Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Unique Shopping Experience in Itawamba County

The Itawamba County Farmers’ Market is a unique shopping experience where only products produced on Itawamba County Mississippi farms and in Itawamba County kitchens are offered for sale. Held during the summer growing season on the town square in Fulton, this weekly event is a unique and fun shopping experience.

Today’s farmers’ market just off the town square in Fulton was well attended by both county farmers and buyers alike. The market, usually held each Friday afternoon on the town square was held today on Wiygul Street being tomorrow is Independence Day. An afternoon visit to the market proved to be a culinary delight.

Itawamba County produce and home-baked products are sold from the backs of trucks along the street. Today there was a colorful array of fresh garden fruit and vegetables including sweet corn, field corn, new potatoes, squash, okra, tomatoes, green onions, and plums. There were home canned delicacies such as Dixie relish, squash pickles, jams, jellies and preserves and fresh baked items from some of the best country kitchens in the county including old fashioned tea cakes, fudge brownies, peach cobblers and zucchini cinnamon bread.

The county farmers’ market is a wonderful place to visit. When in Fulton on a Friday afternoon this summer be sure to take a leisurely stroll under the ancient oaks of courthouse square along the sidewalk on Gaither Street and enjoy the homegrown delights from the soil of Itawamba County and the culinary treats from some of the best country kitchens of the area.

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