Donate to the Market
Become a Friend of the Market and help ensure our success. The Ruston Farmers Market relies on the support of our community and patrons to emphasize the importance of a fresh, local, sustained farmers market. We are currently in need of funds to finish renovations to our new space at 220 E. Mississippi Ave. Please assist us in guaranteeing that the Ruston Farmers Market continues and grows. Together, we can make a market that cultivates a strong, healthy community.
All donations are tax-deductible. To donate by credit card or PayPal, click the Donate button, which will take you temporarily to the PayPal site.
Here are some suggested donation amounts:
Patron - $1000
Crop - $500
Sprout - $250
Seed - $100
Individual - $50
Student - $15
Alternatively, you can send a check contribution to the Ruston Farmers Market. Please download and fill out the donor form under the Friends of the Market section on this page. Please indicate if your company has a matching contribution program.
Potential corporate donors - information on our sponsorship levels can be found on our Corporate Sponsorship Form. You can also contact Jean McWeeney at 318-255-9175 for more information.
We are working to bring a number of fun events to the market and grow the market through the season. Assistance needed may include event set-up and breakdown, working children's activities, helping customers and vendors, etc.
We also have need of a small amount of pro-bono CPA work.
If you would like to volunteer with us, contact Lauren Hoffman Jennings at (318) 957-1305, email, or visit our welcome booth at the market.
We are thankful to our corporate sponsors who help ensure our long-term viability. Our corporate sponsors for 2016 are listed at the bottom of this page. Please visit them and thank them as well.
We have a number of levels of sponsorship. Information and an application can be downloaded here: CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP FORM
We have a few items that can be sponsored directly. Specifically we are looking for donations for the following:
Friends of the Market
If you'd like to become a Friend of the Market by donating to North Louisiana Farm Fresh, you can either donate online via PayPal (see Donate to the Market section on this page), or download the form below and send your tax-deductible donation to the address on the form. North Louisiana Farm Fresh is the 501(c)3 non-profit umbrella of the Ruston Farmers Market.
Checks can be made out to “North Louisiana Farm Fresh.” Please indicate if your company has a matching contribution program. All donations will help the future of Ruston Farmers Market. If you prefer, visit our Welcome booth at any market to make a donation and meet the farmers and people working to bring the market to our community.
DONOR FORM: PDF
We would like to thank the following organizations and people for helping out the market through donations of equipment or services in 2016.
Coburn's of Ruston
Pam Laster of Windsong Natural Therapeutics
For more information on in-kind donations or becoming a sponsor:
Contact Jean McWeeney at 318-255-9175 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.