Due to extreme and hazardous weather advisories, the Ruston Farmers Market will be closing for the 2013 season. Forecasted ice storms and heavy rains will affect the farmers' crops well into the coming weeks. This combined with potentially dangerous driving conditions on the morning of December 7 has prompted the North Louisiana Farm Fresh board to close the market two weeks earlier than planned.
We wish to thank all of our vendors and customers for another successful season, and we're already looking forward to 2014. With that in mind, North Louisiana Farm Fresh, the umbrella organization over the farmers market, is asking interested parties to join us as board members, officers, and/or volunteers. For more information, contact John Benschoter at 318-232-2535 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
When open market hours are from 8 a.m. to noon in the public parking lot at the corners of Monroe and Louisiana Avenues (see map below). For a weekly list of what our vendors will have to offer, see This Week at the Market. The Ruston Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards for eligible products sold by our vendors. For more information and to get SNAP tokens come to the Welcome tent.
Our desire is to always provide high quality, fresh, locally grown produce; plants; flowers; and value-added goods to Ruston and the North Louisiana region. Sign up for our newsletter below, or Like us on facebook (www.facebook.com/RustonFarmersMarket), follow us on Twitter, or keep in touch by email: email@example.com.
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North Louisiana Farm Fresh (NLFF) is the non-profit umbrella for the Ruston Farmers Market. For more information follow the link to our NLFF page, read about what we do and become a member.
And if all of this is not reason enough, think of the health and safety of you and your family. Small, local farms are less likely to use hormones and more likely to raise grass fed or free-range animals and organically or naturally grown vegetables.
If you know your farmer, you know where to ask questions; the shorter the route from the farm to your table (at home or in a restaurant), the more knowledge you have at hand and the more flavor you have on your plate.
A very special thanks to our Friends of the Market. Please take a moment to go to our Contact page and note our sponsors.
THIS WEEK AT THE MARKET:
This Market is closed. Check back in the spring for information on when we'll open and what will be available. Thanks to all who have made this another successful season.
FYI - Tech Farms is now carrying local pasteurized but non-homogenized milk from Flowing Hills Creamery in Belmont, Louisiana. Their cows are not treated with rBST.
Interested in becoming a vendor or volunteer for the 2014 season of the Ruston Farmers Market? Contact John Benschoter at 318 232-2535 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.