Posts Tagged ‘produce’

New farmers market to hold soft opening this weekend

EDWARDS — The Town of Edwards will present the “Edwards Farmers Market Soft Opening Day” with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor RL Perkins and District 63 Representative Deborah Butler Dixon The event will be held on Town Square at 310 Front Street (the 2013 interim location) Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. The […] [...]

County to build year-round farmer’s market

CORINTH — Alcorn County is getting a year-round farmer’s market. The board of the Fulton Drive farmer’s market, where a covered shed is soon to be constructed, has set up operating rules for the site. The Daily Corinthian reports the decision to move to a 12-month market reflects increasing availability of some crops. “We do […] [...]

Choctaws to open produce packing/processing plant

CARTHAGE — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been awarded a $900,000 grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to help establish a fresh produce and packing business at the former Patriot Ford facility in Carthage. MBCI says the grant will be utilized over a three-year period to renovate the Patriot Ford facility […] [...]

Defense Department grant puts state-raised food in schools

DESOTO COUNTY — Either by fork or fingers, the second- and third-grade students of Chickasaw Elementary in Olive Branch dived into some Magnolia-state raised blueberries and cantaloupes as a part of a farm to school awareness program. Picking a blueberry up with her fingers, second-grader Mary Katherine Stephens, 8, liked the tiny cup of fruit […] [...]

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 […] [...]

MHRA launches program promoting locally grown produce

JACKSON — The Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association has unveiled a statewide initiative called “Eat Healthy Mississippi” that aims in helping Mississippi remove its status as the “fattest state in the nation.” “Eat Healthy Mississippi” is designed to promote locally grown produce in the preparation of dietitian-approved, Healthy Dining menu options at restaurants throughout Mississippi. […] [...]

Fresh produce rolling out of State Port

by Published: December 21,2011

Tags: cargo, distribution, food, ports, produce, rail, ships, trucks

GULFPORT — The coolers at Gulf Coast International Cargo are stacked high with thousands of cases of melons from Central America. The melons are moving through Gulfport on its way to Christmas dinner tables across America. WLOX-TV reports it’s a perishable food “dream come true” for Mike Alise and his company. “A lot of this […] [...]

Aldermen rethinking proposed farmers market

OXFORD — The city of Oxford will take a second look at locating at farmers’ market next to the Park Commission’s Community Garden. The Oxford Eagle reports the board of aldermen agreed this week to put the new farmers’ market project on hold until at least next spring. A grant for $61,258 was awarded to […] [...]

Distributing farm to table

Mississippi’s achievement of “fattest state in the nation” for seven years running is an economic problem. In addition to significant healthcare costs to treat chronic illnesses like Type II diabetes and heart disease, the productivity lost due to poor health defies calculation. A large part of the solution to Mississippi’s overweight woes lies in healthy […] [...]

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