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Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson Promotes Mississippi Christmas Trees

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Below is a press launch from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce:

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson encourages these celebrating the vacation season to make this 12 months a “Genuine Mississippi” Christmas by buying a Mississippi grown Christmas tree.

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has made it straightforward for buyers to seek out the proper Mississippi Christmas tree this vacation season at MSChristmasTrees.com. Here you’ll be able to find one of many state’s 32 Christmas tree farms; study in regards to the sorts of Christmas timber grown within the state; and learn how to look after a recent tree as a way to make it final all through the vacation season. 

“Visiting one of Mississippi’s Christmas tree farms is an experience the whole family will enjoy,” stated Commissioner Gipson. “It is a great way to support Mississippi farmers, as well as the local and state economies.” 

Many farms will open for the vacation season on Thanksgiving Day or all through the weekend. Some farms supply pre-tagging companies for households fascinated about reserving a tree to select up at a later date. Contact info and social media hyperlinks for every farm are included on the MSChristmasTrees.com web site.

The vacation season is the proper time to assist different native Mississippi companies by the Genuine MS® program for merchandise Grown, Raised, Crafted and Made in Mississippi. Visit GenuineMS.com or cease by the Genuine MS® Store situated contained in the Mississippi Farmers Market for excellent present concepts. The retailer is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.