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!

Green Market to host free fitness classes

The Cane River Green Market (CRGM) will be offering residents a unique opportunity to get fit this spring and summer with a series of free fitness classes on market Saturdays.


Natchitoches' local farmer's market will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on the downtown riverbank in the Natchitoches Historic District from April 28 through July 28.


 Each month will feature a different class: 



  • May - Free Zumba class taught by Kim Davis, the Zumba instructor at the Wellness, Recreation and Activity Center at Northwestern State University.

  • June – Free “Flab to Fab” boot camp taught by Jessica Salter-Shirley, an ACE certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management consultant, and group fitness instructor.

  • July – Free yoga class taught by Jessica Salter-Shirley, who is also a certified Yoga Fit instructor.

All classes will be offered from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the stage on the riverbank. Classes are open to individuals of all ages. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towels, and mats. No RSVP is necessary, but community members can call the market office at (318) 352-2746 (CRGM) for more information. 


These classes will also support the local Army recruiting station’s Health and Fitness Campaign scheduled for April 28 – June 9. The campaign is designed to give the community an idea of what each and every soldier goes through for physical conditioning and the standard that each soldier must pass, as well as promote an individual sense of health and fitness. Participants will complete the Diagnostic Army Physical Fitness Test consisting of a two-mile run and a two-minute push up and sit up assessment at the kick off meeting on April 28. A six-week physical readiness training plan will then be provided to participants to help them improve their health and fitness. Participants will have the option of doing Saturday training sessions with Sgt. 1st Class Whitaker and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph of the local Army recruiting station and/or participating in the fitness classes offered by the Green Market to help them prepare to take the Physical Fitness Test again at the end of the sixth week. Awards will be given for most improved overall score, most weight loss, and most improved BMI. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Sgt. 1st Class Lane Whitaker at (318) 357-8469 (office), 817-584-6920 (cell), or lane.whitaker@usarec.army.mil.


In addition to fitness activities, the Green Market provides customers with access to a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from market produce vendors. Customers can also enjoy a selection of value-added products including farm fresh eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, honey, fresh flowers, herbs and much more. Hand-crafted items are also available including jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and other items. 


More information including a calendar of events and vendor applications is available at www.canerivergreenmarket.com and on the Cane River Green Market Facebook page.