Mississippi Contacts

SNAP Info & Contacts

Program name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/MDHS EBT Card

Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

Purvie Green
Program Coordinator
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
(601) 359-1168

Mississippi Ag Department

Mississippi Department of Agriculture


WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Contact: Purvie Green, Coordinator

Phone: (601) 359-1100

FAX: (601) 354-6290

Email: purvie@mdac.state.ms.gov

Mississippi Resources

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Oxford Community Market: Farmers Markets During Crisis

Diana Broadaway May 8, 2020

Ideas for Keeping Your Market Open & Safe   Sample Safety Plan Not Business As Usual: Process of Elimination Communication: Reassuring Your Customers Communication: Supporting Your Vendors Create Vendor Guidelines For Your Market Creating Visual Cues to Enforce Safety Guidelines Streamlining Your Market Space Create Hand Sanitizing Stations The 6 Feet Rule Barriers: Managing the… Read More

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“Farmers Market” Defined

Alex Canepa November 2, 2017

The federal government, along with many states and commonwealths define “farmers market” in statute or code. These definitions determine eligibility for participation in programs including the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs as well as state-administered farmers market certification programs. In the interest of consumer protection, lawmakers in multiple states have also explicitly prohibited… Read More

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2014 Local Food Awareness Report for Gulfport MS

FMC January 22, 2015

In cooperation with their educational partner Real Food Gulf Coast, the year-round open-air markets in Long Beach and in Ocean Springs are actively increasing local food accessibility and affordability in South Mississippi. Inspired by their success, the City of Gulfport opened a market in 2013 to accelerate access to regionally grown, healthful foods for their… Read More

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Mississippi Farmers Market Farmers Market Metrics-Prototype

FMC July 15, 2014

Prototype reports were crafted for the FMC Farmers Market Metrics Project with funding from the Knight Foundation. To create these reports, FMC Executive Director Jen O’Brien and researcher Darlene Wolnik worked with eight markets to upload 2013 data into social media badges and user-friendly infographics. The indicators chosen were based on external audiences’ requests for… Read More