What's Fresh at the Greater Belhaven Market?
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Last Market of 2007!

Happy Holidays from the Greater Belhaven Market!


This will be the last Market of the 2007 Season. It has been a banner year for our Market - A huge thank you to all who turned out on Saturdays to support this awesome Market and the many talented vendors. We wish you the very happiest of Holidays and the best New Year ever! The Market will open the 2008 Season on April 5, 2008.

The Market booth offers free coffee, provided by HENRY LaROSE. Pick up your fresh brewed cup of Community Coffee and Chicory with real coffee cream!

Pause under our Market umbrellas and enjoy the live music. RALPH MILLER will open and close. Harmonica player extraordinaire, SCOTT ALBERT JOHNSON will be playing during 'mid'Market'.

MELINDA DOWNEY, a recent new member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, will be back this week with her handcrafted jewelry. She's been busy this week crafting new necklaces with lots of silver swirls, chain mail bracelets and lots and lots of earrings.

CELLAR DOOR will be at the Market this week - EMILY O'DELL with her original "letter photo art", a most unusual and wonderful form of artwork along with her awesome black and white prints. Emily is finishing up the orders for Christmas, so be sure and shop early so you can wrap it up and add to the pile under the tree! Visit her new website at http://tinyurl.com/38o6aq.

N'KREBL POTTERY STUDIO will be there this Saturday. Mary and Rose Ellen will be bringing their wide variety of hand built pottery in various shapes and colors.

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS will be on hand selling their 2008 Mississippi's Favorite Architecture calendars. Monies raised will be used by AIA Mississippi to benefit education programs within our state.

CLEO ROGERS will be on hand this week with her famous caramel cakes, pies, cupcakes and her unique salsa. Stop by for chat with Cleo -she loves to share samples of her delicious baked goods and salsa! You may contact Cleo at 601.866.9060 so you don't run out of her goodies during the months the Market is closed

BETTY'S GOURMET DELIGHTS - Ms. Betty is back! She will be bringing her Eggplant & Artichoke Capanota, Sicilian Tomato Sauce With Anise & Mushrooms, Apple Cider BBQ Sauce, and many other specialty items. Stop by early before she sells out! For a list of items and prices, visit www.bettysgourmetdelights.com.

DESIGN STUDIOS - CHRISTMAS at Design Studios features ONE OF A KIND handcrafted Christmas Cards, Gift Tags and Gift Card Holders, cell phone charms, fun earrings and bracelets. Plus elegant necklaces, charm bracelets and hand-painted silk scarves--perfect for Mom, sis, wife or friend. And don't miss Aimee's stunning Anglican rosaries and her unique prayer beads/ house blessings / worry beads. Come by and see! At Design Studios there's always something new and exciting! Visit us on the web at www.rrmallory.com/ds.htm.

LEEANN'S TORTES will be back with the original almond torte as well as assorted flavors such as lemon, caramel and chocolate. Be sure to arrive early for your tortes as they have sold out early the last few Saturdays and LeeAnn will not be taking any orders for the remainder of the year.

CHINQUAPIN FARM will have all three tamale flavors including Pecan Smoked Pulled Pork, Chicken with Black Beans and Tomatillo tomatoes, Vegetarian Asparagus with Roasted Red Bell Peppers, to be served with Roasted Garlic Cheese grits and fresh salsa ; Flourless Chocolate Decadence Tortes, Deep Dish Sweet Potato Pies, fresh picked greens (turnip and collard), and some fresh herbs.

ROSANNE FISCHER will be at the Market this week- Last chance for papier mache Santas, angels and snowmen...perfect for decorations, stocking stuffers or last minute gifts...come by Rosanne's booth and make your selection.

THE BAREFOOT POTTER will be back at the Market this Saturday. Elva will be bringing her incredible array of handcrafted pottery - Fun, functional and distinctly different!

CARAMEL CAKE FACTORY will be at the Market this Saturday with Caramel Cakes in various sizes. They will also have cookies, pralines, and their wonderful caramel by the tub - use it as a topping or create your own delicious desserts.

VICKIE GILBERT will be at the Market with her wonderful and fun painted windows. Stop by and visit with this classic Southern artist, see her creative talents and her Storybook Cottage!

HENDERSON HANDIWORKS will be back this week and offering an assortment handcrafted aprons for every personality. Free gift bagging available!

WINDHAM'S WOODWORKS is back this week with Steve's incredible new large salad bowls, peppermills and salad servers along with spoons, cutting boards (small and large), bread knives and other woodturnings. Visit Steve's website at windhamswoodworks.com.

BANKSTON GLASSWORKS will be at the Market this week. Crawford, Daise and Jim will be bringing pendants, marbles, small bud vases and finished jewelry.

PETCALL will be coming this Saturday with Tally Ho dog collars. Karen Felder will be bringing her ribbon basket and swatches for those who wish to design their own. Visit her website at www.petcall.us. Also offering gift shipping for the holidays!

SOUTHERN FRIED ART - Krazy Kats and dogs along with bottle bushes, bird feeders and squirrel feeders, bird houses and don't forget the rude pig and flamingo. Stop by and check out Bill's new iron crosses.

APRIL SHOWERS SOAPS has a nice variety of HANDMADE SOAPS, along with assorted GIFT BASKETS, Milk Baths and GRAB BAGS.

SALUTATIONS will be back this week. Elise custom designs and creates personalized custom cards, invitations, announcement and social stationery. Each made to order to fit your style. If you can imagine it, she will create it. A portion of all net proceeds are donated to the MS SIDS Alliance to assist educational efforts and to provide bereavement support to families who have lost a child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

HENRY MUSE will attend this Saturday, and will bring paintings of Cats, Angels, Horses and more. Folks may contact him at his in-home studio for an appointment to see his canvas artwork at 601-956-8359.

LIGHT AND GLASS STUDIOS will return with art glass by Jerri Sherer and photography by Roy Adkins. Come see Jerri's gingerbread men (and women) glass ornaments. They make great gifts for ornament swaps or workplace gifts. Roy will have both framed and loose photographs available for sale. Roy is happy to arrange a portrait sitting for you and Jerri would love to work with you on a commissioned piece. You can also find their work in their downtown studio at 523 S. Commerce Street (on the corner of Commerce Street and South Street) Tuesday thru Saturday 3:30 - 6:30 and by appointment or visit their website: www.LightAndGlass.net.

SUSAN MARGARET BARRETT (www.susanmargaret.com) will be showing her beautiful color and b/w photographs, available framed and matted in a variety of sizes. Her images are also available as stylish "photo greeting cards"...the perfect greeting or holiday gift! Susan Margaret also does custom photo shoots, including family Christmas photos; she can be reached at (601) 942-8175 or info@susanmargaret.com.

BETHANN'S will be on hand with Beth's awesome comeback dressing. Stop by for a sample - It's great with salads, chicken, seafood - use your imagination - it's great on almost everything!

DCZ BEADS & DESIGNS will return to Belhaven Market this Saturday. They will display their collection of beautiful HANDMADE jewelry as well as authentic HANDMADE glass beads for you to choose from. They will make you an exclusive personal design created just for you! Their handmade collection includes dazzling sets of earrings, necklaces and bracelets displaying the vibrant and playful colors of handmade Czech glass beads using materials such as leather, string, 24k gold, surgical steel and sterling silver. Custom wedding collections are also available! www.dczbeads.com.

SISTER STONES is back again! Many new items, including pearl, agate, jasper, coral, turquoise, lapis, chrysocolla, and much more! Many items on sale for 50% off! This genuine stone jewelry makes a great gift for a great price! Don't miss these awesome deals! Last chance, last Market!

MERRY BEXXMAS MULTI-MEDIA STUDIO will be back at the Market this Saturday.

STUFFINGS has all of your last minute Christmas gifts. This week they will have lots of date nut bread, both regular and diabetic versions, along with apple cakes, banana nut bread and of course all of their stuffed frozen breads. So if you are looking for that 'hard to buy for' friend or relative, everyone loves to eat great food.

PHYLLIS HURLEY will be at the Market this week, in support of UWEC, a non-profit organization - Uganda Women Empowerment through Crafts. She will be selling their hand-made cloth dolls in traditional African dresses, doll clothes for 18" dolls, featuring batik, tie-dye and barkcloth clothes. Also woven fiber baskets, purses and jewelry made of paper and nuts.

SAMI LOTT DESIGNS will be back at the Market this week with jackets, jackets, jackets along with her eclectic mix of other haute couture clothing. Her awesome jackets are a great addition to your Holiday wardrobe. Each is an original, designed and crafted - Sami will even customize just for you.

WILD JASMINE will be on hand this weekend and offering their fabulous PAD THAI!! Stop by for a visit and watch them in action with the fabulous WOK - Check out what other surprises they have in store for you this week.

EARCINE EVANS OF FRANCIS FLOWERS & HERBS FARM is a new vendor this season and will be bringing her Handmade Organic; Biodynamic Wild crafted Hair & Skin Care Products. Cine' will also have fresh pecans - shelled or unshelled.

MOOZART'S, another new member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Missisippi, will be back with their sometimes one of kind mixed media stained glass art - wind chimes, fan pulls, abstract faces and more.

NATCHEZ JAMS AND JELLIES - Mrs. Vivian Graham will return with all your favorite jams and jellies. She sells out of her famous kudzu jelly every week, so stop by early. If you have not tried her new Hot Raspberry Jelly, you are missing a culinary treat!

BEETREE MEADOWS will be back at the Market this week with another offering of local wildflower honey and beeswax candles. Their new candles were just poured, so there will be plenty to choose from. Watch for newly designed candles made with their new taper mold. They will also have new squeeze bottles filled with their awesome local honey. Ask about their bees - this animated beekeeper shares the most interesting facts about his bees.

FLOURS BY CHRIS will be at the Market with candy, so stock up for the Holidays. Please note that Christine will not have breads or cakes this week.

slm CREATIONS will be there with new jewelry pieces using semi-precious gemstones, pearls, shell, wood and bone.

CHARLIE JENKINS will return with his whimsical art work. Charlie is a noted southern realism artist of line and color with a focus on pastels, watercolors and colored wax pencils. This week, Charlie will be bringing his white oak baskets and famous dancing rabbits and turtles.

V & V MUSHROOM FARMS will be there Saturday with Vickie's Shiitake mushrooms. The current harvest has been grown on MS hardwoods such as Sweet Gum trees. This medium offers a superior flavor, which cannot be rivaled by any other means. She will be offering various weights of both fresh and dried organic (certification pending) Shiitake mushrooms. Vicki will also have other items including her handcrafted Christmas cards, coasters and mini albums.

NINA PAGE will be on hand Saturday Nina will be bringing her colorful and fun handcrafted jewelry. She has added fun and funky aprons and beaded chains to hold eyeglasses. Also, possibly flowering paperwhites to brighten things around the house when they bloom in the upcoming weeks

KJON'S will be at the Market this week. They will have their full menu of frozen bisque, gumbo, etouffee, jamabalya, shrimp & grits, red beans, southwestern fiesta, stuffed bell peppers, cakes, cheese straws and more - their authentic Cajun dishes are awesome! Stop by and Take Dinner Home Tonight for those nights when you just don't want to cook. Last chance before the Holidays!

This week's
vendors and

Ralph Miller

Scott Albert

Melinda Downey

Emily O'Dell
Cellar Door

NKrebl Pottery

American Institute
of Architects
2008 Calendar

Cleo Rogers

Betty's Gourmet

Design Studios

LeeAnne's Tortes

Joseph Pettit
Chinquapin Farm

Roseanne Fischer

Elva Eubanks

Caramel Cake

Vickie Gilbert


Steve Windham



Bill Broadus

April Showers


Henry Muse

Light and Glass

Susan Margaret

Beth Ann

DCZ Beads

Sister Stones

Bexx Multi-Media


Phyllis Hurley

Sami Lott

Wild Jasmine

Earcine Evans


Natchez Jams
& Jellies


Flours by Chris

SLM Creations

Charles Jenkins

V & V Mushrooms

Nina Page



Note: The Greater Belhaven Market qualifies
for service hours for some schools.

If you'd like to help at the Market,
please send an email to:


Vendors and products vary every week at the Market. Please be aware that WE OFTEN HAVE LAST MINUTE CHANGES which occur after What's Fresh goes to press. We appreciate your understanding as unexpected adjustments are made.

We would like to give a special thanks to OUR SPONSORS and encourage you to patronize them because without them, the Market would not be and we all know how much we love OUR MARKET!
TRUSTMARK BANK (www.trustmark.com
MCDADE'S MARKET (www.greaterbelhaven.com/info/mcdades.html),
DAILY EQUIPMENT (www.dailyeq.com),
REGIONS BANK (www.amsouthbank.com)
THANK YOU!!!We would like to give a special thanks to OUR SPONSORS and encourage you to patronize them because without them, the Market would not be and we all know how much we love OUR MARKET!

Please remember that if you don't support local businesses, you won't have local businesses!

Don't forget, if you are looking for something special at The Market, let us know and we will do our best to find it for you! Be sure and let these vendors know how important they are to Your Market and neighborhood.

The Greater Belhaven Market is open every Saturday morning from 9-1, April through December.

The Market is located in the McDade's Parking Lot at 904 E. Fortification St., Jackson, MS 39202 just east of the intersection of Fortification and Jefferson Streets in the Belhaven/Belhaven Heights district.

From I-55 North or South, take the Fortification Street Exit, #96C and head west towards State Street. Look for the banners at McDade's.

You can find directions and a Google map to the Market at http://tinyurl.com/mqpbl

• End Market News •

From the Belhaven Improvement Association
Neighborhood News

Be sure to check out the new, redesigned Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation Websiteat

Note: your browser must be Flash-enabled to view the development Flash animation.

On it you will find a link to the GBNF information site which has links to the BHCA, BIA, GBSA, and Market pages. You can also reach the information site directly at

Dorothy Hawkins reports that her family has been "adopted" by a black cat - she's sweet-tempered and obviously looking for a new home, but the Hawkinses aren't able to keep her. If anyone is interested, please contact Dorothy at dallenhawkins@comcast.net

Also, Elizabeth Jackson has found a sweet-looking young male dog (under a year) - appears to be a golden retriever/Australian shepherd mix. Quite friendly, however he does have some human fear, but not dog fear. If he's yours, or to discuss further, please contact Elizabeth at 601.750.2740.

A special offer from the folks at ARTichoke: Aren't you tired of going to the malls and shopping centers dealing with all those surly sales people? Carmen, Sheri, Anne and Carmen are filled with the Christmas spirit and want to share it with you. We're right in your neighborhood, just around the corner. It doesn't take much of that precious and expensive fuel to get here. A special offer to all of our loyal customers. We're offering 10% off everything in the store. This includes original artwork, antiques, great candles (recognized by the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi), fabulous artisan body products, one of a kind hand crafted jewelry, etc. Get your last minute Christmas gifts here and we'll put it in a pretty gift bag for you.

Last day to purchase gift certificates for enrichment classes. The Millsaps Continuing Education Office is open through Dec. 20 and then will be closed until Jan. 2. Call 60l-974-1130 today to give the gift of learning.

Recycling pickup is tomorrow! (Friday, December 21st)

From all of us at BIA, a safe and happy holiday to all of you. Remember that if you are traveling over the holidays, please tell the neighbors and ask them to keep an eye on everything, pick up the newspapers and so on - and if you're a GBSA member, you can also enlist Securitas to do house checks for you while you are gone.

Be sure to visit the GBSA (Greater Belhaven Security Association) webpage at
for information about how to keep your home safe through the holidays and the rest of the year. Membership in the GBSA is only $30/month.

The Securitas Patrol Car number (goes directly to the patrol vehicle) is 601-720-6452

Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation Chairman Jim Kopernak was interviewed by the Northside Sun this fall - a link to the article follows:

The BIA (Belhaven Improvement Association) webpage is at www.greaterbelhaven.com/info/bia.html

The BHCA (Belhaven Heights Community Association) webpage is at www.greaterbelhaven.com/info/bhca.html


• New Stage

There is always something exciting going on at New Stage!

Open the door and keep coming back to New Stage Theatre! Help us reach our goal of 5,000 subscribers! Have your entire year planned in advance, get great seats AND help out the theatre! Early Bird rates for season tickets are available now until July 31. Season tickets include all five main stage shows, and prices range from $60 to $90 depending on the package you choose. To subscribe, call the New Stage box office at (601) 948-3531 or come to box office located at 1100 Carlisle Street in the Belhaven neighborhood in Jackson.

Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (Drama)
February 26-March 9, 2008

First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osburne (Southern Comedy)
April 22-May 4, 2008

The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (Musical Comedy)
May 27-June 8, 2008


Open the door and keep coming back to New Stage Theatre! Our 42nd season is now available and we need you to help us reach our goal of 5,000 subscribers!! Are you tired of calling in to make reservations for each show? Don't want to hear that the seat you want is not available? Call now and reserve your season subscription for our dynamic and compelling season of five shows! Flexipasses and mini-flexipasses are also available. Don't delay-call or stop by the box office today! Subscription forms are in your playbill or online at

New Stage Theatre
1100 Carlisle Street
Jackson, MS 39202


• Please note that All New Stage tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3531, or ordered online through their website at




NEED SOME EXERCISE? SWIM! at the YMCA pool right in Greater Belhaven!

Check out the YMCA website at http://i55.jacksony.org

• HAVE A POOL PARTY AT THE Y!   For additional information, please call Lane or Meg at 601.948.3090, or stop by 860 East River Place (go east on Fortification, cross the Interstate, take 2 rights and 1 left!)
Yahoo map to the Downtown YMCA here


Attention Belhaven residents! The Downtown YMCA has one of the most prestigious Karate instructors in the city, Rex Everett. Rex is a 4th degree black belt, and has traveled with his students all over the nation and world for competitions. Most recently, 2 of his students were chosen in Miami to be part of a team of 24 in the nation to travel to Germany to compete.

Everett's Karate is right in the neighborhood at the Downtown Y---convenient and top of the line! Rex teaches youth 5 and up as well as adults.

Y-members only pay $20.00 monthly (another GREAT reason to join the Y!), and the non-member price is $55.00 monthly. For more information, please contact Rex @ 601-978-3536.


Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2007 photos here

Belhaven Jam Photos

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