Support your local farmers. Forget the bland, tasteless produce that is shipped from overseas or over thousands of miles. Local food is picked when the produce is ripe. Begin shopping seasonal vegetables. Get to know your farmers. This year spend your money in Louisiana there's a Farmer's Market near you.
Be sure to call and check ahead as hours and days are subject to change.
Donaldsonville Farmer's Market, Crescent Park, Railroad Avenue, Donaldsonville, LA, 225-257-4464, Open: January - December, Hours: 8:00 a. m. - 12:00 noon
Parish of Ascension Farmer's Market, Ascension Fresh Market, Lamar Dixon Expo, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales, LA 70707, 225-675-1750, www.ascensionfreshmarket.org, Open January - December, Hours: Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Red Barn, 13126 Highway 44, Gonzales, LA 70707, 225-647-5611, Open: January - December
Shreveport Farmers' Market, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101, open June - August
East Baton Rouge Parish
Red Stick Farmers' Market I, 5th and Main Streets, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, 225-267-5060, www.redstickfarmers.org, open January - December
Red Stick Farmers' Market II, 8470 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806, www.redstickfarmers.org, open February - December
Teche Area Farmers Market, Historic Downtown Bouliny Plaza, Main Street, New Iberia, LA 70560, 337-229-6838, Open: January - December, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Gretna Farmers Market, 739 Third Street - Downtown, Third Street & Huey P. Long Streets, Gretna, LA 70053, 504-366-4745, www.gretnala.com, Open: January - December, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ruston Farmers Market, Downtown Ruston, public parking lot east of Monroe Street, Between, Railroad & Louisania Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, 318-251-3479, www.rustonfarmersmarket.org, Open May - October, Hours: Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Livingston Farmer's Market, Denham Springs, LA, 225-567-9734, Open January - December, Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cane River Green Market, Natchitoches Downtown Riverbank, 750 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457, 318-238-7500 Open: May - July, Saturday, Hours: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Crescent City Farmers Market I, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-861-5898
www.marketumbrella.org, Open: January - December, Saturday, Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Crescent City Farmers Market II, 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-861-5898, www.marketumbrella.org, Open: January - December, Tuesday, Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monroe Farmers Market, 1212 Washington Street, Monroe, LA 71201, 318-282-1410, Open: May - November, Monday - Saturday, Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
West Monroe Farmers' Market, 1700 North 7th St., West Monroe, LA 71291, Open: March - December
St. Charles Parish
German Coast Farmers' Market (East Bank), Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047, www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org, Open: January - December, Hours: Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
German Coast Farmers Market (West Bank) Next to Dufrene's, 13969 River Road, Luling, LA 70070, www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org, Open Year-Round: Yes
January - December, Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
St. James Parish
Petit Vegetable Market, 4113 Petit Street, Highway 44 River Road, Hester, LA 70763, 225-869-8174, Open: May - July, Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; October - December, Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Tammany Parish
Covington Farmers Market, 609 N. Columbia Street on the Side Lawn of City Hall, Covington, LA 70433, 985-892-1873, Open January - December, Hours: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mandeville Trailhead Community Farmers' Market, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville, LA 70448, www.mandevilletrailhead.com, Open: January - December
Cajun Farmers Market, Houma, LA 70361, 985-872-5275, Open: January - December,
Monday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Union Parish Farmers' Market, 407 S. Main St.,Farmerville, LA 71241, Open: January - December
Vernon Parish Farmers Market, 3rd Street, Leesville, LA 71446, 337-392-1776, Open: June - November, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Winn Farmers Market, 31 west Main Street, Corner of Main and St.John Streets, Winnfield, LA 71483, 318-628-4438 or 628-2352, open: January - December, Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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