May-October, Saturdays 7-11am, Wednesdays 8am-1pm

Midtown Farmers' Market is Now Open for 2014 Season

Mid-Town Farmers’ Market is open each Saturday May through October (7-11am).  In addition, the Wednesday market will be open each week (~8am to 1pm), .  The first Saturday of each month is often a children’s day, with face painting and other fun activities usually beginning around 8 am. We also have live music every week--see below for links to more information about the musicians.

You can find the most up-to-date information about what will be sold at Mid-Town market by visiting 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. You can also receive weekly updates on expected vendors and food at the market by joining our e-mail list (see below).

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

On July 26th the YAC Art Truck will be at the market for children from 8:30-10:30. All activities are free.

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Here is a selection of some of the vendors and their products expected for the 2014 market:

  • Bost Farm: tomatoes, purple-hull peas, okra, watermelon, cantaloupes, Ambrosia sweet corn, Rattlesnake green beans, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, hot peppers, and zinnias
  • Cathy Field: rosemary focaccia, olive with parmesan cheese focaccia and basil pesto with goat cheese and tomato focaccia; and almond and chocolate biscotti
  • Cherry Creek Orchards: peaches
  • Cotton's Cafe will have dog treats, made using local farmer’s produce, in 5 flavors: sweet potato, squash apple, pumpkin, peanut butter honey, and blueberry honey 
  • Flora Gardens will have chicken and duck eggs, mixed flower bouquets, cherry tomatoes, Cherokee Purple and other heirloom tomatoes, giant Marconi and other mild peppers, pickled and fermented goods and green beans 
  • Linda Boyd: blueberries, french filet beans, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, onion samplers, assorted herbs, heirloom tomato jam, and blueberry jam
  • McCullar Orchard: peaches & nectarines
  • Rico Farm: blueberries, blackberries and peas
  • The Original Grit Girl: grits, corn meal, masa and polenta
  • Pontotoc Ridge Blueberry Farm: blueberries, blackberries, a few figs, jellies, jams, and pies
  • Pumpkin Creek Farm will have blueberries and cinnamon rolls, blueberry danish, English muffin bread, tarts, lemon curd, and creole bread pudding
  • Sherry @7D Farm: scones, blueberry bread, peach cobbler, grits pies, monster & cranberry cookies and the following breads: cinnamon, whole wheat, cracked wheat, whole wheat with quinoa, oat, farm house white, focaccia, challah and garlic studded baguettes 
  • Sonja's Baked Goods will have butter cookies, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, sock-it-to-me cake, carrot cake, pineapple cake, Italian cream cake, pecan pie, and sweet potato pie
  • Sunlight Springs Certified Organic Produce: rattlesnake green beans, squash and zucchini, shiitake mushrooms, some cucumbers, tomatoes and yellow wax beans along with other miscellaneous items
  • YaYa's Yummys will have an assortment of jellies, jams, and preserves, baking mixes, dip mixes, mild and hot salsa, pepper jellies, chow chow, butter pecan Bundt cake, orange juice pound cake, and blueberry bread
  • Yokna Bottoms Farm: onions, potatoes, garlic, tomatoes, fresh flowers, herbs and maybe more blackberries
  • Zion Farms: chicken, pork, and eggs

 

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Music at the Market

 

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Nearly every week during the market season, Oxford-area musicians entertain at Mid-Town Farmers' Market, working for tips and produce.

 

May 3rd - Ryan Miller

May 17th - Seed Tick Road

May 24th - County Road
May 31st - Sing for Glenn
June 7th - Greg Johnson
June 14th - Blues Doctors

June 21st - Dusty Banjo

June 28th - Seen Tick Road

July 5th - Sing for Glenn

July 12th - Zechariah Lloyd

July 19th - Ryan Miller

July 26th - Seed Tick Road and The Art Truck

August 2nd - Wally Hall

August 9th - BIG E - to kick off Elvis Week

August 16th - Seed Tick Road

August 23rd - The Blues Doctors


E-mail Updates

 

If you'd like to receive periodic updates on the Midtown Farmers' Market, including a weekly preview and reminder about the Saturday market during the season, please send an e-mail to midtownfarmersmarket.ms@gmail.com.

Vendor & Volunteer Information

  • Vendor Application
  • MDAC Vendor Requirements
  • Mid-Town Farmers' Market welcomes applications from all prospective vendors--please see the documents linked above.
  • Volunteers are needed each Saturday during market season, to help a farmer's market board member run the market tent. Duties include selling coffee, sitting in the shade, and meeting a bunch of neat people! If you'd like to volunteer, please e-mail volunteer coordinator and board member Betty Crouther (arpate@olemiss.edu).

Thank you!

The coffee served at the market tent is High Point Coffee, roasted and generously provided for us by Right Bean Roasting, LLC. Please consider visiting their website to purchase coffee or learn about their retail locations.

Certification

In 2011, the Midtown Farmers' Market recently was certified by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce as part of their Mississippi Farmer’s Market Certification Program. Essentially, the certification means that the Mid-Town Farmers' Market is getting official recognition for something that has always been central to its mission: It is a true venue for Mississippi farmers and food artisans to sell their locally-produced food. Some markets allow vendors who re-sell vegetables that they have purchased from wholesalers or other 3rd parties.  At the Mid-Town Market, you can always count on buying a Mississippi product from the Mississippian who made it.

Mid-Town Farmers' Market Board of Directors

 

The Mid-Town Farmers' Market is directed by a volunteer board, consisting of vendors and non-vendors, which currently consists of the following members:

Aileen Bost (executive director)

Freddy Bost

Larry Carr

Charles Church

Betty Crouther

Susan Foster

Pat Lowe

Ann McCullough

Larry McCullough