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New staff announced New at MDAC

Commissioner Andy Gipson announced two new staff members of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC). Hayes Patrick was named director of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. In this position, Patrick will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations as well as establishing the direction of the museum. Patrick earned his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Mississippi ...

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Mississippi Farmers Market to open 3 days a week

Beginning Thursday, the Mississippi Farmers Market will extend its days of operation to accommodate the increase of available produce. Summer operating hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mississippi Farmers Market provides an outlet for Mississippi farmers to sell directly to the consumer. The market also provides an assortment of fresh baked goods, specialty ...

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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 than their own neighborhood or ...

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On the comeback trail

National economy has more and more people shopping at their local farmers market In the early part of last decade, the Mississippi Farmers Market had become more commercial than local: vendors were buying produce wholesale and reselling at the market. Other problems plagued the market, as well. The location was in a bad part of town, the parking lot was ...

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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 — and a lot of fun,” ...

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