The Hattiesburg Farmers Market is celebrating its 15th year as it is set to open on March 22. On opening day, local artist Cary Hudson will perform. Festivities for the first day will include free face painting, an area for kids provided by the Hattiesburg Arts Council and free yoga in the park hosted by GreenHouse Yoga.
Attendees can expect an assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy products, prepared foods, canned goods, plants and skin care products. In addition to past vendors, the market will also host new vendors as well.
According to a news release, shoppers will be able to partake in “Fre$h Savings” this year. The program allows people who are on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program purchase eligible items including bread, meat, eggs, honey, etc. Those with SNAP benefits will also be able to get an equal amount of "Fre$h Savings" tokens for fruits and vegetables.
The Farmers Market will be located at Town Square Park on the corner of Main Street and Buschman Street in downtown Hattiesburg. It will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Thursday.