Thursday, June 28, 2007

Farmer's Market brings a whiff of the organic to Festival Plaza on Sat, 7 to 11:30 am, and Tues, 4 to 7 pm

Says Noma Fowler-Sandlin, "The Shreveport Farmers' Market is off to a great start with all of the Saturday booths rented and plenty of interesting products from fresh veg and live plants to home-made sausage and books.

It occurs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Festival Plaza in front of the Red River Revel offices at the intersection of Commerce and Crockett. At the first Saturday market each month, a blue grass band will play.

The Tuesday version of the market, which has less vendors, is still diverse and certainly interesting.

The Happy Hour Market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. encourages folks to stop by after work, grab a cocktail from the cash bar and stroll through the pavilion making purchases for dinner to the tunes of a live band.

It's really catching on, although last Tuesday, high winds and rains forced many of the vendors to leave early. Tuesdays have also sported events such as cooking demonstrations.

Shreveporters now have two chances to pick up locally-grown fresh produce, some of it organic, and home-made artisans breads, jams, dips, salsa, soaps and the lot. It seems to have really caught on this year, with the Saturday market being exceptionally busy.

There's plenty of parking, bathrooms near by and even ceiling fans to keep the air circulating. Take advantage of the two styles and days of market to check it out."

And I must recommend Noma's wittily named and delicious jars of jelly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That looks like Noma's new "Golden Spider Web" jelly. Yummy.