Thursday, June 10, 2021

Farmers Market Kicks Off Saturday

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Farmers Market will host the annual Summer Kick-off on Saturday, June 12, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. In addition to its usual vendors selling fresh produce, eggs, meat, dairy products, honey, flowers and house plants, the Market will feature complimentary popcorn; ant killer mound treatment to the public at no cost; door prizes given away every 15 minutes; specialty snow cones and lemonades available for purchase from the Snow Critters dessert shop; and more.

“Make plans to join us at the Mississippi Farmers Market for our Summer Kick-off event this Saturday,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “Not only will the City Limits Café and Genuine MS® Store be open, we will also be announcing door prizes and giveaways from your favorite vendors throughout the day. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day out with snow cones, refreshing lemonade, fresh produce, custom made crafts and complimentary popcorn. We will also be offering ant killer to the public at no cost, while supplies last. So come on out and support local, Mississippi businesses this Saturday, beginning at 8:00 a.m.” 

The City Limits Café, located inside of the Mississippi Farmers Market, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for breakfast and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch every weekday; it is also open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday. For daily menu schedules, visit the City Limits Café on Facebook. The Genuine MS® Store, also located inside the Mississippi Farmers Market, is open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every weekday and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday. For additional information about the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Genuine MS® program, visit or follow Genuine MS® on Facebook.

The Mississippi Farmers Market, a division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For additional information about the Mississippi Farmers Market, visit, download the Mississippi Farmers Market mobile app or follow the Mississippi Farmers Market on Facebook.


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Anonymous said...

The best part about the farmers market is seeing the Boyd clan calling people Jezabells. They are always there with their clan.

Anonymous said...

@9:53 AM
Do you paint your face as if you were the whore of Babylon?
If you don’t want to be called a clap-having Jezabel, then don’t emulate her.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:06 Wow I'm giggling

Anonymous said...

The mkt. is a great way to spend a Sat. morning. Take the kids.
I have a booth there each Sat. and havw never heard of the Boyds

Anonymous said...

The best way to ensure that a Mississippi event will turn into a disaster, is to offer FREE STUFF - particularly free edible stuff - especially free SUGARY STUFF. Free Fire Ant poison, MAYBE....

The people who'd actually pay money for produce, will not want to encounter the people who've come for the free stuff.

Oh, and the name is spelled JEZEBEL. You hellbound heathen spawns-o'-Satan need to READ YOUR BIBLES! If you'd read your Bibles (or watched enough Bette Davis movies), you'd know how to spell Jezebel.

MBrookes said...

I thought the point of the Farmer's market was to sell locally grown produce, produced in Mississippi. Where are bananas, lemons and avacado grown in MS?

Anonymous said...

Jezabell is the kinda girl i always wanted. I never fell for the sweet and innocent types. I liked a bad girl who knows what she wants and knows how to get it.

Anonymous said...

Wow I can go here and Picklefest on the same day!

Anonymous said...

If you arrive at 8:00 am you will miss all the "free stuff" folks that will ruin the day. Boiling water works great on ant hills. Just jab a stick down into the mound then pour.

Anonymous said...

If the want people to attend the Farmers' Market, move it to Rankin or Madison County.

Anonymous said...

I miss the old farmer's market. Why did it have to move?

Anonymous said...

"If the want people to attend the Farmers' Market, move it to Rankin or Madison County."
June 10, 2021 at 5:44 PM

Madison has a farmer's market. Year-before-last, a young couple was selling CHANTERELLES (picked that morning, by themselves). One family was bringing their amazing array of peppers and eggplants, in every color and flavor. They were planning to expand their range of peppers, for the 2020 season, although it looked like they were already growing every known variety. A retired professor was selling a zany array of heirloom perennials. We bought a banana cultivar from him, which is proven to "make", even here in Mississippi (and, bonus, there was an Elephant Ear pup in the container, too).

We tried to go again, at the end of last year, but had to leave because of the music. I'm sure that if one is a Hippie over the age of 75 - living in an abandoned trailer out in the woods of Northern Madison County, then one would find the choice of music to be just perfect. We tried again, last Tuesday. The music is back - LIVE (and still perfect for Bluejean-Pantsuit-clad "Medical" Marijuana Recipient types).

Anonymous said...

11:13 A great judge of all-things farmer's mkt, people personalities, and music styles.

Apparently went ONCE 2 years ago, "Year-before-last", when he describes all the unbelievably awesome stuff brought out that morning... blah, blah, blah

But then... "We tried to go (once) again, AT THE END OF LAST YEAR, but had to leave because of the music." ...."Hippie over 75...trailer in the woods.. " blah, blah..

Then... ready for it... "We tried again, last Tuesday. The music is back - LIVE (and still perfect for Bluejean-Pantsuit-clad "Medical" Marijuana Recipient types)."

Bet this guy's the life of every party... Sucks the O2 right outta the place.

Anonymous said...


You should maybe lay off the ganja for a while, before you start analyzing other people's posts. And why do you make assumptions about gender(among other things, like frequency of visits)?

But truly, Sweetum, when you're rummaging through the 'Free Clothes' pile at the thrift store, you might want to resist the Bell-bottom Hip-hugger Denim-look Polyester Doubleknit Leisure Suits. I know you think they make you look "hip & with-it", and I'm sure they're a breeze to maintain (especially when one's "washing machine" is an old milk jug filled with rainwater that dripped off the low-hanging corner of the trailer). But trust me on this, OK?

And you should abstain from getting those string-wrapped platform espadrilles, from 1977, too. (Photos are being emailed-around, of a meth-addicted septuagenarian chick from out of town, in just such a getup, who TRIED a car heist in Madison, a while back. And it was fun to zoom-in on her amazing "threads"). The fact that Earth Wind & Fire is still alive, and performing somewhere in Mississippi, does NOT mean that, "The Seventies are BACK!".

Which brings us to THAT MUSIC. Honey, the stuff we heard being played and performed at the Farmer's Market, was lame when it was new. Now that it's old, it's even worse. They were playing crap I haven't heard since I was FIVE (and was hoping never to hear, again). I don't know the song names or the "artists", but googling "Worst Songs of the Sixties and Seventies" ought to pretty-much cover it.

Anonymous said...

It seemed obvious to all that you were either a birthing person or someone who identified as other than a male.

I only said "he" just for fun.

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