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Local Food Movement Gains Momentum With Mid-Southerners

By Candice Ludlow

Memphis, TN – The farmers market has grown not only in the nation's effort to go green but also in social networking. Candice Ludlow reports from the Memphis farmer's market on how chefs, farmers and families are becoming friends with the local food movement.

Some of the Memphis area restaurants using local products:

Beauty Shop
Blue Fish
Cafe Eclectic
Cafe 1912
Cafe 61
The Grove Grill
Inn at Hunt Phelan
Memphis Country Club
Owen Brennan's
The Tennessean

Area Farmers Markets:

Agricenter International Farmers Market
7777 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120
May 1 - November
Mon.-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed Sun.

Memphis Farmers Market
545 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
May - October
Sat. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Arlington Open Air Market
12016 Walker St., Suite 101
Arlington, TN 38002
End of May - October
Fri. and Sat. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Farmers' Market at the Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
May - October
Wed. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Farmer's Market
274 County Road 101
Oxford, MS 38655
Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MidSouth Farmer's Market
190 Mill Road
Covington, TN 38019

Southaven Farmers Market
Corner of Highway 51 and Stateline Road
Southaven, MS 38671
Mon. - Sat. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.