Every Tuesday, 3pm - 6:30pm, 2650 West Oxford Loop
Welcome to the Oxford City Market!
The Oxford City Market is a new endeavor for the whole community – we hope you’ll bring your friends and family and join our gathering. We’ll have lots of fresh, nutritious, delicious produce and other products that will prove both a feast for your eyes and your kitchen table.Learn More
This Week at the Market
Moon Pie Curtis
Moon Pie Curtis has been writing and performing for many years in Oxford and elsewhere. He is heading into the studio this winter to record an album with his backing band The Fixins. Follow him on Facebook at /moonpiecurtisoxfordmiss and on Twitter @moonpiecurtis.
Today marks our last Tuesday on West Oxford Loop for this season as we are packing up and taking our show on the road! To the Square, that is. But first, we have a great market today with some special visitors from the International program at UM and a slew of Ole Miss freshmen volunteers (welcome to Oxford!). Check out what our farms and friends are bringing to market this week, and read below about our upcoming move to the Lyric Oxford and the Powerhouse for the last five weeks of the season.
- Native Son Farm: This Tupelo farm and their certified naturally grown produce is a favorite. Come see what they’ve harvested for today (I’m going to make sure to get some Rainbow Chard — that is, if you don’t buy it all first!)
- Yokna Bottoms Farm: Oxford’s own Yokna Bottoms Farm is bringing certified naturally grown carrots, radishes, kale, lettuces, green onions, mustard greens, mesclun mix, sweet potatoes, pepper jelly and more!
- Canebrake Farm:Charlie will have kale, spinach, radishes, chard, bok choy, rattlesnake beans, mustard greens, turnip greens, basil, cilantro, red romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, okra, fresh flower bouquets and rosemary.
- Sunlight Springs Certified Organic Farm: Daniel is bringing certified organic lettuce mix, purple Peruvian fingerling potatoes, Shagbark hickory syrup, and other items in smaller quantities.
- Mudline Farms: Come see Melissa and her beautiful produce. Ask her about her CSA!
- Brown’s Farm: Leonard Brown from Water Valley brings an ARRAY of fresh organic herbs and mushrooms to tickle your taste buds. Try some lemongrass, shittake mushrooms, or any of his medicinal herbs. Mr. Brown takes your cooking (or your teas) to the next level!
- Patti Belle’s Seafood: Jonathan is back with more fresh, delicious Mississippi Gulf Coast shrimp!
- Pontotoc Ridge Blueberry Farm: Mr. Hollifield is bringing fresh pears, figs, okra, fresh foccocia bread, fresh cinnamon rolls, garlic cheddar bread, plus their signature jams and jellies from fruit off their own farm. Also – if you call this morning, he might bring you some of their frozen, plump, local blueberries: 662-489-8481. Perfect for smoothies, muffins, etc.
- Mardis Honey: Delicious, local honey from Taylor, MS. Put it in your tea, your baked goods, your oatmeal… it’s good for you! The best honey around. Compare it to any; you’ll find none better.
- The Spicy or Not Veggy: The Spicy or Not Veggy will have jams, jellies and their signature salsas, plus gluten-free dairy-free pound cake, Honey Butter, Lemon Blueberry, Mocha Crumble and gluten-free dairy-free pita bread. Non gluten-free items are small pecan pies and oatmeal Blueberry muffins. Be sure you take some home!
- Lunarfaire Arts: Heather McBride is bringing yummy pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, and more baked goods along with Artisan soaps, soy candles, pottery, and art work. Don’t miss her booth!
- Cotton’s Café Dog Treat Barkery: We are hoping Janet can make it this week. If she does, she’ll have all natural organic dog treats made using local farmer’s produce. Her products have no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, no lactose, and no reason your pup won’t love them! Available in sweet potato, squash apple, pumpkin, peanut butter honey, and a new blueberry-honey variety!
- Rock Solid Pen Company: Local artisan John McMillan hand-turns custom ballpoint pens, pencils, and fountain pens out of native Mississippi wood and exotic woods from around the world, plus a few special ones from acrylic and deer antler (found, not killed) sources. Both he and Janet were featured in this month’s Invitation Oxford magazine.
Today’s Activities for Small & All
International students from the University of Mississippi Intensive English Program will be hosting world culture activities at this week’s Oxford City Market. Learn how to write your name and say hello in Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages. Test your chopstick skills in the chopstick challenge. Try your hand at origami. Join us in exploring the wide variety of cultures we have right here in our own community!
Congrats Sam Hammoud!
Thanks to everyone who came out to play some hoops with the Claw Crew – some got some free sunglasses, others tickets to last Friday’s game. But the big winner was OXCM customer Sam Hammoud, the proud winner of a prize package including a two-night hotel stay at The Peabody Memphis, 2 tickets to a Grizzlies game, and passes to Graceland, Sun Studios and the Stax Museum. Have fun, man — we’re jealous!
Moving to the Square
Beginning next Tuesday, Oct. 28th, we will be coming to you LIVE FROM THE SQUARE! Rather than suffer it out under the tent as it gets darker earlier (and cold), we are partnering with the Lyric Oxford and the YAC Powerhouse to head uptown so that we can continue to bring you fresh produce, delicious homemade breads, and local meats through Thanksgiving (indoors, safe from the elements). We’ll also be part of the October YAC Art Crawl, so be sure and start your evening with us and make your way around town to see this month’s art installments. This first indoor market will feature your favorite vendors plus …
@OxfordCanteen’s Green Plate Special! Chef Corbin will have tasty & local to-go plates.
Captain Freedom’s Balloon Design will be on-hand creating masterful balloon creations for the young and old- come help create something spooky or spiffy!
OXCM Fall Location Schedule:
Through Oct. 21: West Oxford Loop (current location)
Oct. 28: The Lyric Oxford on the Square at 1006 Van Buren Ave.
Nov. 04: YAC Powerhouse at 413 S. 14th St. & University Ave.
Nov. 11: The Lyric Oxford on the Square at 1006 Van Buren Ave.
Nov. 18: The Lyric Oxford on the Square at 1006 Van Buren Ave.
Nov. 25: The Lyric Oxford on the Square at 1006 Van Buren Ave.
We Take Plastic
Forget to go by the ATM? Enough cash for only two rutabagas? No worries. OXCM takes plastic. We employ a token system, where for cash, check, or credit card, we can sell you $1, $5, or $10 tokens to be used with any vendor throughout the market. These cute tokens also make great gifts (think farmers market gift certificate) for the foodie in your life — give the gift of produce!
2.83% market support fee applied at each swipe.
EBT Cards & WIC Vouchers
OXCM now accepts EBT via our wireless card reader! Please invite anyone you know who uses EBT to come shop with us. Also, we are now able to accept Mississippi WIC FMNP vouchers. We are excited to offer these resources for more citizens to do business with our local farms! We are in the process of acquiring a voucher programs for eligible senior citizens as well. We have more plans to grow our EBT program, raise funds to provide Double Dollars to EBT and voucher customers, and more – if you’d like to help, let us know.
Help Grow the Market
We need volunteers. Whether you want to help out some local farmers, put your efforts into community outreach, bring more people to the tent, serve up lemonade or raise funds to grow the market, we’ve got a volunteer spot for you! Put the unity in community – come help set up, stack, carry, lift, sort, sell, pack, and have fun doing it. You’ll meet the folks who raise all this delicious food, plus others who live & work in Oxford. We are also recruiting planning committee members. Sign up: http://vols.pt/BLaJoi.