Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market
Cane River Green Market

Market Information

2015 Fall Market Dates

Saturdays
October 10 - November 14

8:00 a.m. - Noon
Downtown Riverbank
Natchitoches

  DEBIT, CREDIT AND SNAP ACCEPTED AT CRGM!

 

 Buy Fresh, Buy Local

 Contact Us: 

318-352-CRGM (2746)
866-941-6246
crgm@natchitochesla.gov

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Cane River Green Market is currently seeking sponsors to continue the CRGM Kids Club program.  In the summer of 2015, the Cane River Green Market introduced the CRGM Kids Club to children and families. The Kids Club provided an incentive for children to eat healthy and support local farmers by providing them $10 in tokens to spend with Cane River Green Market vendors each Saturday as well as cool gifts and healthy eating tips. From April to July 2015, approximately 500 individual children checked in at the CRGM Kids Club with many of them making repeat trips to the market with family and friends. 

The Cane River Green Market was able to provide this incentive to children and families through a grant from The Rapides Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), and MarketUmbrella.org. Unfortunately, those grant funds have been depleted.

The Cane River Green Market is asking for your assistance to continue this great program.  Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities and to download a sponsorship form.  We thank you for your time and consideration!

Cane River Green Market Video

Vendors Needed for 2016 Bloomin' on the Bricks

The City of Natchitoches Main Street Office is seeking vendors for the 2016 Bloomin’ on the Bricks spring festival.  The 16th Annual Bloomin’ on the Bricks, Natchitoches’ spring garden festival, will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches’ Historic Landmark District.  

 The event will feature an exhibit area of lawn and garden vendors who will display and sell an assortment of items related to garden and lawn care.  Vendors of lawn and garden merchandise such as landscaping, nurseries, lawn furniture, ironwork, yard art, garden décor, etc. are invited to participate in this year’s show.  Vendor spaces are available for $50 per each 10x10 space.

 Bloomin’ on the Bricks, organized by the Natchitoches Main Street Program, is a celebration of spring throughout the City’s Historic District.  Visitors will be able to see the beauty of springtime in downtown Natchitoches through its hanging flower baskets and thousands of daffodils and tulips planted along the riverbank.  The event will also feature live entertainment, children’s activities and food booths.  Bloomin’ on the Bricks is free and open to the public.

 For those interested in becoming a vendor at Bloomin’ on the Bricks, please contact the City of Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 352-2746 for more information.

Celebrate Food Day at the Cane River Green Market October 24

The Cane River Green Market will celebrate National Food Day this Saturday, October 24, 2015 with Cane River Green Market vendors, a free Zumba class, live musical entertainment and a special CRGM Kids Club sponsored by CottageMarketplace.com.  The Cane River Green Market will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches.

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and food policies. This year’s Food Day theme is “Toward a Greener Diet.”  Food Day is an annual event that involves food activists and activities united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest and serve it.

As part of the Food Day festivities, CottageMarketplace.com will sponsor the CRGM Kids Club.  The CRGM Kids Club provides an incentive to children under the age of 12 to eat healthy by providing them tokens to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.  The first 100 kids to check in at the CRGM Kids Club tent will receive $5 in tokens to spend with Cane River Green Market Vendors.

CottageMarketplace.com was built on the idea that fresh food is better for our health and economy. Local farmers and producers struggle to outpace the sales of commercialized markets and producers. Their goal is to give local people the platform to buy and sell fresh food that is untouched by the processes involved in commercial food production. CottageMarketplace.com believes that you should be able to shake the hand of the person that puts food on your table.

For more information on Food Day, visit www.foodday.org.

For more information on the Cane River Green Market, please call (318) 352-2746 or visit www.canerivergreenmarket.com.

2015 Fall Market Starts October 10th!

Cane River Green Market Fall Poster

Cane River Green Market Announces Fall Dates!

The Cane River Green Market will kick off the fall 2015 market season on Saturday, October 10 in conjunction with the Crows on Cane Scarecrow Festival. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank, opening day of the fall market will feature Cane River Green Market vendors, live musical entertainment, children's activities, demonstrations and a free Zumba class.

The Cane River Green Market will be open Saturdays, October 10 through November 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches. 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, EBT/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, credit, and debit cards. WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers issued over the summer can be redeemed at participating vendors during the fall market season. 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.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for those businesses intereseted in assisting with the CRGM Kids Club program. Through a grant from The Rapides Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, CLEDA and MarketUmbrella.org, the Cane River Green Market was able to introduce the CRGM Kids Club during the Summer 2015 Market Season. The CRGM Kids Club provided an incentive to children under the ages of 12 years to eat healthy by providing them tokens to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. Sponsorships are requested to continue this program during the Fall Market Sesason. Sponsorship levels include a full weekend sponsorship of $500 and partial weekend sponsorship of $250. Donations of any amount will also be accepted and used for the CRGM Kids Club program. Sponsorship requests are due by September 25, 2015.

For more informatoin on the Cane River Green Market, how to become a vendor, and sponsorship opportunities, please call (318) 352-2746 or visit www.canerivergreenmarket.com.