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, pecans, onions, rutabagas 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 www.growingmississippi.org or follow us on Facebook by searching for Farm Families of Mississippi.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon minced onion
10 ounces fresh spinach – rinsed, dried and torn into bite size pieces
1 quart strawberries – cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover, and chill for one hour.
In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, email@example.com