Posts Tagged ‘farmers market’

Mississippi Farmers Market adjusts winter schedule

by Published: December 18,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, farmers market, Mississippi, NEWS

The last shopping day of the year for the Mississippi Farmers Market will be December 20, 2014. The regular schedule will resume on January 31, 2015, with operating hours on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each year, the Market takes this time for cleaning and maintenance of the building and grounds. The Farmer’s […] [...]

City gets getting six-digit grants from MDOT for depot project

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez’s plans to renovate the former railroad depot downtown have picked up a little steam. Mayor Butch Brown tells The Natchez Democrat the Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded the city $250,000 for the depot project and will award another $250,000 in the fall and $200,000-$250,000 next spring. The city is […] [...]

New farmers market deemed successful; another may be opening

by Published: June 25,2012

Tags: farm, farmer, farmers market, fruit, market, produce, retail, vegetables

PASCAGOULA and OXFORD — A new farmers market here is drawing positive reviews by vendors and buyers. The Mississippi Press reports the Pascagoula Farmers Market at Victory Lot is enjoying a steady stream of customers and that vendors report good sales. The market opened for the first time June 16, and is scheduled for Wednesdays […] [...]

City-run farmers’ market on hold in Oxford

OXFORD — Oxford officials say they don’t know if they’ll be able to create a city-run farmers’ market anytime soon. The Oxford Park Commission received a $56,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but the city needs the state Legislature’s permission to create the market. Lawmakers routinely approve dozens of local-and-private bills each session […] [...]

Ag commissioner candidates predict change

JACKSON — Joel Gill and Cindy Hyde-Smith predict changes with either one’s election as the state’s next commissioner of agriculture and commerce. Gill, a 60-year-old Democrat, says he believes the department lost its vision in the waning years of Dr. Lester Spell’s four terms. Spell isn’t seeking re-election. “I’ve been a businessman the past 42 […] [...]

Fresh food

by Published: May 23,2010

Tags: farmers market, Main Street, Mississippi

Mississippi’s farmers markets play role in community development   In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dita McCarthy, a veteran vegetable-grower, was urged by friends to carry her produce to a farmers market on the Coast. She was hoping to just make a little extra money. Instead, it turned into a career-changer. “I was overwhelmed by […] [...]

Combined farmers market gets good reviews

Leaders mull about whether relocation will be permanent   Betty Girling could not have been happier with her experience at the Mississippi Farmers Market in Jackson on Oct. 24. That day marked the first time that the Mississippi Farmers Market and the Greater Belhaven Market offered a joint event. “I thought it was great — […] [...]

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