Cultural Crossroads is gearing up for the seventh annual Farmers Market and Makers Fair at The Farm– which will be called “First Saturday” this year.

The once-a-month market will kick off on the first Saturday in May and run through August. Gates will open at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. There is no admission.

Special activities for the kids will be planned.

“We want to make this a family affair. While our farmers and growers offer up their bounty, we want the kids to be able to enjoy the grounds, maybe take a dip in our horse troughs, maybe even paint something,” Sonya Armstrong, market chairman said. “We will have demonstrations by local and regional artists and musicians will be invited to jam on the lush green, shady lawn of our four-acre piece of heaven.”

Gardening demonstrations on a variety of subjects such as container gardening and lasagna gardening will be offered.

Each month, organizers will have a different theme – May will be Cinco de Mayo, June will be Soul Food, July will be BBQ and August will be Wild Wild Western.

A covered pavilion will be offered to vendors on a first-come-first-serve basis or they can set up under the pecan trees. Some tables and chairs will also be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Booth space will have a monthly fee of $10 and vendors will be allowed to set up one hour before gates open.
For those wishing to sell goods at the market, contact Armstrong at 318-678-0805 or email her at sonyaarstrong@gmail.com.