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Mistletoe Marketplace, Einstein Bros. and Edwards Farmers Market

The 33rd annual Mistletoe Marketplace opens at the Mississippi Trade Mart Thursday, Nov. 7, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 9.

The 33rd annual Mistletoe Marketplace opens at the Mississippi Trade Mart Thursday, Nov. 7, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 9. Photo by Courtesy Jill Dale

Mistletoe Marketplace

The 33rd annual Mistletoe Marketplace opens at the Mississippi Trade Mart Thursday, Nov. 7, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 9. Sponsored by the volunteer women's organization Junior League of Jackson, the market will feature 160 businesses from around the country. The Junior League reported that last year's market raised more than $1.18 million.

Mistletoe Marketplace will host a number of events over the course of its run, including the Rudolph Race 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m., photos with Santa on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and more.

Shopping hours for Mistletoe Marketplace are Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information about merchants and events at the market or to purchase event tickets, visit the Mistletoe Marketplace website or call 601-948-2357.

Einstein Bros. Opens at Baptist Medical

Einstein Bros. Bagels celebrated the grand opening of its first location in Jackson Friday, Nov. 1. The new location is on the campus of Jackson Baptist Medical inside a new medical office building owned and developed by Landmark Healthcare Facilities.

Einstein Bros. Bagels offers freshly baked traditional bagels and bagel thins, a selection of artisan roasted coffee and specialty beverages, signature sandwiches, home-style soups and a variety of sweets. Einstein Bros. also features Smart Choices offerings, with 15 items under 350 calories and under 15 grams of fat. The restaurant will offer catering and delivery services featuring items such as hot breakfast for a group and Darn Good Coffee to go, sandwich lunch boxes, salads, smoothies and snacks.

"We are excited to have opened our newest location in partnership with Landmark Restaurant Group," Shultz Hartgrove, vice president of licensed channel for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "We are pleased to continue expanding our non-traditional footprint in healthcare and for the opportunity to serve our fresh baked bagels, coffee, sandwiches and specialty beverages to more guests in Mississippi."

The Jackson Baptist Medical Einstein Bros. will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Edwards Farmers Market

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the town of Edwards, Miss., celebrated the soft opening day of the Edwards Farmers Market with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Edwards Mayor R.L. Perkins and District 63 Representative Deborah Butler Dixon in the Edwards town square.

Edwards farmers are making an effort to attract local residents, area visitors and a variety of vendors for the upcoming 2014 market season, which will be permanently located at the Edwards Multi-Purpose Complex (108 Mount Moriah Road), also known as the Livestock Arena. The overall goal is to encourage residents to support community economical development and healthier lifestyles by supporting local farmers and vendors.

Farmers and vendors who would like to participate in the Edwards Farmers Market can call Interim Market Coordinator Samanda Marshall at 601-937-0798, email [email protected] or mail Attn: Edwards Farmers Market, P.O. Box 215, Edwards, MS 39066.

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