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Upcoming Events for Louisiana

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Ongoing, Gretna
Gretna Farmers’ Market & Art Walk
739 Third St.

Enjoy fresh local produce and crafts every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine, under the covered Gretna Market Building. For more information, visit or call 504-363-1500.

Ongoing, Lafayette
Lafayette Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market at the Horse Farm
2913 Johnston Street

Every Saturday, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays 4-7 p.m., this market serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products and artisanal creations offered by local producers, artists, and vendors.
For more information, visit

Ongoing, Lake Charles
Cash and Carry Farmers’ Market
801 Enterprise Boulevard

In the former Cash and Carry – fresh vegetables, flowers, handmade goods, and artisanal breads. Featuring locally produced items from local vendors. Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.

Ongoing, New Iberia
Teche Area Farmers’ Market
West Main Street

The market is open year round on Saturday mornings from 7-11 a.m. and on Tuesday afternoons 2:30-6 p.m. Experience our harvest of delicious homegrown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists, and crafters. If you are interested in participating or would like additional information, please contact Trent Broussard at 337-352-0691 or Jane Braud at 337-369-2330.

Ongoing, Ruston
Ruston Farmers’ Market
220 E. Mississippi Ave.

More than 25 vendors from north Louisiana offering products including lettuce, kale, chard, strawberries, vegetable starts, fresh-cut flowers, herbs, beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. There will also be prepared foods such as bagels, pies, casseroles, and gluten-free desserts, jams, jellies, salsas, honey, and wood crafts, baby clothing, and skin-care products. North Louisiana Farm Fresh Corporation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, manages Ruston Farmers’ Market. The market is sponsored in part by First National Bank, Origin Bank, and Ensure Agency. For more information, visit Ruston Farmers’ Market is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.




November 17, Monroe
Super Saturday
Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana Family Garden

Super Saturdays include garden-based activities for children and adults, early childhood activities in the outdoor learning center, community health fair in the parking lot, seminars for parents of children 0-18 in main hall, and volunteer opportunities in the garden and in the community. Super Saturday is part of the revitalization effort in downtown Monroe and will coordinate with compatible third Saturday events as well be a meet up for United Way 211 volunteer opportunities both in the garden and in the community. 117 Hall Street, Monroe. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at noon. No charge. For more information, call 318-323-8775.


November 20, New Orleans
Weed Identification and Prevention
New Orleans Museum of Art – Super Plants/Enabling Garden

Members of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society will meet to discuss weed identification and prevention. Volunteers are needed to weed the La Iris Display Garden. Experts will be available to answer your LA Iris and LA Super Plant questions. 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit

November 24, Ville Platte
Getting Kids Back to Nature 
Louisiana State Arboretum

Have fun and learn about five different subjects in a very short time. Kids will be dip-netting, learning other languages, using math skills, writing poetry, and learning about the history of the park. This will all be done in an outdoor setting on the trail. For more information call 888-677-6100 or 337-363-6289.

December 15, Ville Platte
Chicot Trail Guided Hike
Louisiana State Arboretum

The hike will focus on the history of the lake, the vegetation of the site, and the many animals that live in the park. Hikes typically last two hours but can be less if needed. The hike will start at the North Trailhead which is located just south of the North Landing Campground. For more information, call 888-677-6100 or 337-363-6289.



January 19, West Monroe
Seed Swap & Seminar – Seeds of the Past for the Future
West Monroe Convention Center

Presented by the Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners. Keynote speaker will be John Coykendall, an artist and legendary seed saver. He is the focus of the LPB program Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save our Seeds and Stories. Much of his collection comes from the southern parishes of Louisiana. Come meet John and hear about his journeys and seed collections! Also bring seeds to swap! Other speakers include Larry Stephenson and Dr. Allen Owings. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration fee $20. For more information, call 318-323-2251 or visit



February 23, Minden
Buds & Blooms
First United Methodist Church

Seminars for the public to help enhance their education in all things horticulture. This educational seminar began as a fundraiser to sponsor the 4-H Garden Contest and continues to be the sole source of monetary incentives and prizes for each contestant. Hence, the name: We are preparing young “buds” to grow and learn to be beautiful garden “blooms.” Please come join us for wonderful food, fun, and door prizes. 9 a.m.-noon. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost to attend is $15. For more information, visit


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