Shreveport Farmers’ Market Opens for 33rd Summer Season: Market Returns with New Hours, Mayor Perkins to Ring Opening Bell

For the 33rd consecutive year, Red River Revel, Inc. hosts the stellar Shreveport Farmers’ Market at Festival Plaza downtown.  The market will be open every Saturday through August 24 {except June 22} with new hours- from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins will ring the ‘official’ opening bell at the Festival Plaza tower. All are encouraged to attend the bell ringing and then to be prepared to shop! The East Pavilion will feature vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, honey, and meats grown/raised within a 100-mile radius of Shreveport. Ranchers will have ethically-raised beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. Great breads, jams, jellies, pickles, various canned goods, locally-made soaps, dog treats, seasonings, and sauces will also be available, and enough chocolates, cookies, cakes, candies, and pralines to make any sweet tooth happy!

In the West Pavilion and along Food Row you’ll find hot, ready-to-eat foods ranging from chicken and waffles to shrimp and grits. Every Saturday, there will be live entertainment from a variety of local performers. On the first Saturday, enjoy the music of legendary local guitarist/musician Buddy Flett, and cooking demonstrations from Culinary Dietitian Shelly Marie Redmond.

Free parking is available at meters and certain downtown lots. There are public restrooms under the Spring Street Bridge, and plenty of seating and shade. There is an ATM onsite, and some vendors accept credit/debit cards. The market also accepts SNAP transactions to spend with participating vendors, and some farmers accept Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Food Coupons available through parish Councils on Aging and WIC.

This summer, kick off every weekend with this incredibly social, family-friendly, FUN community event!

The market is a project of Red River Revel, Inc. and is sponsored by Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport andthe Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, and supported by The City of Shreveport and SPAR.