96.5 KVKI logo
Get our free mobile app

The Shreveport Farmers Market is set to return for a 38th season of fun, food, and entertainment in downtown Shreveport, LA's Festival Plaza.

When does the new season of the Shreveport Farmers Market kick-off?

The Shreveport Farmers Market is set to kick off their 38th season on Saturday, June 1st, 2024, and will run through August 24th, 2024, Saturdays from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm in Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. Parking and admission are both free and most vendors accept coupons from the Louisiana Farmers' Market Senior Nutrition Program, the WIC Program, and SNAP.

Read More: Have You Ever Visited Shreveport's Creepiest Cemetery?

As the temperatures rise, I can't help but want to spend more time outside. It also gets me thinking about what I'm eating too because *gasp* we'll be showing a little more skin soon to help us stay cool in this Louisiana heat! That's why I'm such a fan of our local farmers' markets. They bring fresh, locally grown produce, proteins, and more to our tables and it's a LOT healthier than the packaged stuff you find at the store. Just think of fresh Louisiana strawberries, cane syrup, rice, Satsuma oranges, and more that your family will be able to enjoy soon!

Farmers Market
Joern Pollex/Getty Images

The Shreveport Farmers' Market is a 'growers market,' which means all of their farmers come from within a 100-mile radius with a few grandfathered exceptions. The mission of the Shreveport Farmers' Market is, 'to encourage a strong local food system; increase the sustainability of independent local farmers, ranchers, and food producers; and foster stewardship of land and community through public markets.'

And it's back this year! Thanks to a grant from Greaux the Good, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients can double their benefits, up to $20, each Saturday. That is an additional $20 that customers can use on SNAP-eligible items at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market each week. Every little bit helps when you're trying to feed a family!

Read More: Do You Know the History Behind Shreveport, LA's Seediest Street?

Here's a little-known fact. The Shreveport Farmers' Market is the only USDA-approved market in the area, which allows them to accept SNAP/EBT payments. Considering how many in our area are food insecure, this is big!

Courtesy of the Shreveport Farmers Market
Courtesy of the Shreveport Farmers Market

The Shreveport Farmers Market is a project of Red River Revel, Inc. and is supported by the Downtown Development Authority, Slow Food North Louisiana, and the City of Shreveport. FYI, only service animals are allowed on site.

Read More: Shreveport-Bossier's Most Unique Landmarks


Read More: Celebrities Arrested in Shreveport