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Perry County hosts new farmers' market

Shoppers could find fresh eggs, pickled quail eggs, jellies, watermelons, peaches and other items at the first Perry County Farmers' Market Saturday. Shoppers could find fresh eggs, pickled quail eggs, jellies, watermelons, peaches and other items at the first Perry County Farmers' Market Saturday.
RICHTON, MS (WDAM) -

Perry County farmers gathered with local residents looking for bargains on fresh foods and craft items Saturday at a first-ever event designed to boost the local economy.  A new farmers' market at the Perry County Multi-Purpose Building brought together about one dozen local vendors and an estimated 200 customers. 

It's a monthly event that the Perry County Board of Supervisors hopes will improve the economy and bring more visitors to the area.  

"It's an opportunity for our local people to come in and sell their different items (and) it brings people in from outside the community," said Tommy Walley, Dist. 3 supervisor.

"We're looking for this to turn into really one of the best farmers' markets in the southern part of the state and today was a great way to kick it off," said Lanny Mixon, Dist. 5 supervisor.  

"I think it will do real good once it gets started," said Mary Mayo, a vendor from Richton who was selling pickled quail eggs at the event.

"I'm surprised as many vendors as we have and I believe we're going to make a go of it," said John Hill, another vendor from Richton who sold watermelons and peaches at the market.  

Two other farmers' markets are scheduled for the last Saturday in September and October of this year. And beginning in 2015, they'll be held at the Multi-Purpose Building on the last Saturday of each month from March to October.

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