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Mississippi

MyPlate, MyState Mississippi iconHello, MISSISSIPPI!

MyPlate, MyState connects Americans with the foods and flavors grown in their states and regions. Use the information below to find out how the foods grown and raised by Mississippi producers can help create a healthy eating style and support local farmers and communities!


Mississippi’s Locally Grown and Produced Foods

image of MyPlate Fruit Group button Apples, Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries (tame and wild), Cantaloupes and Muskmelons, Cherries (sweet), Figs, Grapes, Kiwifruit, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums and Prunes, Pomegranates, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Watermelons
image of MyPlate Vegetable Group button Asparagus, Beans (green lima and snap), Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage (Chinese and head), Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Cucumbers and Pickles, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce (head, leaf, and Romaine), Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions (dry and green), Peas (Chinese and green), Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Spinach, Squash (summer and winter), Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Turnips
image of MyPlate Grains Group button Corn for grain (e.g., flour), Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat
image of MyPlate Protein Foods Group button Bass (hybrid striped), Beans, Beef, Bison, Carp, Catfish, Chestnuts, Chicken, Cowpeas, Crawfish, Duck, Eggs, Elk, Emu, Goat, Goose, Hazelnuts (Filberts), Lamb, Ostrich, Partridge, Peanuts, Pecans, Pheasant, Pigeon or Squab, Pork, Prawns, Quail, Rabbit, Soybeans, Sunflower Seeds, Tilapia, Turkey, Venison, Walnuts
image of MyPlate Dairy Group button Milk, Milk from sheep and goats

Note: Beans and Peas in the Protein Foods list are in dried form and are used as meat alternatives. Additionally, foods that do not belong to any food group are not listed.
 

Official State Products of Mississippi

  • Waterfowl: Wood duck
  • Fish: Largemouth/Black bass
  • Beverage: Milk


Did You Know?

  • Mississippi is a major producer of broilers and other meat-type chickens.
  • Up to 50% of schools in Mississippi are using local and regional foods to serve healthy, MyPlate-inspired meals to kids. That’s almost $1.6 million invested in the local economy!


Show Us Your Plate!

  • What does your Mississippi plate look like? Show how you use foods from your state and region by taking a picture of your plate and sharing on social media using the hashtag #MyPlateMyState. Check out the USDA Blog post for more information on how to share your plate!


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