The first farmer’s market of the year will take place this Saturday
Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 12, 2018
The beginning of spring not only means warmer weather, it also signifies the start of farmers markets in Pearl River County.
On Saturday, April 14, Goodyear Baptist Church will begin hosting its farmer’s market again. Goodyear Baptist Church is located at 2710 Highway 43 South. The markets will be held every second and fourth Saturday of each month from April until about October, weather permitting.
Goodyear Baptist Church Administrative Assistant Donna Wise said the events will take place from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
“The items we’ll have available to the community include baked goods, homemade jelly, jam preserves, fruits, plants, pickled eggs, local honey and many more locally made products,” Wise said.
Shu’s Roost, Paula’s Plants, Saving Grace Farm will be some of the local farms and businesses selling their products at the market.
Wise said in the upcoming months, additional products will be offered, such as crotchet items and other crafts. Once blueberry season begins in May, Picayune Blueberry Farm will have items for sale.
If anyone is interested in being a vendor during the farmers market, Wise said the cost is $10 per spot. Potential vendors will be asked to fill out an application. Applications can be obtained by either by calling Goodyear Baptist Church at (601) 798-6193 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Last year, due to the high amounts of rain we received, the crops in some of the local farms were highly affected and we had to cancel several of our farmer’s markets,” Wise said. “Hopefully the weather will have a minimal impact on our farmers markets this year. We’re definitely excited to give people in the community access to products that they are looking for.”
Poplarville Farmers Market is anticipated to start again sometime next month. Calls for more information on Poplaville’s farmers market were not returned by press time.