The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market is celebrating National Farmers Market Month by hosting a "Back to School" day on Saturday, August 3.
Patrice Doucet stopped by GMA to tell us more on how the Farmers market is kicking off the school year!
The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market is held on the first Saturday of every month. Although farmers markets are traditionally held to sell whole sustainable foods, organizers say this market will incorporate demonstrations about healthy eating and provide resources for improving overall health.
Doucet says that the Farmers Market provides special one-on-one interactions between the producers and consumers that are not possible at a grocery store or a retail shop.
With the start of the school year right around the corner, farmers market organizers decided to focus August's event on teaching and learning experiences for children. The LSU Agricultural Department will host a scavenger hunt using foods that children may have never heard of before. During the hunt, kid participants will be given a picture of a food and be tasked with searching the booths at the market for that item. Once found, the booth will check that food off of their list. The child who finds all the foods first wins a prize.
Doucet adds that the activity will teach children about healthy foods while having fun.
The August market will have 60 vendors, a water slide, and feature new seafood items like tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, and soft shell crabs.
The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market is located on Railroad Street in Delcambre. The August market will take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.