To Market, To Market

Options for getting local food dare I say abound in Savannah these days. Full disclosure: I volunteer a bit of my time with the Starland Farmers’ Market as well as the new Green Market at Trustees Garden.

The Starland Farmers’ Market is halfway through it’s 2nd year at the Starland parking lot on 40th Street between Bull and Whitaker. The market is every Saturday from 9-noon. This morning there were several varieties of heirloom tomatoes and potatoes, summer squashes, zucchinis, peppers and melons of every shape, shade and size, blueberries, zipper peas, butter beans, okra, cucumbers and eggs -most of which was organic. I got most of my produce for the week there as well as a couple baugettes from Back in the Day Bakery, which is just around the corner. Now, if only I could talk my favorite wine merchant into opening a little earlier . . .

I didn’t want to stock up too much because I knew that this coming Wednesday I’d have another opportunity.

Wednesday, July 2nd from 4-8pm The Green Market at Trustees Garden promises more local offerings from farms such as Walker Organic Farms, Clark & Sons Organics, Heritage Organic Farms, as well as members of the Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON) and Farmer D Organics. There will also be music, activities and prepared foods from area restaurants that use local ingredients in their cooking. You can read all about it this article from Connect Savannah.

Bring your shopping bag and take advantage of the good food our region has to offer.

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About Clara Fishel

I live in Savannah with my husband and two sons. My time is divided (albeit not always as evenly as I would prefer) between playing with family and friends, work and ongoing involvement with groups like Savannah USGBC, Starland Farmers' Mkt., SDRA and Step-Up. I am a LEED Accredited Professional with a B.S. in Community and Regional Development from the University of California, Davis.

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