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Tomato Festival needs vendors

The once-a-year Farmers’ Market will be held in downtown Crystal Springs in Railroad Park on Saturday, June 29 as part of the annual Tomato Festival.  Growers who will have produce ready to sell by late June should plan now to participate in the Farmers’ Market.

Any locally grown produce is acceptable.  In late June, vegetables in season might include red tomatoes, green tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, summer squash, snap beans, southernpeas, butter beans, cabbage, sweet corn, cucumbers, okra, greens, watermelons, cantaloupes, herbs, shiitake mushrooms, etc.

Fruit crops would include blueberries, peaches, plums, blackberries, etc.  Honey, preserves, potted plants, or cut flowers are also welcome in the Farmers’ Market.

If you have enough surplus from your home garden and would like to sell it, we will be happy to have you join us. You don’t have to be a full time grower to participate in Tomato Festival Farmers’ Market.  All of the vendors who sell produce in the Farmers’ Market each year do very well, most selling out.

Requirements: 1) All produce for sale must be grown in Mississippi.  Please do not bring fruits, vegetables, or anything else from other states;  2) You must fill out and return the application to be allowed to sell your produce.

There is still no fee for participants.  Please fill out the application and return it to Dr. Rick Snyder, Professor & Vegetable Specialist, Truck Crops Experiment Station, P.O. Box 231, Crystal Springs, MS  39059, fax it to (601) 892-2056, or scan it and email it as an attachment to  Applications need to be returned by Monday, June 24.

The application may be found in the Copiah County Courier, on sale in the area.

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