Forsyth Park Farmers' Market organizers were recently at the Georgia Organics #GreenAcres confererence on Jekyll Island.
"... Savannah was well represented by students from Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Islands High School and Windsor Forest High School," according to the market's weekly newsletter.
"The students talked passionately about how they enjoyed (yet found it messy) to take what they learned and re-deliver the lessons to younger students in their school or community. They also noted that, for some of them, their diets had changed or they had even made college track decisions based on their experiences!
"There may be hope for a few #greenacres in our future, after all," organizers said in the newsletter.
Founding member and market manager Teri Schell of Savannah was also honored at the conference with the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award for her leadership in Georgia's sustainable farming and food movement.
"I'm pleased to be able to contribute as part of the core group of people working to improve Savannah's food system," Schell said. "An award to me is really an award to all of us in Savannah who have worked to build a more vibrant food shed."
Schell received the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award for her leadership in Georgia's sustainable farming and food movement. She helped found the Forsyth Farmers' Market and is co-chair of the recently formed Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council.
The market and its vendors and volunteers will again be out March 1 to bring Savannah the freshest produce and locally made goods available.
Vendors include Adam's Farm, Avondale Apiary, Berry Farms, Billy's Botanicals, Carolina Plantation Rice, Charis Farm, Flatland Farms, George Wilson, Georgia Buffalo, Green Bridge Farm, Honeydew Farm, Hunter Cattle, Joseph Fields Farm, 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, Chocolate, Lab, 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, organizers suggest checking at the main market table.
Frali Gourmet is the vendor of the week. Preserving all organic and natural ingredients, they prepare pastas, prepared meals, marinated vegetables, breads, infused oils, sauces and more. Learn more about Frali Gourmet here.
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. Donations go toward the costs of running the market, such as insurance, banking fees, etc.
Learn more about the farmers' market here.