Events: 23rd September 2017

35th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival

Get ready for the sweet sounds of jazz to hit Savannah Sept. 17-23! The 2017 Savannah Jazz Festival celebrates jazz as a living art form—built on a constantly evolving tradition. The festival will offer all types of jazz, from Dixieland, traditional swing, straight‑ahead and bop to melodic standards and funky down‑home gutbucket blues. The Savannah…

2017 Tour de Ford Richmond Hill Tour de Ford 10 Mile Run

Enjoy a stunning and historic race through the beautiful and exclusive Ford Plantation of Richmond Hill this summer at the Tour de Ford 10-Miler Inaugural Race on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 8 a.m. The race begins and finishes at the Ford Mansion and will cover multiple terrains (grass, light trail, wooden bridges, dirt road and asphalt).…

Women ROCK! Savannah 2017 Women’s Conference

Be empowered to live the life you desire and deserve at Women ROCK! Savannah 2017. This conference will be life-transforming, with a commitment to help women find their voice, personal power, beauty and talent. The event will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. The conference offers practical…

4th Annual Savannah TEAL Walk

Tell Every Amazing Lady® about Ovarian Cancer — also known as T.E.A.L.® — will have its 4th Annual Savannah T.E.A.L.® Walk at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2017. An ovarian cancer foundation based in Brooklyn, NY. T.E.A.L.®’s mission is to promote public awareness of ovarian cancer, provide support to survivors and raise funds for cutting-edge scientific research. The…

Help the Hoo-Hahs 5K Walk/Run Help the Hoo-Hahs 5K Walk/Run

Support women with gynecological cancers by participating in a family-friendly Help the Hoo-Hahs 5K Walk/Run on Sept. 23, 2017 from 8:30-10 a.m. The run and walk is for beginners and competitive runners and features custom medals, cash prizes and chip-timing. It is open to all ages and jogging strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. The track is a…

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…

Estuary Extravaganza

We’re celebrating National Estuaries Week, Sept. 16-23, by hosting an Estuary Extravaganza at the UGA Aquarium on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea, causing fresh and saltwater to mix. Come face-to-face with the animals that live in our local estuaries by going behind-the-scenes of the aquarium,…

20th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball featuring “The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love”

Come out for “A Night of Celebration” Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront and enjoy the 20th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball from 6 p.m.-12 a.m. The evening will include dinner, dancing, a live auction, raffles, door prizes, a photo booth and great entertainment. A highlight of the evening will be the…

Savannah Children's Theatre How I Became A Pirate How I Became a Pirate

Don’t miss How I Became a Pirate presented by the Savannah Children’s Theatre, located at 2160 E. Victory Drive, on Sept. 23 and 30, 2017 at 7 p.m., with matinees on Sept. 24, 25, Oct. 1 and 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. Call or go online for tickets! Admission is $15 for adults and $12 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…