Shop Local at Louisiana Farmers Markets
Fresh-food markets are popular throughout Louisiana, and visitors can enjoy shopping them just as locals do.
The "shop 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 stop by while in town for snacks, souvenirs and more. But don’t just shop, get to know our local growers!
We suggest you call and check the market's website for seasonal days or change of location and time.
Shop local at these Louisiana farmers markets.
Shreveport Farmers’ Market has been operating in the downtown area since 1986 and features over 100 vendors – making it a popular market in the northern region of the state. The Bossier City Farmers Market is family-and-pet-friendly, with live music, children’s activities and more. This market has space for up to 200 vendors, including food trucks, unique handmade crafts, local honey, pickles, salsa, handmade soap and candles, jams and jellies, handmade clothing and baked goods. The Ruston Farmers Market provides direct producer to consumer sales of fresh, locally grown produce, plants, flowers and more. And nearby, the Monroe Farmers’ Market is run and operated by local farmers, featuring a colorful array of fruits and veggies.
The Alexandria Farmers Market gathers weekly to connect farmers, ranchers, and agricultural artisans of Central Louisiana with locals and visitors alike. And the Natchitoches Farmers Market takes place on the downtown Natchitoches riverfront, offering just about anything you can imaging, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants and cut flowers, herbs, homemade baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, handcrafted jewelry and art, farm fresh eggs.
Red Stick Farmers Market is an open-air, producer-only market with over 50 members that you can find at multiple locations throughout Baton Rouge. Browse a variety of locally grown products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, artisan breads, homemade pies, honey, milk and cheese, native plants, herbs, and specialty food items. The Crescent City Farmers Market in New Orleans also has multiple locations on varying days, where you can choose from local produce, spices, ice cream, seafood, honey, baked goods, coffee and more. Nearby, not only is the Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market a premier spot for fresh local produce, seafood, citrus, and fresh baked desserts – it also hosts concerts, cook-offs and more fun events. The German Coast Farmers’ Market in Destrehan was founded in 2003 and also presents entertainment and fun activities throughout the year in addition to a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, plants and flowers, artisan bread, honey, soaps and candles and more homemade items.
St. Tammany Parish, also known as Louisiana’s Northshore, is a hot spot for local markets. The Mandeville Trailhead Community Market is an outlet for over 75 crafters, jewelers, artists, farmers, and food processors to sell their wares directly to the public. The Covington Farmers Market has an abundance of fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef and free range chickens, fresh seafood, dairy, honey, herbs, baked goods and prepared foods such as fresh pasta, juices, homemade soups and more. Or grab fresh locally grown produce, local wild caught seafood, baked goods, art and crafts, and locally made personal care products at the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market.
Over in Lafayette, the Hub City Farmers Market vendors raise pastured meats such as beef, pork, chicken, duck, and turkey as well as dairy, herbs and microgreens, baked goods, seasoning blends, safe body products and more. A short drive away is the Teche Area Farmers Market. Peruse the typical farmers’ market fare, plus hand-made cypress yard objects, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and more. Also nearby is the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market, which has something for everyone – including fresh, seasonal produce and seafood from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids' activities and other special events.