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

Midtown Farmers' Market will re-open on Saturday, May 3

Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open each Saturday May through October (7-11am).  In addition, the Wednesday market will be open each week (~8am to 1pm), beginning on a Wednesday to be announced.  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 a schedule of last year's music and 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.

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Here is a selection of some of the vendors and their products from the 2013 market:

  • McCullar Orchard: peaches
  • Cherry Creek Orchards: peaches
  • Linda Boyd: blueberries, french filet beans, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, onion samplers, assorted herbs, heirloom tomato jam, and blueberry jam
  • The Original Grit Girl: grits, corn meal, masa and polenta
  • Zion Farms: chicken, pork, and eggs
  • Welcome Valley Farm: field tomatoes, snap beans, squash, potatoes, onions, and okra
  • Cathy Field: rosemary focaccia, olive with parmesan cheese focaccia and basil pesto with goat cheese and tomato focaccia; and almond and chocolate biscotti
  • Brewer Farm: squash, red potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peppers
  • Rico Farm: blueberries, blackberries and peas
  • Pontotoc Ridge Blueberry Farm: blueberries, blackberries, a few figs, jellies, jams, and pies
  • 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
  • Yokna Bottoms Farm: onions, potatoes, garlic, tomatoes, fresh flowers, herbs and maybe more blackberries
  • 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   
  • Bryan White: honey
  • Jonathan Jernigan: shrimp
  • 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
  • Fresh From the Farm: green beans, tomatoes, patty pan squash, crook neck squash, straight neck squash, zinnias, sunflowers, preserves, pickles, cucumbers

Music at the Market

 

Nearly every week during the market season, Oxford-area musicians entertain at Mid-Town Farmers' Market, working for tips and produce. Below is the line-up for the 2013 season. Click on the artist/band name for more information about them and their music.

May 4      Love Cannon
May 11   Down South
May 18   Paula Miller
May 25   Greg Johnson
June 1     Wendy Garrison
June 8     The Blues Doctors
June 15   Don Squared

June 22    Love Cannon
June 29   Ryan Miller
July 6      Greg Johnson
July 13    Paula Miller
July 20     Tate Moore
July 27    Don Squared
Aug  3     Greg Johnson
Aug 10    Big E   (we will be kicking off Elvis week with an Elvis impersonator)
Aug 17    Dusty Banjo
Aug 24    The Blues Doctors

Aug 31    Seed Tick Road

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 Aileen Bost (bostaileen 'at' hotmail.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 'at' 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

Pat Lowe

Ann McCullough

Larry McCullough