No Farmers’ Markets set for this fall

Published 11:04 pm Friday, September 22, 2017

Due to a poor crop for local farmers caused by the excessive rain during the summer, the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market will not have a fall season this year.

“Right now, they said they don’t have the produce,” Kim Hopkins, the executive director of Vicksburg Main Street, said. “It was originally planned like that because the spring one went longer this year so they said they wouldn’t have a fall market. They agreed to that from the beginning of the year.”

Hopkins said the fall season is typically much smaller than the spring season anyways, and last year they averaged about three farmers a week at the market.

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“It is never like the summer market,” Hopkins said. “We have very few farmers at it. It is always small.”

The spring season will open the first Saturday of May and the big change planned for the spring season is the construction of a pavilion at the farmers’ market lot, located on the corner of Jackson and Washington streets.

“We hope to have a pavilion or be close to having a pavilion,” Hopkins said. “I know we have an architect working on a design, but I am not sure when it will be ready.”