About the Hattiesburg Farmers Market

The Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market began setting up at Town Square Park in downtown Hattiesburg in 2004 as the Hub City Market. The original tag line was "From the Ground to Town." It was reorganized and given a new name in 2007, Pine Belt Farmers & Artisans Market.   

 

Our most recent name was created in 2010. You will find us each Thursday on the corner of Main Street and Buschman Street from  March through October, 3-6 P.M.  Every week, expect to find a seasonal variety of locally grown, farm fresh produce  in addition to a wide selection of dairy options and delicious, prepared foods of all types as well as live, local music.

 

Come regularly to catch the freshest seasonal goods! 

 

Supporting Farmers  Purchasing from farmer’s markets helps keep farmers in business and contributes to the local economy

 

Seasonal Produce  Our bodies need different nutrients over different seasons, like root vegetables during autumn and winter for warmth and to ‘ground’ us during the cooler months

 

Ethical Meat  Grass-fed beef and free-range pork is sold at the farmers markets - a healthier alternative to factory raised animals

 

Interactive Experience  You can speak to the farmer about the product, ask questions and ask how it is prepared

 

Nutrient Packed Produce  Farmer’s markets sell local produce which means it traveled small distances and was just harvested to provide you with the most vitamins and minerals for your health

 

It's Good for the Environment  Cutting down on food processing, packaging, and travel will reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned

 

Tasting Samples  You will always discover new fruits and vegetables that some farmers will offer a sampling of to try, especially if it’s something not  that common

 

Variety  At the farmers market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: interesting winter squash, a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, heirloom bulbs, elephant garlic, watermelon radishes, kohlrabi, and much more

 

Knowing Where Your Food Comes From  Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced

 

Hidden Gems  Most markets will sell all-natural body products, a variety of jams, jellies & salsas, homemade ice cream, and homemade baked goods