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Tupelo Farmers' Market
When: The market opens Saturday, May 9. Regular days and hours will be Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. until about noon.
Where: The market is located on South Spring Street near Clark Street, right beside the railroad tracks.
What: Locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers, plants, herbs, dairy products, breads, pies, cakes, pastries, pickles, jams, jellies, preserves and nuts, among other things
Info: Call (662) 841-6598
Hed: Tupelo Farmers' Market opens Saturday
By Ginna Parsons
TUPELO - The growing season may still be in the early stages, but Northeast Mississippi farmers are planning to bring whatever they have on hand to share with customers when the Tupelo Farmers' Market opens Saturday.
"Some farmers don't have stuff ready yet so others may fill their spots," said Megan McCarty, marketing specialist for the Tupelo Downtown Main Street Association. "We plan to have a full farmers' market every week."
Among the first offerings will be strawberries, squash, tomatoes, radishes, greens, new potatoes, beets, green onions, broccoli, cauliflower, English peas, lettuce and cabbage, pecans, honey, hanging plants, farm-raised eggs, canned goods, jellies and baked goods.
All 28 permanent stalls are already reserved and 13 more vendors are on a waiting list, McCarty said.
"This is the first year it's been booked two weeks after we sent out letters to the producers," she said.
The market, located on South Spring Street near Clark Street, opens at 6 a.m. Saturday and likely will close up about noon. It will also be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. until noon through Halloween.
Ginna Parsons is the Daily Journal's food/home/garden editor.