Farmer's Market Gulfport MS

Local resource for farmer’s market in Gulfport. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to local produce and organic food, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

City of Gulfport Farmers Market
(228) 860-4469
2625 Jones Park Drive
Gulfport, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Tuesday & Friday, 6:00 a.m. - until
County
Harrison

Pass Christian Market in the Park
(228) 324-2109
War Memorial Park on Highway 90
Pass Christian, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Harrison

Saucier Farmers Market
(228) 697-1178
25950 Old Highway 49
Saucier, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Harrison

Water Valley main Street Farmers Market
(662) 801-9273
Railroad Park - Main Street
Water Valley, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Yalobusha

Vaiden Farmers Market
(662) 464-5476
Mulberry Street
Vaiden, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - until
County
Carroll

D'Iberville Farmers Market
(228) 392-7966
10383 Automall Parkway
D'Iberville, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Wednesday & Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
County
Harrison

Charles R. Hedgewood Farmers Market
(228) 435-6296
Underneath the I-110 overpass and Howard Avenue
Biloxi, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Harrison

Waveland Farmers Market
(601) 798-8759
301 Coleman Avenue
Waveland, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Wednesday, 6:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Hancock

Mid-Town Farmers Market
(662) 915-5639
Mid-Town Shopping Plaza
Oxford, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
County
Lafayette

Tupelo Farmers Market
(662) 841-6598
South Springs St. at the Railroad
Tupelo, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Lee

Agriculture Shock

The simple act of planting a seed and watching it grow has degraded
into bizarre synthetic agriculture based on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
More disturbing still are the so-called genetically modified “Frankenfoods” that
further distance fruits and vegetables from nature. But most distressing of all,
chemical agriculture’s crops may contain significantly less nutrition than you think.

By Eric Schneider

November 2007

 When thinking of agriculture, it’s easy to imagine the scene of a farmer in a sunlit field or Johnny Appleseed planting a future orchard. However romantic, these notions touch on the inherent simplicity of farming, which—at its most basic—involves people working with nature to produce food beyond their immediate needs. What doesn’t come to mind are planes dropping clouds of chemicals on an expanse of crops or scientists working to modify plant genes. But, increasingly, these are common aspects of modern agriculture.

 Natural farming methods served the world well for thousands of years. But while the Industrial Revolution brought about exponential innovation and vastly greater yields, in the last half of the 20th century even these strides seemed insufficient in the face of surging population and an insatiable desire for productivity above all else. This quest for ever-higher yields initially focused on deterring crop-eating animals and insects, ultimately leading to many decidedly non-organic tactics.

The elder statesmen of unnatural agricultural practices, chemical pesticides came into prominence during the 1940s. Though pesticides were generally quite effective in exterminating harmful insects, it was discovered that they also left behind compounds that poisoned the environment. This issue was publicly exposed in writer/biologist Rachel Carson’s renowned 1962 book, Silent Spring, which led to the widespread banning of the synthetic DDT and essentially jump-started the environmental movement. But pesticide use has continued (and even increased) since that time, resulting in depletion of nutrients in the soil—which, in turn, means less nutrients in crops—as well as chemical residues that remain in produce. While the Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on pesticides, the trace amounts allowed in many foods can still be linked directly to illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. In a 2005 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a disturbing 73% of fresh fruit and vegetables tested showed detectable pesticide residues.

Frankenfood Future?
    Concern about pesticides not only brought about increased environmental awareness, it prompted a shift towards organic food, particularly in recent years. Generally overlapping with this period, however, has been the rise of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the result of scientists altering the structure of plants to obtain a specific immunity or trait rather than ach...

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