River City Farmers Market season starts Wednesday

Savannah Farmers Market in downtown Savannah will be bustling bright and early on April 17.
The market has become a popular place for residents to find healthy, delicious food options, health screenings and summer fun, according to Beth Pippin, Hardin County tourism director.

Farmers Market at Court Square

“Our current location is on Court Square, around the gazebo. We will be crossing the street to the new market early May,” announced Pippin. “This season the market will be stocked with produce fresh from the fields, succulent fruits, country eggs, local meats and cheeses, and the sweetest baked goods. It is also a great place to pick up local delicacies like home-made jellies, relishes, salsas and honey. You can even grab a bouquet of fresh flowers, which are grown right here in Hardin and surrounding counties.”
Farmers Market days are every Wednesday, starting April 17 through mid-November.
A variety of vendors set up each week; each vendor’s wares change as the crops come in and harvestings begin. The hours are 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m until sold out.
UT Extension is also hosting a monthly Second Saturday market for farm vendors and local crafters.
“We are excited to once again bring locally grown healthy food and health resources to our Hardin County families,” said Pippin, “and to partner with Pick Tennessee Products and our local UT Extension Services.”
Throughout the season, UT Extension is offering food products and information on providing healthy food choices.
To register as a vendor, contact Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau inside the Tennessee River Museum at 495 Main St. in Savannah or call 731-925-8181. To register for Second Saturday, contact Sondra Thorne at 731-925-3441.
According to Savannah City Manager Tom Smith, the plans to relocate the market across the street to the corner of Main and Williams are on track for May 1. This new multi-purpose structure, restrooms, parking, picnic area for downtown will be a welcoming site for market-goers and for other downtown events.

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