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German Coast Farmers’ Market celebrating 18th anniversary

 

DESTREHAN — The German Coast Farmers’ Market will have its 18th Anniversary Celebration from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 19 at Ormond Plantation, located at 13786 River Road in Destrehan.

The event will feature face painting, a snowball truck, a balloon twister, woodcarvers, a honey extraction by vendor “Bees Are My Business,” a cooking demonstration by Chef Richard Kiral and a performance by musician Kevin Gullage in addition to market vendors.

According to organizers, a variety of food/produce vendors accept SNAP benefits. Shoppers with SNAP benefits should bring their EBT card to the Market Welcome Booth, where a staff member will swipe their card for the amount they would like to spend at the market. The shopper will receive tokens to purchase SNAP eligible products and will also be given $1 in Market Match tokens for every $1 spent at the market using their EBT card (up to $20 per market day.) This program is sponsored by the United Way of St. Charles.

Gift certificates to the German Coast Farmers’ Market are also available. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan and every Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling. The  farmers’ market has been hosting local vendors every week since May 2003.

For more information and a list of vendors, visit germancoastfarmersmarket.com.