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Cane River Green Market to Host the Great Outdoors Adventure on May 5

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Cane River Green Market to Host the Great Outdoors Adventure on May 5

Featured activities include fly casting, fly tying, and canoeing/kayaking demonstrations

NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Green Market (CRGM) will continue its summer season on Saturday, May 5 with an exciting array of activities in celebration of National Salsa Month and National Physical Activity and Sports Month.


Natchitoches’ local farmer’s market will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on the downtown riverbank in the Natchitoches Historic District through July 28.


Featured activities this Saturday will include the Great Outdoors Adventure, a free Zumba class, free salsa samples while supplies last, a kid’s coloring station, and an animal adoption day with Hope for Paws. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Monty & Marsha.


The Great Outdoors Adventure will run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and feature fly casting, fly tying, and canoeing and kayaking demonstrations on Cane River by Pack and Paddle of Lafayette, Gray Wolf Fly Shop, Green Trout Fly Shop, and Custom Nets by Jim Gill. Real outdoor artists and instructors from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas will be on hand for instruction. These vendors will also be selling their specialty products and offering an exciting array of raffle and door prizes throughout the day.





The following educational programs will also be offered:


  • What Fish See and Hear {Yep’ they communicate!} by Bill Heugel
  • What’s a Mussel Good for Anyway? {Things you should really know} by Tony Brady
  • Project Healing Waters {For our Disabled Veterans}


The free Zumba class will be offered every Saturday during the month of May from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in celebration of National Salsa Month. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness workout. The class will be instructed by Kimberly Davis who regularly teaches Zumba at Northwestern State University’s Wellness, Recreation, and Activity Center. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring water and a towel. 


In addition to all of the family fun activities, market customers can choose from a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from Green Market produce vendors. Customers can also enjoy a selection of value-added products including farm fresh eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, honey, fresh flowers, herbs and much more. Hand-crafted items are also available including jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and other items.


The market will feature special programming and activities throughout the season including regular live musical performances, children’s activities, speakers and demonstrations.


To learn more about these special programs or how to become a vendor, please call the market office at(318) 352-2746 (CRGM). A calendar of events and vendor applications can be found online



Written by demon53

May 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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