The Madisonville Market, put on by the Northshore Maker’s Market Foundation, is more than just a farmer’s market. It’s a place where the community can interact with local artisans, crafters, farmers, chefs and more as they share their passion for making handmade goods, homegrown produce and prepared foods.
The weekly market takes place each Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Madisonville Park & Playground, located at 1007 Pine Street (end of the street just after Jahncke St.). Over 150 vendors rotate weekly, offering a wide variety of foods, goods and gifts. Shopping aside, families will enjoy the nearby playground, and be sure to look for on-site massage therapists when you're ready to take a break. There's also a concession stand on the ballfield with bottled water and sodas.
The market features hot and ready-to-eat foods, chocolates and candies, cookies and baked goods, jams and jellies, sauces and seasonings, flowers, plants, eggs, cheeses, fruits, veggies, local honey and selections by local vintners. Also, you'll find original art, handmade jewelry and accessories, hand-dyed fabrics, hand-sewn leather goods, wooden creations, soaps and body care products, health and wellness items, home décor items, baby clothes and hand sewn masks.
The non-profit Northshore Maker's Market Foundation partners with local government, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to fund local projects such as the restoration of historic sites in Madisonville, and the education of young adults ages 14-24 in the arts, trades, agriculture, and entrepreneurship through donations, fundraisers, and mentorship efforts, all with an approach of attaining sustainable solutions for healthier living. The foundation is sponsored by Resource Bank and local small businesses such as Flamjeaux Coffee Co., a small roasting house in Mandeville.
Come have some family fun-time at Madisonville Market and support local businesses by bringing homemade home.