Contact: Sarah Prudhomme, Green Market Promotions Coordinator

Phone: (318) 352-7987


NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Green Market opens its fall 2012 season on Saturday, October 13 with an exciting array of activities to include a free Zumba class, an animal adoption day with Natchitoches Hope for Paws, a fall scene for pictures, and live musical entertainment by The Goodlowe Brothers. Natchitoches’ local farmer’s market will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on the downtown riverbank in the Natchitoches Historic District through November 3.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness workout and the free classes will be offered every Saturday from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. The classes will be instructed by Kimberly Davis who regularly teaches Zumba at Northwestern State University's Wellness, Recreation, and Activity Center. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring water and a towel. Incorporation of the Zumba classes into the fall markets is made possible by a health and wellness grant from the Foundation for the Mid South.

As always, customers can choose from a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from Green Market produce vendors. Customers can also enjoy a selection of value-added products including farm fresh eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, honey, fresh flowers and much more. Hand-crafted items are also available including jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and other items.

WIC and Senior vouchers issued over the summer can still be redeemed at the fall markets for fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Senior voucher recipients can also use their vouchers to purchase locally grown honey.

Applications to be a Green Market vendor are still welcome. To learn more about these special programs or how to become a vendor, please call the market office at (318) 352-2746 (CRGM). A calendar of events and vendor applications can also be found online at


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