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

Cane River Green Market

2016 Dates

Saturdays
April 30 - July 30

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

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day May 21st at the Cane River Green Market!

Kids to Parks Logo

The City of Natchitoches and Cane River Green Market invite you to celebrate Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016 on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches. The National Park Trust’s annual day of park celebration will feature a variety of children’s activities taking place at the Cane River Green Market from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 Kids to Parks Day is a day of outdoor play that engages youth and families across the country to engage with their local parks and public lands, to promote healthy outdoor living and environmental stewardship.  Children, families and schools in communities across the country will celebrate their local, state and national parks and public lands on Saturday, May 21st in commemoration of the 6th Annual Kids to Parks Day. National Park Trust estimates more than 600,000 people will attend park events across the country in what is fast becoming America’s national day of park celebration.

 Kids to Parks Day activities at the Cane River Green Market will include face painting, crafts, games, and an inflatable obstacle course.  Local organizations including Natchitoches Parish 4-H, Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc., Bike Natchitoches, City of Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Department and Cane River Children’s Services will sponsor activity booths.  In addition, a free Zumba class provided by Kimmy’s Zumba will take place on the riverbank stage at 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., followed by a live musical performance by Jarrett Bailey from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cane River Green Market vendors will be available with a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, value-added items, and handmade crafts.  Credit, debit and SNAP benefits are accepted at the Cane River Green Market.

 For more information on Kids to Parks Day, visit www.kidstoparks.org or call Dallas Russell at (318) 238-7508.

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

 

 

Cane River Green Market Opens April 30!

The Cane River Green Market (CRGM) will kick off its 2016 season on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  The market will operate on each Saturday through July 30, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank. Vendor applications and sponsorships are now being accepted.

 Vendors of fresh fruits and vegetables, value-added products, and hand-crafted items are invited to submit applications for consideration into the CRGM.  Value-added products include those products that have added features to its natural state such as farm fresh eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, honey, cut flowers, herbs, seasonings, etc.  Acceptable hand-crafted items include jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and iron work.

 Those interested in becoming vendors at the CRGM are required to complete the vendor application and provide pictures of the products they wish to sell.  All vendor applications will be reviewed by a selection committee for approval.  Approved vendors must abide by market rules and regulations and be willing to accept CRGM tokens as approved forms of payment at market.  Approved vendors will be required to attend a Vendor Information Meeting on Saturday, 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street.

 In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available for those businesses interested 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 age of 12 years to eat healthy by providing them tokens to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. Sponsorships are requested to continue this program at the Cane River Green Market. 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 commitments are due by April 8, 2016 for consideration on promotional materials and advertisements.

 

 Vendor applications and sponsorship request forms may be accessed online at www.canerivergreenmarket.com.  Both are also available at the Natchitoches Main Street office located at 781 Front Street in Natchitoches.  All vendor applications and sponsorship commitments must be received by April 8, 2016.

 For more information, please call (318) 352-CRGM (2746) or visit www.canerivergreenmarket.com.

 

 

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