SAVANNAH (Aug. 3, 2023) – Georgia Organics and The Forsyth Farmers Market announce the launch of Savannah Household Farm Share, a bunch fashion Group Supported Agriculture program designed to handle childhood meals insecurity for youngsters ages beginning to 5 whereas creating a brand new outlet for small scale farmers. The objectives of this initiative are to increase alternatives for small scale farmers, enhance entry to natural and wholesome meals and educate households about the best way to put together and revel in a weekly bounty of recent, native meals.  

Starting with the Greenbriar Kids’s Middle, Savannah Household Farm Share hopes to enroll as much as 800 members this yr, in a low-cost vegetable subscription program particularly designed for households with younger kids enrolled in Early Care and Schooling facilities.    

The Household Farm Share Program is primarily funded by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Basis and Takeda, although Georgia Organics has raised over $1.5 million to increase this system ten Georgia communities by 2025. The Savannah Household Farm Share program builds on the work of the Waycross Household Farm Share Pilot that started with a Group Transformation Grant of $75,000 from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL)  

The Savannah Household Farm Share program is one among 5 communities the place Georgia Organics is facilitating an area collaborative, becoming a member of Head Begin communities in Ware, Bacon and Pierce counties.  

The mission commenced in Could, and work is underway figuring out native farmers for participation. E-mail market(at)ffm-sav(dot)org in case you are a Savannah space farmer excited by working with the collaborative. In July, the collaborative started participating farmers and early care households to debate their wants and preferences for recent meals. Progress and tales of the pilot program will probably be shared at and on Georgia Organics’ and companions’ social media. 

 “Forsyth Farmers’ Market is ecstatic to be part of such an awesome program that may strengthen our native meals system by financially supporting our native farmers whereas eliminating the obstacles that make it onerous for residents to entry recent native produce. Meals apartheid areas have gotten extra recognizable and alternatives to patronize our native farmers are restricted. Thus, making the enlargement of the Household Farm Share program a great collaboration to fulfill each wants.” Dr. Deidre Grim, Govt Director, Forsyth Farmers’ Market Inc. 

“What an superior collaborative alternative to enhance the well being of our neighborhood; to extend the information of households about recent meals and to extend entry recent produce to households.” “Greenbriar is worked up to be an lively participant of this program that may yield wholesome outcomes for households and youngsters.” Gena P. Taylor, Govt Director, Greenbriar Kids’s Middle.  

“What I really like about Household Farm Share is we’re assembly households the place they’re at, inside their each day routines at daycare and early care facilities, whereas connecting small farmers to new markets near their farms.  We hope to make Savannah a mannequin that different communities can adapt and make their very own.” Suzanne Girdner, Group Outreach Supervisor, Georgia Organics   


Forsyth Farmers’ Market Inc 

Forsyth Farmers’ Market is a lot greater than a farmers market as a result of they provide programming and companies 7 days per week. The group holds a weekly market in Savannah’s Forsyth Park Saturdays from 9am – 1pm. Farm Truck 912, their cellular farmers’ market makes stops all through the neighborhood with the intention of eliminating obstacles to entry to recent domestically sourced produce. Forsyth Farmers’ Market accepts and double SNAP/EBT advantages on the Saturday market and on Farm Truck 912. Additionally they provide quite a lot of different programming and education to construct neighborhood and create a way of place. Click on right here to be taught extra concerning the Forsyth Farmers Market

Georgia Organics celebrates National Farm to School Month: Pepper Palooza

Yearly, Georgia Organics coordinates a state-wide marketing campaign to get children throughout Georgia consuming, rising, and studying a couple of new fruit or vegetable throughout October Farm to Faculty Month. The teachings, actions, assets, and workshops attain over a million college students statewide by means of classroom, cafeteria, and neighborhood educators who signal as much as take part. This yr’s celebration: Pepper Palooza! Sign up for FREE to access digital resources for families and educators at Click on here and here to view further free assets from Georgia Organics’ Farm to Faculty group to have interaction children with recent meals! 


About Georgia Organics 

Georgia Organics is a member-supported, non-profit group that champions natural agriculture and wholesome households by prioritizing farmer prosperity, participating kids with good meals of their cafeterias and school rooms, and convening native leaders to handle meals entry points by making natural and native meals accessible to all. The group has been rooted in offering direct help to small and natural farmers throughout our state because the Nineteen Seventies, earlier than formally incorporating as a 501(c)(3) in 1997. For extra data, go to  

About Forsyth Farmers Market 

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Inc. is Savannah’s largest meals and horticulture market. Every Saturday over 50 distributors provide recent produce, pastured meats, native honey, artisan dairy and cheeses, craft breads, baked items, and all kinds of ready meals. All distributors come from inside a 200-mile radius of Savannah. We envision a simply and equitable meals system that has an curiosity in producing meals for the well being of residents and the surroundings. For extra data, please go to

About Greenbriar Kids’s’ Middle  

Greenbriar Kids’s Middle is a personal, nonprofit group that promotes the wholesome growth of youngsters and the strengthening of households by means of a large number of companies. These companies embody early childhood schooling and care; household and particular person counseling and help companies; an emergency shelter for youngsters ages 11-18 and Mission Protected Place. For extra data, please go to or name 912-234-3431.