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Jay Thaw

Board Chair - Jay is an attorney with Bouhan Falligant in Savannah. He is an avid, albeit amateur, gardener and an expert FFM shopper. Jay is passionate about introducing locals to the food bounty that is available at their doorstep. We are excited to welcome him as our new Board Chair.

Datubo Benson-Jaja

Vice Chair - Datubo is the owner of an outpatient mental health medical group, Georgia Outreach LLC. He is passionate about connecting people and groups. He says, "People are all we have so the more we are open to connecting, the more growth there is." Tuba is also an avid outdoor enthusiast and foodie for life, which explains his love for the farmers market. He currently serves on our Farm Truck 912 Committee.


Tom Kohler 

Immediate Past Chair -Tom Kohler is a native Savannahian who spends his Saturday mornings shopping the Forsyth Farmers’ Market. Tom has been active in a wide variety of civic work for many years, and has recently retired as the Ex. Director of Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy Inc. In his earlier days his desire to grow his own food led him to co-found the Savannah Plant Swap with Jane Fishman. He would make many trips to Lyons, Ga to bring back truck loads of quail manure for their gardens.


Carrie Vetrovsky

Carrie is a primary science teacher at Savannah Country Day School and entrepreneur with Rodan and Fields. Growing up, she was an avid gardener alongside her grandparents. She has been connected to local food scene by being a regular patron at farmers markets in the north and serving years in an Americorp Sustainable Agricultural program. Presently, she shares what she has learned regarding food with kids at school. She says, "students crave the connection to food and nature and I look forward to fostering pathways for this connection to branch throughout the city of Savannah." 

Laura Seifert

Laura Seifert is the Director of the new non-profit, Savannah Archaeological Alliance. Although she knows a lot about dirt, she is better at digging square holes and finding artifacts than growing plants. If Laura misses a Saturday market, it’s usually because she’s doing an open water marathon swim. Laura serves on the Vendor Committee.


Join A Committee

Having committees provide us with an opportunity to receive valuable feedback from the Savannah community. Committees work closely with the Board of Directors. Please contact us by filling out the form below if you are interested in serving on a committee. 

Farm Truck 912 Committee- help to oversee educational activities and provide input for programming. 

Fundraising Committee- help to oversee finance/fundraising

Vendor Committee- oversee and provide input for anything that deals with the Vendors for Forsyth Farmers’ Market, to include farm visits, vetting, rules, and applications. This committee is typically active from August to December of every year.


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