Organizers announce fall farmer’s market

Published 6:08 pm Friday, August 23, 2019

Although it is still quite warm outside, fall will eventually arrive, and when it does, so will the fall Vicksburg Farmer’s Market.

The fall market will return to Washington Street Park on the second and third Saturdays in September and October. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Saturday.

“We are really excited about the fall market,” farmer market manager Rebecca Tarver said. “It has been a couple of years since we have had one this time of year.”

The spring market drew crowds from between 300 and 400, with 15-to-17 vendors selling their wares.

Organizers hope the fall market will be just as successful.

“A few vendors have already committed, but we always welcome more,” Tarver said.

Currently, Tarver said, there are two produce vendors committed and a few craft vendors.

“Honestly Beef will also be coming on the third Saturday of the month,” she said.

Honestly Beef, which sells a variety of steaks, ground beef, sausage and dog treats, was among the many spring vendors.

Tarver hopes more craft vendors will sign up to participate, as well as vendors with baked and canned goods.

“We love homemade,” she said.

The streets around the fall farmer’s market will be blocked off so shoppers can enjoy browsing from vendor to vendor.

There will be handicap parking inside the parameters of the market.

The vendor fee for the market is $15.

“Since this is shorter than the spring market, there will be no seasonal fee,” Tarver said.

For more information, email farmersmarketvicksburg@gmail.com.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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