At the Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market, we believe in healthy living. We dream of a community that celebrates and patronizes local family farms and businesses. We hope to cultivate an educated generation that respects hard work and preserves the land on which we live.
The mission of the Hammond Farmers Market is to provide an outlet where local farmers, producers, and artisans can unite to educate and serve our community while offering healthy choices and unique creations to consumers.
Our market offers farm fresh produce, plants, flowers, prepared food & grocery staples, fresh fish, meat, eggs, & dairy, artisan trade products, and farm crafts.
The Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market is seeking one Communications intern for both Spring and Summer 2024 semesters. If you are someone who is ready to engage with members of our community and show commitment to supporting local farmers and artisans - this internship is for you!
Click here to view more internship opportunities and further details!
The Hammond Farmers and Artisans Market proudly offers three Nutrition Assistance Programs to expand healthy food access for Tangipahoa families with food produced and grown locally by small, family-owned farms.
SNAP Market Program - The market is an official USDA SNAP authorized retailer. SNAP (also known as Food Stamps, EBT, and Louisiana Purchase) can only be used on SNAP eligible items including: fresh produce, fish, poultry, meat, breads, cereals, non-alcoholic beverages, dairy products, and seeds and plants that produce food.
SNAP MATCH - for every snap dollar you spend, we'll match, dollar for dollar, up to $50 per customer per day through our funding partner Greaux the Good!
Starting mid-July, our SNAP match incentive increased from $20 to $50!
Vouchers 4 Veggies - Our market is an authorized retailer for Vouchers 4 Veggies (V4V) facilitated by Louisiana Medicaid. V4V is a fruit and vegetable program for families at high risk for chronic disease. Families receive vouchers through their healthcare provider.
Click HERE to learn more, or visit the Market tent, located on the corner of Thomas and NW Railroad.
We are so excited to announce that as of July 15, 2023 our SNAP Match Program increased from $20 to $50 through our funding partner Greaux the Good! For every SNAP dollar you spend, we will match you dollar for dollar, up to $50 per customer per day. Stop by the market tent located on the corner of Thomas and NW Railroad to learn more!
Shop With Us to Support Local Farms and Producers
DID YOU KNOW?
Attending Farmers Markets supports the economy and the environment!
The most basic argument for why local food is better for the environment is that it travels a shorter distance to get to you, so it produces fewer greenhouse emissions from truck exhaust or jet fuel. If you look beyond just location, you can see even more positives compared to commercial agriculture. Plastic waste? Forget about it! Food grown locally comes straight off the vine or out of the field to the market. Knowing the food is fresh means more flavor, less preservatives or pesticides, and a healthier you!
Shopping at the market builds community! You may bump into your neighbors while picking out potatoes or searching for snacks. Many of our market participants vend to local restaurants. Farmer's markets naturally foster diversity, encouraging people of all races, financial class, age, and lifestyle to come together in search of locally grown food and artisan crafts. We encourage everyone to stop in and visit us downtown, whether you are a Hammond regular or passing through!