The Pontotoc Farmers’ Market is dedicated to the creation of a vibrant, sustainable market in the heart of Mississippi’s Hill Country.
Our ALL LOCAL vendors bring to market healthy produce, cottage foods, honey, dairy, eggs and baked goods along with quality folk art pieces, handcrafted items and tools. Through the support of our volunteers and partners, our market promotes health and wellbeing through community activities, Yoga, food demonstrations and agricultural education creating a wholesome, social gathering place for friends, neighbors, family and visitors.
Every Saturday morning May to October, the Pontotoc Farmers’ Market is…..
THE PLACE TO BE.
- Julia McDowell, Market Manager
- Brenda Cianciotto, Steering Committee Co-Chair
- Olivia White, Steering Committee Co-Chair
Our Steering Committee
Our market is organized under the auspices of the Pontotoc Chamber of Commerce and adheres to Guidelines and Procedures that are developed by our Steering Committee. All registered vendors are invited to be members of the Steering Committee, which is chaired by the current Market Manager. Members of the 2022 Steering Committee:
- Brenda Cianciotto, Co-Chair
- Olivia White, Co-Chair
- Carol Pierson, Hanging Grapes President
- Ina Graham, 2021 Market Manager
- Beth Waldo, Director, Chamber of Commerce – Main Street Association
- James Shannon, Extension Agent
- Jessica Kleyla, Artisan Vendor
- Billy Connor, Artisan Vendor
- Claude and Ann Jones, Produce Vendors
- Stark Aldridge, Ag and Cottage Food Vendor
- Larry Lovell, Produce Vendor
The Pontotoc County Chamber and Main Street Association promotes and enhances the quality of life in our community and works to stimulate the economic development of Pontotoc County. Thank you to our Chamber Director, Beth Luther, and her predecessors and Board for creating an outstanding place to live and do business!
- Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers
The Mission of the Pontotoc County Main Street Association is to promote, support and enhance the quality of life and stimulate the economic development of Pontotoc County as an outstanding place to live and do business. Members of the Pontotoc branch, The Hanging Grapes Club, led by Carol Pierson, volunteer at our Welcome Table and behind the scenes organizing the market, contacting vendors and keeping records. Thank you!
- University of Mississippi’s M Partner
The University of Mississippi’s M Partner program connected our market with senior-level marketing students who prepared campaigns for our market along with student interns providing volunteer support at the market, grant research, bilingual assistance, vendor contacts and food chain resiliency research….most recently, nutrition and hospitality management students who develop recipes using market produce and conduct food demonstrations and nutrition education at the market. With much gratitude for all your hard work Laura Martin!
- Mississippi State Extension
The Mississippi State University Extension Service provides university research-based, educational programs to the market, enabling community members to make informed decisions about their economic, social and cultural well-being. Thank you to our Extension Agents James Shannon and Dr. Ensley Howell for your support!
- City of Pontotoc
The City of Pontotoc is a vital partner of the Pontotoc Farmers’ Market providing facility management, in-kind contributions for grant matching funds and community support.
Thank you for all you do for us Mayor Bob Peebles!