A Homegrown Initiative: Starkville’s Field-to-Table Movement

By Eddie Childs

For many cities and townships, the farmer’s market is a place where food growers and artisans gather to vend wares, and restaurateurs and residents alike buy fresh produce. As a basic economic building block, these markets play so many roles in a community’s vitality; indeed, a vibrant township would be practically inconceivable
without one.

“[Farmers’ markets are] really the backbone of any community,” says chef and restaurateur Ty Thames of Restaurant Tyler. “And anything supporting them is beneficial to the area economy. I also believe [the produce sold there is] definitely the freshest possible because there’s no transit time; it’s coming right from the growers, so you lose less nutrients than you would transporting it.”

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