Friday, March 27, 2020

Farmers Market Open Tomorrow

Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson reminds the public that the Mississippi Farmers Market on High Street will be open this Saturday, March 28, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

“I want to invite everyone to come out to the Mississippi Farmers Market each Saturday. The farmers market is essential and serves as a source of healthy, nutritious food for the community, and many shoppers depend on the local farmers for their weekly grocery needs. The vendors are taking precautions and following CDC recommendations. Some are offering pre-packed produce so fewer hands handle it. The produce, meat, eggs, dairy, and honey will be plentiful, and you won’t have to stand in long lines,” said Commissioner Gipson.

This week at the Mississippi Farmers Market shoppers can expect to find a variety of produce and herbs including carrots, cabbage, collard greens, garlic, ginger, cilantro, sunchokes, beets, turnip greens and roots, mustard greens, swiss chard, arugula, radishes, turmeric, mint, spinach, green onions, salad mix, lettuce, microgreens, kale, strawberries, parsley; a variety of beef, pork, and lamb cuts; dairy products such as milk and cheeses; honey, rice; tea; coffee; jams and jellies; breads and other baked goods; sauces and dressings; canned foods; flowers and plants; homemade soap; lip balms; and much more.

The Farmer’s Table restaurant, located inside the Mississippi Farmers Market, is open 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for take-out and delivery and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for pickup.

The Mississippi Farmers Market is located at 929 High Street, adjacent to the State Fairgrounds. The Market is open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information about the Market or to find out what’s fresh each week, call (601) 354-6573, go online to, or visit the Mississippi Farmers Market on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Agriculture, farms and farmers markets are considered an “essential business or operation” under Mississippi Executive Order 1463 signed on March 24, 2020, by Governor Tate Reeves.


Anonymous said...

The mkt is a fun place. Is well run with good products!

Anonymous said...

COVID Tomato's 3 for $1

Anonymous said...

Will Commissioner “white hat” be there? He doesn’t even take his hat off inside. Wonder if he wears it to bed???!

Anonymous said...

This is idiocy. As long as numbers continue to rise, putting any substantial number of people together is asking for continued community spread.

Kingfish said...

Because we should shut down grocery stores and keep fresh produce from people? Sorry, but some risks have to be taken.

Want some real civil disorder? Turn off the food.

Anonymous said...

"This is idiocy. As long as numbers continue to rise, putting any substantial number of people together is asking for continued community spread. "

Stay home and eat sawdust, grumpy.

Anonymous said...

Want some real civil disorder? Turn off the food.

Want some real civil disorder? Close the liquor stores.

Anonymous said...

If you turn the food off, it won't be only a case of Jacktown thugs running amuck. The Rankin gold coasters will be back in the flesh, as well as the Madison militia.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, some patriots have been hoping for the civil unrest for a long long time.

A couple good days and nights of purging would give society a chance to take out the trash.

A lot of traitors and parasites need to water the tree of liberty.

Anonymous said...

Why would KF approve a comment like 1:11? That is outrageous.

Anonymous said...

Civil disorder? Try civil war!
You can't find handgun ammo for sale at any retail store in the Metro.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Kingfish is a fan of the Purge franchise. The first one was really good. The rest were.... meh.

God Bless the NEW Founding Fathers.

Anonymous said...

Civil Disorder....I rather take my chances making a quick dash during senior Shopping Times. Mask and Gloves Required even then.

Anonymous said...

1:25, that's pretty tame. Kim Wade openly says the same thing on the radio once a week.

Anonymous said...

it's just like any other store...

1. Feel sick? Have a slight temperature? Coughing? STAY HOME!
2. When in public dont touch your eyes, nose, mouth--just dont touch your head. Wash your hands (or sanitize) before you do so.
3. Try to maintain 6 feet away from someone else that's not in your household. If you can't, then at least don't touch them and hopefully they don't sneeze or cough within 6 feet of you. (sneezers and coughers shouldnt be out anyway..)

do that--no problem. problem is, not everyone is doing this..and so it spreads... should never touch your head in public even when there's no COVID-19...its the easiest way to ingest someone else's germs...

Anonymous said...

12:22 It's open air. Way safer than going to Kroger with the masses.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the market has opened. We went to Kroger early this morning, first time off our property for over 2 weeks. Few shoppers were there, many wore masks, a few also wore plastic gloves, most seemed respectful of social distancing. I wore both mask and gloves. No toilet paper but lots of fresh produce and a variety of meats. This is a good time for Mississippi to eat fresh vegetables and fruit instead of depending on fast food.

Anonymous said...

The farmer's market is not a damned 'grocery store' Kingfish. Get with the program and quite pandering to politicians. Grocery stores have been deemed essential. Trendy roadside pantries with squash, shiney melons and gassed tomatoes from South America are not essential grocery stores.

But, as you like to say...Nice Try.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

I'll be there without a mask and will talk with anyone who approaches me. Can't be afraid of every little thing all the time. Death comes to all regardless of your intentions to avoid it. When it's time....

Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous @6:35, you must not know anything about the Mississippi State Farmers Market, which requires all products to have a Mississippi nexus. Furthermore, you must not have even read the post because none of the produce you think will be sold there tomorrow is even listed. Those listed are actually produce that is seasonal to MISSISSIPPI. Support local, isn't that what you'd want people to do, not the "gassed tomatoes" at the local grocery store?

Anonymous said...

@6:35 - Fair warning - If you approach me and start spraying your spit in my direction, you will be Lysoled.

Anonymous said...

“White Hat” Gipson” just tweeted a photo from the market AND THE PEOPLE WERE NOT STANDING SIX FEET APART! Take a look at Gipson’s tweet!

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