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Wurst Biergarten hosts open-air market

Posted at 1:06 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 14:38:51-04

The Wurst Biergarten is hosting a public market every weekend.

The event starts on Sundays at noon, at 537 Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette.

There are local artists, crafts people, farmers, artisans and food purveyors offering their wares.

"The Biergarten has been nice enough to have a consistent weekend open air market for a lot of local businesses," said Sasha Massey, owner of Sweet Nails by Sasha.

Massey makes grooming products to make your hair and nails grow, she says. There are also people who make jewelry, food vendors offering tacos and Indian food, and farmers with fresh produce, she says.

"And they will find friendly people like me from right here in Lafayette," Massey said.

You can have a craft beer, and you can bring your dog along, she says. But maybe the most important thing to know is visitors are supporting their neighbors.

"We can reinfuse power back into the Lafayette dollar by spending here, buying local and giving our friends' businesses the support they need," Massey said.

Steve Credeur is a farmer who offers fresh produce from his garden, eggs from his chickens and products he makes from his crops, like jams, jellies, pickles, dehydrated fruit, "a little bit for everybody."

"I'm here to provide a service for the community," Credeur says. "I offer fresh products, homemade products, things people don't typically get in a grocery store, and provide them with goodies, healthy goodies from the earth."

Credeur says it's important for local entrepreneurs to have an outlet to sell.

"It keeps money in the community," he said. "To keep us here, we need your support."

He also promised visitors some "good personalities."

"This is my hobby, I do it to get out and meet people," Credeur said. "I spend a lot of time out on my farm, this is one of the things I do to get out. I get to talk with people. I don't talk a lot on the farm, except to the vegetables. Keeps me out of trouble."