Events: 28th July 2018

Libertea High Tea

Wednesdays and Saturdays: Sit back and relax around the open fire and enjoy delicious pastries, cakes, chocolates and savory delights from our specialty chefs for Libertea High Tea. Delicate favorites and selections may include macarons, fruit tartlets, mille-feuilles, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs, truffles and chocolate shots. 215 W Liberty St. For details and tickets, call (912) 352-2994…

Coastal Stewards Workshop: Sustainable Saltwater Fishing

Head to the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant July 27-28 for “Coastal Stewards Workshop: Sustainable Saltwater Fishing.” During this two day workshop, participants will develop recreational fishing skills through hands-on field activities, lectures and labs. Some of the activities include a fish ID lab, a rigging tutorial, fishing by boat and a fish…

July Volunteer Project: Mulching and Watering on Tybee Island

July 28: Join Savannah Tree Foundation staff, board, and volunteers for a morning of service on Tybee Island! We’ll meet at Jaycee Park, where Savannah Tree Foundation has planted dozens of trees, on the morning of July 28th to mulch and water. During the hot summer months, it’s crucial that trees get the water they…

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.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum Tours

Wednesday-Monday: Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., depending on weather conditions. We are a complete light station whose history dates back to 1736. The tower stands 145 feet tall and has three Light Keeper’s Cottages nearby. A small 1812 Summer Kitchen holds archaeological finds. Across…

Mansion to Museum Tour

Ongoing: Mansion to Museum Tour at the Telfair Academy at 10 a.m. (Tues.-Sat.), 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn the incredible story of the transformation of the Telfair family mansion into the oldest public art museum in the South. 121 Barnard St. (912) 790-8880 or www.telfair.org.

Loyalists & Liberty

Thursday-Saturday: “Loyalists & Liberty” program at the Savannah History Museum at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. A special program offering visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah with a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park. 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6840 or www.chsgeorgia.org.

Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

Named after James Jackson, one-time governor of Georgia, Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along the Savannah River, and is Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortification.

Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering cannon firings and daily interactive programs. Please call for the daily schedule. Minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District, visitors of all ages experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront skyline and the Talmadge Bridge while walking the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications along the East Coast.

Summer Animal Encounters at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Beat the heat and join us at 1:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in June and July to meet an Oatland educator away from the hot summer day to learn some fascinating natural history about 4 of our animal ambassadors. Cost is just $2 beyond the general admission and all proceeds benefit our…

Totally Awesome 80’s Show at Savannah Theatre

June 1- July 28: Totally Awesome 80’s Show! Come experience this 2 hour time warp back to the 80’s, 8 p.m. With big hair and tight clothes to epic guitar solos and incredible voices, The Totally Awesome 80’s Show will feature all of your favorite songs that defined a generation! With synthesizer hits and energetic…

A Tribute to Legendary Songwriters at Tybee Post Theater

July 28: A Tribute to Legendary Songwriters at Tybee Post Theater. It all starts with a song, and four Savannah songwriters will honor the legends that gave us some of our favorites. This one-of-a-kind concert produced by the Savannah Songwriter Series features the songs of Bob Dylan, John Prine, Carole King and Kris Kristofferson. Singer-Songwriter…