These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Louisiana For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Louisiana offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Louisiana? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Louisiana farmers markets:

  1. Inglewood Harvest Barn Market , Alexandria, LA
  2. Shreveport Farmers’ Market, Shreveport, LA
  3. Red Stick Farmers Market – Saturday Downtown Year Round, Baton Rouge, LA
  4. Crescent City Farmers Market – Uptown, New Orleans, LA
  5. Crescent City Farmers Market, New Orleans, LA
  6. Red Stick Farmers Market – Thursday Year Round, Baton Rouge, LA
  7. Crescent City Farmers Market, New Orleans, LA
  8. Lafayette Farmers And Artisans Market At The Horse Farm, Lafayette, LA
  9. Gretna Farmers Market, Gretna, LA
  10. Lafourche Central Market , Raceland, LA

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Louisiana or the cheapest place to live in Louisiana.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Louisiana?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Louisiana, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Pelican State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Louisiana, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Inglewood Harvest Barn Market

Inglewood Harvest Barn Market  -- Alexandria, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Alexandria, LA
Address: 6233 Old Baton Rouge Hwy, Alexandria, LA 71302
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Shreveport Farmers’ Market

Shreveport Farmers' Market -- Shreveport, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Shreveport, LA
Address: 101 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Red Stick Farmers Market – Saturday Downtown Year Round

Red Stick Farmers Market - Saturday Downtown Year Round -- Baton Rouge, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Baton Rouge, LA
Address: 501 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Crescent City Farmers Market – Uptown

Crescent City Farmers Market - Uptown -- New Orleans, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: New Orleans, LA
Address: 200 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118
Times: Tue: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Crescent City Farmers Market

Crescent City Farmers Market -- New Orleans, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: New Orleans, LA
Address: 700 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Red Stick Farmers Market – Thursday Year Round

Red Stick Farmers Market - Thursday Year Round -- Baton Rouge, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Baton Rouge, LA
Address: 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Times: Thu: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

7. Crescent City Farmers Market

Crescent City Farmers Market -- New Orleans, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: New Orleans, LA
Address: 3700 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Times: Thu: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

8. Lafayette Farmers And Artisans Market At The Horse Farm

Lafayette Farmers And Artisans Market At The Horse Farm -- Lafayette, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Lafayette, LA
Address: 2913 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Gretna Farmers Market

Gretna Farmers Market -- Gretna, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Gretna, LA
Address: 739 Third Street, Gretna, LA 70053
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Lafourche Central Market

Lafourche Central Market  -- Raceland, LA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Raceland, LA
Address: 4484 Hwy. 1, Raceland, LA 70394
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Louisiana

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Pelican State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Louisiana

Name City Rank Score
Inglewood Harvest Barn Market Alexandria 1 85.7
Shreveport Farmers’ Market Shreveport 2 82.9
Red Stick Farmers Market – Saturday Downtown Year Round Baton Rouge 3 77.1
Crescent City Farmers Market – Uptown New Orleans 4 74.3
Crescent City Farmers Market New Orleans 5 71.4
Red Stick Farmers Market – Thursday Year Round Baton Rouge 6 71.4
Crescent City Farmers Market New Orleans 7 65.7
Lafayette Farmers And Artisans Market At The Horse Farm Lafayette 8 65.7
Gretna Farmers Market Gretna 9 65.7
Lafourche Central Market Raceland 10 62.9
Ruston Farmers Market Ruston 11 60.0
Carencro Cultural District Farmers Market Carencro 12 54.3
Cane River Green Market Natchitoches 13 51.4
German Coast Farmers’ Market (East Bank) Destrehan 14 51.4
Michoud Farmers Market New Orleans 15 48.6
Charlestown Farmers Market Lake Charles 16 48.6
Charlestown Farmers Market Lake Charles 17 48.6
Creole Market New Iberia 18 48.6
Crescent City Farmers Market New Orleans 19 45.7
Alexandria Farmers Market Alexandria 20 45.7
Rivertown Farmers Market Kenner 21 42.9
Hammond Farmers Market Hammond 22 42.9
Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market Lafayette 23 40.0
French Market New Orleans 24 37.1
Sankofa Fresh Stop New Orleans 25 37.1
Teche Area Farmers Market New Iberia 26 37.1
Thibodaux Main Street Farmers Market Thibodaux 27 37.1
Sulphur Farmers Market Sulphur 28 34.3
Swap Meet Nola New Orleans 29 31.4
Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market Westwego 30 31.4
Red Stick Farmers Market – Tuesday Seasonal Baton Rouge 31 28.6
Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market – Thursday Seasonal Baton Rouge 32 28.6
The Market Thibodaux 33 28.6
Franklin Farmer’s Market Franklin 34 28.6
Lafayette’s Hub City Farmer’s Market Lafayette 35 25.7
Grow Dat Youth Farm Farmstand New Orleans 36 22.9
Downtown Houma Farmers, Fishermen And Artisans Market Houma 37 22.9
Ville Platte Farmers Market Ville Platte 38 22.9
Main Street Farmers Market Jennings 39 20.0
Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market – Wednesday North Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 40 17.1
Monroe Farmers Market Monroe 41 14.3
Cajun Farmers Market Houma 42 8.6
Marketplace At Armstrong Park New Orleans 43 2.9
Freetown Farmer’s Market Lafayette 44 2.9
Acadiana Farmers Market Opelousas 45 0.0
St Landry Farmers Market Opelousas 46 0.0
City Of Zachary Farmers Market Zachary 47 0.0
West Monroe Farmers Market West Monroe 48 0.0
Mandeville Trailhead Community Farmers’ Market Mandeville 49 0.0
Amerisafe Downtown Pavilion & Farmers Market Deridder 50 0.0
Deridder Farmers Market Deridder 51 0.0
Livingston Farmers Market Denham Springs 52 0.0
Covington Farmers Market Covington 53 0.0
Breaux Bridge Farmers Market Breaux Bridge 54 0.0
Tallulah Farmers Market Tallulah 55 0.0
Third Street Market Leesville 56 0.0
Vernon Parish Farmers Market Leesville 57 0.0
Bayou Teche Market St. Martinville 58 0.0

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