(11/02/21) GREENSBURG, La. — If you’re looking to support local businesses this holiday season, look no further. The St. Helena Farmers Market is hosting a pre-sale of holiday boxes containing a variety of local products just in time for Christmas.
Each box costs $20, and there are four options:
— Pick your favorite green: Choose between collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, kale, cabbage and broccoli.
— Vegetable medley: A mixture of collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, kale, cabbage, broccoli, onions and sweet potatoes.
— Premium beef box: 2 pounds of 90% lean locally raised and processed ground beef, onions and green peppers.
— Local product bundle: Sugarcane syrup, pure honey, one sugarcane stalk and a jelly of your choice (strawberry fig, muscadine or hot pepper).
To place an order, call 225-222-4136 between now and Friday, Dec. 3. Orders will be available for pick up on Friday, Dec. 17, between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Helena Farmers Market on the corner of Sitman Street and state Hwy. 10 in Greensburg. The market will accept cash and SNAP/EBT benefits for payment at the time of pickup. The supply of holiday boxes is limited, so the market’s organizers encourage customers to place orders as soon as possible.
“One of the main goals of Muse 3 Farm is to offer locally pasture raised and processed meats to our community,” said Christopher Muse, co-owner of Muse 3 Farm, one of the local producers featured in the holiday boxes. “The St. Helena Farmers Market December pre-sale box is an excellent channel to offer and showcase our Florida Parishes ranchers’ premium ground beef to the public.”
The market’s vendors and organizers hope that the holiday box sale will kick off a new monthly CSA box option at the market. CSA stands for community supported agriculture, which allows customers to “subscribe” to the seasonal harvests of local farms.
For more information, contact Marquetta Anderson with the LSU AgCenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-222-4136.
St. Helena Farmers Market vendors pose for a photo in front of the welcome tent in December 2020. Photo by Marquetta Anderson/LSU AgCenter
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture