We are always 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you're interested.
Market hours are from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays 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, sign up for our mailing list and 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
At the Market
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!
Mack's Tomatoes and Produce -Tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and a variety of canned items
Joywalk Daylilly Gardens - Evangeline sweet potatoes, Chinese cabbage, Blue Max collards, green onions, turnip greens, yellow squash, fresh ground corn meal, ribbon cane syrup, and a variety of salsa and jelly
Wayne's Specialty Produce - Shoya, White Comet and Dancer eggplant, fresh pickled and frozen okra, carmen and jalapeño peppers, and salad mustard greens
Jarrell's Specialty Foods - Special selection of cakes and pies, frozen casseroles: Chicken Vermicelli, Ritzy Chicken, Chicken and Rice, King Ranch Chicken, Enchiladas in flour or corn tortillas, Beef Lasagna, Ground Beef Casserole, and Veggie Lasagna; muffins and breads: carrot/walnut, Morning Glory, blueberry, lemon poppy seed, chocolate chip, banana/walnut, Splenda raisin bran, zuchinni; cakes: assorted large and small cakes; assorted pies; Jarrell's Famous Chicken Salad, and old-fashioned tea cakes
Renner Gardens - arugula, steaming mixed greens, mustard greens, assorted summer squash, fresh flowers, pickles and relishes
Jennings Apiaries - Local honey
Briarhill Farms - Fudge: milk chocolate,
dark chocolate, chocolate pecan, peanut butter, white chocolate macadamia, cookies-n-cream, s'mores and pumpkin pecan pie fudge. Also bringing divinity, pralines, harvest brittle, oat bars, gluten free and paleo baked goods, eggs, soap, bee balm and lotion
Jamie's Jams and Jellies - assorted jams, jellies, canned goods and salsas, such as wild cherry, mulberry, mayhaw, apple butter, soda jellies, blueberry syrup, pickled eggs, spicy Cajun quail eggs, corn cob jelly, and sugar-free apple, fig preserves, dill pickles, and grape jelly
SPECIALS THIS SATURDAY:
Chestnuts - We will be selling Rough Edge Farm chestnuts as a market fundraiser at the Welcome tent this Saturday only.
Grant help needed!
If you have experience writing grants for nonprofits, we would love to use your expertise. This would be on a volunteer basis as we work on a shoestring budget. Please call Jean McWeeney at 318-255-9175 or email email@example.com. Thank you!
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.
We are open!
We are back with 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.