest examples of preservation in the city and learn about what no…

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.

Bright Life Chiropractic Kids Day in Savannah Kids Day

Mayor DeLoach has signed a Proclamation designating Saturday, May 20, 2017 officially as Kids Day America/ International!  This FREE Community event will be held noon-4 p.m. at Bright Life Chiropractic, located at 2 Park of Commerce Blvd., providing fun activities and educational programs for children’s Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness, not to mention there will…

SCAD Fashion Show

Don’t miss the SCAD Fashion Show on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The SCAD Fashion Show gives the university’s fashion students a chance to display their talent through their compositions. The runway presentation of SCAD student work is selected by a juried process and critiqued every step of the way, from sketches to garments, by some of…

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…

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…

Miles for Meals Miles for Meals 5K

Bring your four-legged friends to Miles for Meals 5K on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Daffin Park at 8 a.m. and run with the veggies to help Senior Citizens Inc. (SCI) FIGHT TO END SENIOR HUNGER in our community! Miles for Meals is a fun 5K walk/run perfect for all ages. Race proceeds will benefit SCI’s…

Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical

Join the Savannah Children’s Theatre crew as they bring the magic of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” to life select dates from May 19-June 4, 2017 at the Savannah Children’s Theatre, located at 2160 E. Victory Drive. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, English nanny Mary Poppins is blown by…