Friday, June 21, 2024

SHREVEPORT FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS JUNE 1 ST FOR 38TH SUMMER SEASON

by BPT Staff
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Red River Revel, Inc. is proud to announce that the award-winning Shreveport Farmers’
Market opens Saturday, June 1 st for the 38 th consecutive summer season. The Shreveport Farmers’ Market
serves our community by providing bountiful weekly markets every Saturday starting June 1 st through August
24 th and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Festival Plaza, located at 101 Crockett Street in
downtown Shreveport. The market is free to attend.

The Shreveport Farmers’ Market has over 75 vendors that sell a variety of homegrown and homemade items
such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, honey, breads, jams, jellies, pastries, candies, pickles, cheeses,
shrimp, various canned goods, seasonings, sauces, and meats. In addition to the variety of foods, there will be
local artisans that have handcrafted items such as art, jewelry, crafts, candles, soaps and dog treats. Prepared
breakfast and lunch meals will be available for purchase and consumption.

The Shreveport Farmers’ Market is the only USDA-Approved farmers’ market in the Shreveport-Bossier
community, which allows for acceptance and use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
benefits. Our partnerships with Greaux the Good and Louisiana Healthcare Connections will return this year,
allowing shoppers with a Louisiana Purchase (SNAP) card to receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $20 in
purchases at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market. Through these partnerships, area SNAP recipients will be able
to gain access to fresh, nutritious, local produce at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market while boosting the local
economy by shopping with local farmers, ranchers, and artisans.

Free parking is available in the adjacent lots to Festival Plaza, along with the meter parking on the street, with
handicap parking available in the lot next to the plaza on Crockett Street. There will be an ATM onsite for
vendors that only take cash, although most vendors accept credit/debit cards. In addition to accepting
Louisiana Purchase (SNAP) cards, some farmers accept Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Food Coupons
available through parish Councils on Aging. No pets are allowed at the market per Louisiana Law (service
animals only).

For more information about Shreveport Farmers’ Market, contact Manager Emerie Eck Holtzclaw at
[email protected], 318-424-4000, or www.shreveportfarmersmarket.com. The market is a

project of Red River Revel, Inc. and is supported by the Downtown Development Authority, Slow Food North
Louisiana and the City of Shreveport.

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