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Mississippi Farm Grown Freshness

U-Pick farms and Farmers markets are great places to get Mississippi Farm Grown Freshness! Local farm families grow numerous varieties of produce for their families and yours! Many farm families are also certified organic farmers.

From spring through fall many vegetables and fruits are grown on small acreages for sale in local markets. You’ll find these fruits and vegetables at area farms and markets: assorted greens, strawberries, squash, corn, eggplant, peas, beans, new potatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, watermelon, blueberries, peaches, plums, tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumbers and more! In Mississippi, there are 43 different varieties of vegetables grown commercially.

Don’t know where is your nearest farmers market? Go to www.mdac.state.ms.us for a statewide listing of farmers markets. Want more information about farm families in Mississippi? Check out our website at farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com or follow us on Facebook by searching for Farm Families of Mississippi.


Squash Cakes 

3 eggs
4 c. grated summer squash (may use a combination of yellow, zucchini, and patty pan)
1 c. fresh corn kernels cut from 2 ears 1/4 c. chopped green onions
1 large jalapeño, chopped 1/3 c. parmesan cheese
1/2 c. grated sharp cheese 1/2 c. plain flour
2 T. olive oil 1 t. cayenne pepper or black pepper
Oil for sautéing
Sour cream and salsa – optional

Beat eggs in a large bowl. Beat in squash, corn, green onions, jalapeño, cheeses, flour, olive oil and pepper. Heat oil in a skillet. Spoon 1-2 Tablespoons into hot oil. Flatten slightly. Cook until edges turn golden brown. Turn and cook the other side. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Serve with a little salsa and sour cream if desired.