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As the temperatures rise, I can't help but want to spend more time outside. It also gets me thinking about what I'm eating too because *gasp* we'll be showing a little more skin soon to help us stay cool in this Louisiana heat! That's why I'm such a fan of our local farmers' markets. 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 you're family will be able to enjoy soon! 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!

The Shreveport Farmers' Market is set to kick off June 5, 2021, and run through August 28, 2021, Saturdays from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm 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.

New in 2021, the Shreveport Farmers' Market has created a calendar that features recipes from 12 of your favorite local culinary experts utilizing ingredients found at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market! Calendars are $15 each and can be purchased at the following locations:

📍 318Art&Garden
📍 The Agora Borealis
📍 Appli-Ks Embroidery & Gifts
📍 Artspace Shreveport
📍 C&C Mercantile & Lighting
📍 Canatella Interiors
📍 Enchanted Garden
📍 The Paper Tulip

Support the Shreveport Farmers' Market and their local partner businesses by purchasing a 2021 calendar!

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