Lafayette and surrounding areas are home to numerous farms, home bakers and fishermen. On almost every day of the week you can find fresh produce, baked goods, meats and seafood at a number of farmers markets. Many of them also sell flowers, plants, crafts, artwork and music. The Hub City Farmers Market, for instance, which sets up shop every Saturday in the Oil Center of Lafayette, hosts area artists on the third Saturday of every month. The Freetown Farmers Market sells a variety of items, from fresh vegetables, dairy products and meats to crocheted hats, fresh flowers and CDs of local musicians, all out front of the Freetown Studios where numerous local artists work. We were even serenaded! The following are farmers markets in Lafayette and surrounding region. Since times and dates may change with the seasons, please call ahead. Tuesdays Acadiana Farmers Market, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 801 Foreman Drive in Lafayette. (337) 948-8812. Teche Area Farmers Market, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bouligny Plaza on Main Street in downtown New Iberia. (337) 942-3742. Wednesdays Eunice Farmers Market & Market Days, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the 100 block of South Second Street in downtown Eunice. (337) 457-6502. Freetown Mid-Week Farmers Market, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Freetown Studios, 421 Convent St. in Lafayette. (225) 324-6267. Thursdays Acadiana Farmers Market, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 801 Foreman Drive in Lafayette. (337) 948-8812.
Saturdays Hub City Farmers Market in Lafayette, 8 a.m. to noon, 427 Heymann Blvd. in the Oil Center of Lafayette. (337) 873-0383. Lafayette Farmers' and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm, 8 a.m. to noon., Lafayette. Acadiana Farmers Market, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 801 Foreman Drive in Lafayette. (337) 948-8812. Freetown Mid-Week Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Freetown Studios in Lafayette. 421 Convent St. (225) 324-6267. The Cottage Shoppes Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, 800 E. Broussard Road in Lafayette. (337) 984-5276. Eunice Farmers Market & Market Days, 10 a.m. to 2p.m. in the 100 block of South Second Street in downtown Eunice. (337) 457-6502. Teche Area Farmers Market, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Bouligny Plaza on Main Street in downtown New Iberia. (337) 380-0672 and (337) 369-2330. Bayou Teche Farmers' Market, 8 a.m. to noon. the last Saturday of the month, St. Martinville. The Washington Community Farmers' Market, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Pavilion across from Town Hall in Washington. Kaplan Farmers' Market, 8 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month. For more information on local foods, contact the Acadiana Food Circle.