Local business, Market Eatz, is helping other smaller vendors to get their products out to the community through a farmers market.
As small businesses around Acadiana begin to re-open under “Safe Shopping Guidelines”a local restaurant is helping vendors to share their products with the community.
Market Eatz is doing their part to give local vendors more business.
“It’s a free pop-up market for the vendors,” says General Manger Seth Aymound.” “We don’t charge a rental fee. Just kind of giving back to the community and trying to grow something on this side of town.”
Aymound says the pop-up shop helps local, small vendors who may have been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Following of course all of the COVID guidelines, and just trying to help out our community here the vendors have been out of work.”
Participating vendor Steven Hebert usually works full-time in the oil field industry. He says he’s grateful for the opportunity to focus on his business.
“This is a side business to make ends meet,” says Steven. “The owner with Market Eatz has allowed us to be out here and do this.”
Giving local vendors and artists the chance to highlight their work.
“It’s been great. our vendors love it,” says Aymound.
Aymound says Market Eatz also is also giving back to the medical community.
“We started our Acadiana Flag Program, so we were able to feed frontline nurses and frontline employees during the past couple 3 months,” says Aymound.
The market is open every weekend from 10AM- until 2PM.
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