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Breaking New Ground with Bountiful Harvest Farms

The Saturday season of the Starkville Community Market comes to a close this weekend after a wonderful summer filled with fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and hand-crafted foods produced by local farmers and food artisans. During each Market season, the community continues to build relationships with new and long-time farmers who have helped grow the Market into the award-winning local fixture it’s become. With the start of football season and those first fleeting hints of fall in the air, locavores often begin to dread the absence of summer’s favorite vegetables, and it’s easy to assume that the fresh Market season is over when we ring the … [Read more...]

Starkville Main Street Honored at Mississippi Main Street Annual Meeting And Awards

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 27th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Street communities in Mississippi. Among the 2016 Award Recipients were Briar Jones of Thomas Shelton Jones & Associates, Mark Castleberry of Castle Properties, and Starkville Main Street, a member entity of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Greater Starkville … [Read more...]

Fire Station Park: Meet the New Home of Starkville Community Market

Tucked away at the end of Russell Street between Lampkin and the unused Kansas City Southern Railway track, you'll find Fire Station Park, a tiny oasis in the bustle of Downtown Starkville.  You may have visited the park for one of the city's 9/11 commemorative ceremonies or even seen folks walking the track occasionally. You've surely driven by the plot next to Fire Station No. 1 on your way to the Central Station Grill to the west or Little Dooey's to the east! For many, however, the park remains undiscovered green space, and Starkville Main Street hopes to change all that as the Community Market opens there on May 2. The organization hopes … [Read more...]

It’s Easy Being Green During Starkville Restaurant Week… St. Patrick’s Day Faves

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! We hope you're wearing green today to celebrate the luck of the Irish! Regardless, there will be no pinching when it comes to Starkville Restaurant Week, because our participating restaurants have concocted plenty of green selections to highlight the day. Whether it's guac and chips from Taco Del Mar, or your favorite salads from The Veranda or Sweet Peppers Deli, it's the perfect day to get your green on! We asked a few of our restaurants to share their specialties for the lucky day, and here's what you have to look forward to... Oby's will celebrate with a Saint Patrick's Day party all day long, including … [Read more...]

Viewpoints: Brian Kelley on Why “Local” Matters So Much to Our Community

We're starting a new series for Starkville Insider today... Viewpoints, an opportunity for us to share the unique perspectives of people who are impacting Starkville and Oktibbeha County in positive ways. With upcoming installments, we'll be seeking out residents, business folks, leaders and other influencers to find out their views of the Starkville community -- in their own words! Last month, we caught up with Brian Kelley, an attorney with Ross, Kelley and Martin and co-owner of the Eat Local Starkville restaurant group along with Chef Ty Thames. Eat Local Starkville includes Starkville restaurant favorites, Bin 612, The Guestroom, and … [Read more...]