Benton Farmers Market prize

The farmer's market season is here. Bossier's farmer's market is already open, but several others will be opening up soon. If you're looking for fresh fruits and veggies, you might want to check some of these markets out. But many of them also offer organic meats and dairy products in addition to hand crafted items.

Here's all the info you need about area markets:

Bossier City Farmers Market

This is the first market to open this spring and it's already attracting lots of shoppers.You can find fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers and some homemade arts items.

Dates: April 2nd-November 19th

Hours: 9am-2pm

Location: Pierre Bossier Mall in South parking lot

South Highland Summer Market

This is a Friday evening market. The goal is to attract folks on the way home from work after a busy week. It's the only market open on Friday evenings and it's been quite popular with Shreveport residents.

Dates: Friday nights May 6th-July 8th

Hours: 5pm-8pm

Location: Mall St. Vincent

Minden Farmer's Market

Minden's market is growing every year. Vendors from across North Louisiana are finding active buyers at the Minden market. You can snap up fresh fruits and veggies, but you'll also find locally harvested honey and many handmade craft products.

Dates: Saturdays May-September

Hours: 8am-noon

Location: 417 East Union in Minden

Haughton Heirloom Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair

This event in Haughton is much more than a farmer's market. You can find one-of-a-kind arts and crafts items right alongside the tomatoes and watermelons. This market is growing each year and I would expect to see more growth this year.

Dates May 14th & May 21st (more dates to be announced soon)


Location: Fred's Store in Downtown Haughton

Benton Farmers Market

This is the area's only Sunday market. Benton residents flock to this event each weekend, but now the word is out and folks from Bossier City and Shreveport are making the short trip to Benton if they can't make it to one of the Saturday events.

Dates: May 15th-July 10th Sundays only

Hours: noon-4pm

Location: Simpson Street Park 495 Simpson Street Benton

Provenance Farmer's Market and Music in the Park

This is a community-based event that features music and fun in the park for the whole family. But while you are enjoying a Saturday afternoon in the park, you can also pick up your fresh items for the week.

Dates: Saturdays in May and June (more dates to be announced)

Hours: 4pm-8pm

Location: Windrush Park

Shreveport Farmer's Market

This is the largest market in the region and it attracts thousands of shoppers, especially on Saturdays. The event continues to grow and includes entertainment in addition to breakfast offerings while your shopping for fresh items.

Dates: June 4th- August 27th Tuesday and Saturdays (except 6/18)

Hours: 7am-noon on Saturdays, 3pm-6pm on Tuesdays

Location: Festival Plaza

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