Monday, May 12, 2014

Madison Farmer's Market opening

The city of Madison just issued the following press release:

City of Madison News Release:

Join Madison for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Downtown Madison Farmers Market at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 13.

The market will be open each Tuesday through the growing season, 4-8 p.m. on the Main Street grounds by the Red Caboose.  Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler and Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith will cut the ribbon and speak.  Contact Robin McCrory, market manager, for additional information. (601) 941-8392

Kingfish note: What exactly is the growing season? 


Anonymous said...

Kingfish note: What exactly is the growing season?

Uhh, it's that time of year when plants yield fruits and vegetables which are harvested for consumption.

The Libertarian said...

$18 tomatoes?

Anonymous said...

Is this a MDAC sponsored farmers market? If so, how much of our tax money is being spent on such a joint effort? Will the vendors be charged for retail space? Jim Buck's back from the grave, this time in drag!

Anonymous said...

Interesting. It's the old adage "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Livingston has built quite a farmer's market out at the corner of 463 and 22, so now "Madison the City" is going to try to do the same, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Hell 3:33, Livingston is using the federal $$$s for theirs; thru that scam that no-vote Landrum put through to get USDA money via N Walters.

If CHS is in fact supporting this in "Madison The City" with our tax dollars, surely the ever vigelent KF will file a PR request to find out how much is being wasted.

But the more important question - does Queen Mary require the market to have brick veneer walls around it and only 'appropriate' signage that is not visible to anyone driving by?

Vine Ripe said...

You people in Brandon, Jackson, Clinton and other places just keep doing pushups in your cucumber patch and stay the hell out of Madison, The City. Ain't none-O-your-bidness.

Anonymous said...

How could you live in an area where agriculture is such a vital part of our economy and ask, "Exactly what is the growing season?" That is why our children believe all food comes from the grocery store. It seems that some of our adults, as well as children,need to be educated.

Anonymous said...

There is no fee to the vendors, no tax dollars are being spent. The property is owned by the city of Madison. Calm down folks.

Anonymous said...

As an actual resident of Madison, I'd like to thank whoever established the hours for this farmer's market. Four to eight is IDEAL.

While the Greater Belhaven Farmer's Market was a nice way to interact with the nicest people in the Metro (both customers and vendors), we just have too much going on, early on a Saturday, to make it into the city. Four-to-eight on a Tuesday will be PERFECT.

Well... it will be perfect, unless the damn mosquito trucks spray us while we're trying to shop and mingle. If that happens, we'll NEVER GO BACK.

Vine Ripe said...

Then go some place else to 'mingle' 11:39. It's a market, not a place to shuffle around pass out bidness cards.

Anonymous said...

It will be nice to be able to finally go to a farmers market in Madison. I like the Livingston farmers market and will go there also.

Anonymous said...

Growing season isn't really "official". It's basically from about March through October or November, and even then, it could depend on the hardiness of the crop and the intensity of the cold during the fall.

Anonymous said...

well then, here is my two cents...I still go to the original farmers market on West Street...lady peas, sweet corn, okra, purple hulls.. all fresh and oh so good. A hidden plus is that the dummies from the 'guvment don't run it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Having a harsh winter, a cold, wet spring or a hot,dry summer can greatly affect a crop's production. Realize also that produce availability/growing season varies....blueberries typically from mid May until late July...corn from early part of June until mid October.

Anonymous said...

8:20 - Most food in Mississippi does come from the grocery store unless you're talking about soybeans, corn, or sweet potatoes.

Anonymous said...

OMG Keep Calm and Eat Healthy

A farmers market in nothing new to agriculture rich states some are for profit others are just neighbors and friends sharing a bounty. If you go by the market at the top of the hill on Old Canton Road and it is closed you can bet 'growing season" is done!

Pea Soup said...

The 'market at the top of the hill on Old Canton' has abandoned the original purpose of it's former operator (before he died). Now they're more into Mexican Junk-Art, baled straw and assorted flower baskets. Oh, and there's also some produce back under the shed. Still, not a single thing sold there originates within a hundred miles of the place.

Anonymous said...

Please; Enough with the cutesy little jars of homemade jelly! Farmers don't make jelly.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what kind of farmers you are used to being around, but the ones I know do make jelly.

Anonymous said...

Original farmers market is the one I go to (by the stadium). Been going there all my life. Just can't beat the food and the folks are incredible.

If by any chance they run out of something I'm looking for (and that's happened maybe twice in 30+years), I'll go to the one on Old Canton. 8:37 pm nailed it though. The gentleman who ran it at the beginning ran a good market. I don't go to a farmers market to get who-has and rinky-dinks.

I like a true farmers market, with fruits and veggies from our farmers.

11:35 AM, I need to get you outside the city and to a farm. Pink eye purple hull peas, a fresh ripe tomato, okra to die for, sweet corn, onions, green tomato, potatoes, peppers, and the list just goes on and on.

Anonymous said...

11:35 Do you really believe that food grows in the grocery store?? You really need an education!!!

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