Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

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Ole Miss Market Days

Ole Miss Market Days make it fun and easy for the Ole Miss community to eat local. Market Days are intended to educate students, faculty and staff about the importance and many benefits of eating locally as well as provide resources about where to purchase local foods in Oxford. Check out this event for local produce, honey, bread, Gulf seafood, cooking demonstrations, free samples and more!

Why Eat Local?

Eating local is good for:

  • You – Large-scale farming productions often alter their produce to ensure freshness
on its long journey from a distant farm to your table. This can deplete your foods nutritional value. Get the most out of your fruits and veggies and be good to your body by buying them fresh and locally.
  • Your community – Buying locally helps to stimulate the economy by keeping money within the community. By supporting our local farmers you’re helping to promote economic growth for the whole community.
  • Your planet – On average, food travels 1,500 miles before reaching the table. Eating locally reduces food miles, which reduces fossil fuel energy use, pollution, green house gas emissions and your carbon footprint.

Learn more about sustainable food choices and resources in Oxford here. 

This project is funded through the UM Green Fund. It was proposed by civil engineering major Sarah
O’Brien. To donate to or learn more about the Green Fund, click here.