Farmer’s Market comes to area

Charlotte Guedry

For many residents of Ascension Parish, the waiting is finally over.

Letters have been written, and people have been talking quite a bit about a locally organized and produced farmer’s market, and on Saturday, May 14, the request will be answered.

A new farmer’s market will kick off what they hope to be a regular event in the Tractor Supply parking lot located at 414 Hwy. 30 in Gonzales.

Beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m., local merchants will be showing their goods ranging from live animals, produce, baked items, quilts, crafts, fresh eggs, and much more.

There will even be antique tractors on display.

Organizers Jeremy “J.D.” Smith, manager of Tractor Supply, and Patricia Dunn, clothing specialist, are hoping the event draws a big Ascension crowd.

“This is such a growing community, and we all have so much to offer each other,” said Dunn. “This event has the possibility of continuing, which will only bring us all closer and unite us even further.”

Many areas surrounding the parish have produced successful, continuing farmer’s markets, and Dunn hopes that too will be the case here.

“We really hope this becomes a regular thing,” she said. “We really need something like this. Local merchants can show off their talents to the people of the parish, and local goods can be bought and stay within the area.”

Anyone interested in renting a booth for the market is urged to contact Dunn by calling 225-278-8804. As a bonus, there is no cost for the booth rental, as keeping things local and affordable is another idea behind the market.

Dunn perhaps put it best when she said, “Come on out, Ascension. There’s a great chance for this market to not only continue, but to get better and better as time goes by. We’re one great community, so let’s support each other, all of us.”

For more information about the Farmer’s Market, call 225-644-3900.