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Archive for the ‘Organic Child’ Category

Fall 2014: Farmers’ Markets’ in Savannah, Pooler, Wilmington Is., Richmond Hill, Bluffton, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

No more excuses for not buying locally-grown fruits & veggies. Check out these Savannah & Lowcountry Farmers’ Markets.

Pooler Farmers' Market

Pooler Farmers’ Market
4-7 PM Wednesdays
Open Mid-August through October 2014
Located at the Pooler Recreation Complex, 200 Preston Stokes Drive in Pooler, GA., off Pooler Parkway.
Details here.

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Savannah Farmers Markets: Wilmington Island Farmers MarketsWilmington Island Farmers Market

9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
Open Sept. 6 2014 until Dec. 20 (No market on Nov. 29)
Storytime 10-10:30 AM
Located at Islands Community Church, 111 Waltour Road.
Details here.

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The Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market

3-7 p.m. Tuesdays
Open until mid-October 2014
Located J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill.
Details here.
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Bethesda Farmers MarketBethesda Academy Farm & Gardens Farm Stand

an organic farm stand managed by Bethesda students and staff. You can buy fresh produce, organic garden seedlings & farm-fresh eggs. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. The organic farming program at Bethesda merges plant life sciences with real world applications, while instilling a strong work ethic & a sense of stewardship in Bethesda Academy students.

Open the public.
3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays
Located at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah 31406
Detials at www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.351.2061 On Facebook here.

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Farmers Markets SavannahForsyth Farmers Market
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
Located at the South End of Forsyth Park, Savannah
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Details here.

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Farmers Market of Bluffton
2-7 PM Thursdays
Located at Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton, 40 Calhoun St. intersection of Calhoun Street & Lawrence Street, Bluffton, 29910-7014
Details here.

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Shelter Cove Park Farmer's Market Hilton HeadShelter Cove Park Farmers Market

4-7 PM Tuesdays through Oct. 28 2014
Located Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Details here.
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Farmers Market Sea Pines Center Hilton Head

The Farmers Market at Sea Pines Center, Hilton Head Is.
9 AM- 2 PM Tuesdays
Located at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island, 29928
Details here.

Giveaway: $50 Gaia herbs gift certificate from Brighter Day Natural Foods Market

Monday, July 21st, 2014

natural food grocery stores in Savannah

This month Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah is a giving a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader a $50 Gaia herbs gift certificate. The winner can have their pick of $50 worth of Gaia herbs products at Brighter Day Natural Foods Market

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Savannah Deadline to enter is through July 31.

To enter to win, like Brighter Day Natural Foods Market on Facebook by clicking here. Then on their wall, answer this questions: What is a popular herb for helping infants and kids feel more calm? (Hint: think sleepytime tea ingredients). We’ll pick a name at random & announce the winner here & on our Facebook page.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703 www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Coupons & discounts at Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, Savannah

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

natural food grocery stores in Savannah

Have you checked out the new & improved Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah at the south end of Forsyth Park?

Around since 1978, Brighter Day is now better than ever.

Brighter Day’s organic deli is the perfect place to pick up fresh-made organic sandwiches, organic juices and smoothies, salads, desserts – for a summer picnic in at nearby Forsyth Park’s playground.

Looking for homeopathic products for your children? Check out these coupons available on various products sold at Brighter Day.
homeopathic children products in Savannah  

Boiron homeopathic products for children

Fans of Boiron Homeopathic products can download $1 off coupons here . There are 6 different coupons for children or adults. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market carries all Boiron products for children and has a wide variety of single remedies. Brighter Day employees have advanced training in homeopathy.

homeopathic products for children in Savannah Hylands homeopathic products for infants & kids

Brighter Day has been carrying Hylands homeopathic products for infants & kids for 35 years. Brighter Day owners Janie & Peter raised their 3 children with Hylands, and now their grandchildren are using Hylands products. Click here for $1 off coupon for teething gel & other Hylands’ coupons.

30% off MegaFoods products during July

Coming soon to Brighter Day: a smoothie tasting event using some MegaFoods Boosters Click here to get free MegaFoods samples. recipe cards, coupons.  MegaFoods products are on sale @ Brighter Day during July at 30% off.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703 www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Buchi Kombucha on tap @ Brighter Day Natural Foods Deli, Savannah

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Buchi Kombucha at Brighter Day Natural Foods Savannah Buchi Kombucha on tap now Brighter Day Deli at 1102 Bull St. at the south end of Forsyth Park in Savannah.

Buchi Kombucha is a probiotic rich beverage that has been available for thousands of years. It was so highly regarded that it was called “The Teas of Immortality” and “The Elixir of Life”. Buchi begins as an organic black tea which is sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice. It is nutrient dense and packed full of digestive enzymes, organic acids, B Vitamins, and probiotics.

Ask for a free sample!

Brighter Day has the following 4 flavors at the moment (Flavors will change from time to time). Buchi Earth: which has roasted roots, holy basil & maple syrup; Buchi Water, which is made of elderberry, coconut water and blueberry; Bucchi Avonlea, which is in a base of orange juice, mango, passion fruit and sea buckthorn; Buchi Soverign, which is a combination of fresh pressed ginger, peach juice and sorghum molasses.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703  www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Help with allergies & sinuses from Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, Pooler

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Free allergy checkup SavannahHow can Chiropractic Care help with allergies and sinuses?

Allergy season is here – and millions of Americans are facing months of suffering and living on allergy medicines they’d rather not take. There are , however, a few tricks that work for many people to make allergy season their favorite time of the year.

Consuming a daily tablespoon of local honey is a great trick for allergy sufferers. Since the way this trick works is to slowly expose the body to the pollens the bees collect, it does need to be locally collected and fresh. Check Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center’s favorite place to get local honey, Polk’s Plus in Pooler, GA. You can also check out the Farmer’s Market in Forsyth Park on Saturdays.

Since the nervous system influences the immune system’s internal threat alert, improving the communication between your nervous and immune systems thru chiropractic care can be a big help to many allergy sufferers. Details here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Shop Local & Save Green: Savannah Food Co-op offers eco-friendly toys from PlanToys & Green Toys & Earth Paints at nearly 50% off

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Plantoys Savannah Food Co-Op Holidays 2013

Savannah Food Co-Op toys 2013
Savannah Food Co-op is a local mom-owned business offering organic and all-natural foods, but during the holidays they like to play elf by offering fun eco-friendly toys from PlanToys and Green Toys, and safe, beautiful paints from Earth Paints at nearly half off the retail price!
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PlanToys uses chemical-free rubber wood and water-based dyes to construct everything from musical instruments to dollhouses and trains. Green Toys makes a variety of fun and rugged playthings out of recycled BPA-free plastic in California. Earth Paints uses pure, natural earth pigments to make completely safe, non-toxic, sustainable and beautiful paints & art supplies for children and artists.  
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As a special offer during Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, you can shop their extensive all-natural toy selection without paying any membership fee! Creating an account is quick and easy – don’t worry about the membership fee listed, they’ll deduct that from your Toy Order total.
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Feel free to browse around without commitment, just remove any unwanted items from your cart before the order closes on Sunday night at 8pm. All items will be available for pickup on Dec. 12th from 10am – 2pm at their midtown location (Waters Ave & E 59th St near Truman Parkway). Alternate pickup arrangements may be possible, please contact Carmen, Julie and Melissa at managers@savannahfoodcoop.com to discuss the details.
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Savannah Food Co-op, http://savannahfoodcoop.com/, email managers@savannahfoodcoop.com , Savannah Food Co-Op is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE & Open to the Public: Savannah Food Day Festival, Daffin Park, Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Savannah Food Day Festival 2013 Well FED

OCTOBER 26TH | DAFFIN PARK | 12-5PM

For the past 2 years in a row, The Savannah Food Day Festival is the largest in the United States!

Each October, The City of Savannah is treated to a large outdoor festival, that is free and open to the public. Attendees are treated to a live concert, featuring many of Savannah’s top musicians. The public is encouraged to bring their own canopy tents, seating or blankets and spend the day taking in the music, browsing the nearly 100 exhibitors and vendors and shopping at the Farmer’s Market. Attendees are also sure to find interest among the two dozen unique and completely free workshops and cooking classes, suitable for everyone, including the kids!

What is Food Day?

Think of it as an Earth Day – for food!

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. This is a national grassroots mobilization backed by some of the most prominent voices for energizing the food movement. Each year in October, people gather at events big and small and from coast to coast in homes, schools, colleges, churches, city halls, farmers’ markets, supermarkets, and elsewhere to raise awareness about food issues and advocate for change.

Craving Change?

Spearheaded by the nonprofit, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is organized around 5 priorities:
◾Promote safer, healthier diets
◾Support sustainable and organic farms
◾Reduce hunger
◾Reform factory farms to protect the environment
◾Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

For more details, view Well FED Magazine here.

The 2013 Savannah Food Day Festival is brought to you by Well FED & Center for Science in the Public Interest.

FREE Cloth Diaper Workshop 9/21 at Tater Bugs in Pooler, Savannah’s only cloth diaper store

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Cloth Diapers in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Bluffton

Get the lowdown on cloth diapering options, plus tips on laundering and use, from cloth diaper expert Leslie owner of Tater Bugs in Pooler at a FREE cloth diaper workshop at 2 PM this Sat. 9/21 at Tater Bugs – Savannah’s only cloth diaper store & more -

To learn more, contact Tater Bugs at 912-656-7326.

Stay connected to Tater Bugs events & more by liking their Facebook page here.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper boutique in Pooler also has a play area for kids and an area where mommies can relax & feed their babies anyway they choose.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper boutique, www.taterbugssavannah.com, 912-656-7326, email leslie@taterbugssavannah.com 309 Hwy 80 Pooler, Georgia 31322

FREE & Open to the Public: Savannah Food Day Festival, Daffin Park, Oct. 26

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Savannah Food Day Festival 2013 Well FED

OCTOBER 26TH | DAFFIN PARK | 11 AM-5PM

For the past 2 years in a row, The Savannah Food Day Festival is the largest in the United States!

Each October, The City of Savannah is treated to a large outdoor festival, that is free and open to the public. Attendees are treated to a live concert, featuring many of Savannah’s top musicians. The public is encouraged to bring their own canopy tents, seating or blankets and spend the day taking in the music, browsing the nearly 100 exhibitors and vendors and shopping at the Farmer’s Market. Attendees are also sure to find interest among the two dozen unique and completely free workshops and cooking classes, suitable for everyone, including the kids!

What is Food Day?

Think of it as an Earth Day – for food!

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. This is a national grassroots mobilization backed by some of the most prominent voices for energizing the food movement. Each year in October, people gather at events big and small and from coast to coast in homes, schools, colleges, churches, city halls, farmers’ markets, supermarkets, and elsewhere to raise awareness about food issues and advocate for change.

Craving Change?

Spearheaded by the nonprofit, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is organized around 5 priorities:
◾Promote safer, healthier diets
◾Support sustainable and organic farms
◾Reduce hunger
◾Reform factory farms to protect the environment
◾Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

For more details, view Well FED Magazine here.

The 2013 Savannah Food Day Festival is brought to you by Well FED & Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper store has items that qualify for Georgia’s tax-free weekend Fri & Sat. Aug. 9 &10

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Cloth Diapers in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Bluffton

Did you know that certain items at Tater Bugs in Pooler – Savannah’s only cloth diaper store & more – qualify for the tax-free holiday?

In addition to this, Tater Bugs will be offering an additional 10% on several brands during Georgia’s tax-free weekend, which is this Friday & Sat. Aug. 9 & 10!

For details, visit Tater Bugs’ Facebook page here..

Come see Tater Bugs for all your cloth diaper and natural parenting needs.

They carry: environmentally friendly products for all ages Charlie’s Soap and Rockin’ Green products Cj’s BUTTer Boba and Tula carriers Essential oils Dr Bronners products Gift Certificates Consignment Gift Registry Ju Ju Be and much more!

Tater Bugs takes orders over the phone and will ship anywhere in the US. Call 912-656-7326.

Stay connected to Tater Bugs events & more by liking their Facebook page here.

Tater Bugs also has a play area for kids and an area where mommies can relax & feed their babies anyway they choose.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper boutique, www.taterbugssavannah.com, 912-656-7326, email leslie@taterbugssavannah.com  309 Hwy 80 Pooler, Georgia 31322

Tater Bugs cloth diaper store opens in Pooler (Savannah cloth diapers)

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Cloth Diapers in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., BlufftonWe’re so thrilled to tell you about a new cloth diaper boutique in our area!

Check out Tater Bugs in Pooler – Savannah’s only cloth diaper store & more. Details here.

Tater Bugs has gift registry, free gift wrapping, consignment, and an array of the finest, most natural products for you and your little ones. Looking for something that Tater Bugs doesn’t have? Just give Erica or Leslie a call at the store and they will do what we can to help you out. Call 912-656-7326.

Learn about cloth diapers
FREE Cloth Diaper 101 Class @ new Tater Bugs, a new cloth diaper boutique, 309 Hwy 80, Pooler, Georgia 31322 this Sat. July 27 at 2 PM. Learn all about cloth diapering from the Low Country Real Diaper Circle. There will also be a drawing for a gift bag full of goodies. Details here.

Come see Tater Bugs for all your cloth diaper and natural parenting needs.

They carry:
environmentally friendly products for all ages
Charlie’s Soap and Rockin’ Green products
Cj’s BUTTer
Boba and Tula carriers
Essential oils
Dr Bronners products
Gift Certificates
Consignment
Gift Registry
Ju Ju Be and much more!

Tater Bugs takes orders over the phone and will ship anywhere in the US. Call 912-656-7326.

Stay connected to Tater Bugs events & more by liking their Facebook page here.

Tater Bugs also has a play area for kids and an area where mommies can relax & feed their babies anyway they choose.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper boutique, www.taterbugssavannah.com, 912-656-7326, email leslie@taterbugssavannah.com  309 Hwy 80 Pooler, Georgia 31322

Whole Foods Market opens in Savannah Tues. Aug. 13; Sneak preview tours available for $5 donation

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Whole Foods Market Savannah opens Aug. 13 2013

Seems like just a short while ago when I wrote a column entitled “Hurry Whole Foods, Savannah is waiting!” in anticipation of a Whole Foods Market opening in Savannah. That wish is coming true this summer!

Whole Foods Market will open its doors Tuesday, August 13, at 9 AM at 1815 East Victory Drive in Savannah.

The 35,000 square-foot store features an organic salad bar, in-store smoked barbecue, fresh-made gelato, natural body care and nutritional supplements, and a parlor with 8 beers on tap.

Earlier this spring, Whole Foods Market teamed up with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for the Savannah Mural Design Challenge. Shoppers can see the winning design, a 20’ X 70’ mural, prominently displayed on the side of the building. The second place design will also be featured on limited-edition bags and t-shirts for sale at the store.

Whole Foods Market will also offer an early look at its newest Georgia store with sneak-preview tours. For a $5 donation to the West Broad Street YMCA’s Growing Edge Community Garden Project, curious customers can take a pre-opening tour of the store at a specified time slot. Tours are scheduled between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, August 9, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 10.

Advance registration is required, and the link will be live on July 22: http://savannah.wholefoodsrsvp.com .

Tour attendees will be the first to get a glimpse of the new store, learn a bit about Whole Foods Market and the store highlights, taste samples, and receive a goodie bag. The store opens for business Tuesday, August 13, immediately following a bread-breaking ceremony (Whole Foods Market’s version of a ribbon-cutting,) with city officials and special guests. Customers arriving before 8:30 a.m. receive a free raffle ticket and are automatically entered to win a gift card ranging from five dollars to $500.

Whole Foods Market Savannah on Facebook here & on Twitter: @ WFMSavannah

We’d love to have Whole Foods Market Savannah partner SouthernMamas.com! So when you check out the new store, please tell them SouthernMamas.com is a great place to spread the word to local parents!

St. Andrew’s School forms new partnership with Thrive Cafe to provide student & faculty meals

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

St. Andrew's only Savannah private school named one of most challenging schools in the U.S.

Imagine if your child’s daily school lunches were going to come from a popular green-certified restaurant next school year?

That’s the welcome & innovative news at St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island, which recently partnered with Thrive Café, Savannah’s first and only green certified restaurant & caterer.

Thrive Café will begin providing all student & faculty meals at the private independent school beginning August 2013. The partnership is designed to bring healthy, affordable food to the Pre K – Grade 12 school on a daily basis.

In 2008, Chef Wendy Armstrong started Thrive Café. Thrive uses green methods in their daily business practices and works with over 20 local farms to source ingredients for delicious food with a healthy twist.

Some of the new and exciting plans include using all natural meats, preparing more local vegetables, serving no fried foods and pouring local hormone free milk. The St. Andrew’s garden will also take a prominent focus with this newly formed partnership.

Visit us www.saintschool.com  or www.thrivecarryoutcafe.com  for more information.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Nourish in Savannah & Hilton Head Is. has Mothers Day gift baskets & gifts for teachers

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Mothers Day gift baskets in Savannah Hilton Head Mothers Day: Treat mom this Mother’s Day to a gift basket of handmade natural bath products from Nourish.  Gift basket purchases over $50 are 20% off.

Teachers GiftsNourish has a wonderful assortment of gift options that are a perfect way to let your child’s teacher know you appreciate them.  Nourish can create custom gifts for teachers starting at just $10. Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 6, or end-of-year teacher gifts.

Products from Nourish– with retail stores in downtown Savannah & on Hilton Head Is. – are all made in Savannah; are all-natural & good for your skin; and, as a result, make perfect, affordable gifts.

Nourish in Savannah & Hilton Head Is.

Downtown Savannah, 202 West Broughton Street, Georgia 31401, 912.232.3213
Hilton Head Island, Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Suite E1, SC 29928, 843.785.3213
email: swalker@nourishsavannah.com
https://www.nourishsavannah.com/
Nourish is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Farmers Markets in Savannah and the Lowcountry

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

No more excuses for not buying locally-grown fruits and veggies. Check out these Savannah and Lowcountry Farmers Markets that are open or opening soon.

The Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays at J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill. More info here.

 

 

 

 

Bethesda Farmers MarketBethesda Academy Farm & Gardens Farm Stand, an organic farm stand managed by Bethesda students and staff. You can buy fresh produce, organic garden seedlings and farm-fresh eggs. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. The organic farming program at Bethesda merges plant life sciences with real world applications, while instilling a strong work ethic and a sense of stewardship in Bethesda Academy students. The farm stand at Bethesda is open the public.
WHEN: 3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays
WHERE: Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah 31406
Visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.351.2061 On Facebook here.

 

Forsyth Farmers Market held Saturdays in Savannah
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
South End of Forsyth Park (Between the basketball and tennis courts)
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
More info here.

Farmers Market of Bluffton held Thursdays 2012
2-7 PM Thursday
Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton, 40 Calhoun St. intersection of Calhoun Street & Lawrence Street, Bluffton, 29910-7014
More info here.

 

Shelter Cove Park Farmer's Market Hilton HeadShelter Cove Park Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 1 at Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, S.C. More info here.

 

FREE Play Streets family & health festival in Savannah & attempt at hopscotching world record

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

April 28, 2013 Chalk Sports Ciclovia Play StreetJoin Well FED magazine & many other local non profits and organizations at Play Streets Sun. April 28 and help attempt a world record at most people simultaneously hopscotching!

Well FED is shutting down Lincoln Street from Henry to Gaston in downtown Savannah for the first in a series of FREE unique family and health oriented events! More info here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 Chalk Sports Ciclovia Play Street
Time: 2pm-5pm
Where: Lincoln Street Corridor

Bring your kids, family, and friends to enjoy:

Live Music from Local Musicians
Shopping from tons of Farmers’ Market vendors
Art exhibit and activities
Children’s Bicycle Games
Chalk Poetry
Healthy Cooking Demos from local chefs
Bicycle Repairs

And last but not least, join Well FED in an attempt to break the World Record for most people simultaneously HOPSCOTCHING. The goal is to have as many as 400 people hopscotch their way into the Guiness Book of World Records

So get out and get active!

Volunteers are needed to help make this happen so please contact Well FED if you would like to help in some way!! Please contact Well FED at 912.480.4345 or email info@wellfedsavannah.com  or visit their website by clicking here.

You’re invited: The Great Cloth Diaper Change, Savannah

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Great Cloth Diaper ChangeCloth diapers have come a long way in the past ten years and The Great cloth Diaper Change event serves to raise awareness of cloth diapering and create some added buzz and excitement, too!

To do this, several people in the cloth diapering movement, including locally owned Bottoms Up (a Savannah owned Home-Based and Online Store providing cloth diapering essentials and education) and the Low Country Real Diaper Circle (The Low Country Real Diaper Circle connects cloth diapering parents for support, education and advocacy in the greater Savannah area including Hinesville) have joined forces with the nonprofit Real Diaper Association to participate in the third annual Great Cloth Diaper Change international event taking place two days before Earth Day on Saturday, April 20,

What: “The Great Cloth Diaper Change” Savannah site event hosted by Bottoms Up and Low Country Real Diaper Circle. The Savannah location will be hosting a Green Baby Expo from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM featuring local vendors and Work at Home Moms. There will be a raffle with many amazing prizes and a diaper walk.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013. Diaper Change is at 11:00 AM sharp with staging starting at 10:30 AM. The Green Baby Expo is from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Where: The American Legion Post 135 Ballroom – 1108 Bull Street Savannah, GA 31401

Why: Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose. The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an eye-opening experience for thousands of modern parents who choose to use a more planet-friendly alternative or those who deserve to know about their eco-friendly diapering options. It doesn’t hurt that cloth diapering also saves cash-strapped families a substantial amount of money too, especially during these tough economic times.

For more info, contact Stacy Mojica, 518-231-7876, lowcountryrdc@gmail.com or June Moore, Media Coordinator, 404-819-5570 junebug1990@gmail.com

The Great Cloth Diaper Change, Savannah, www.facebook.com/GREATCLOTHSAVANNAH, www.twitter.com/c4eb

Kids’ Yoga Classes in Savannah: Yoga Sensory Exploration @ Ganesha’s Place, Savannah

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Check out the upcoming kids classes in yoga sensory exploration at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio. For ages 3-6.

Enrollment will be limited, so please enroll early. Registration ends Feb. 16 2013.

To register or more information, (912)665-4199 or www.ganeshasplace.com

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Lowcountry Real Diaper Circle offers cloth diapering classes & support in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Interested in going the cloth diaper route rather than use disposables on your baby?

Check out Lowcountry Real Diaper Circle which is part of The Real Diaper Association, a collective non-profit organization in which parents and small businesses take the lead in creating a cultural shift to increase the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers.

The Real Diaper Association connects current cloth diapering parents to the long history of cloth diapering. Cloth diapers are real diapers. The Association organizes local advocates and activists for cloth diapers through a member-supported resource center which plans campaigns, trains organizers, distributes educational information, supports local groups, and connects users to the Cloth Diaper industry.

Local Real Diaper Circles such as the Lowcountry Real Diaper Circle reach users face-to-face with knowledge and tools to make cloth diapering accessible and acceptable to U.S. parents, who have the power to change the world one baby at a time.

Click here for the group’s facebook page and click here for their upcoming events. The circle offers a Wool 101 class  and a Cloth Diapering 101 class . The also host a regular Trivia Night.

Low Country Real Diaper Circle, www.realdiaperassociation.org

Teens’ Yoga Class @ Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s therapeutic yoga studio

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Check out the upcoming teens’ yoga classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio.

Enrollment will be limited, so please enroll early.

To register or more information, (912)665-4199 or www.ganeshasplace.com

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Need Last Minute Gifts or Fresh, Local food for your Holiday Feast? Check out Savannah Food Co-op Thurs. Dec. 20

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Need Last Minute Gifts or Fresh, Local food for your Holiday Feast?

The Savannah Food Co-op will be open to the public for shopping hours on Thursday, Dec. 20th from 2-6pm.

Non-members are welcome to check out the co-op’s holiday bounty. You don’t have to be a member of the co-op. The Savannah Food Co-op will have a little of everything from toys, gift bags, and handmade soaps to produce, dairy and dry goods. Stop by to say hello and see why the co-op’s members love to ‘shop the co-op’!

Savannah Food Co-op is centrally located at the corner of Waters Ave & E 59th St, tucked right behind Savannah Tire in a cream colored warehouse. Look for the wheat logo sign, it’s visible from Waters Ave. The address is 1106 E. 59th St, 31404 (right across from Columbus Ave).

Savannnah Food Co-op has two amazingly simple and totally gratifying recipes on their blog this week – one a craft, the other a treat. Cinnamon Ornaments are made with three simple ingredients – cinnamon, applesauce and glue! Check out the Savannah Food Co-op team’s experience making these with their kids,  included all of their tips for making things easier and more fun. The treat is Chocolate Peppermint Coconut Fudge. We probably don’t need to say anything else, but in case anyone’s not sold yet… it’s pretty darn healthy, takes less than 10 minutes to make and is waaay easier than cookies if you’re looking for a quick bit of edible holiday cheer. (On a personal note, I made this fudge last night for gifts & was trying not to “test” any, but I did & it was so yummy)

Savannah Food Co-op, http://savannahfoodcoop.com/, email managers@savannahfoodcoop.com , Savannah Food Co-Op is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Perfect Teachers’ Gifts: Holiday Giving with Local Flair from Savannah Food Co-op (gift boxes, baskets, bags)

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Buy local this holiday season!

These Savannah Food Co-op gift boxes, baskets, and bags (pictured to the right) are a compilation of items from the Co-op’s local vendors and artisans, packaged simply and with eco-friendly and recycled materials. Great for teachers, co-workers, friends, and family!

You may contact Savannah Food Co-op at managers@savannahfoodcoop.com to order, or create an account in their system to have access to order these and 700 other organic & all-natural items.

Available for pickup at Savannah Food Co-op midtown location on Thursday, December 20th from 2:00 – 6:00pm. And remember, you are always welcome to shop the co-op during pickup hours without joining and paying the membership fee.

 

Pricing:
- Small Gift Box (1 Tybee Creek Soap, 1 1/2-lb PERC Coffee, 1 6oz B&G Honey), $15
- Medium Gift Box (1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1 bar Tybee Creek Soap Company Soap, 1 bag dried Frali Pasta, 1 bag Riverview Farms Grits), $20
- Large Gift Basket (1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1 bar Tybee Creek Soap Company Soap, 1 6oz bottle B&G Honey Farm Honey, 1 bag Riverview Farm Grits, 1 bag dried Frali Pasta, 1 jar Frali Carreterra Pasta Sauce), $30

- Coffee & Mug Gift Bag (1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1 Savannah Food Co-op Ceramic Coffee Mug), $8.50

Also, Savannnah Food Co-op has two amazingly simple and totally gratifying recipes on their blog this week – one a craft, the other a treat. Cinnamon Ornaments are made with three simple ingredients – cinnamon, applesauce and glue! Check out the Savannah Food Co-op team’s experience making these with their kids,  included all of their tips for making things easier and more fun. The treat is Chocolate Peppermint Coconut Fudge. We probably don’t need to say anything else, but in case anyone’s not sold yet… it’s pretty darn healthy, takes less than 10 minutes to make and is waaay easier than cookies if you’re looking for a quick bit of edible holiday cheer.

Savannah Food Co-op, http://savannahfoodcoop.com/, email managers@savannahfoodcoop.com , Savannah Food Co-Op is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

SouthernMamas giveaway: a little lovelane hat

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Lovelane wants to know: What was your favorite stuffed animal growing up?

‘Like’ lovelane’s Facebook page by clicking here and on their Facebook wall, tell about your favorite fluffy friend from childhood or your child’s favorite stuffed toy to enter to win a little lovelane hat. This giveaway will randomly select one winner from all entries that liked and commented on the Loveland Facebook page. Drawing will be Monday, December 17 @ 10am

The perfect accessory for anyone that loves “handmade”, lovelane fuses vintage design and edgy functionality. From linens to pillows to larger custom pieces, her work will brighten any home with a unique blend of kitschy themes, classic patterns, and polished craftsmanship.

Lovelane is committed to sustainability and “upcycling” by creating tea towels, totes and reusable produce bags, as well as full line of luxury home goods made with eco-friendly, water-based inks and dyes on organic and regional materials. The lovelane designs showroom and studio, Swamp Kitty, is located in Savannah’s Starland District.

Lovelane Designs, Lane Huerta, 25 East 40th St., Savannah, 31401, 415.378.4474, email lovelanedesigns@yahoo.com , http://www.lovelanedesigns.com/, On Facebook here.

SouthernMamas.com Giveaway: Nourish natural bath products gift basket

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

We can put a man on the moon, but we still haven’t figured out scratch ’n’ sniff online posts. Which is really a pity, because if we could, you’d be swooning over all the yummy smells you experience every time you walk into Nourish, a mood-shifting boutique teeming with handmade, all-natural bath and body products.

Products from Nourish– with retail stores in downtown Savannah & on Hilton Head Is. – are all made in Savannah; are all-natural & good for your skin; and, as a result, make perfect, affordable gifts.

Nourish is committed to being green. Nourish products contain:
• no parabens
• no sodium lauryl sulphate or sodium laureth sulfate
• no animal products
• no petroleum
• no harsh detergents
• no mineral oil

Pop the top on Nourish’s Fountain of Youth facial moisturizer and free the essences of aloe, shea butter and rosehip oil along with subtly scented essential oils from rosewood, vetiver and clary sage, which combine with essential vitamins, like A and D, to give skin a long-lasting drink and repair cells.

Toss some Savannah Garden glycerin soap into the tub and be taken away by a warm floral bouquet of rich, nourishing aloe and coconut oil, which provide vitamins and nutrients to restore your spirit and your skin.

Nourish also carries baby products such as their popular two-in-one baby shampoo & body wash which has no detergents or harsh chemicals to irritate baby’s sensitive skin. This new recipe includes pure distilled water, coconut oil and olive oil for a wash that’s gentle, effective and 100% biodegradable.

Lucky for you, Nourish is giving away one of their popular large gift baskets (value $85) to a SouthernMamas.com reader. You’ve got to enter this giveaway! Enter to win by liking Nourish on Facebook here & on their FB wall, tell us your favorite Nourish product to give as a gift or which one you’d like to give as a gift after checking out their Web site here.

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Nourish’s large gift baskets contain all the makings for many perfect Spa Days: 2 bars of handmade soap, a 3 oz shea butter salt scrub, a shea butter lotion, 3 shea butter bath fizzies, small glass jar soy candle, a slice of handmade glycerin soap , cotton soap bag, liquid soap – all arranged in a lovely handmade seagrass basket.

Deadline to enter is Dec. 16. We’ll announce the winner here & on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook page. Meanwhile, check out Nourish’s goodies online here &share what you like best on the Nourish Facebook wall!

Nourish in Savannah & Hilton Head Is.
Downtown Savannah, 202 West Broughton Street, Georgia 31401, 912.232.3213
Hilton Head Island, Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Suite E1, SC 29928, 843.785.3213
email: swalker@nourishsavannah.com
https://www.nourishsavannah.com/
Nourish is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids’ Yoga Classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s therapeutic yoga studio

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Check out the upcoming kids’ yoga classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio! Two different yoga for kids classes are available: one for ages 3-5 & one for ages 7 & older. Both are inclusive classes designed to bring yoga to kids in an enjoyable, accessible way.

Enrollment will be limited, so please enroll early. Registration ends Fri. Dec. 21, 2012. Classes start Jan. 5, 2013!

To register or more information, (912)665-4199 or www.ganeshasplace.com

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Cool Deals on Eco-Friendly Toys @ Savannah Food Co-op

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Savannah Food Co-op is a local mom-owned business offering top-quality organic and all-natural fresh produce, dry goods, dairy, pastured meats, and much more.
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During the holidays, the Savannah Food Co-op likes to play Elf by offering adorable eco-friendly toys from PlanToys and Green Toys at great prices! PlanToys uses chemical-free rubberwood and water-based dyes to construct everything from musical instruments to dollhouses and trains. Green Toys makes a variety of fun and rugged playthings out of recycled BPA-free plastic in California.
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As a special offer during Black Friday week, you can shop the Savannah Food Co-op’s extensive toy selection after registering here without paying any membership fee! Creating an account is quick and easy – don’t worry about the membership fee listed, they’ll deduct that from your Toy Order total.
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Feel free to browse around without commitment, just remove any unwanted items from your cart before the order closes on Sunday night at 8pm. All items will be available for pickup on Dec. 6th from 2-6pm at their midtown location (Waters Ave & E 59th St near Truman Parkway).
Other pickup arrangements may be possible, please contact Carmen, Julie and Melissa at managers@savannahfoodcoop.com to discuss the details.
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Savannah Food Co-op, http://savannahfoodcoop.com/, email managers@savannahfoodcoop.com , Savannah Food Co-Op is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE 2012 Savannah Food Day Festival, Oct. 28 in Daffin Park

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

 

Make plans to check out 2012 Savannah Food Day Festival,11 AM-6 PM Oct. 28 in Daffin Park!

Live music all day. There will be over 25 workshops and classes on everything from gardening and chicken keeping to nutrition and how to get more veggies into your kids’ diet. Other highlights include fun learning activities for the kiddos along with entertainment from Puppet People and live magic shows.

FREE & open to the public.

For more details, view the complete Festival Guide in the October issue of Well FED Magazine here.

You’re invited: FREE Farm Swap at Hunter Cattle Co., Statesboro

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Come out to Hunter Cattle Co. farm on September 29th from 10am to 2pm to set up as a vendor or just enjoy local goodies at this free event!

This is a great opportunity to meet local farmers and learn about backyard homesteading! Bring the family and enjoy the farm.

The Burger Barn will be open. Prices range from $5-$10.

Hunter Cattle Co., 934 Driggers Road, Brooklet, Ga., 30415, www.huntercattle.com

Preventing head lice: possible or just a Fairy Tale?

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Chances are if your child isn’t school-age yet, you probably don’t think of head lice as a concern. But after your children start school, you may just have your first experience with the disgusting yet incredibly common affliction.

An estimated 12 million cases of head lice are diagnosed in the United States each year. While health experts stress that lice is harmless, it’s certainly a huge nuisance with a serious ick factor.

So is there anything you can do to prevent your child from getting lice – especially if you’re sending them off to summer camp or preparing for back -to-school? The verdict is still out on that, but there are some possible lice-prevention products on the market.

Tea tree oil shampoo – available in drug/grocery stores -  reportedly repels lice.

Also, Fairy Tales Hair Care makes Rosemary Repel preventative shampoo and other hair products that contain natural ingredients that lice reportedly don’t like.

Fairy Tales Hair Care even has an iPhone app, called Facts of Lice, that notifies you of any lice outbreaks in your area and tells you how to treat and prevent head lice.

Read more about this mom’s attempt to prevent my kids from getting lice in my newspaper column here.

Cloth diapers now available at Savannah Baby Co.

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

 

Savannah Baby Co. is now carrying cloth diapers! Their 1st shipment of bumGenius and Flip Cloth diapers just arrived!

Savannah Baby Co. also has the cute new Flip training pants, too.

With Flip diapers, you have the choice of three different inserts (organic, disposable and stay-dry) that lay inside the cover and you’re able to toss out the used insert and reuse the cover. Bum genius diapers are all-in-one with no covers and the inserts go in a pocket area on the inside of the diaper.

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen at the corner of Paulsen St and 69th in the Medical Arts neighborhood,  912-480-0212, www.savannahbabyco.com, Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser