Savannah State Farmers Market to host festival series, looks to attract more shoppers

Updated: Aug. 17, 2018 at 9:25 AM EDT
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GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) - If grocery shopping is on your to do list, you may want to head to the Savannah State Farmers Market in Garden City.

State officials are working to revitalize farmers markets across the state, including in the greater Savannah area, and Georgia's Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be in Garden City on Saturday, Aug.18, as the Savannah State Farmers Market kicks off its 2018 Festival Series.

State Representative Carl Gilliard, of Garden City, said the market previously hosted events all the time for people to enjoy until organizers stopped hosting the festivals several years ago.

So, in an effort to get more people excited about the area's farmers market, they've organized several different events to take place throughout the next few months. For several weeks, guests can come out to the farmers market off Highway 80 to enjoy a few lessons in cooking, gardening and more.

The first event begins Saturday. It's a Back to School/Welcome Farmers event with a ribbon cutting ceremony set for 11:00 a.m.

"It's an exciting time for the Coastal Empire...and bring back the excitement of getting fresh produce and have a good time,"

Festivals planned for the future include a barbeque festival, seafood festival, and a day honoring our public safety departments.

The festival series will end Saturday, Oct. 27.

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