Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

Ag producers, scientists talk about research, needs

VERONA — More than 300 north Mississippi agricultural producers met with Mississippi State University representatives to hear research results and recommendations and to express what they need from the university in the coming year. Steve Martin, head of MSU’s North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona, said the annual meeting helps keep producers, researchers […] [...]

Rain, cold cause crop plantings to lag far behind

by Ted Carter Published: May 10,2013

Tags: corn, frost damage, fruit and herbs and spices, mississippi farmers, rice, vegetables

Weather weirdness has become the new normal for Mississippi farmers this spring as they watch for forecasts of warm, dry days they would routinely expect in most years. Even before temperatures in the low 40s or even lower combined with the near daily rainfall, planting averages were falling far below last year’s levels and levels […] [...]

Eaten your plants today?

by For the MBJ Published: April 5,2013

Tags: health & wellness, Melinda Duffie, radishes, vegetables

Over recent years information has been forthcoming about plant-based proteins. Maybe you have heard the term but have no idea what that means or the affects. Perhaps you know about them and have tried these types of foods. In either case let’s explore what they are and how important they can be. First of all, […] [...]

The color you eat can keep you healthier

by Contributing Columnist Published: February 1,2013

Tags: diet, groceries, health & wellness, Melinda Duffie, vegetables

How many times growing up did your mom tell you to eat your vegetables whether you liked them or not? Perhaps you had to clean your plate before you were excused from the table, too. Now that you are an adult you realize that your mom was trying to promote healthy eating. New information is […] [...]

New farmers market deemed successful; another may be opening

by Associated Press 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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Fear of labels hurts the ‘green’ movement

by Jeff Seabold Published: September 18,2011

Tags: agriculture, conservation, Going Green, vegetables

When I was young I had a fear of vegetables. In fact, I hated them — or at least I thought I did. My mother, being a good mother, would serve them to me every night only to have me slide the plate across the table or spread them out on the plate and say, […] [...]

Our homegrown commodity

Aside from politics and sports talk, there is little question that the conversation in Mississippi always comes back to food and where to get a taste of some homegrown country goodness. Mouth-watering fresh fruits and vegetables are produced abundantly in a state known first and foremost for agriculture and one has to look no further […] [...]

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