Join the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network (MSAN) and hundreds of farmers, chefs, market managers, health practitioners, legislators, students, educators, and local food advocates from around the state, region, and nation as we come together November 17-19 in Jackson, MS at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum for the 2016 Mississippi Food Summit & Agricultural Revival

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MSAN is excited to host the Mississippi Food Summit this year in conjunction with the annual Small Town Harvest Festival the weekend of November 16-18 in Jackson, MS! Each year, thousands come daily to participate in this widely popular event. 

harvestfestSmall Town Harvest Fest is held at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, specifically in Small Town, Mississippi, the museum’s re-creation of a 1920s small town in the South. The Harvest Fest will take place over two weeks, so with two weeks and two ways to tour, you’re sure to have a great time!  The first week, November 10-12, is Industrial Demonstrations week, and will focus more on the museum’s mechanized exhibits, including demonstrations at Small Town’s sawmill and cotton gin.  The second week, November 16-18, is Living History Week, and will feature demonstrations at Small Town’s blacksmith shop, print shop, farmstead and more!  Small Town will be open on these dates from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and live demonstrations will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Small Town Harvest Fest is a great way to learn about and celebrate Mississippi’s rural – and agricultural – history. As part of the Food Summit cost of registration, you can enjoy some live music, eat biscuits and syrup, and take train, hay, or carousel rides, making it a great time for the whole family! Included in this price are the beautiful nature trails and working General Store as well as the Heritage Museum, which houses the National Agricultural Aviation Museum as well as one of the largest working model train sets in the Southeast!harvest2

Explore Small Town, Mississippi during the Harvest Fest, November 10-12 or November 16-18 (Food Summit Weekend!).  With such a great setting for Small Town Harvest Fest, you’ll want to make it a part of your Food Summit Experience!

For more information about the Small Town Harvest Fest, please visit the
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum’s website
, which includes links to the event flyer as well as information regarding group reservations (please note that reservations are required for groups of 10 or more).

Please also help us spread the word about the Mississippi Food Summit and Agricultural Revival!  Invite your families, friends, and neighbors, and let your networks know about this exciting upcoming event!  

For more information on the Food Summit, including registration information, check out MSAN’s website and join our Facebook event page for updates.

Photos courtesy of Mississippi Ag Museum (http://www.msagmuseum.org/about/small-town-mississippi/)