Tourism Department celebrating Farmers Market Week on Wednesday

AUG 8– It’s National Farmers Market Week – Aug. 7-13 – a time to celebrate the farmers, ranchers and local food businesses, as well as the communities that support them. 

 In downtown Savannah, River City Farmers Market is open each Wednesday in Court Square around the gazebo from about 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market features 12-15 varying vendors, offering local farm-fresh food and artisan crafts, including tomatoes, squash, beans, berries, meats, eggs, breads, pastries, granola, jams, jellies, flowers, quilts, body care products, and more. The Market runs from mid-April through mid-November. 

“We are celebrating on Wednesday, Aug. 9 with a full array from our vendors, some special giveaways and lots of samples,” said Beth Pippin, Hardin County Tourism director and River City Farmers Market promoter. “Stop by for some healthy goodies and samples from UT Extension’s Emily Gray. Register for door prizes, enjoy the fun with a live radio remote with WKWX, just come check it out!” 

Interested vendors should contact the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 731-925-8181.

Regarding the city of Savannah’s plans to relocate the Farmers Market to different nearby location on Main Street, Pippin said, “All the vendors are excited about the new building for next season; hopefully we will be in it before the crops all come in.”

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