Large turnout expected for April 21st Celebrations
The Forsyth Farmers’ Market and its vendors are looking forward to Earth Day 2012 as the world celebrates the 42nd anniversary of its largest civic event.
Earth Day Network describes Earth Day (www.earthday.org) as a broadening of the base of support for environmental programs, rekindling of public commitment and building of community activism around the world.
Since its start in 2009, The Forsyth Farmers’ Market focused on its mission to make fresh, healthy food easily accessible to the citizens of Savannah and the organizers of the market have these goals in line with those of Earth Day.
In honor of Earth Day Savannah the Forsyth Farmers' Market will host a Veggie Costume Contest – “Big Prizes, Easy Pickins!” - The contest will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 21st at Forsyth Park during the City of Savannah's Earth Day Festival.
Dress like your favorite vegetable (or fruit)! Participants can join a workshop, co-sponsored by the West Broad Street YMCA, to hand make costumes from 1:30PM to 2:00 PM or bring one they’ve made at home.
Organizers will award $500 in prize money and a panel of celebrity judges will rank the best costumes.
The market organizers are encouraging everybody to enter and show their creativity.
(Please consider donating your costume to the market after the contest for future fun events.)
The market staff and supporters are proud to be a part of the universal, larger movement, as well.
The Forsyth Farmers’ Market will be participating in the 2012 “A Billion Acts of Green”- the international theme for Earth Day 2012 - by encouraging shoppers, residents and visitors to pledge an “Act of Green” under the topic of “Eat more local Food” on the website of Earth Day Networks, A Billion Acts of Green(http://act.earthday.org/).
Over the past four years, the Forsyth Farmers’ Market has grown significantly and now features a rotation of over thirty local vendors, offering seasonal garden and farm-fresh produce, eggs, bread, honey, preserves, cheese, meat and mushrooms, as well as coffee beans and a wide variety of plants and herbs.
“The market is growing and flourishing, and we encourage everyone to come out each Saturday to see the new farmers and vendors, as well as their old favorites. Savannah is embracing the concept of local food and this year, on Earth Day, we’re proud to partner again with the City of Savannah to celebrate our neighbors’ environmentally healthy food choices,” said Teri Schell, Community Development Coordinator.
The Forsyth Farmers’ Market takes place each Saturday at the South End of Forsyth Park from 9 AM - 1 PM.
For information regarding the Forsyth Farmers’ Market or for high-resolution photography, please visit www.forsythfarmersmarket.org