Genuine MS® Celebrates Mississippi Farmers Market Week  

Mississippi Farmers Market Week is celebrated July 7-13, 2024, to promote buying Mississippi products.

Farmers markets provide a direct link for consumers to access the freshest, locally grown produce and support our state’s agricultural economy. We appreciate our Genuine MS® Farmers Markets extra during this week and their dedication to showcase Mississippi grown, raised, crafted, and made products.

Mississippi is home to approximately 68 farmers markets, out of which 31 have been certified through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce Certified Farmers Market Program.

Farmers markets play a crucial role in enhancing the well-being of Mississippians, offering them the opportunity to access a diverse selection of fresh, wholesome, locally produced food such as fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat products, eggs, honey, plants and other specialty foods. 

Meet our markets:

Mississippi Farmers Market | 929 High Street in Jackson, MS 

Market Hours: Year-round on Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm 

The Mississippi Farmers Market’s current location opened in the summer of 2006 boasting 18,000 square feet of floor space, 32 vendor stalls with roll-up doors and an interior air-conditioned space. Over the next two decades, it underwent several updates, but its purpose remained the same: to reestablish the time-honored tradition of fresh market produce sold directly to consumers by the people who grow it.

In addition to seasonal produce, shoppers will find a variety of beef, poultry, pork and lamb cuts; dairy products such as milk and cheeses; eggs; honey; coffee; jams and jellies; breads and other baked goods; sauces and dressings; canned foods; flowers and plants at the Mississippi Farmers Market.  

Hernando Farmers Market | 2535 Highway 51 South in Hernando, MS  

Market Hours: Mid-April through October on Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm 

The Hernando Farmers Market is located on the quaint historic Town Square and is open each Saturday from May through the end of October. The market hosts more than 70 farmers, cottage food, state approved food businesses and crafters from Mississippi. The average distance food travels from local farms to the Hernando Farmers Market is 27 miles meaning shoppers get the freshest products possible.

The market features locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh local milk, pork, pasture-raised eggs, local honey, canned and preserved items, knife sharpening, nursery plants, baked goods, cut flowers, herbs, fresh salsa and guacamole, and homemade crafts.  

Olive Branch Farmers Market | 9200 Pigeon Roost in Olive Branch, MS 

Market Hours: June through September on Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm 

The Olive Branch Farmers Market is located outside of City Hall. The market hosts many fruit and vegetable producers. Additionally, the market carries freshly squeezed juices, baked goods, canned foods and cut flowers. They also have a limited number of artisan crafts focusing on gardening, kitchen goods, natural products and hand-crafted items.  

To be listed under our farmers market category on our website (, markets must house farmers who grow, raise, craft, or make their products. Wholesale farmers markets with non-Mississippi produce/products are not eligible.