Monday, May 31, 2010

Shreveport Farmer's Market returns June 5; will be open 7 to noon on Saturdays and 3 to 6 pm on Tuesdays

"Remember to wear your walkin' shoes and bring small bills," says Noma Folwer-Sandlin of the Sat, June 5 opening of the Shreveport Farmer's Market.

She adds, "The market has grown from 65 booths to 105! Not just produce; also amazing baked goods, jams and jellies, beef, crafts, and all other great home made, market or farm fresh foods. Plus signs letting you know where it was grown and what percentage was grown by the person selling it. Plus all sorts of foods including meat, cheese and wine."

"We will have our baked goods," says vendor Eric Drabwell, "including ANZAC (Aussie Oatmeal Coconut), Choc Chip, Choc Chip Extreme, Caramel Surprise, Ginger Snap with Cayenne and more, but we will also this year be continuing to sell our Smoked Salmon. Its very good! We sell it vacuum sealed by the piece.

Also my wife, Amy, turns it into Smoked Salmon Dip and that is yummy.
Be early for the Smoked Salmon products too as it tends to "walk out the door!"

101 Crockett Street - Under the Pavilion in Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport - take the Market St exit from I-20 if you're driving from Texas.

Tues: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm


"And, adds Kathryn Usher, "while you are enjoying the bounty of the Farmers' Market don't forget the art market at the Barnwell Center. Noma's right about those walking shoes since the Barnwell sits on the river. But you can always cool off in the fountain play area. Better yet, park by Sci-Port and park in the middle of both events."

And we happily add an invitation to a new downtown festival, Saturday in the Square. The all-ages fest opens at 3 pm under the Texas St bridge, an area once known as Shreve Square and recently as the Red River District.

3 pm Tracy Chappell & Friends
4 to 5:30 pm DJ Quickie Mart (aka Martin Arceneaux)
6 to 8 pm New Orleans quintet Dumpstaphunk

1 comment:

Pan's Pantry said...

Thanks, Robert. Since they're predicting the temp to reach 100 that day, everyone should stay properly hydrated and dress in cool clothes, too. We will be there, and that early, it shouldn't be too bad!