Mississippi Farmers Market to Celebrate 2012 Summer Kick-Off The Mississippi Farmers Market, located adjacent to the Fairgrounds, will celebrate its 2012 Summer
Kick-Off on Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This fun-filled event will feature the finest
farm-raised fruits and vegetables that Mississippi farmers have to offer along with an assortment of fresh
baked goods, specialty foods, and unique Mississippi hand-crafted items.
During the celebration, shoppers will be able to sample the culinary display of Chef James Roache' of Ro'
Chez Restaurant as he dishes up an array of delicious Market-to-Menu items that can be prepared right
at home. Shoppers will enjoy live music from local musician Ralph Miller and complementary Blue Bell Ice
Cream. Kids will have the chance to join in the fun of constructing a scarecrow to guard and scare away
anything pesky from the Market's corn and sunflower garden.
The Mississippi Farmers Market, located at 929 High Street adjacent to the Fairgrounds, is currently open
on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information about the
Market or to find out what's fresh each week, call (601) 354-6573.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE
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