The Hernando Farmers Market brings together the best of local food, artistry and the agricultural traditions of the mid-south community. Located on the quaint historic Town Square and open each Saturday from Mid-April through the end of October, the open-air market features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh local milk, grass-fed beef and pork, cage-free eggs, local honey, canned/preserved items, and more. Local artisans selling unique handcrafted items can be found around the square, under the large shaded tree canopy. Stop by the outdoor cafe and enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and baked goods or free yoga class at sunrise. Throughout the season enjoy live music, food demonstrations, gardening tips, and special events that will take place during market hours. Families with young children can participate in our monthly Power of Produce (POP) program where children participate in lots of fun activities. The first 60 children receive POP bucks to purchase their favorite fruit or veggie to encourage eating healthy at an early age. Baby Day in August and Senior days offering line dancing, arthritis class, music, health assessments and more! It's a place to shop. It's a place to gather. But more importantly, it's a rare change to experience the rich simplicity of a Mississippi small town. It is truly "A Fresh, Local Experience."
How does buying Genuine MS products make a difference here in Mississippi?The Hernando Farmers Market is proud to host more than 60 farmers and vendors growing and crafting in Mississippi. In 2016 the market participated in a data collection project with the Farmers Market Coalition and determined that the average distance food travels from local farms to the Hernando Farmers Market was 27 miles. That's Fresh! Most food eaten in the U.S. has traveled nearly 2,500 miles to the consumer. Our local farmers also return 3-times more of their sales to the local economy than chain retailers. The Hernando Farmers Market is helping to connect our Mississippi farmers and vendors to local consumers and the freshest ingredients to our diets. By purchasing products at the Hernando Farmers Market we strengthen our local economy and demand for locally sourced food. Stop by and see why vendors and patrons start their Saturday mornings as the perfect start to the weekend!
Here are a few locations where you can find our products.
Hernando Farmers Market
2535 Highway 51 South, Hernando, MS, USA