Forsyth Park Farmers' Market organizers want their customers to give themselves a pat on the back for continuing to support the market through cold, rainy Saturdays.
"Because you really are cheering up some farmers that are going through a rough patch due to this weather. And we truly appreciate that," the market volunteers write in their weekly newsletter.
The market and its vendors and volunteers will again be out on Feb. 8 to bring Savannah the freshest produce and locally made goods available.
Vendors include Adam's Farm, Avondale Apiary, B & G Honey Farms, Berry Farms, Carolina Plantation Rice, Clark & Sons, Flatland Farms, Georgia Buffalo, 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, 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.
Avondale Apiary is the vendor of the week. Located on the former site of the Roberds Dairy, the apiary produces a limited supply of honey each year. Avondale is registered organic and is the only apiary in Southeast Georgia to carry certified naturally grown credentials. The use no chemical pesticides or insecticides in managing their bees, and there is no commercial use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or insecticides within the bees' foraging range.
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.