April 07, 2010

Cane River Green Market coordinator named

Farmers Market begins April 24

Shelton Meacham has been named the coordinator of the Cane River Green Market for the 2010 season.

Meacham will be the onsite coordinator each Saturday at the market to assist customers, vendors and patrons. He will also assist the Main Street Office in promotions, special events and educational programs during the market season.

Meacham is originally from Shreveport but has resided in Natchitoches for over six years. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Centenary College and a master of arts degree from Northwestern State University. Meacham also taught as an adjunct professor in the NSU Creating and Performing Arts Department.

"I really like the farmers market and I am excited to be a part of the 10 year anniversary," Meacham said. "I hope that I can assist in moving the market into the next decade."

The 2010 season of the Cane River Green Market will begin on Saturday, April 24 and will run through Saturday, July 31. The Green Market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. on the downtown riverbank. This will mark the 10 year anniversary of the farmers market.

Vendors will have a variety of fresh produce including fruits, vegetables and eggs in addition to plants, herbs and eggs. Shoppers can also find homemade items such as breads, jams and jellies and honey products.

Craft vendors are selling handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry, woodwork, pencil drawings and stained glass. There will also be birdhouses, candles, soaps and much more.

Vendors are being sought to participate in the 2010 Green Market season. Vendors pay a booth fee of $15 for each market day they attend. All vendors must grow their own produce or make their own products.

Applications may be picked up at the Main Street office located at City Hall or by visiting the web site at www.canerivergreenmarket.com. For more information, please call the Cane River Green Market at 352-CRGM.