Local Farmers and Entrepreneurs Make Coastal Farmers’ Markets Thrive

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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – Farmers markets are a fun way to spend the day and a great way to support local farmers and entrepreneurs.

According to the Farmers Market Coalition, local growers only get $0.15 on every dollar of their food sold at brick-and-mortar stores, but all 100% at the Farmers Market!

This week, Jaimee Dorris takes us to one of the most popular farmers’ markets in southern Mississippi, the Charles R. Hegwood Community Market in Biloxi, located on Howard Avenue under the I-110 overpass.

You can find just about anything at a farmers market. Watch Jaimee meet local farmers and entrepreneurs to see what they sell and how they keep these farmers markets alive and thriving!

There are approximately 8,000 farmers’ markets in the United States, and we have dozens of them here on the coast! Check the list below for more markets near you.

BILOXI: Charles R. Hegwood Community Market, Tuesday and Thursday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., under the I-110 overpass, off Howard Avenue and Hopkins Boulevard.

BAY ST. LOUIS: Hancock County Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 3068 Longfellow Road

GULFPORT: Florence Gardens Farmers Market, first and third Sunday of each month, 1-4 p.m., 12321 Preservation Drive

GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jones Park

LONG BEACH: The Farmers’ Market in Long Beach, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Town Green

OCEAN SPRINGS: Ocean Springs fresh produce market, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Washington Avenue

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