These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Mississippi For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Mississippi offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Mississippi? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Mississippi farmers markets:

  1. Mississippi Farmers Market – Winter, Jackson, MS
  2. Hattiesburg Farmers Market, Hattiesburg, MS
  3. Hernando Farmers Market, Hernando, MS
  4. Mississippi Farmers Market – Summer, Jackson, MS
  5. Ocean Springs Fresh Market, Ocean Springs, MS
  6. Long Beach Farmers Market, Long Beach, MS
  7. Gulfport Harbor Farmers Market, Gulfport, MS
  8. Starkville Community Market, Starkville, MS
  9. The Pass Market, Pass Christian, MS
  10. Mccomb Farmers Market, Mccomb, MS

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Mississippi or the cheapest place to live in Mississippi.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Mississippi?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Mississippi, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Magnolia State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Mississippi, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Mississippi Farmers Market – Winter

Mississippi Farmers Market - Winter -- Jackson, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Jackson, MS
Address: 929 High Street, Jackson, MS 39202
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Hattiesburg Farmers Market

Hattiesburg Farmers Market -- Hattiesburg, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Hattiesburg, MS
Address: Main St and Buschman St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Times: Thu: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Hernando Farmers Market

Hernando Farmers Market -- Hernando, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Hernando, MS
Address: 2535 Highway 51 South, Hernando, MS 38632
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Mississippi Farmers Market – Summer

Mississippi Farmers Market - Summer -- Jackson, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Jackson, MS
Address: 929 High Street, Jackson, MS 39202
Times: Tue: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Thu: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Ocean Springs Fresh Market

Ocean Springs Fresh Market -- Ocean Springs, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Ocean Springs, MS
Address: 1000 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Long Beach Farmers Market

Long Beach Farmers Market -- Long Beach, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Long Beach, MS
Address: 125 Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach, MS 39560
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

7. Gulfport Harbor Farmers Market

Gulfport Harbor Farmers Market -- Gulfport, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Gulfport, MS
Address: 1070 23rd Ave., Gulfport, MS 39501
Times: Wed: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Sat: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Starkville Community Market

Starkville Community Market -- Starkville, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Starkville, MS
Address: None, Starkville, MS 39759
Times: Tue: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Sat: 7:30 AM-10:30 AM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. The Pass Market

The Pass Market -- Pass Christian, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 51.4
City: Pass Christian, MS
Address: 103 Fleitas Ave., Pass Christian, MS 39571
Times: Sun: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

10. Mccomb Farmers Market

Mccomb Farmers Market -- Mccomb, MS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: Mccomb, MS
Address: across from 112 Railroad Blvd, Mccomb, MS 39648
Times: Thu: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: N
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Mississippi

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Magnolia State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Mississippi

Name City Rank Score
Mississippi Farmers Market – Winter Jackson 1 74.3
Hattiesburg Farmers Market Hattiesburg 2 71.4
Hernando Farmers Market Hernando 3 68.6
Mississippi Farmers Market – Summer Jackson 4 62.9
Ocean Springs Fresh Market Ocean Springs 5 62.9
Long Beach Farmers Market Long Beach 6 60.0
Gulfport Harbor Farmers Market Gulfport 7 57.1
Starkville Community Market Starkville 8 57.1
The Pass Market Pass Christian 9 51.4
Mccomb Farmers Market Mccomb 10 48.6
Cleveland Farmers Market Cleveland 11 48.6
Cleveland Farmers Market Cleveland 12 48.6
West Point Farmers Market West Point 13 48.6
Livingston Farmers Market Madison 14 45.7
Pearl River Market Columbia 15 45.7
Oxford City Market Oxford 16 42.9
Charles R. Hegwood Farmers Market Biloxi 17 40.0
Brookhaven Farmers Market Brookhaven 18 40.0
Biscuits And Jam Farmers’ Market New Albany 19 40.0
Tate County Farmers Market Senatobia 20 40.0
Olde Tyme Farmers Market Hattiesburg 21 37.1
Tupelo Farmers’ Depot Tupelo 22 37.1
Main Street Clinton’s Fresh At Five Farmers Market Clinton 23 37.1
Downtown Laurel Farmers Market Laurel 24 37.1
Crossroads Farmers Market: A Project Of Mississippi Delta Council Clarksdale 25 37.1
The Grenada Farmers’ Market Grenada 26 37.1
Attala County Farmers Market Kosciusko 27 37.1
Mid-Town Farmers Market Oxford 28 34.3
Old Towne Farmers Market Olive Branch 29 31.4
Downtown Madison Farmers Market Madison 30 31.4
Pascagoula Farmers Market Pascagoula 31 31.4
Square Market Batesville 32 31.4
Vicksburg Farmers Market Vicksburg 33 28.6
Main Street Farmers Market Ripley 34 28.6
Winston County Farmers Market Louisville 35 25.7
Jump Start Jackson Farmers Market Jackson 36 22.9
Cj’s Vegetable Market Grenada 37 22.9
Greenville Farmers Market Greenville 38 20.0
Indianola Open Air Market Indianola 39 20.0
Holly Springs Farmers’ Market Holly Springs 40 20.0
Neshoba County Farmer’s Market Philadelphia 41 20.0
Canton Farmers Market Canton 42 8.6
East Jerusalem Fresh Food On The Block Farmers Market Hattiesburg 43 5.7
Clinton’s Olde Towne Market Clinton 44 2.9
Grenada, Ms Farmers Market Grenada 45 2.9
Yazoo Farmers Market Yazoo City 46 2.9
City Of Gulfport Farmers Market Gulfport 47 0.0
Southaven Farmers Market Southaven 48 0.0
Forrest County Farmers Market Hattiesburg 49 0.0
Hub City Farmers Market Hattiesburg 50 0.0
Meridian/lauderdal County Farmers Market Meridian 51 0.0
Henry’s Farmers Market Starkville 52 0.0
Hitching Lot Farmers Market Columbus 53 0.0
Jackson County Farmers Market Pascagoula 54 0.0
Clarksdale Farmers Market Clarksdale 55 0.0
Corinth Farmers Market Corinth 56 0.0
Green Market Corinth 57 0.0
D’iberville Farmers Market D’iberville 58 0.0
Petal Farmers Market Petal 59 0.0
Picayune Farmers Market Picayune 60 0.0
Prentiss County Farmers Market Booneville 61 0.0
Downtown Amory Farmers Market Amory 62 0.0

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