Moonlight Market took place on September 14th, 2023, to raise funds and support the Mississippi Food Network. This marked the 7th annual Moonlight Market and was hosted at the Mississippi Farmers Market in Jackson.
The event started at 6 PM, as attendees flowed into the building, ready for a delicious meal prepared by Chef Nick Wallace. Before everyone could get their hands on the meal, people took their time supporting local Mississippi farmers and artists. They also spent time looking over the raffle items in hopes they could win one of the many items. The Accumulators performed live music, bringing together the lively atmosphere of the event.
Nick Wallace prepared a variety of foods, featuring slow braised brisket and chicken & grits which were quickly devoured by attendees. The rest of the night, everyone caught up with friends, engaging in quality conversation and sharing many laughs. Throughout the dinner, raffle winners were announced. Attendees won items such as a $125 spa gift card from The Westin, tickets to the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport, the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson, and wine sets from Old South Winery in Natchez, among many more.
Mississippi Food Network would like to thank all our sponsors, especially our presenting sponsors, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation and Kroger, who allowed us to put on a successful event. We would also like to thank The Mississippi Farmers Market for hosting this event year after year. Lastly, a big thank you to Chef Nick Wallace and The Accumulators.
Thanks to the generous contributions of those mentioned above, Mississippi Food Network will be able to provide over 95,000 meals to our neighbors throughout the state.