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Shreveport Farmers’ Market opens June 4th for 36th Summer Season

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Shreveport, La. – Red River Revel, Inc. is proud to announce that The Original Shreveport Farmers’ Market
opens Saturday, June 4 th for the 36 th consecutive summer season. The Shreveport Farmers’ Market will serve
our community by providing bountiful weekly markets every Saturday starting June 4th through August 27 th
with hours of operation from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Festival Plaza, located at 101 Crockett Street in
downtown Shreveport.

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 of SNAP benefits. The Louisiana Healthcare Connections SNAP Match
program will return this year. Shoppers with a Louisiana Purchase (SNAP) card can receive a dollar-for-dollar
match of up to $20 for purchases at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market. Through this partnership, area SNAP
recipients can gain access to fresh, nutritious, produce at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market while boosting the
local economy by shopping with farmers, ranchers, and artisans.

Free parking is available in the adjacent lots to Festival Plaza, along with meter parking on the street. There
will an ATM onsite and some 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 (service animals only).

For more information about Shreveport Farmers’ Market, contact Manager Emerie Eck Gentry at
farmersmarket@redriverrevel.com, 318-455-5788, 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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