Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Farmer's Market Extends Hours

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Farmers Market is extending its operating hours ahead of the annual Summer Kick-Off event. Starting Thursday, June 9, the market will be open each Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. throughout the summer. This is in addition to its year-round operating hours of Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

While seasonal items last, shoppers can expect to find a variety of produce and herbs at the Mississippi Farmers Market every Thursday this summer. In addition to produce, shoppers will find a variety of beef, pork, and lamb cuts; dairy products such as milk and cheeses; eggs; honey; tea; coffee; jams and jellies; breads and other baked goods; sauces and dressings; canned foods; flowers and plants; and much more on Saturdays. 

In conjunction with its extended summertime hours, the Mississippi Farmers Market will host the annual Summer Kick-Off on Saturday, June 18, starting at 8:00 a.m. Shoppers will be treated to complimentary popcorn, children’s activities including face painting and games, vendor giveaways, musical entertainment, and specialty cold drink refreshers, gelati desserts and snack foods available for purchase from the Fizz Pop Soda Shop. 

The City Limits Café and Genuine MS® Store, both located inside of the Mississippi Farmers Market, will also be open to the public. The Café serves breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every weekday; it is also open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday. The Genuine MS® Store is open Thursday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

The Mississippi Farmers Market, a division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, is open every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information about the Mississippi Farmers Market, visit or follow the Mississippi Farmers Market on Facebook.


Anonymous said...

This is the equivalent of MDWFP extending shooting hours.

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that this will reduce crime, and increase property values immediately, if not sooner.

Anonymous said...

This is really big news for the state of Mississippi!

Krusatyr said...

Yes I'm a long tall Gipson,
And I wear a big white hat,
Got a badge and a six-gun,
Draw and fire one second flat.

Anonymous said...

Andy needs to realize that those that work and would be willing to travel into the war zone called Jackson are a rapidly diminishing population of potential customers. His Farmers' Market needs to relocate to Gluckstadt or somewhere in Rankin County.

Anonymous said...

Although it would still be in Jacktown, it would make complete sense to move the Farmer's Market to the Ag Museum. At least then, customers would not have to go into downtown. But I agree that south Madison County or Rankin County would be much better. Doris Berry's Farmers Market on Hwy 80 in Pearl near the high school is open pretty much all the time, so that's my go-to FM.

Anonymous said...

The farmers market on Old Canton Road near the Spillway Road is very good. I also shop at Doris Berry's in Pearl. The couple of times that I visited Andy's market, there was little Mississippi-grown produce and a lot of vegetables imported from elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

"....The couple of times that I visited Andy's market, there was little Mississippi-grown produce and a lot of vegetables imported from elsewhere."
June 9, 2022 at 10:40 AM

What you've described, more than any threat of violence or theft, is why people stay away.

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