Try a Louisiana Farmers Market

While many of our state’s best annual festivals have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, there are still a few options for getting your family out of the house for some fun and a change of scenery.

Visiting an open-air farmers market is one of these places that allows for social distancing protocols. Plus, all of the markets in Louisiana also require that you wear a mask. If visiting a market is too risky, many of the markets offer online pre-ordering, delivery, and curbside pick up.

Farms are an essential business that keep our food supply sustainable in times of uncertainty. When you patronize a farmers market, not only are you purchasing healthy food that is good for you, you’re helping to keep the local farm economy healthy as well.

Below are some farmers markets from across the state that are open for business. Stay safe while you stay healthy.

Alexandria Farmers Market

Alexandria, LA

About Alexandria Farmers Market

The Alexandria Farmers Market is a weekly gathering that connects the community of Alexandria with the farmers, ranchers, and agricultural artisans of Central Louisiana. This connection strives to improve the physical, social, and economic well-being of the region by providing access to fresh, healthy, local food for residents, fostering community relationships, and serving as a business incubator for growers and producers.

Kids Club

This market has a Kids Club that gives children free tokens that are redeemable for $5 worth of fresh produce. The program is designed to encourage young people to try new fruits and vegetables, support locally-grown food, and make purchasing decisions of their own. Bring your child to the Welcome Tent to receive their tokens.

Tuesday Market Details
Address2727 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71301 (map)
More InformationFresh Central
Saturday Market Details
AddressHuckleberry Brewery Co.
4724 Sterkx Road
Alexandria, LA 71301 (map)
More InformationFresh Central

Red Stick Farmers Market

Baton Rouge, LA

About Red Stick Farmers Market

Red Stick Farmers is an open-air, producer-only market, which ensures that all produce sold at the market is grown locally by each farmer.

Red Stick Farmers Market has over 50 member farmers with a variety of locally grown products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, artisan breads, homemade pies, honey, milk and cheese, native plants, herbs, and specialty food items.

Cash, credit, debit, and Louisiana Purchase cards are accepted at all locations of the Red Stick Farmers Market. Red Stick Farmers Market has a no pet policy.

Saturday Market Details
AddressMain Street Market
500-552 N 5th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (map)
More InformationBREADA
Thursday Market Details
AddressPennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (map)
More InformationBREADA

Bossier City Farmers Market

Bossier City, LA

About the Bossier City Farmers Market

The Bossier City Farmers Market is a family-friendly, free event that is open to the public. Markets feature live music, children’s activities, and they allow leashed pets.

Vendors include farmers/produce vendors, food trucks, unique handmade goods/crafts, local honey, pickles, salsa, handmade soap and candles, jams, jellies, handmade clothing, baked goods, and more.

Saturday Market Details
DatesApril 25 – November 21, 2020
AddressLocated behind the Starbucks at Pierre Bossier Mall
2950 E. Texas St.
Bossier City, LA 71111 (map)
More InformationBossier City Farmers Market

Hammond Farmers Market

Hammond, LA

About the Hammond Farmers Market

The Hammond Farmers Market is available for in person shopping every Saturday from 8am-12pm. Hand washing stations are available, and they ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing while you shop.

One of the unique features of the Hammond Farmers Market is that you can order produce in advance online. Make sure your order is in by noon on Friday, and you can pick your order up curbside at the market from 10:00am-12:00pm. Place your order here:

Saturday Market Details
Address2 W. Thomas St.
Hammond, LA 70401 (map)
WebsiteHammond Farmers Market
Online Ordering Form

McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Coterie

Lafayette, LA

The McComb-Veazey Community House was established in 2019 in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the City of Lafayette. The house is for the community and holds meetings, community workshops, festivals, a community farm, and two local markets each month. Everyone is welcome, but masks and social distancing are required.

Sunday Produce Market

During the first Sunday of the month, stop by to pick up vegetables from Veggies on the Go. You can also order veggies ahead of time by visiting

Sunday Market Details
Dates1st Sunday of each month
AddressMcComb-Veazey Community House
419 12th Street
Lafayette, LA 70501 (map)

Saturday Homegrown Pop-Up Market

In addition to produce and other vendors, the Northside Vegan’s popup food stand is available.

Saturday Market Details
Dates3rd Saturday of each month
AddressMcComb-Veazey Community House
419 12th Street
Lafayette, LA 70501 (map)

Crescent City Farmers Market

New Orleans, LA

About the Crescent City Farmers Market

The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans Neighborhoods. They host nearly 80 small local farmers, fishers, and producers.

This market has made considerable changes due to COVID-19, but there is more added convenience for people who couldn’t attend the regular market.

The following details and times are accurate at the time of publishing, but may have changed. Please visit the Crescent City Farmers Market website for the latest information.

Uptown, Tuesday Market

This market is now a modified, walk-up market with safety precautions. Vendors are widely spaced, masks are required, and there is no longer any beverages or music.

Uptown Walk Up
DatesSaturday (weekly)
AddressUptown Square
200 Broadway Street
New Orleans, LA (map)

Home Delivery Boxes, Tuesday

Crescent City Farmers Market has partnered with Top Box Foods to create boxes full of CCFM vendor products for home delivery.

Weekly boxes go on sale on Tuesday mornings at 9am through Fridays at 5pm to be delivered on the following Tuesdays. Pick up options are now available! Just select “Liberty’s Kitchen” as the delivery date and pick it up from 3pm – 6pm on the following Tuesdays at 300 N Broad St. Visit Box Tops to order your delivery.

Bucktown Drive-Thru, Wednesdays

Uptown Walk Up
Address325 Metairie Hammond Hwy.
Metairie, LA 70005
Ordering WebsiteWhatsGood

Parkway Drive-Thru, Sundays

Uptown Walk Up
Address538 Hagan Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Ordering WebsiteWhatsGood

Shreveport Farmers Market

Shreveport, LA

About the Shreveport Farmers Market

The Shreveport Farmers Market is a Growers-Only Market, with all our farmers coming from within a 100-mile radius with only two exceptions, grandfathered in from previous rules.

Saturday Market Details
DatesSaturday (weekly) until October 10th
Closed September 5th for Labor Day
AddressLocated under the pavilions at Festival Plaza
101 Crockett St.
Shreveport, LA 71101 (map)
WebsiteShreveport Farmers Market

Camellia City Market

Slidell, LA

About the Camellia City Market

This market, open every Saturday, is Slidell’s first true farmers market.

Saturday Market
Address333 Erlanger Avenue
Slidell, LA 70458 (map)
WebsiteCamellia City Farmers Market

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