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Local Produce Finds a New Home at Ruston Farmers Market

The Ruston Farmers Market moves into its new building on Mississippi Avenue.

After spending its first eight seasons in a parking lot, the Ruston Farmers Market cuts the ribbon on its new permanent location Saturday June 4. The new building is located at 220 East Mississippi Street just behind the historic fire station in downtown Ruston.

"We were starting to grow and gain more vendors, and it is something that is so important to us and our community. We really wanted a place where we could be established and say that we are here to stay," says Market Manager Lauren Jennings.

The outside of the building bears a fresh new mural painted by Louisiana Tech University art students, making it an instant landmark for the community. 

The Grand Opening begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, and runs until noon with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30. Food trucks, live music, and hourly drawings all help mark the opening weekend of the market -- all of this in addition to the locally grown produce that is available.

This weekend offers among others squash, zucchini, green beans, and raw honey. The market also welcomes new local meat and egg vendors. 

For more information about the Ruston Farmers Market, visit the website.

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