This new outdoor market will be open every Friday.

It's that time of year again when we forego the everyday grocery store, instead opting for the open air and local produce. It's farmers market time, or in this case, summer market time! And it just to happens to be one of my favorite activities in Shreveport-Bossier.

This year we have a new Summer Market opening in Shreveport.

Beginning Friday, May 5, the Summer Market will open in the west parking lot (facing I-49) of Mall St. Vincent. You can shop over 60 vendors with food, produce, local cuisine, gifts, market goods, soaps, decor and more. Plus, there are plenty of activities for the kids, like face painting and balloons.

Worried about the sun? Don't! There's a 4,000 square-foot covered pavilion.

The summer market will be open every Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through July 7. Admission and parking are free. You'll also enjoy live music and several food trucks on site. There is also a seating area.

For more details, head over to www.shreveportsummermarket.com.