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 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 morning yoga. 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. Senior days offer line dancing, arthritis class, art classes, music, health assessments and more! It's a place to shop. It's a place to gather. But more importantly, it's a rare chance 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 70 farmers, cottage food, state approved food businesses and crafters from Mississippi. Data at the market is collected regularly to provide information to shoppers about our local farmers and shopping trends. It was 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. We are helping to connect our Mississippi farmers and market businesses to local consumers providing the freshest ingredients to our diets. Last year the market attracted more than 100,000 visitors who had the opportunity to shop at the market strengthening our local economy and demand for Mississippi sourced food. Stop by and see why vendors and patrons start their Saturday mornings at the Hernando Farmers Market.
Here are a few locations where you can find our products.
Hernando Farmers Market
2535 Highway 51 South, Hernando, MS, USA