The Madisonville Market 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 on first and third Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Madisonville's Riverside Park on Water Street (the Tchefuncte river front). Formerly held at Madisonville's ball park on Pine St., the river front is the new location as of March 2022.
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.
Northshore Maker's Market Foundation, the non-profit that presents the market, 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.
For more information, visithttps://madisonvillemarket.org and follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MadisonvilleMarket. Questions, contact Sondra Sercovich at email@example.com.