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More and more people are looking for fresh produce to serve at their dinner tables. The best place to find the freshest fruits and vegetables is at a local farmers market. The assortment of seasonal foods and year round produce will vary depending upon the month and area. Some markets will also offer homemade artisan breads, artisan cheeses, meats and sausage, jams, jellies, butter, cream-top milk, cookies and other baked goods, pickles, tamales, gumbo, prepared foods as well as plants, handmade soaps and lotions. Some farmers markets may also have live music and cooking demonstrations that you can attend.

Below is a listing of farmers markets in Mississippi that will help your desire to prepare and feed fresh fruits and vegetables to your family and provide healthier meals and snacks.

Date(s) markets are open: 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011


Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis - Green Space @ 2nd & Main Street – Bay St. Louis, MS
Open: Year Round - Thursdays
Times: 3pm-6pm
Contact: Diane Claughton (228) 257-2496

Fresh produce, baked goods, arts & crafts, plants, trees, entertainment and much more!

Location: Under the I-110 Bridge overpass on Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS
Open: Year Round - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 6am-4pm
Contact: Cheryl Bell (228) 435-6296

Reopened in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, this year-round market features fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade baked goods, plants and more.

Location: In Front of Old Gulfport Library, Beach Blvd, (Across From Gulfport Harbor) Gulfport, MS
Open: April-November - Tuesday & Friday
Times: 6am- 6pm
Contact: Butch Himel (228) 860-4469

This is a seasonal open air market with an assortment of organic food, fruits, local specialties, crafts and vegetables.

Location: 10383 Automall Parkway, D'Iberville, MS
Open: Year Round - Daily
Times: 6am-5pm
Contact: City of D'Iberville (228) 392-7966

This market has an assortment of crafts, organic food, vegetables, fruits and local specialties.

Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula, MS
Open: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 6am-1pm
Contact: Jim Hart (228) 762-6043 or (228) 217-1667

Featuring: bedding plants, goat milk, cheese and ice cream, fresh eggs, pasture-raised chicken, honey, baked goods, flowers, fruits, locally-grown vegetables, jams, salad dressings, and local hand-made crafts.

Location: 126 Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach, MS
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-1pm
Contact: Dita McCarthy (228) 234-8732

This farmers market features local, seasonal, organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits; a full dairy line including cream top Jersey cow's milk, butter, mozzarella, cheddar, yogurt; local artisanal whole grain breads; honey; goat cheeses; goat meats and sausages; jams, jellies, and pickles, and a large variety of prepared foods like stuffed peppers and mirlitons, all made from locally produced ingredients. We are in an alley way in a bustling location, right in the middle of the downtown across from city hall and by a popular coffee shop.

Events include cooking demonstrations, bee-keeping information sessions, and weekly music provided by "Vegetable Underground!"

Location: L&N Depot, 1000 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS
Open: Year Round
Times: Saturday - 9am-1pm
Contact: Diane Claughton (228) 257-2496

The Market is based on the great European food and plant markets, and in our own small way we are recreating that wonderful atmosphere of great food offerings by small regional producers, plants and flowers grown locally and fruits and vegetables in season. It is a place to take your family, meet old friends and make new ones.

Location: War Memorial Park, Highway 90, Pass Christian, MS
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 8am-12Noon
Contact: Joe Buckley - Market Manager (228) 297-3040

Local farmers and growers offer the best certified organic produce. A fabulous variety of vegetables, fruits, plants and baked goods are available. Local artists and crafters, wood crafters, photographers, textile artists, painters, potters and jewelry artists participate as well.

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