Some Mississippi farmers’ markets are trying to make locally grown food accessible to all by accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and food vouchers from recipients of governmental assistance programs.
Two are in Oxford. The Oxford City Market and the Midtown Farmers’ Market are both equipped to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program EBT cards. (August 8, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford’s diverse culture is seen in its farmers markets and art festivals.
The Oxford City Market will open at 3 p.m. Tuesday for the new season. The Mid-Town Famer’s Marker will open in May. (April 21, 2014, Page 1A)
Shopping at farmers’ markets is a growing trend and now Oxonians have more options to purchase fresh produce and baked goods. (May 31, 2013, Page 1B)
The city voted to approve to accept the USDA grant for a farmers market and if approved by the state will then move forward with discussions of how to operate such a facility and where and when. (June 20, 2012, Page 1, 3)
Ann McCullough writes about the ongoing local issue about farmers’ markets and explains more about the Mid-Town Farmers Market which will begin its 12th season next month. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)