Jun 14, 2013 12:32 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Red Lerille to ring opening bell at tomorrow's Market at the Horse Farm

Farmers and Artisans Market will hold its third market this weekend. Local businessman Red Lerille will ring the opening bell at 8 a.m.

All Lafayette residents are invited to attend The Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston Street, which will be held Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Vendors will sell between 8 a.m. and noon, gates close at 2 p.m., Bell ringing (official opening) at 8 a.m.

In the market's third week, a tradition has already begun. Opening the market on the first week was Lester Durel, father of City-Parish President Joey Durel. Market organizers quickly decided that the ringing of the bell each week would be an opportunity to highlight something or someone in the community.

This week, local businessman and generous community member Red Lerille has agreed to ring the bell.

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm opened on June 1 to a few thousand enthusiastic customers. More than 40 Local Producer/Vendors offered their hand-crafted creations and fresh seasonal produce, seafood, and meats. They reported record and near-record sales during the event.

The goals of the Market include:


  •  Promoting the enjoyment of healthy locally grown farm products;




  • Raising funds for the eventual development of the property as a public park;




  • Providing an opportunity to view and enjoy the property;




  • Supporting local artists and producers by providing a direct channel of distribution and marketing;


  • Serving as a hub for cultural enrichment in celebration of the community;




  • Encouraging the Park's support by local business and community leaders;




  • Promoting community-enriching programs, projects, and opportunities for the future of the Horse Farm Park.


The Market's successful first two weeks is an indication that Lafayette welcomes and supports its local producers and artists and enthusiastically embraces the future of the Horse Farm property as a public park.

The Market will be open to the public every Saturday from 8am to noon. The property remains open for public enjoyment by Market attendees until 2pm.
Additional information, including vendor applications, volunteer applications, and Vendor lists can be found at



Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Most Popular