Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why we keep an ice chest at the ready

WHEN? Wednesday · August 28

WHERE? Florence, Mississippi · find us on the map

While traveling through Mississippi last May, we went an hour out of our way to shop at Wilson's Meat Market in Crystal Springs.

Cooper's Country Meat Packers
3330 Highway 49 South, Florence, Mississippi

Fortunately, today's stop at Cooper’s Country Meat Packers was along our route from Jackson, Mississippi back to Lower Alabama, and was well worth it. We purchased a delicious pound of Country Pleasin' smoked sausage, the brand we used to purchase at Kroger when we lived in Jackson for many years. If you're unfamiliar with Cooper's and find yourself traveling close to Florence, we really recommend a visit. When headed south from Jackson on Highway 49, it's just past Jerry's Fish House (the big igloo) on the left (east) side of the highway. Their market offers our favorite smoked sausage and much more.

Look for the big pig


  1. Is this the place where Wendell get's those amazing porkchops as well?

  2. We still have some of the amazing porkchops from Wilson's in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. This meat packing place was similar to Wilson's and is located in Florence, Mississippi, on Highway 49 South.