The Crop Is In

Horn Lake,MS

By: Charlie Hoots

If you’ve been hankering for a good ‘Mater ‘Saminch you’re in luck.

Because local farmers, the Calvi’s, are hard at work harvesting their latest crop of locally grown produce

they sell at the area farmer’s markets – just like they have for over a decade.

“I started out as soon as I was able to walk, getting out in the field helping my dad and mom” Frank Calvi said.

The Southaven market opens this Saturday (7/1) from 8am till 1pm or until they run out for the day –

and they will have all the local favorites, including chow chow and jellies…

“People just love the taste of them home grown tomatoes” said Calvi.

They will also have a second stand at the Hernando Courthouse farmers market that opens this Saturday, along with other local farmers.

Vince Calvi runs the stand in Hernando and said they have it all “Home grown tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and zucchini – we have it all”.

Calvi’s fresh produce will be available for the next few months while supplies last.

Calvi says, “As soon as grocery stores find out the local farmers are in town, they start lowering their
prices real fast … but they can’t beat the flavor of the Mississippi grown tomatoes”.

All you need now is the lettuce and bacon!

The Southaven Market is on Stateline Rd next to Southpoint church and the Fire Station and they are open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am til 1 or until they run out for the day. So come early.

The Hernando Market is open every Saturday at the Courthouse in Hernando from 8am til 1pm.