The Cane River Green Market was founded in 1999. The Cane River Green Market’s vision has remained the same - to encourage a sustainable future. At the Cane River Green Market, we are hoping to change the way we think about the relationships between our food supply, the environment and our bodies. The Cane River Green Market is managed by the Natchitoches Main Street Program which falls under the City of Natchitoches Department of Programming and Promotions.
The market features local vendors of fresh fruits and vegetables, value-added products such as jams, jellies, baked goods, farm fresh eggs and honey, as well as handcrafted items including jewelry and woodwork. Market day activities include special programming, musical performances, children's activities, Zumba classes, and demonstrations.
The Cane River Green Market accepts WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers. WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers issued over the summer can be redeemed at participating vendors during the fall market season.
In addition, the Cane River Green Market now accepts EBT/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. SNAP benefits may be used to purchase eligible food items such as bread products, produce, eggs, dairy products, seeds, and edible or food producing plants. Through a MarketMatch program, the market will match up to $20 in SNAP purchases per market while supplies last. The MarketMatch program meets SNAP shoppers who want to eat healthy and support local farmers half way. The MarketMatch campaign is made possible by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, The Rapides Foundation, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, and MarketUmbrella.org.
2013 Fall Market Dates
Saturdays October 12 - November 23 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in the Natchitoches Historic District.
2013 After Market Dates
The CRGM After Market takes place on select Saturdays between the spring and fall Cane River Green Market seasons. The dates for 2013 are:
August 10 & 24
September 7 & 14
The CRGM After Market is open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in the Natchitoches Historic District.
How to Become a Vendor
New vendors are always welcome at the market: Green vendors (plants, produce, etc.), craft vendors (handcrafted items such as jewelry, woodwork and stained glass and artwork) and value-added vendors (honey, soap, jams, jellies, etc.).
Are you a farmer, fisher or crafter? If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Cane River Green Market, please follow this link
, where you will find the necessary application forms and market rules.
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Contact Cane River Green Market
781 Front Street
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 Phone:
(318) 352-2746 Toll Free:
Services provided in:
- Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana