Special Update: Vendors Meeting changed from March 1 to March 15 at 2:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room of Lincoln Parish Library. Please make time to attend. We will discuss the rules and benefits of being a market vendor, fees, food handling rules, and tax requirements. We also hope to set an opening date for the 2014 season.
The Ruston Farmers Market is presently seeking new vendors for the 2014 season. 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 John Benschoter at 318-232-2535.
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 John Benschoter at 318-232-2535 or by email at email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com.