Gardening & Farming

Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by TLV News

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Mid-town Farmers’ Market OPENING DAY is Saturday, May 4 – Highlights for this weekend!

 

Mid-Town Farmers’ Market fans and customers,

 

TLV-159-SA-MidtownFarmersMarket-RGBWe’re back! Mid-Town Farmers’ Market opens for the 2013 season this Saturday, May 4 (7-11 am),

and below are some expected highlights. In addition, this Saturday (and the first Saturday of every month) is a children’s day, for which Sue Castens will conduct an informative and fun activity using the new Choose MyPlate guidelines for healthy eating from the USDA.

 

  • The Original Grit Girl will have Grits, Corn Meal, Masa and Polenta
  • Sherry@ 7D Farm will have apple-cinnamon biscuits, chocolate bread, cinnamon bread, monster cookies, whole wheat bread, whole-wheat with quinoa, oat bread, facaccia, brioche, rolls, challah
  • Welcome Valley Farms will have home grown “Panola County” tomatoes and green onions
  • Zion Farms will have chicken, pork, and eggs
  • Sophie Quinn of Joyous Plants will have moonvines, Louisiana iris, and maybe basil and cookies
  • Mark Brewer will have broccoli, lettuce, onion, spinach, turnip greens, mustard, collards, and radishes
  • Errol & Sue Castens at Providence Farm will have sungold cherry tomato plants, blueberry muffins, mexican wedding cakes, yeast rolls (salt free), savory beer bread, english muffin bread, whole wheat bread, and Mrs. Sue’s famous fire and ice pickles and roasted red pepper hummus
  • Bost Farm will have spinach, turnip greens, hosta plants, and possibly broccoli
  • Sunlight Springs Certified Organic Produce will have Cabbage, Kale, Spinach, Lettuce, Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, Radish
  • St. Bethany Fresh will have vine-ripened, pesticide-free tomatoes
  • Mardis Honey will have honey
  • Cathy Field will have three kinds of focaccia bread: Olive, Rosemary, and Basil Pesto
  • Linda Boyd will have lettuce mix, romaine mix, asparagus, assorted herbs, blueberry jam, rosemary-lemon jelly
  • Yokna Bottoms Farm will have six kinds of lettuces,  two kinds of spinach,  Fun Jen cabbage, Blues Chinese cabbage, mixed radishes,  Hakurei turnips, broccoli rapini, spearmint, and green garlic.  May also have baby onions and mixed mustards

We will have live music this week (from ~8-10 on Saturday) from Love Cannon. If you enjoy the music, please consider showing your support for the musicians with a tip (or some produce), who are not getting paid for these gigs. Check out our music lineup for the first half of the season here: http://www.mtfarmersmarket.com/

 

You can receive an update similar to this one each week on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mtmarket), along with additional content such as photos and videos from our vendors and from the market itself. We would love for you to take photos at the market, or photos of yourself eating food from the market, and post them on our Facebook page! Or, just make a quick comment on our page about your experience with the market.

 

Did you know that Bost Farm can accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) for payment?  If you know anyone who receives food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program), please let them know that they can now use EBT to purchase fresh healthy food at Mid-Town Farmers’ Market.

 

The Wednesday market may begin next week, depending on how many farmers have extra produce.  Watch for another update on Tuesday about that.  Please note that during the Wednesday market hours (8am to 1pm), our vendors may arrive or depart any time during those hours, depending on availability of their product.

 

We need volunteers to help at the market tent this summer.  If you are interested in helping, please contact our volunteer coordinator Betty Crouther (arpate@olemiss.edu).

 

If you know of a vendor who is interested in selling at Mid-Town, please point them to our website (http://www.mtfarmersmarket.com/) where the application documents can be downloaded, or give us their contact information so we can mail the documents to them. 

 

Directions to the market: From the Oxford Square, drive (or walk or bike!) north on North Lamar about ½ mile, and look for us on the left in the parking lot of the Mid-Town Shopping Plaza. Alternatively you can take the bus, utilizing the Oxford University Transit Red Route, which passes Mid-Town once per hour on Saturday mornings (http://www.oxfordms.net/visitors/transit/bus-routes-a-schedules.html).

 

 

See you at the market!

Best Wishes,
Jason Hoeksema
Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board member

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