We are still on the hunt for new vendors, so if you are interested, the application and rules can be found on the Vendors page of this site. Specific questions can be directed by email to email@example.com or by contacting Jean McWeeney at 318-255-9175.
North Louisiana Farm Fresh, the umbrella organization over the farmers market, is seeking volunteers for the 2014 season. If you would like to help see our market thrive and grow, if you are a not-for-profit organization that would like to schedule a fundraiser, or if you would just like some more information, contact Jean McWeeney at 318-255-9175 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Market hours are from 8:00 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 (right). 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 follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RustonFarmersMarket), Twitter, or keep in touch by email: email@example.com.
North Louisiana Farm Fresh
North Louisiana Farm Fresh (NLFF) is the 501(c)3 non-profit umbrella for the Ruston Farmers Market. All donations to NLFF and the market are tax deductible. For more information, visit our NLFF page, read about what we do, and become a member.
Why Buy Local?
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.
Where We Are Located
This Week at the Market
THE FALL 2014 MARKET WILL REOPEN OCTOBER 4. WE'LL HAVE MUSIC, KIDS' ACTIVITIES, DRAWINGS FOR MARKET ITEMS, GREAT PRODUCE AND PRODUCTS, A FIBER SPINNING DEMO, AND A GREAT COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE, SO COME ON BY!
Please sign up for our mailing list by entering your name and email address in the form on the left. You'll receive a weekly email during the market's open seasons with information about what will be available at that week's market, news, announcements, recipes, and more!
Calendar of upcoming events:
2nd Saturday of every month: Demonstration Kitchen - Come watch local cooks and chefs prepare easy, healthy recipes using items found at the market. Then taste it for yourselves!
Watch for music and more!
FYI - Tech Farms and Rosemary's Kitchen now carry 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 Jean McWeeney at 318-255-9175 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are specifically looking for musicians, cooks and chefs to run our kitchen demos, and interns to create photo and recipe databases.
See you October 4!
In rhythm with nature and the slowing of crop production this time of year, our vendors are taking a break until October 4, 2014, at which time we will return with the first batch of fall produce and locally made products. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter (scroll down the page for the form) and follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates.
See you October 4!