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Telfair Museums Welcomes New Café Partners FARM Hospitality Group
SAVANNAH, GA (December 1, 2022) — This evening, Telfair Museums celebrated its annual holiday tree lighting at the Jepson Center, where Benjamin Simons, executive director and CEO, made a surprise announcement: the Wildflower Café on Telfair Square. The museum is partnering with FARM Hospitality Group to present the new dining experience in the Jepson Center’s atrium, which will offer locally sourced ingredients and an inspired menu, starting February 2023.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Wildflower Café on Telfair Square to the Jepson Center for the Arts. The Wildflower Café brings fresh, seasonally inspired offerings and a creative approach that will pair beautifully with Telfair Museums’ annual exhibitions and programs, enhancing the enjoyment of our visitors and deepening the overall Telfair Experience for our guests,” Simons said.
No strangers to Savannah and the Lowcountry, FARM’s experience and quality is proven through their other concepts: Common Thread and the Strangebird Food Truck in Savannah, and FARM in downtown Bluffton. Common
Thread was recently named one of the 50 Best New Restaurants of 2022 by Bon Appetit magazine.
Aligned with Telfair’s evolving visitor experience, FARM’s highest priority is guest service. At each of its locations, guests are considered family and their goal is to serve as a community restaurant that provides delicious,
thoughtfully prepared food for any occasion.
“We are honored to partner with Telfair Museums. Their mission of cultivating awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts bolsters Savannah’s art culture and makes our city better,” said Ryan Willia
mson, managing partner of FARM Hospitality Group LLC. “As a Savannah native, I’m proud of what our city has become and am very humbled to bring Wildflower Café on Telfair Square to the historic district.”
The Wildflower Café on Telfair Square will feature a seasonal lunch menu and provide guests with a spectacular view of the square from the Jepson Center’s Eckburg Atrium. In addition to providing dine-in offerings, there will also be boxed lunch options for guests wanting to dine al fresco in Telfair Square. FARM Hospitality Group also will serve as Telfair’s exclusive catering partner for events hosted by the museum.
“We are thrilled to share our newest concept with Savannah. Chef de Cuisine Annie Coleman and I are creating a menu of locally sourced, seasonally inspired food that our guests have come to know and love at our other concepts,” said Brandon Carter, Executive Chef and Partner of FARM Hospitality Group LLC. “Wildflower Café on Telfair Square will focus on clean foods that are rooted in ingredients that come from the Earth, with primarily vegan and plant-based dishes like Sprouted Seed & Cracked Grain Tabbouleh and a Vegan Kale & Collard Caesar.”
Visitors will be able to experience the Wildflower Café daily, beginning in late February.
About Telfair Museums:
Opened in 1886, Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the South and the first U.S. museum founded by a woman. The museum features a world-class art collection in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District and encompasses three sites: the Jepson Center for the Arts, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the Telfair Academy. For more information on Telfair Museums, visit telfair.org.