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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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Butterflies and Their Host Plants – Making the Connection

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www.ourmshome.com – Mark W. LaSalle, Ph.D. – 2023-09-23 07:51:01

SUMMARY: Caterpillars, the juvenile stage of butterflies, are often overlooked and sometimes disliked for chewing on plants. However, most caterpillars do minimal harm to their host plants. While Monarch caterpillars and Tomato Horn Worms can cause , the caterpillars of common butterflies have a limited impact. Understanding the connection between butterflies and their caterpillar's host plants can you appreciate the diverse range of plants that their lifecycle. By choosing host plants, you can support both adults and their young. Additionally, trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers also serve as food sources for caterpillars. Making these connections can enhance the joy of butterfly-watching and inspire you to incorporate host plants into your landscape.

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Meet the Southern Sisters | Our Mississippi Home

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www.ourmshome.com – Judy Smith – 2023-09-22 13:53:06

SUMMARY: Southern Sisters, a boutique owned by sisters Suzanne Williams and Sandy Williams Hanna in Laurel, Mississippi, offers a warm and welcoming shopping experience. The store features unique, handmade artwork, crafts, and jewelry with a Southern theme, as well as popular mainstream items. Laurel has become a popular destination for tourists due to the of HGTV's “Hometown,” and visitors often comment on the community spirit and hospitality in the . The Southern Sisters will be participating in the upcoming Social on 7th , where they will showcase their diverse displays and host a book release and signing.

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“Bubbles up for Buffett” with Will Kimbrough coming to Pascagoula

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www.ourmshome.com – Curtis Rockwell – 2023-09-21 15:34:08

SUMMARY: Will Kimbrough, a longtime collaborator and co-writer of Jimmy Buffett, is set to headline a concert called “Bubbles Up for Buffett” in , Buffett's hometown. Kimbrough, who had a close relationship with Buffett, will perform at the on October 7th. Tickets are already on sale, and the show is being produced by Grand Magnolia Music. Kimbrough has co-written several songs with Buffett, and their latest release, “Bubbles Up,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Digital Song Sales chart. Kimbrough will also have several co-writes on Buffett's upcoming posthumous release.

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