School Districts Registered in Mississippi MarketMaker

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School Districts Registered in Mississippi MarketMaker

Great information from my friend and colleague, Ben Posadas!

School Districts Registered in Mississippi MarketMaker  

 

To find local school districts registered in Mississippi MarketMaker: (1) Do a Business Search in http://ms.foodmarketmaker.com, (2) Type “school district”, (3) SelectBuyer under Filters, then Search By distance. Remember to specify your current location. There are seven school districts registered in Mississippi MarketMaker, as shown in the MarketMaker map below. Please encourage your local school district nutritionists to register their schools at Mississippi MarketMaker and network with local food growers. 

 

Vegetable, Fruits and Nut Growers Registered in Mississippi MarketMaker 

 

To find local vegetable, fruit and nut growers registered in Mississippi MarketMaker: (1) Do a Business Search in http://ms.foodmarketmaker.com, (2) Type “vegetables, fruits, nuts”, (3) Select Farmer/Rancher under Filters, then Search By distance. Remember to specify your current location. There are 198 vegetable, fruit and nut growers registered in Mississippi MarketMaker. The eight growers nearest to Oxford School District are shown in the MarketMaker map below. Please encourage your local food growers to network with local school districts.

 

Regional Farm to School Workshop

 

Attend this informative workshop and get connected to schools and growers in your area on July 28, 2015 from 9-noon at the Forrest County Extension Office. Read more about it at https://veggiedr.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/save-the-date-farm-to-school-workshop/.

 

MarketMaker Training Workshops for Producers, Extension, Regulators and School Teachers 

 

Available upon request by a group of 6-12 producers, extension agents, state regulatory agencies staff and school teachers. More details athttp://www.coastal.msstate.edu/MMInserviceTraining.html.

 

Where can you find the National Food MarketMaker?

 

MarketMaker can be viewed at http://ms.foodmarketmaker.com/.
Ask Siri or Cortana to search for “Mississippi MarketMaker” on your smart phone.

 

Benedict Posadas. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter, Vol. 5, Issue 11, July 7, 2015. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Coastal Research and Extension Center. Website: http://msucares.com/newsletters/marketmaker/index.html

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About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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