The Forsyth Farmers' Market has announced a new manager for its Farm Truck 912 initiative, along with an updated schedule and new locations to find the farm truck around Savannah.
Mark Bowen has joined the team as the new farm truck manager. He has been a longtime advocate for food justice and increased food access among communities in New Orleans, Montgomery, Ala., and Washington, D.C. His hope for the farm truck is that it becomes a vehicle that not only makes fresh, locally grown food affordable, but is also ultimately a program largely controlled by our community.
The Forsyth Farmers' Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in Forsyth Park. Farm Truck 912 is a mobile farmers' market that brings local seasonal fruits and vegetables to Savannah neighborhoods with little access to healthy food. The farm truck sources all of its fruits, vegetables and agricultural products from the Saturday market vendors.
Farm Truck 912 accepts credit, debit and cash as forms of payment. In addition, the truck also accepts and doubles SNAP/EBT benefits.
Expect to find a variety of products on the farm truck that are sourced directly from the farmers' market vendors, including seasonal produce, honey, polenta, grits, cornmeal mix, fish fry mix, eggs, beef, pork, pecans, artisan breads, coffee beans, pizza and pasta sauces.
FARM TRUCK 912 SCHEDULE
Noon-2 p.m.: W.W. Law Library, 909 E. Bolton St.
12:30-2 p.m.: Skidaway Island, 1 W Ridge Road
3-5:30 p.m.: Daffin Park, 1301 E. Victory Drive
1-2:30 p.m.: Savannah Gardens, 515 Pennsylvania Ave.
3:30-5:15 p.m.: Lady Bamford Center, 1410 Richards St.
12:30-2 p.m.: Sheppard's Citgo Gas & Food Mart, 1302 W. Gwinnett St.
3-5:30 p.m: West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.
Learn more about the Forsyth Farmers' Market and its Farm Truck 912 at forsythfarmersmarket.com.