Enjoy Mimosas, Rosé Saturday at the Shreveport Farmers Market
The Shreveport Farmers Market is adding fun new refreshments to enjoy while you shop once a month and it starts this Saturday!
What's the latest with the Shreveport Farmers Market?
The Shreveport Farmers Market is proud to announce that once a month, each fourth Saturday, they will be offering mimosas and glasses of rosé for just $3. The proceeds will benefit the Red River Revel Arts Festival. You can enjoy 'Mimosas at the Market' this Saturday, June 25, 2022. Future “Mimosas at the Market” events are tentatively scheduled for July 23rd and August 27th, pending local and state permit application approval. Of course, you need to be 21+ with a valid I.D. to purchase or consume alcohol.
What do I need to know about the Shreveport Farmers Market?
The Shreveport Farmers Market takes place Saturdays from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm through August 27, 2022, in Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. Parking and admission are both free and most vendors accept coupons from the Louisiana Farmers' Market Senior Nutrition Program, the WIC Program, and SNAP.
What types of food can you find at the Shreveport Farmers Market?
They bring fresh, locally grown produce, proteins, and more to our tables and it's a LOT healthier than the packaged stuff you find at the store. Just think of fresh Louisiana strawberries, cane syrup, rice, Satsuma oranges, and more that are just waiting for you and your family to enjoy!
What makes the Shreveport Farmers Market different?
The Shreveport Farmers' Market is a 'growers market,' which means all of their farmers come from within a 100-mile radius with a few grandfathered exceptions. The mission of the Shreveport Farmers' Market is, 'to encourage a strong local food system; increase the sustainability of independent local farmers, ranchers, and food producers; and foster stewardship of land and community through public markets.' I don't know about you, but I can definitely get behind that!
Do they accept SNAP benefits at the Shreveport Farmers Market?
And it's back this year! Thanks to a grant from Louisiana Healthcare Connections, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients can double their benefits, up to $20, each Saturday. Every little bit helps when you're trying to feed a family!
Here's a little-known fact. The Shreveport Farmers' Market is the only USDA-approved market in the area, which allows them to accept SNAP/EBT payments. While they've been accepting EBT since 2013, this is the first-ever "SNAP Match.' Considering how many in our area are food insecure, this is big!
The Shreveport Farmers Market is a project of Red River Revel, Inc. and is supported by the Downtown Development Authority, Slow Food North Louisiana, and the City of Shreveport. A few other things to note, only service animals are allowed on site and each week will feature live music on the Bally's Entertainment Stage.