The Downtown Natchitoches Riverbank hosted the first Farmers’ Market of the year Saturday, April 23. Over forty vendors from Natchitoches parish and the surrounding area showcased crafts, plants, food and produce as a DJ entertained the crowd. One of the booths sponsored COVID shots for those who needed them. Students from 4-H clubs raised money for their archery team. The LSU AG Center’s Master Gardeners shared their considerable expertise. The Natchitoches Farmer’s Market is a true community effort.
In addition to the food and crafts, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Louisiana were on hand to recruit advocates. Volunteers from this organization act as advocates for children placed in foster care. It is important work and an integral part of taking care of some of our most vulnerable community members – our children. Interested persons may call 318-238-2446.
The Natchitoches Farmers’ Market runs from 8:00 am until noon every Saturday until July 23. Each of the items for sale is homemade or grown locally. The market is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning and is one of those things that make life in our community a special place to live.