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.
Right now on the farm we have plenty of beautiful okra, a southern classic! It’s available by the pound, peck or bushel. Thinking of freezing or canning? Now is a great time to get your fresh vegetables.
We have red ripe tomatoes and peaches along with all our other summer favorites such a bell and hot peppers, eggplant, melons, onions, cucumbers, cantaloupe, cabbage, peas, squash and much more.
Our produce sales season will end in just a couple of short weeks so be sure to come see us for a visit.
As Summer rolls along and temperatures rise, the fruits and vegetables just keep coming. Actually, many of our crops such as okra and peppers prefer the higher tempertures as long as they have plenty of water. Rainfall has been scarce this season here in Coushatta, but our irrigation systems have kept everything in good shape. Maybe we will get a shower for the Fourth of July!
And speaking of the upcoming holiday, as always, we will be closed on Wednesday July 4th.
In harvest this week will be plenty of peas, okra, tomatoes – by the pound and box, cantaloupe, bell peppers, squash, cucumbers, onions, our big selection of hot peppers, peaches, sweetcorn, blueberries and many, many other beautiful crops. Be sure to check out the specialty and heirloom tomatoes…from the wacky to weird but always delicious. This week is the last call for new potatoes, while they last!
There are just a few short weeks left in our sales season so be sure to visit with us before the end of July.
For more information on crops, just give us a call at the numbers below. Our hours are 8:00-5:00. We are open every day except Sunday.
Enjoy the holiday this week and come see what’s growing!
Our wonderful vine ripe tomatoes are in full harvest here at the farm. Theses beauties are available by the pound and by the box. In addition to our regular red tomatoes, we also have a wide selection of special and heirloom varities.
Purple hull peas are also now ready and can be purchase in the shell or shelled and ready for your kitchen. What could be easier? Shelled peas are available most days by the bushel or small bag for just a “mess”.
We have a great selection of sweet and hot peppers as well as watermelons, cantaloupes, okra and even Cushaw which is Southern favorite.
Come see us and see what’s growing on the farm!