Vicksburg Farmers’ Market Moves to New Home


On May 16, the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market will move into its new home at the pavilion at 300 North Richardson Street.

“We are so excited to finally have a permanent location to call home,” said Carol Lafrance, president of the Market’s nonprofit board. “If you’re a regular customer, you already know what a treasure our market is. And if you’ve never shopped with us before, you’re in for a treat.”

The Market is committed to bringing locally grown goods straight from the farm to the customers’ tables. The Market has more than 20 vendors, some of whom have been with it from the start and others who will be joining the group for the first time this year.

Although there won’t be many of the sweet fruits and crisp vegetables available in May, there will be locally made cheese, eggs straight from the chicken, fresh baked breads and sweet treats, meats raised locally without antibiotics or growth hormones, and, for the first time, maybe some wine sales.

Rachel Freeman rides her bike to the market.

“We also house specialty vendors selling hot foods such as pasties, hot dogs, and tacos; annuals and perennials, herbs to plant, and fresh cut flowers; home-made soaps and lotions as well,” said Lafrance.

At the Market Manager’s table, customers can use their credit or debit card if everything just looks so good that they run a little short on cash, Lafrance said.

The Market also accepts Generous Hands coupons. Bridge cards are also welcome and can be combined with Double Up Food Bucks to double spending power up to $20.00 a week. They also participate in WIC Fresh and Project Fresh for Seniors.

“So come and check out the Market on May 16 at the new pavilion home, on the Historic Village grounds,” she said. “You won’t be disappointed, as the Market excitement of being in its new home is the driving force in the board’s preparations for the middle of May.”

Board members of the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market are front row – l to r, Pat Hjertos, and Maureen Wiertella. Back row from l to r, Kay Anderson, Carol LaFrance, and Stella Shearer. Missing from the photo, Sue Moore and Bob Smith.

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