Downtown Shreveport Farmers Market

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Locally grown?

By: Veggie Lover    (Jun 5, 2010)

I was so excited this morning to go to farmers market because I have been going for several years now, but however, I left very disappointed. The whole purpose of this event is to showcase locally grown produce and help support our local farmers. Driscoll strawberries at $5 a quart is hardly locally grown. You can get the same product for less money at Albertson's, thank you very much. I visited with my friends from Coushatta and left with fresh peppers and tomatoes only. The peaches from Pittsburg Texas still had the grocery label and not at their peak ripeness. Please return to the same values we have held for over the years.

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Noma Fowler-Sandlin says:    (Jun 10, 2010)
There are signs with each grower now stating how much of the product they grow, how much is a local supplement from neighbor growers, and how much is from wholesale or retail sources so that buyers can make an informed choice of who they do business with. Check out the sign, or talk to the growers for information. If you see a blatant disregard, let me know. I can be located by the orange flag on my mobile office cart. We strive to make sure the public knows in the case of outside produce, so let me know of any violation you perceive so that I may look into it. 90% of our content is local this year. Noma, Mgr., 318-455-5788

Noma Fowler-Sandlin says:    (Jul 28, 2010)
Re: The Pittsburg, TX Peaches Those are grown by a large farm within our acceptable radius. They have stickers because they are to be sent to groceries and other places; not because they came from there.