Corinth to launch ‘Green Market’

CORINTH – A new venue for Northeast Mississippi’s artisans and growers to offer their products will open at the Corinth Depot May 2, the same date as Corinth’s long-standing Coca-Cola 10K run.

The Green Market at the Corinth Depot, as it has been titled, will offer only goods that are “home-grown or handmade,” said Karen Beth Martin, program director for the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“Our Arts and Culture Committee has put a lot of thought and work into creating this special event, and we’re really excited about it,” Martin said.

This is not a festival, but rather another outlet for people in a 100-mile radius of Corinth to offer their unique goods, she said, with farmers,
gardeners, artisans, craftsmen and others able to sell their wares in an open-air, grassroots setting.

“CACVB does not intend to gain any revenue from this market,” Martin said. “Any profit will go back toward market development and promotion. It is our hope that the Green Market will encourage buying locally and stimulate our economy, providing a place for residents and visitors to gather and share their goods.”

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