The Shreveport Farmers' Market opens for the summer season May 30, and there will be plenty for you to see and do this year. Here are five great options.

 

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    Shop Local

    The market in Festival Plaza will feature 140 booths of locally-grown produce, meat, honey, plants, artisan food products and more. You'll also be able to find homemade jams and jellies, and arts and crafts.

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    Enjoy Live Music

    In the West Pavilion, the Market Cafe will feature weekly live entertainment and demonstrations. The Blanchard Jammers will once again kick off the summer performances.

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    Eat Breakfast or Brunch

    Not only will you be able to buy everything you need to cook a healthy meal at home, you can also have some breakfast, brunch or a snack while you're at the plaza. Ready-to-eat cuisine covering regional and international specialties will be available in the Market Cafe. Farmers will also set up at Farm Row. Under the Spring Street Bridge, you can find various vendors who create specialty treats like fresh juice, raw-food treats and other creative food products. Gourmet Row will expand the space for gourmet and specialty items like wine, cheese and sausage.

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    Have a Drink

    Thirfty Liquor will be onhand in the west area to mix up your favorite brunch drinks, like mimosas and Bloody Marys, and serve a selection of locally-brewed beers.

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    Visit the Artisans' Market

    The Market2Market Shuttle will pick up shoppers at the east gate of Festival Plaza and transport them to the newly-formed Shreveport Artisans' Market in the Red River Entertainment District. Artists and craftspeople will sell their wares there, and the area features children's activities and special events.

    photo by John Lee