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Tips for Going to a Farmers’ Market

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www.ourmshome.com – Julian Brunt – 2023-09-15 09:52:31

SUMMARY: Not all farmers' markets are created equal and there are several factors that contribute to a good market. Location is important, with a central location near the urban center being ideal. Most markets are open on Saturday mornings, the busiest shopping time. Weather and season also play a role, as rainy or extreme weather affects attendance and produce availability. However, even during the off-season, markets offer handmade products like jams and jellies. Certified farmers markets, like those in Mississippi, ensure that vendors are growing or making what they sell. Farmers' markets offer fresher produce than grocery stores, as they are harvested the night before or the morning of the market. A good practice is to ask vendors about the origin of their produce and to purchase items that are in season. Some vendors, like those at the market, are able to grow hydroponically, allowing them to have produce out of season. Checking out smaller markets, such as the Wednesday afternoon market in Ocean Springs, can also yield unique finds.

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Did You Know Elvis Was a Rancher and Cattleman?

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-06-19 11:05:16

SUMMARY: Elvis Presley, the legendary King of Rock ‘n' Roll, owned a lesser-known horse and cattle ranch in Horn Lake, Mississippi, called the Circle G Ranch. Elvis and his wife Priscilla honeymooned there and spent the first two years of their marriage on the property. Spanning 231 acres, the ranch provided a peaceful retreat away from the limelight. Elvis bought the ranch in 1967 and sold it in 1972. Despite not owning it for decades, his presence remains, and fans erected a historical marker there. Plans are underway to restore the property to showcase another side of Elvis's .

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The White House Hotel: The Crown Jewel of the Coast

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ourmshome.com – Meredith Biesinger – 2024-06-18 13:45:26

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The White House Hotel in , Mississippi, blends historic elegance with modern luxury. Known for its southern coastal cuisine and beachfront views at Cora's restaurant, the hotel evokes the charm of past debutantes and gentlemen. Founded by Judge Walter A. White on the former site of Gorenflo Oyster Company after the 1893 Chenière Caminada hurricane, it features a stately white façade and seven grand oak trees. Revitalized from 1984-2014, it now stands as a restored landmark. Named the top hotel in Mississippi by Southern Living Magazine, it remains a premier destination. Visit whitehousebiloxi.com for more information.

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Hub City Players, Dr. Mike Lopinto Named Finalists for American Prize Award

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ourmshome.com of Southern Mississippi – 2024-06-18 10:30:36

SUMMARY: The Hub Players' production of Disney's “Beauty and the Beast” is a finalist for the American Prize in Musical Theatre. Dr. Mike Lopinto of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is also a dual finalist for his work in directing, “Guys and Dolls” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Lopinto co-directed “Beauty and the Beast” with Chris Word, with choreography by Brett Barnes and costumes by Tammy Mansfield. The Hub City Players, founded in 2012 by Lopinto, Mansfield, and Dr. Jennifer Bruton, collaborate with FestivalSouth and have enjoyed significant . Their previous productions, like “James and the Giant Peach,” also won the American Prize. Dr. Colin McKenzie, Director of USM's School of Music, praises the recognition as a testament to the faculty, staff, and ' dedication and quality despite facility limitations.

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