Mississippi Peanut Growers

March is National Peanut Month! The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association (MPGA) is organized and operated for educational and scientific purposes, to bring together, both public and private, interested in enhancing the production, marketing, distribution, and utilization of peanuts. Mississippi is home to about 125 peanut growers, and grower B. Jones from Holmes County and Malcolm … Continue reading “Mississippi Peanut Growers”

Tuesday on #GoodThings with @RebeccaTurnerRD

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 You’re going to hear from the Mississippi Peanut Council and a bonafide Magnolia State Peanut farmer as they explain what it takes to grow peanuts and just how important farming is to the Magnolia State! Don’t forget! You can listen live online at Supertalk.fm/LISTEN!

Barneys, Bergdorfs & Bill$

Sydney Heberg graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi with a double major in Risk Management & Insurance and Managerial Finance. Her book – Barneys, Bergdorfs & Bill$ – breaks down tricky financial subjects that helps females face their finances with confidence. Sydney chimed in to Good Things from New York City to … Continue reading “Barneys, Bergdorfs & Bill$”

Little Free Library

The City of Biloxi just got a new way to get it’s community reading! Thanks to Mary Dee Benton, the librarian at Biloxi High School, who secured grant funding from Biloxi First to purchase a Little Free Library kit. With the theory of “take one, leave one,” Little Free Library offers a 24/7 outlet to … Continue reading “Little Free Library”

Mississippi’s Masterchef Jr.

Season Six of MasterChef Junior is underway with Cade Ortego of Hattiesburg, MS as one of the 40 kids selected to go head to head for the ultimate prize. The hit culinary competition series gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary skills. Cade stopped by the Good Things … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Masterchef Jr.”

Celtic Fest Mississippi

CelticFest Mississippi is an annual event held at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum since 1992, celebrating traditional music and dance of the Celtic nations including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany. Part of the Celtic tradition and culture, is the bagpipe! Our favorite Mississippi Bagpiper, Mathew Beall stopped by to … Continue reading “Celtic Fest Mississippi”

Mississippi Farm Receives $20,000 National Grant

This year 100 farms from all across the country applied to receive one of the 10 possible Cultivating Change* grants, through the Greener Fields Together organization. Among all the farms who applied, Choctaw Fresh Produce, in Philadelphia, MS was awarded a $20,000 grant!  Choctaw Fresh Produce is a 3-acre organic farm run by the Choctaw … Continue reading “Mississippi Farm Receives $20,000 National Grant”

Rescuing Vegetables in Mississippi

  The Society of St. Andrew has delivered more than 21 million pounds of salvaged potatoes and other food to the needy in Mississippi and Arkansas. This has resulted in almost 62 million servings of food going to hungry families in our region. The Society of St. Andrew operates a volunteer-driven Gleaning Network that includes … Continue reading “Rescuing Vegetables in Mississippi”

Mississippi Red Cross SAF

March is Red Cross month and the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) division prepares to train those who want to become caseworkers to support military families. The Red Cross is increasing its SAF workforce in response to hundreds of Mississippi military workers set to deploy this spring.  The Mississippi needs volunteers to … Continue reading “Mississippi Red Cross SAF”

Low Fat vs Low Carb

Low-fat vs low-carb?  The nutrition dispute of the century: should you remove fat from your diet to lose weight or limit carbohydrates? A new major study offers an answer to this debate. As a Registered Dietitian, allow me to help you make sense of the science. Research in question: Gardner CD, et al.. Effect of Low-Fat … Continue reading “Low Fat vs Low Carb”