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Want to pump some money into our local economy? Support local Shreveport-Bossier City, LA small businesses this Saturday at the Bossier City Farmers Market.

When is Small Business Saturday in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA?

Small Business Saturday is the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving each November. This year's Small Business Saturday is this Saturday, November 25, 2023. The day falls after 'Black Friday' when big box stores nationwide historically offer amazing sales and deals to entice shoppers for the kick-off of the Christmas season.

There are a lot of reasons why shopping on Small Business Saturday is great for our local economy, but the biggest part is supporting your friends, family, and neighbors and there will be a slew of them waiting to help you check off your shopping list at this Saturday's Bossier City Farmers Market.

Chris Graham, the organizer of the market, says you'll be able to shop over 75 local vendors Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall. Admission and parking are both free and this weekend he says they'll have 'boutiques, retail, food, crafts, fresh local veggies and fruits, food trucks, jams, salsa, honey, baked goods, jellies, berries, pickles, freshly squeezed lemonade, peppers, handmade soap, tamales, kettle corn, pies, watermelon, crafts, jewelry, gulf shrimp, pet treats, handmade goods, art, plants, leather/woodwork, seasoning blends, coffee, kids activities and much more!'

Chris also says there will be live music at the event, as well as face painting and balloons for the kids in a family-friendly environment. I love that the event is pet-friendly so I can bring my oversized lap dog with me. To see the constantly updated vendors list, join the Bossier City Farmers Market Facebook page.

Some of my favorite stops include the produce stands, Geaux Meals by Gracie, which sells pans of pre-cooked entrees for easy, convenient meal prepping, the homemade dog treat booth, the booth with the street tacos, and there's another one that sells handmade wire jewelry with crystals. Yes, I'm a hippie at heart!

I've met some of the best people while strolling with my buddy, Cyrus. Stop and say hi!


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