Charles R. Hedgewood Community Market in Biloxi open Tuesdays and Thursdays
If you’re looking for a place to buy fresh produce, plants, and homemade jellies, check out the Charles R. Hedgewood Community Market under the I-110 bridge overpass on Howard Avenue in Biloxi.
The community market is open Tuesdays and Thursday from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. They were shut down for a bit during the beginning of the pandemic, but Mayor Gilich decided residents need a place for fresh ingredients and the market reopened with some limitations.
Everyone, including vendors and shoppers, are socially distanced and face masks must be worn.
Prior to the pandemic, the market would host about 40 to 60 vendors. Now, only 16 vendors are permitted. City of Biloxi Public Affairs Specialist Cecilia Dobbs Walton said, “It’s an open space and it’s outside so that’s safer. By coming to the community market you have the opportunity to go and pick a variety of produce. You don’t have to worry about going into a supermarket that sometimes may be crowded.”
Vendor Bonny Pesch said, “We’re definitely thankful that we have the opportunity to come down here and sell our wares to the public. I would really like to encourage everybody to come down and shop at Biloxi Farmer’s Market. Shop local and buy from your local vendors.”
Formerly known as the Biloxi’s Farmer Market, the Charles R. Hedgewood Community Market was named after a long time Biloxi resident that also managed the market at Point Cadet for many years.