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Shopping at Opelousas Farmers Market
Enjoy meeting the local characters and farmers while shopping at the Opelousas Farmers Market.

The slow food, buy local movement that is all the rage across the country is nothing new to us.  We’ve long known that the best-tasting fruits and veggies come from Louisiana farms and farmers.  If you haven’t been to a farmers market, be sure to plan a trip.  Many communities host their own weekly markets that also feature live music and arts and crafts. But don’t just shop, get to know our local growers!

Shop local at these Louisiana farmers markets.

Abbeville

Abbeville's Farmers Market (seasonal)

Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Magdalen Square, 337.898.6600

Baton Rouge

Red Stick Farmers Market (year-round)

  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown, next to Main Street Market (rain location: Galvez Garage)
  • Thursday (weather permitting), 8 a.m. to noon, 6400 Perkins Rd
  • Tuesday (seasonally), 8 a.m. to noon, in the parking lot of the Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd.

Covington

Covington Farmers Market (year-round)

  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, 609 N. Columbia St. 
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire

Destrehan

German Coast Farmers Market (year-round)

Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road

Eunice

Eunice Farmers Market (year-round)

Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m., Corner of 2nd Street and Park Street 

Gretna 

Gretna Farmers Market (year-round)

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 300 block of Huey P. Long Avenue

Gueydan

Gueydan's Farmers Market (year-round)

Third Saturday of the month, 7 a.m., City Hall. 337.368.5733

Hammond

Hammond Farmers Market (seasonal)

Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., corner of Southwest Railroad Avenue at Edwin Neill Lane 

Houma

Cajun Farmers Market (year-round)

Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tunnel Boulevard at Naquin Street

Kaplan

Kaplan's Farmers Market (year-round)

Second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. to noon, Turnley Park 337.643.2400

Lafayette

Hub City Farmers Market  (year-round)

Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Oil Center, 427 Heyman St.

Lake Charles

Charlestowne Farmers Market (year-round) 

Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Old City Hall, 1001 Ryan St.

Mandeville

Mandeville Trailhead Community Farmers Market (year-round)

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St.

Natchitoches

Cane River Green Market (seasonal)

Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Downtown Riverbank

New Iberia

Teche Area Farmers Market (seasonal)

Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bouligny Plaza

New Orleans

Crescent City Farmers Market (year-round)

  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St. at Girod
  • Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St. at the River
  • Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 3700 Orleans Ave. at the Bayou  

French Market Farmers Market (year round)

9 a.m.-6 p.m., Ursulines and North Peters streets, New Orleans

Opelousas

Opelousas Farmers Market (year-round)

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, 925 East Landry St.

Ruston

Ruston Farmers Market (seasonal)

Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Monroe Street between Railroad and Louisania Avenue

Shreveport

Shreveport Farmers Market (seasonal)

Tuesday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon, 101 Crockett Street, Festival Plaza

St. Martinville

Bayou Teche Market (year-round)

Saturday, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., 203 New Market St.

Thibodaux

Thibodaux Main Street Farmers Market( seasonal)

Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., next to Jean Lafitte Park

Washington

Washington Farmers Market (seasonal)

Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Washington Town Pavilion, Corner of Main Street and Highway 103, across from the police station/museum/town hall complex

West Monroe

West Monroe Farmers Market (year round)

7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1700 North 7th St.

Westwego

Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market (year-round)

Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 484 Sala Ave. at Fourth Street

*Please note this list is not comprehensive, and all information is subject to change. Please check with individual markets before planning your trip.