Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market

Market Information

Natchitoches Farmers Market

2017 Summer Market Dates

Saturdays
April 29 - July 29

8:00 a.m. - Noon
Front Street,
Downtown Natchitoches

  DEBIT, CREDIT AND SNAP ACCEPTED!

 Buy Fresh, Buy Local

 Contact Us: 

318-238-4211

information@natchitochesla.gov

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Natchitoches Farmers' Market is currently seeking sponsors to continue the Natchitoches Farmers' Market Kids Club program.  In the summer of 2015, the Natchitoches Farmers' Market, previously known as the Cane River Green Market, introduced the Kids Club to children and families. The Kids Club provided an incentive for children to eat healthy and support local farmers by providing them $10 in tokens to spend with Natchitoches Farmers' Market vendors each Saturday as well as cool gifts and healthy eating tips. From April to July 2015, approximately 500 individual children checked in at the Natchitoches Farmers' Market Kids Club with many of them making repeat trips to the market with family and friends. 

The Natchitoches Farmers' Market was able to provide this incentive to children and families through a grant from The Rapides Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), and MarketUmbrella.org. Unfortunately, those grant funds have been depleted.

The Natchitoches Farmers' Market is asking for your assistance to continue this great program.  Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities and to download a sponsorship form.  We thank you for your time and consideration!

Cane River Green Market Season Extended to August 23!

Cane River Green Market Extended August 23

 

The Cane River Green Market will extend its summer season through August 23, 2014.  The Cane River Green Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches.

“Due to the harsh winter, many of the crops were late.  Extending the market an additional four weeks will give our local farmers a better opportunity to sell their fruits and vegetables,” stated Samantha Bonnette, manager of the Cane River Green Market.

The Cane River will be open Saturdays through August 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches.  Each market will feature local vendors of fresh fruits and vegetables, value-added products, and handcrafted items.   Market day activities include special programming, musical performances, children’s activities, Zumba classes, and demonstrations.

The Cane River Green Market accepts WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and credit/debit cards. 

WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers issued over the summer can be redeemed at participating vendors.

SNAP benefits may be used to purchase eligible food items such as bread products, produce, eggs, dairy products, seeds, and edible or food producing plants.  Through a MarketMatch program, the market will match up to $20 in SNAP purchases per market while supplies last.  The MarketMatch program meets SNAP shoppers who want to eat healthy and support local farmers half way.  The MarketMatch campaign is made possible by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, The Rapides Foundation, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, and MarketUmbrella.org.

Customers wishing to use SNAP benefits, credit and/or debit cards can swipe their cards at the Cane River Green Market hospitality tent during market hours.  Shoppers will be issued tokens for the amount of their purchase to use at any Cane River Green Market vendor booth.

For more information on the Cane River Green Market, MarketMatch program, or how to become a vendor, please call (318) 352-2746 or visit www.canerivergreenmarket.com