By Kevin Shannahan
The Natchitoches Farmers’ Market, a much loved feature of life in our area since 1999, is back and better than ever. An eclectic group of 30 vendors sold homegrown fruits and vegetables as well as homemade arts and crafts to a steady stream of visitors Saturday, October 17 at the Downtown Riverbank. Two of the vendors were attending the market for the first time, selling fresh caught Louisiana seafood and handmade masks in a variety of designs.
This week’s Farmers’ Market also featured its annual Mini-Makers fair in which youngsters ages 8-12 had an area in which they could sell their items.
The market will be open from 8:00 to 12:00 each Saturday on the Riverbank until November 14.. Halloween promises to be a particularly fun time for all ages as the market will be held in conjunction with the city’s traditional “Witch Way to Main Street” as well as kayaking on the Cane River. Come by the market and help support our local farmers and artisans!