At the Market: Saturday, June 18 Master Gardeners Terri Melby, Nancy Gates & Master Gardener Intern Pat Tisdale from the Mississippi State University Extension Service will be on hand to discuss perennials, the faithful plants that keep coming back.A list of growers will be offering peppers, eggplant, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, beans, peas, corn, and watermelon from area farms.Bakers will be selling artisan breads, cakes, cookies, and preserves.While we appreciate your enthusiasm, please know that market rules prohibit vendors from selling before 8:00 a.m. Feel free to catch a few extra minutes of sleep on your weekend morning!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDIn addition to all the great vendors, the Vicksburg Farmers Market depends on the help of volunteers each Saturday. If you’re willing to sign up for a Saturday shift, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers typically offer direction to customers and assist vendors — when needed — to set up booths. As the summer wears on, we’ll need more help. Please don’t just shop the market. Volunteer to work on a market Saturday if you’d like to see this great summer event continue!
TODAY’S RECIPE (Courtesy of the Vicksburg Farmer’s Market)From the forthcoming book, From the Kitchen of the Cypress House, by Laurin Stamm. The book shares the name of the weekly column Stamm penned for the Vicksburg Post from December 1977 through 2000.There will be a public signing for the book Wednesday, July 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club, 721 Clay St., in Vicksburg.