2018 Season Opening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crossroads Farmers Market 2018 Season Opening Contact:  Henry White (443)939-0575 Website: crossroadsfarmersmarket.org   Season Opening Crossroads Farmers Market A cooperative farming project of Mississippi Delta Council Farm Workers Opportunities, Inc. “Where fresh produce is rooted and harvested by local farmers” Beginning Saturday, June 23rd, Come to the Crossroads Farmers Market located at[…]

Getting Ready for the 2018 Season

2018 Season Opening: Saturday, June 23, 2018 Crossroads Farmers Market 2018 1536 Desoto Avenue Clarksdale, Mississippi Tuesdays from 4:00 til 7:00 P.M. Saturdays from 7:00 A.M. til 12:00 Noon. And introducing…a Mobile Market! Starting June 25, 2018. Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Locations to be announced.   We are working up[…]

Key Family Vegetables featured on national farm agency page

Earlier this month, a leader in Mississippi Delta Council’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Program (BRFDP) and U.S. Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, was featured in #fridaysonthefarm, an online learning project of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Andrew Key owns and farms four acres and is building the business, Key Family Vegetables in Crenshaw, MS. NRCS and the[…]

Beginning Mississippi Delta Farmers Grow for Major Retailer and More

MDCFWOI’s Beginning Farmers have a new agreement with a local Wal-Mart to sell yellow straight neck squash, which is also being sold at our Crossroads Farmers Market in Clarksdale. These samples are from beginning farmer Marvin Weatherby, who farms in Falcon, MS. Mississippi Delta Council is working on agreements with Headstart centers, schools, and prisons[…]

What’s growing in the Delta

Last week, we had kale, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, summer squash, fat red cherry tomatoes, asian eggplants, homemade jams, cooking herbs, and fresh eggs. This weekend, we expect peas, sweet corn, and more squash and cukes. Our growers are farming all kinds of greens, peas, butter beans, green beans, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew. Chemical[…]