Greater Belhaven

WHAT'S the Market

APRIL 30 , 2011





Local Fresh Broccoli & More from Cooper’s Vineyards

Hothouse Tomatoes from BeaverDam Farms

Whimsical Birdhouses from the Birdhouse Man

More Photos Below

FARM FRESH,  SPECIALTY FOODS, LOCAL ARTISANS! Pastured Poultry, Fresh Whole Milk and Cheeses, Tomatoes, Radishes, Garlic, Strawberries, Fresh Cut Flowers, Biscotti, Salad Mix, Turnips & Greens, Brussell Sprouts, Yogurt, Cheesecakes, Order Shares of Grass-Fed Beef & Lamb, Green Beans, Squash, Cucumbers, Hummus, Fresh Baked Breads & Cakes, Fresh Herbs, Cookies, Pies, Farm Eggs (Chicken & Quail), Other Specialty Foods, Birdhouses, Local Honey, Body Care & Herbals, Painted Windows, Glasswork, Photography, Quilts, Textiles, Baby Items, Garden Plants, Jams, Pine Needle Baskets, Artwork, Pottery, Handcrafted Jewelry, Children’s Items, Fragrant Soaps, Candles, and more! Bring the kids.  CUSTOM ROASTED MARKET COFFEE by the pound. 


Live music this week by ANNA KLINE AND THE GRITS & SOUL BAND!


MARKET LOCATION: The Mississippi Farmers Market is located at 929 High Street, adjacent to the Fairgrounds. Market hours are currently Saturdays from 8am to 2pm. (See Market Notes below for more information.) MARKET GRILL The Market Grill is open this and every Saturday (weekdays, too!) serving breakfast beginning at 7am. Also hot plate lunches, best hamburger in town, po-boys, assorted other sandwiches and all the trimmings.




ABBOTT JEWELRY - The Abbott family offers handcrafted jewelry including Christian jewelry, feathered earrings & clips, other earrings abound, necklaces, cell phone charms, Nintendo DS charms, wine glass charms, wine bottle toppers and children’s jewelry.  They also incorporate semi-precious stones such as jasper, turquoise, coral, mother of pearl and vintage pieces.  Hilda and her family would be happy to take your custom order to make something special for any occasion especially for your bridesmaids’ gifts, wedding day, pageant and/or proms. Each piece comes with a special organza bag to make that gift giving easier for you.


AMORPHOUS GARDENSNew Vendor -- will be at the Market this week with fresh radishes, green onions, and garlic shoots.  They also have rosemary and castor bean plants and voodoo bulbs.  This is their first season so please stop by to find out about their business.


APRIL SHOWERS SOAPS offers handmade natural soaps, full of nature's goodness, for your cleansing, comfort and pleasure.


ARTFULLY SAID will be making her debut at the Market this Saturday with her yard signs and banners. Patti can customize using garden, inspirational or pet themes to mention a few. Visit her website at


BEANFRUIT COFFEE CO will there this week. They have a couple of new coffees added to their selection including a Relationship coffee from Nicaragua and Fair Trade coffees from Peru and Rwanda. They are Mississippi's only Fair Trade Certified Roaster. All of their coffees are fresh roasted and sold within days of being roasted. Their passion is education and quality. Stop by, say hello and sample a cup.


BEAVERDAM FARMS – New Vendor – will be at the market this week with their delta famous vine ripened tomatoes that are pesticide free. They will have pasture raised chickens that are fed an all natural vegetarian feed, moved everyday to a fresh salad bar of grasses, and arefree ofantibiotics, hormones,vaccinations. They also will have fresh homemade salsa, honey, and eggs.


BENET’ LUCHION - Always at the Market. Look for Dr. Luchion to be dressed sharp and always wearing a smile. He brings herbs and various plants to the Market.


BIRDHOUSE MAN will be back.  Come and see some unique birdhouses.  They will have the college themed, blue bird, wren, bat houses and bird feeders.  These houses make awesome gifts or great homes for the birds in your yards.  Their houses range in price from $10.00 to $45.00. They also have some novelty wood items that you might like.


BOBKAT FARMS - Bob and Kathy will be at the Market this week and offering tomatoes, Mississippi grown strawberries and small potatoes.  You will also find fresh herbs, eggs and their great boiled peanuts.


BROOKS EVANS will be at the Market this week. This Saturday, she will be bringing her colorful acrylic and oil paintings.


C & L MERCANTILE - MS STATE FAIR AWARD WINNING JAMS, JELLIES and PRESERVES!!!  Stop by and check out the large variety of delicious jams and jellies.  Other offerings include their bottle lamps and yummy fudge.  New offerings are their yummy hard candy suckers.


CAROL THRASHER will be on hand this week with her handcrafted quilts in various themes, sizes and colors.


CHANE will be back this week. Stop by to find out about his Project Chane and see The Jackson Series of Hand Printed American Apparel t-shirts depicting ideas, designs and photos which reflect his affection towards Jackson.


CHARLES JENKINS will return with his whimsical art work. Charley is a noted southern realism artist of line and color with a focus on pastels, watercolors and colored wax pencils. This week, he will be bringing back his corn shuck paintings along with juke joints of the MS Delta and his famous dancing rabbits, crabs and turtles.


CLAUDE JONESMS STATE FAIR AWARD WINNING JAMS, JELLIES and PRESERVES!!! Claude brought 26 ribbons (17 Blue and 9 Red) home from the fair this year! Claude and family work tirelessly to provide an assortment of jams, jellies, cakes, pies, cookies, breads and more. He takes special orders too!


CLEO ROGERS will be on hand this week with her famous caramel cakes, pies, cupcakes and her unique salsa. Stop by for a chat with Cleo – she loves to share samples of her delicious baked goods and salsa!


COOK’S BASKETSMS STATE FAIR AWARD WINNING BASKETS!!! Mr. and Mrs. Cook have recently won two blue ribbons for their Pine Needle Baskets. Watch as Mr. Cook weaves the foliage of our state’s most recognizable tree into beautiful pieces of art.  Stop by early for fresh hot house tomatoes.


COOPER VINEYARDS is back this season and offering farm fresh produce!  His early season offerings include brussell sprouts, collards, new potatoes, zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, strawberries, radishes, garlic, squash, green beans, cucumbers, and much more.  Tim Cooper’s muscadine vineyard is one of the largest fresh market vineyards in the state. He steadily supplies the market with fresh veggies, berries and muscadines when in season.


DEAF MAMA DESIGNS & QUILTS BY ANN will have her quilts of many colors and a few limited edition dolls.  Offerings include wall hangings, folk art, and different sized bed quilts, including baby quilts.  Kristy is the daughter of our much loved vendor, Barbara Ann Johnson.  Kristy will have a selection of her mother’s lovely quilts, as well as creations of her own.


DONNA CORKERN will be at the Market with crocheted items, aprons, potholders, jewelry, herb and vegetable seedlings for your spring garden.


FLOURS BY CHRIS will be featuring her luscious flavored pound cakes.  Pick one up to take home.  Yum!  Other offerings this week include a vast variety of her other fresh baked goodies!  Offerings vary from week to week and include: Fresh baked breads such as Cheese, Jalapeno and Herb.  Dessert rolls such as Cinnamon and Cream Cheese.  Try her Crispy Breads for dips and spreads! Christine is happy to take custom orders, too!


GARDENMAMA STATION will be at the Market this Saturday with Dave’s Great Plants, including purple heart, airplane plants, sago palms, native phlox, and many more. You’ll also find GardenMama’s books and her organic fertilizers, too.


GIFTS FROM THE HIVE will be at the Market this week bringing local honey from their hives and an assortment of beeswax products. Stop by to see their beeswax candles, lotion bars, body cream and lip balm. Gift sets available, too.


GRAMMEE’S ANGEL THREADS - FRIEDA WILLIAMS will be back this week with new spring clothing, including Kaftans.  Offerings include John Deere clothing for boys and many other items, including miscellaneous textiles for ladies and children.


HIGH HEELED HIPPIE will be back this week offering a limited supply of lettuce, as well as arugula, beets, radishes, snow peas, endive and escarole. You might even score some kale and/or broccoli. Come try something a little different!  Peyton’s specialty is growing vegetables, fruits and herbs, promoting local food and great, simple ways to prepare it.


JUS’ MUDD  -  Hand sculpted pottery by Amy Quinnelly, featuring a unique one-of-a-kind display of pottery incorporated with old antique wood. Art collection includes wall hangings, key holders, pottery wind chimes, yard-art mushrooms, soap trays, card/recipe holders, initial pendants, pocket crosses and an elite assortment of hand sculpted jewelry.


LEVEE RUN FARM will be at The Market this week and will have fresh farm eggs, pastured chickens, and quail eggs.  Chickens are raised on all-natural feed and pasture without antibiotics or growth enhancers.  Leann will be taking orders for Cornish game hens for May 7 delivery.


LIVINGSTON SPRINGS FARM will be on hand to share how to place orders for shares of free range and grass fed beef and lamb.  Lisa will have a fresh eggs from free range, pasture fedchickens. Their Belted Galloway Cattle and Katahdin Sheep are rotationally grazed on pastures throughout the year to ensure fresh nutritional grasses, which are free from herbicides and pesticides. Animals are never given hormonesor antibiotics and are treatedwith gentleness and respect.  Visit their website at


MARY ANN GALLE will be back this week.  You can find fun items and great artwork.  See what new surprises Mary Ann has in store for you.  Stop by and shop for your home or find gifts and works of art for yourself or that special someone.


MELISA HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY will be back at the Market this Saturday with lovely painted vases.  They are perfect for Market fresh cut flowers.  Check out their whimsical handcrafted jewelry, too.


MS BEES will be at the Market this week with their local honey and a wonderful selection of products using this sweet local delicacy.  Offerings include candles, lip balm, creamed honey and flavored honey for your favorite cup of tea.  Now also offering farm fresh eggs!


PROGRESS MILK BARN: Kenny and Jamie Mauthe from McComb, MS, will be on-hand with their whole milk, yogurt, butter, eggs, and a variety of cheeses. This week, they will have tasty Easter cheesecakes.  Stop by for a sample of this yummy dessert.  This family run dairy farm will provide the best bottled milk straight from their happy Holsteins. 


RIC SHAFER OF DOLLY FARMS will be back at the Market this week and will be offering fresh cut fragrant flowers.  Fill you house with the smell of spring.  Ric will also have fresh lettuce, onions and farm fresh eggs.  Check out his peacock feathers, too.


ROSEMARY GARDENS- Handmade soaps Glycerin or Goats Milk,

 Lavender liquid soap, Herbal Bath Tea's, Fresh & Dried Herbs:  Rosemary, Lavender & Mint and Plant Cuttings.  They also make Lavender or Rose bud sachets for weddings.


 Visit for all your gift giving needs.


SUZANNA MCMAHAN makes jewelry from many materials, specializing in wire and vintage objects.  She is also well known for taking costume jewelry from an older generation and making it into contemporary jewelry for the current generation.  She accepts custom orders for any occasion, repairs and gift certificates are also available.  You can see her work at


TILLER BISCOTTI & COOKIE COMPANY - Larry is at it again. You will also find cookies, biscotti, brownies and more in his booth!


VICKIE GILBERT - Vickie has all new spring paintings to brighten your day. Check out her little wire crate packed full of small, enchanting paintings priced at only $10 each!





Earrings from Abbott Family Jewelry

Saturday Fun at The Market



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The Market is open on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm.



CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITY – Please help support our community music culture.  Live music has always been an important and popular element of our Market each week. Regular musicians all live in the Greater Belhaven Historic District and make their living primarily by performing locally and molding 'young' musicians by way of formal instruction. Guests enjoy shopping while listening to original blues tunes, bluegrass, strings, and folk medleys. You can help continue this tradition by making a CHARITABLE DONATION to the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation, designating your tax deductible gift to 'Market Music'. Donations may be mailed to 954 E. Fortification Street, Jackson, MS 39202.


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The Market is open on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm.

Each week is new and different as vendors and products vary with the seasons. Since changes occur after ‘What’s Fresh’ goes to press, we often have surprising last minute changes.



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