Happy Farmer’s Market Week!

In honor of National Farmer’s Market week August 5 -11, lets talk about what you’re missing out on. If you’ve never been to a farmers market you should plan on one this weekend! The benefits of shopping at farmers markets are endless. Wide selections of freshly picked fruits and vegetables, great cash prices, the opportunity to support area farmers and boost your local economy are only a few reasons I like to go. You can check out www.localharvest.org to find a market near you.

Also, here are a few tips for your best farmers market experience along with a list of my favorite markets in the area. 

Go early

Mainly before it’s too hot and all the good stuff is sold out! Arriving as soon as it opens for the largest and highest quality selection of products along with the coolest temperature of the day is my preference. 

Bring cash

Most farmers market merchants do have access to some sort of credit card system; however, to make everything easier, cash is always king. Using cash and paying in small bills is an easy way to ensure an easy transaction.

 Scope it out first 

Just because different merchants are selling the same things doesn’t always mean that their prices and quality will be the same. Take a walk through all of the booths to see that variety, quality and prices of what’s available before making any purchases, then circle back for your purchases.


Bring your own BAG! Don’t forget your reusable bags or baskets to carry home your finds and help to keep the market sustainable.

Local Markets to check out 

Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market 

Located on the dock in Delceambre, you can buy your shrimp directly off the boat! This fun market is a mix of food, shopping and special events that you’ll love. Open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

Lafayette Hub City Market 

Located in the Oil Center across from Champagne’s, you’ll find a small and friendly market every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to noon. 

Lafayette Farmers and Artisian Market at the Horse Farm 

This is a large and festive market that is hosted on the grounds of Moncus Park. You’ll find many tents, face painting and food trucks along with fresh meat, vegetables and fruit. You can easily do all your weekly shopping in one stop! Open 8:00 am till noon, there is always something fun going on!

Teche’ Area Farmers Market 

Found at Bouligny Plaza on West Main Street in downtown New Iberia is the Teche Area Farmers’ Market. The market is open year round on Saturday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m 

Where is your favorite Farmers Market? 

Carlie is a divorced mom of five. She moved to Lafayette 22 years ago from a small town in-between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She has four young adult children from her first marriage that ended after 19 years, Christopher, Cara, Clay and Cade. She has a one year old daughter, Poppy Mae with her significant other, Joey. She is a work-at-home mother who is a freelance writer and photographer/owner of Carlie Anne Collective. Organized chaos and tons of lists are her style. Carlie loves to workout, travel, visit with her friends, bike with Poppy Mae in their neighborhood, attend outdoor concerts, eat out at local restaurants, walk aimlessly through stores looking for good deals and swing in her hammock while chatting about her BST addiction with her online friends. She keeps an active Instagram account as a photo journal of her days.


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