Wednesday, August 3, 2016

How Many Savannah Hotels Serve Farmers' Market Fare? Zeigler House Inn, A Top-tier Savannah B&B Hotel Does!

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Georgia grown, fresh-from-the-farm produce translates to full, local Savannah pleasures for each of Zeigler House Inn's lodging guests. This is true especially when caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz visits the Forsyth Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings.

Forsyth Farmers Market farm to table produce featured at top Savannah inn | Photo (c) Jackie Heinz
Quintessential Savannah! Fresh produce and flowers
at Forsyth Farmers' Market each Saturday
in the lush green backdrop of Forsyth Park,
Savannah, Georgia USA.
The farmers' market get praise among Forsyth "Park Perks" in 36 Hours in Savannah, by New York Times!
"This is my haul for the day," Jackie says of her Forsyth Farmers' Market trip one Saturday in late July 2016.  "Tomatoes, leeks, basil and mushrooms. Can you guess what I'm making?  Tomato pie!!" 

Forsyth Farmers Market produce in Savannah Georgia's Forsyth Park on Saturday
Not surprised at all to read, "Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: Food Is Now the Leading Hook of Travel"

When it comes to food, it is not hard to imagine Savannah, Georgia, as a "Caribbean" town, especially when it comes to food, good-time leisure, and sub-tropical climate! 

On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World by Paul M. Pressley, presents " a tiny elite of newly arrived merchants, adapting to local culture but loyal to a larger vision of the British empire, led the colony into overseas trade. From this perspective, Pressly examines the ways in which Georgia came to share many of the characteristics of the sugar islands, how Savannah developed as a "Caribbean" town...."

Farm to table food featured at Zeigler House Inn in historic district Savannah GA USA
Zeigler House Inn's caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie
shows off farm fresh makings for Tomato Pie,
served during social hour last Saturday at the
popular Savannah inn in the historic district.
What's Fresh, Local and Seasonal in Fall Cuisine in Savannah, Georgia USA? 

From apples to watermelons, there are famous Georgia peaches, pears, peas, peppers and sweet potatoes high our on list for August! True signs of fall feasts begin in September, when harvesting of pecans and pumpkins is underway. This link to the Georgia Farm Bureau shows harvest dates for Georgia grown produce. 

Great food is an authentic story in Savannah, Georgia USA!

The GeorgiaEncylopedia reports, "Agriculture has played a dominant role in Georgia's economy for more than two and a half centuries, beginning with the settlement by English colonists, led by General James E. Oglethorpe, in Savannah in 1733...." 

The early settlers planted crops to survive. Their home plots included gardens, and colonists were assigned 45 acre farm plots to expand their plantings for self-sufficiency. Seventeenth century illustrations show watermelons and squash among America's indigenous foods when the colonists arrived. Indians taught settlers to plant corn.

It is not too early to make lodging and dining reservations for holiday 2016 travel in Savannah, Georgia USA. Jackie and Tonya Heinz will assist you! Call 866-233-5307 or 912-233-5307 or email


Built in 1856 for Solomon Zeigler -- a prosperous lumber merchant, prominent Savannah citizen and Salzburger* descendant -- the Italianate home is now an historic Savannah bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of Savannah's National Landmark Historic District.

Original house features include beautiful heart of pine wood floors of the era, elegant ceiling medallions, 11 slate and wood fireplaces, and a dramatic heart of pine staircase embellished with a mahogany and walnut handrail.

Featured on "Wheel of Fortune", Zeigler House Inn was fully renovated in 2002. This romantic getaway inn on magnificent Jones Street affords stately Savannah bed and breakfast lodging with delicious cuisine (compliments of caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz, a southern 'steel magnolia' from Kentucky). With French-inspired decor -- a nod to Revolutionary hero, General Marquis de Lafayette -- , the 7 private suites and room afford Europe-meets-Savannah style comforts for a leisure trip and business travel. Each of private suites and rooms uniquely features a private kitchen or kitchenette, plus private bath.

Contact: 121 West Jones Street, Savannah, Georgia USA 31401; Phone: 866-233-5307; email; 

 * The first Salzburgers landed in Savannah, Georgia after a two months trip across the Atlantic Ocean to escape religious persecution in their native country of Salzburg, presently known as Austria. The industrious settlers built their religious Lutheran community in Ebenezer along the Savannah River near today's Rincon, Georgia.

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