Passion for Fresh Produce | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Passion for Fresh Produce


After 63 years, Doris Berry's Farmers Market is still a go-to for fresh produce.

A s you near Doris Berry's original Jackson Farmers Market, your eyes immediately gravitate toward the bright, vibrant colors of the fruits and vegetables. Doris Berry's Farmers Market has been around for 63 years and is owned and operated by Berry and her family. Doris and her husband, who loved to farm, started it back in 1948. You can purchase lots of delicious produce, such as homegrown tomatoes, lady peas, peaches, navel oranges, homegrown cucumbers, eggplants, fresh flowers, ferns, butter beans, okra and squash.

One rare commodity of the South that the market has is lady peas. Lady peas are small, white and very tender green peas. Berry gets her lady peas from Thomasville, Ga., during the fall, winter and spring months. During the summer months, her farm 50 miles south of Jackson grows lady peas. Lady peas sell for $4 per pound.

Everything at the market is affordable. They always have a sale table where everything is just $1. Cash, credit cards and checks are welcome. Doris Berry's Farmers Market is located at 353 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave. (enter from North West Street across from the stadium). Hours are Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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