Mississippi on the Menu

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.

Nancy’s Seven Layer Salad
8 c. shredded romaine lettuce
1 c. frozen peas, thawed
1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced
1 c. halved grape tomatoes or quartered cherry tomatoes
1 c. sliced celery
½ c. sliced green onions
¾ c. plain yogurt
¾ c. mayonnaise
2 t. cider vinegar
1-2 t. sugar
¼ t. each garlic powder, salt and pepper
½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
½ c. thinly sliced fresh basil or dried basil to taste
3 strips cooked bacon, crumbled

Place the lettuce in a large bowl. Layer peas, bell pepper, tomatoes, celery and green onions on top of the lettuce.

Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar to taste, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Spread the dressing evenly over the top of the salad. Sprinkle with cheese, basil and bacon. Serve immediately or chilled. Can be made a day ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator.