Events: 19th August 2017

Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival

The Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival is one of Savannah’s most celebrated summer events and the resort is delighted to announce first details about the fourth annual celebration occurring on August 17-20, 2017.  This fourth annual Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival will welcome celebrity chefs, renowned restaurants, competitive mixologists, flagship spirits and much more…

Unity in the Community River Street Festivals in Savannah River Street Dog Stroll

Every third Saturday and Sunday of the month, Unity in the Community hosts a festival on River Street. On Aug. 19-20, 2017, they will host the River Street Dog Stroll from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and until 6 p.m. on Sunday. So come on down with your dog, strut your stuff and see who wins…

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.

Leopold’s Ice Cream 98th Birthday Party

Saturday, August 19, 2017, join us at 212 East Broughton St. for music, games, contests and dancing in the street in recognition of 98 years of Leopold’s Ice Cream! All day long, Leopold’s will over ninety-eight cent single scoops all day as a way to thank Savannah and the surrounding communities for nearly a century…

Return to the '50s Savannah Theatre Return to the ’50s at Savannah Theatre

Bop, stroll and twist on over to the Savannah Theatre August 4-19, 2017 and Return to the ’50s! Celebrating their 15th anniversary in Savannah, the cast at Savanah Theatre will present a revival of our first show, which capture America’s most beloved decade of music, when every song on the radio was a hit! The band is rockin’…

Tybee Island Summertime Movies in the Park

The City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority/Main street program will host Movies in the Park this summer at Memorial Park with the assistance of the Tybee Island YMCA. The third Saturday evening in June, July and August at Memorial Park, a family friendly movie will be projected on the side of the Tybee Gym around 8:45…