Civil Rights, Then and Now Dr. Hilliard Lawrence Lackey, III and Howard L. Feinstein Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Noon Madison Shannon Palmer High School Library 1315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Marks, MS This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer. Join us to discuss civil rights then and now, with Dr. Lackey,[…]
Anticipated Opening Weekend for MDC Crossroads Farmers Market 2014: Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 Meet our farmers. Purchase fresh, local Mississippi Delta produce. • MDC Crossroads Farmers Market will be able to accept SNAP, debit, and credit card payments (EBT), making POS payment capacity available to all MDC Crossroads Market Vendors. A number of our[…]
Photos from a recent tour of MDC Crossroads Farmers Market vendor Frank Wilbourn’s farm. Among the visitors were our friends from Shreveport Federal Credit Union.
In January 2014, Rep. Bennie Thompson submitted this profile of our colleague Frank Wilbourne to the website CapitolWords, a project of the Sunlight Foundation. “Mr. Wilbourn was born and raised in Marks, MS. He is 71 years old and has the ageless quality of someone with natural wisdom and a generous spirit. At age 22,[…]
• In February, MDCFWOI helped approximately 10 producers apply and become approved for NAP (Noninsured Crop Disaster Insurance), Federal insurance managed by the USDA Farm Services Agency system that covers vegetable and other crops for limited-resource farmers. • MDCFWOI is helping qualifying farmers in our network, including those producing on “backyard farms,” to obtain hoop[…]
Watch this space this and next week for new photos and news about the 2014 season of the farmers market out at our warehouse on DeSoto in Clarksdale, MS. We’re adding EBT/SNAP option. We have cold storage for our vendors. And in the background, we’re working with our vendors to develop ways to get their[…]