“The Chicken or the Egg?” Family Fun, Reading and Learning at the Natchitoches Farmer’s Market.

The Natchitoches Farmer’s Market, a much-loved feature of life in our area since 1999, continues its innovative themes complementing its locally produced crafts, plants and food.

On Saturday, June 4, the market featured “Chicken or the Egg?”. Local resident Renee Crews brought along “Rhoda”, a Rhode Island Red hen who was a hit with the visiting children. Visitors were able to learn about chickens and see various colored eggs. Rhoda was to be the guest of honor at a reading of the children’s classic “Green Eggs and Ham” on the riverbank stage.

The children attending the reading were each able to take home a copy of the Suess classic, courtesy of the Farmer’s Market. The market also gave out delicious samples of Mexican street corn, made with ingredients from the vendors.

The Natchitoches Farmer’s Market is more than a place to purchase fresh produce. It has become a beloved community institution and one of the things that makes life in Natchitoches so special. Come by the market and help support our local farmers and artisans!