Farmers Market to re-open April 3

The City of Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department will re-open the Biloxi Farmers Market on Tuesday, April 3 at 8 a.m. under the I-110 overpass on Howard Avenue.

Vendors will sell farm-fresh produce, plants, homemade baked goods, and more. The public is invited to stroll the booths and acquire an array of fresh items.

The Biloxi Farmers Market, known officially as the Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Farmers Market in honor of its longtime organizer, will continue to operate every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Howard Avenue since its previous venue, Point Cadet Plaza, was claimed by Hurricane Katrina.

Interested vendors may reserve space to sell their farm-fresh produce, plants, homemade baked goods, and more every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations may be made on a day basis for $2 per day or monthly for $10 per month.

Details: Cheryl Bell at 228-435-6296 or email

To print a flier about the re-opening of the Farmers Market, click here.

Mayors to gather for child-abuse prevention breakfast

Mayor A.J. Holloway will host mayors from across south Mississippi on Thursday, March 29 for a City Hall breakfast to proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The Proclamation Breakfast, which is co-sponsored by the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Wal-mart, is designed to bring attention to the issue of preventing child abuse. Mayors from across south Mississippi are scheduled to sign a proclamation during the 10 a.m. breakfast.

Among the mayors who have been invited to attend: Rusty Quave of D’Iberville, Brent Warr of Gulfport, Johnny L. Dupree of Hattiesburg, Dayton E. Whites of Lucedale, Connie Moran of Ocean Springs, Matthew J. Avara of Pascagoula, Leo McDermott of Pass Christian, Carl Scott of Petal, Tommy Longo of Waveland, and Jerry Alexander of Wiggins.

For more information about the center’s plans for April, click here.