Now Open for Our 2020 Season!
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, Senior Citizens Nutrition
Program Coupons as well as all
major credit cards.
Blog – The Latest News From the Farm
Our large freestone peaches are now ready and available by the pound or by the peck box. These beauties are picked tree ripe and are so juicy and delicious.
We also now have vine ripe tomatoes by the peck box so you can be ready for the weekend holiday. Sweet watermelons and cantaloupes are in harvest too.
Tuesday will begin a new patch of our yellow & white sweet corn and it’s really pretty.
As the summer continues, come visit us at the farm and see what’s growing.
We will be closed this Saturday for the 4th of July so we can all pop some firecrackers!
Our beautiful sweetcorn is ready now. You can get it by the ear or save big when you purchase a bushel or more. Our varities this season will alternate between all yellow corn and yellow & white, both really pretty.
Also, our pinkeye purple hulls are just beginning to come in and are available by the pound and by the bushel. We will have them available shelled very soon.
Both our sweetcorn and peas will last through the month of July.
Come and see what’s growing!
You’ve been asking for them and now they are here. The fresh shelled pinto beans are ready beginning Thursday. Get yours while they last.
Pinto bean season is very short for us here in Louisiana and as the temperature climbs they will stop producing so we only have them for a very short time.
If you have never tried them, you should. They are so much better that the dry ones and are a real southern treat!
Get yours now, by the bushel or smaller meal size.