Cane River Green Market
2016 Fall Market Dates
October 15 - November 12
DEBIT, CREDIT AND SNAP ACCEPTED AT CRGM!
Buy Fresh, Buy Local
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!
CRGM Fall Market Opens October 15!
The Cane River Green Market will kick off the fall 2016 market season on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank, opening day of the fall market will feature a wide assortment of Cane River Green Market vendors, live musical entertainment by the Snake Doctors, children’s “Paint a Pumpkin” and Kids Coloring Station, and a free Zumba class led by Kimmy’s Zumba.
The Cane River Green Market will be open Saturdays, October 15 through November 12 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, live musical performances, a different children’s activity each market, 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.
For more information on the Cane River Green Market, how to become a vendor, and sponsorship opportunities, please call (318) 352-2746 or visit www.canerivergreenmarket.com