The Forsyth Park Farmers' Market will return Jan. 18 for its sixth season after taking an annual winter break.
Organizers say the recent "polar vortex" has affected some local crops, so a few regular vendors will not be in attendance for the first few markets of the season.
The day is set to be a bit chilly, so organizers advise bundling up for the outdoor market.
Winter vendors include Adam's Farm, Avondale Apiary, B & G Honey Farms, Berry Farms, Carolina Plantation Rice, Clark & Sons, Flatland Farms, George Wilson, Georgia Buffalo, Honeydew Farm, Hunter Cattle, Ogeechee River Gardens, Ozzie Mack Produce, Readee's Bees, Robert Maxwell of Alake's Pecans, Savannah River Farms, Southern Swiss Dairy, Tierra Verde Farm, Walker Farms, Castra Rota, Cup to Cup, Exit Strategy, Foods of the Farm, Frali Gourmet, Meatless Meals, PERC, Vegetable Kingdom, Verdant Kitchen and Morning Glory Natural Plants.
If you can't find your favorite vendor, please inquire at the main market table.
Jan. 18 will also feature the first MLK 5K and Festival in Forsyth Park, so there will be even more chances to learn more about healthy eating and sample recipes.
Another way to support the market is the Friends of Forsyth Farmers' Market program. For a $25 donation, you get a market tote and a weekly discount card for the vendor of the week (PERC on Jan. 18). Donations go toward the costs of running the market, such as insurance, banking fees, etc.
Learn more about the farmers' market here.