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Voting is open now for national recognition and prizes and the Shreveport Farmers' Market needs your help! Two years ago, in 2020, our local market came in 12th. But, with what they started in 2021, I think they should receive top honors!

If you're wondering what makes the Shreveport Farmers' Market different it's that first, it's a community service project of the Red River Revel Arts Festival. Second, the Shreveport Farmers' Market is the only USDA-approved market in the area, which means all of its farmers come from within a 100-mile radius with a few grandfathered exceptions.  Third, the Shreveport Farmers' Market is able to accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. And, thanks to a grant from  Louisiana Healthcare Connections, for the second year in a row, SNAP recipients can double their benefits, up to $20, each Saturday through August 27th. Every little bit helps when you're trying to feed a family!

Now that I've hopefully sold you on casting a quick and painless online vote, I've gotta be honest. In the interest of full disclosure, I've served on the Red River Revel board in the past and I'm super passionate about what the Shreveport Farmers' Market does for our community. So, without further ado, please click here to vote for the Shreveport Farmers' Market in the American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Coalition's 2022 America's Farmers Market Celebration!

The Shreveport Farmers' Market runs through August 27, 2022, Saturdays from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm in Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. Parking and admission are both free and most vendors accept coupons from the Louisiana Farmers' Market Senior Nutrition Program and the WIC Program, as well as SNAP.

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