Reopening In Late May!
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Under Our Grand Oak
Ed Lester Farms is an outdoor farmer’s market located right on the bank of the west bank of the Red River. Under the shade of our stately grand oak you will feel the cool summer breeze as you peruse through our beautiful selection of fresh picked fruits and vegetables.
Produce arrives from the fields beginning around 8 am and typically remains in supply until closing time at 5 pm. Because of our relationship with Mother Nature, our selection of crops changes over the summer season. Cooler season crops such as lettuce and broccoli will give way to warmer season crops like okra, melons, and purple hull peas.
Tips For Your Trip
Needing to buy in large quantities?
No problem! Our staff is happy to help
you with all your purchases.
What to Bring
You don’t need to bring a thing. If you will be transporting your fresh veggies for a long distance you may wish to bring an ice chest. We do offer thermal bags which work nicely for our shell peas and other more delicate produce. But your air conditioned car will be just fine for the short haul.
Pay How You Want
We accept checks, Louisiana Purchase
cards, and Senior Citizens Nutrition
Program Coupons, as well as all
major credit cards.
Blog – The Latest News From the Farm
This winter has been really cold and wet which in many ways is actually good for farming. Colder weather in the winter is always good for the peach trees and temperatures below freezing help to control the many insects that like vegetables too. Although our total rainfall is just above average, we have had constant rains with little sunshine throughout the winter so this may make it feel a bit more gloomy.
But now the sun is shining and we are hard at work planting the many crops which will come into harvest this summer. Watch this website or sign up for our newsletter and you will receive crop updates and news about our 2019 opening date.
Wouldn’t a big juicy tomato be good right now? They’re growing!
The Dog Days of Summer are here again and another produce season has come to a close. In fact, this has been our 50th season here at Ed Lester Farms! For five decades the Lester families have provided fresh grown produce to northwest Louisiana and beyond.
We would like to thank our many appreciative customers who have supported what we do here on the land through these many years. Also, we thank our new customers who have perhaps just discovered us here in the little town of Coushatta and we hope you come back to visit us next season.
A special thanks to all our dedicated employees who put in the many long hours in the sunshine to bring you our beautiful crops.
Our efforts will now turn to cotton harvest in a month or so which will be our final crop for the season. Our produce sales season will again start in late May of 2019.
If you are reading this from our newsletter, thanks for signing up! This is the final one until next season when we announce our opening date for 2019.
Ed, Jay and Lisa Lester
Today, Saturday July 28th is our last day of our 2018 produce sales season. While they last, our shelled purple hull peas will be on sale today. Come see us for peas and more on our final day of the day season!