Mississippi on the Menu

Mississippi Farmer Markets

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.  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?

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

2 small zucchinis, chopped

1 medium carrot, chopped

1 small red onion, chopped

2 small yellow (summer) squash, chopped

Enough olive oil to lightly coat vegetables – T. or less

Juice of one fresh lemon

Sea salt to taste


Roast chopped vegetables in the oven at 400°F until tender.

Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a medium pot and then reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook for 10-12 minutes, or until water is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.

Toss everything together in a large serving dish. Serve warm or at room temperature with fresh lemon juice and sea salt to taste.

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com