Finding and fixing real, quality food is central to Modern Homesteading. We get calls every week asking how to find naturally raised meat, chemical free vegetables, and local milk or honey. The great news is the local food movement is growing, and you can be a part of it!
Vote with your dollar. Find the closest farmers market to you and make it a part of your weekly routine. Buy a share in a CSA (community supported agriculture) and get a box of fresh, local veggies every week. Buy a share in a live animal raised by a farmer you trust and fill your freezer with food you trust.
By supporting local farmers, you are keeping money in your own community, assuring food quality for your family, and increasing the availability of healthy options for your community. Using your food dollars wisely is one of the most important stands you can take for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Thanks to the folks at Starkville Real Food, we are able to share this list of local resources. Don't have a list for your area? Our was built by a few excited folks, and I encourage you to build a list for your community! If you do not live near Starkville, the button below will take you to a national database of local foods by zip code.
Happy and Healthy Eating!
Starkville Real Food
Weston A. Price Chapter – Local Resource List
Weston A. Price Foundation
Local Food Sources:
Local CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)
Bountiful Harvest Farm
Native Son Farm
Amanda and Will Reed
506 Pat Luckett Road
Canton, MS 39046
they have a *great* heirloom garlic selection in April/May!!!
Living Arts Farms
Double D Farms
6351 Lone Oak Rd
West Point, MS
No CSA, but chemical-free produce available
Scott & Lydia Enlow
Black Creek Farms
Black Creek Road
Email to be added to Newsletter.
Typically available any afternoon to meet him at the farm, otherwise Sat mornings he opens from 9-12 when weather is good.
Lazy U Farm
“We will have strawberries, cabbage, potatoes and onions for early spring. Latter we have tomatoes, blueberries, sweet corn, peas, squash and blueberries.”
Also, they do corn mazes and hay rides.
Common Ground Farms
Heirloom varieties of vegetables and select fruits.
Pastured Chickens, Pigs, and Mixed Vegetables:
Beaverdam Fresh Farms
Dustin Pinion and Ali Fratesi
Buying Club: http://beaverdamfreshfarms.com/buying-clubs.html
Starkville, Jackson, Indianola, Columbus, Meridian, Madison, Hernando, MS
* pasture raised chicken, eggs, turkey, pork, and beef and mixed vegetables
Margie and Steve Schrok
*pastured chickens, eggs, and livestock (chicken) feed
*pastured chicken, turkey, beef, eggs
Johnny and Deb Wray
High Hope Farm ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/High-Hope-Farm/267376876644645
Cow Milk from pastured cows:
Brown’s Family Dairy
Billy Ray Brown
Can locate milk at one of these locations:
The Farmers Market, 274 County Rd 101, Oxford, MS 38655, (662) 234-9363
Bottletree Bakery, 923 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS, 38655-3961, (662) 236-5000
Mid-Town Farmers Market, Saturdays and Wednesdays
Taylor's Farmers Market, Saturdays
Honeybee Bakery, 2305 Jackson Ave W # 202, Oxford, MS 38655-5720, (662) 236-2490
Big Bad Breakfast, 719 N. Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655-3210, (662) 236-2666
*Jersey cows, ultra-light pasteurized, non-homogenized, unsalted butter, cream, and milk
The Health Food Store 1715 McCullough Blvd, Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 691-8522
Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn
2033 Joe Tucker Rd
McComb, MS 39648
Delivers to Starkville and Jackson (High Street Market)
*Jersey cows, ultra-light pasteurized, non-homogenized, unsalted butter, cream, milk, and cheesecake
Garrett Family Farm
Etta, MS (near Oxford/Tupelo)
pastured eggs, seasonal vegetables
Jersey milk available through cow share agreements
Sara Garrett at (901) 361-2041
Goat Milk from pastured goats:
Milk & Honey Farm
(pick up at farm)
Self Creek Road, Starkville, MS
Heaven’s Jubilee Farm- Heather Morris
Dairy Goat Farm ,Goats for sale, pasteurized goat milk, cheese available as ordered
(raw milk available for pet consumption) must be picked up at farm
14 miles West of Starkville, just off Douglastown Rd.
662-263-4006, call or text
Fruit and Nuts:
Rhonda Clark Head
*Blueberry farm, fresh blueberries, frozen, blueberries, micro-greens
1716 Sessums Circle
662- 324 -1509
*call number to listen to recording to what is in season!
Blackberries, blueberries, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and produce
1041 CR 182
Dumas, MS 38625
Blackberries and more
Oak Hill Farm
Also raw honey, few fresh veggies , free range eggs,
3308 Old West Point Road
3 miles from Starkville
Call for directions ~ 662-312-8636
Pears for sale not sprayed.
$15 for a 5 gallon bucket you pick your own pears
Call for details 662-312-9185
Health Food Stores:
The Health Food Store
1715 McCullough Blvd,
Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 691-8522
Sunshine Health Foods
West main Shopping Center Tupelo, MS
Hollydale Health Foods
Hwy 45 N
Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary
Lindsay Wilson and Mandi Sanders
2219 5th Street North
Columbus, MS 39705
Local, Raw Honey
Buzz Off Apiaries
662-418-4818 (Linda, wife)