As one of its earliest vendors, the Great Harvest Bread Company has been selling its products at the Lafayette Farmers Market since it was founded in 2013. And whenever the storms threatened overhead, Great Harvest could always operate from their permanent bakery, however, most vendors are completely dependent on the venue of the Lafayette Farmers Market to sell their product.
This is why Great Harvest plans to raise dough to raise the Pavilion. When customers come in between Monday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 28, and mention Moncus Park Farmers Market, 20 percent of their purchases at the bakery-cafe will be given to the Moncus Park to support the building of a “Market Pavilion” for local Lafayette farmers.
“We want to help support local farmers in the Lafayette area by donating to a permanent structure, which will allow the market to continue without being adversely affected by weather,” said Michelle MacFadyen, owner of Great Harvest Bread in Lafayette, in a release about the fundraiser. “We want the market to thrive in the community rain or shine.”
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Great Harvest will have guest kneaders from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. working on classic Great Harvest breads, including local farmers and E.B. Brooks, Executive Director of Moncus Park.
Great Harvest is located at 854A Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette and specializes in selling made-from-scratch breads, with flour milled in-store from fresh wheat berries delivered from the Golden Triangle in Montana. The Moncus Park Farmers Market is a year-round market open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday.