Locally Grown Produce Pass Christian MS

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Pass Christian, MS that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

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

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

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

Forrest County Farmers Market
(601) 545-6083
Corinne Street
Hattiesburg, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Forrest

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Choctaw Farmers Market
(601) 656-2070
Horticulture Training Facility Blackjack road
Choctaw, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 15-October Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Neshoba

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

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

Magnolia Farmers Market
(601) 783-6572
Downtown Along The Railroad
Magnolia, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2-August 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Pike

Tylertown Farmers market
(601) 684-8599
Downtown in the Agri-Hertiage Building
Tylertown, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Walthall

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

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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