After several heated meetings and discussions on the creation of a city-run market, the necessary legislation needed to form the market died in committee in Jackson. For the city to run the market, it needed approval from the Mississippi Legislature in the form of “local and private legislation.” That bill, sponsored by Oxford Rep. Brad Mayo, died on the last day of the legislative session. (May 9, 2012, Page 1)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday that would go toward the salary and other administration costs associated with starting up a new farmer’s market on city property. (March 21, 2012, Page 1)
City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)
OXFORD TOWN – Summer produce is at its peak and both the Mid-Town and Taylor Farmers’ Markets are serving it up in a big way every Saturday morning. This week, the Mid-Town Market welcomes Dave Spruill (pictured) as its featured entertainment and Taylor Farmers’ Market features the cool tunes of Don Hudson and Don Buchanan. See Page 7 of this week’s edition of Oxford Town for details about both markets. (July 28, 2011, Page 7)
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce officially recognized the Mid-Town Farmer’s Market as part of its certification program recently. The market meets on Wednesdays from noon to 5:30 and Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m. (June 30, 2011, Page 2)
OXFORD TOWN – The Taylor Farmers’ Market and Mid-Town Farmers’ Markets are busy this weekend featuring tons of produce, great folk music and a Pie Baking Contest where winners can walk away with a nice chunk of change. Donovan and Conar McCain are set to entertain in the Plein Air neighborhood this Saturday and the Mid-Town Market digs in for it’s annual Pie Baking contest. Check this week’s Oxford Town for all of your local market information. (July 15, 2010, Page 9)
RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY — For the first time in its history, Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will cancel its Saturday morning market due to the threat of severe weather. Following the lead of Oxford’s Double Decker Festival, it’s being rescheduled for Sunday at the same time — 7 to 11 a.m.
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