Regional Cuisine

Contemporary Comfort Food

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With agricultural riches, a strong culinary heritage and an abundance of talent, Wilson’s food sets it apart. Regional cuisine, classic comfort food and contemporary cooking draw visitors from the Mississippi Delta Region and beyond.

The center of any small town is its cafe, a gathering place where neighbors share news and ideas, celebrate food and friendships and build a sense of community. The Wilson Cafe and its agricultural partner, Wilson Gardens, lead the movement toward unique farm-to-table dining options in Wilson.

Wilson Cafe

The town of Wilson lured well-known chefs Joseph Cartwright and Shari Haley from Memphis to create a modern interpretation of the former Wilson Tavern. Sourcing the freshest ingredients from local farms, especially Wilson Gardens, Wilson Cafe anchors a renewed appreciation for healthy eating.

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)

The Wilson Gardens offer a CSA program that includes a weekly bag of farm fresh produce from the gardens. Each bag also includes recipes catered to produce—which ranges from vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruit and eggs.

Learning Lab

The Wilson Garden’s food is cultivated using sustainable farming practices, with the goal of not only providing beautiful, nutritious food, but also becoming an outdoor classroom for both children and adults, teaching others how to prepare and enjoy these foods, and why this way of eating is so important. By nurturing the connection between people, food and the land in which it is grown, we intend to build a resilient community of empowered eaters.

Learning Lab