Six... 3 as small businesses around acadiana begin to re-open under "safe shopping guidelines", a local resturant is helping vendors to share there products with the community.
News1's rain augustine has the story.
Stand up: in lafaytte, small business shopping positively affects the entire community.
Local resturant market eatz is doing their part to give local vendors more business.
"i's a free pop-up market for the vendors we do't charge a rental fee.
Just kind of giving back to the community and trying to grow something on this side of town."
General manager of market eatz, seth aymound says the pop-up shop helps 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," although participating vendor steven hebert ussually works full-time in the oil field industry"...that has been hammered with the economy, wha's going on, along with the pandemic.
So this is a side business to make ends meet."
Steven says h's greatful for opportunity to focus on his cbd "the owner with market eatz has allowed us to be out here and do this," giving local vendors and artists the chance to highlight thier work."i's been great, our vendors love it..."
Stand up: the market eatz farmers market is open every weekend from 10 am- until 2pm.
For more information, inlcuding a list of vendors visit thier facebook page.
"i actually work full-time in the oil field here locally and "during the pandemic we were going to do a drive thru pop-up."we started a couple weekends ago duing the pandemic, we were going to do a drive through pop-up, farmers market to support the local vendors and kind of give them some business.
"we started our acadiana flag program, so we were able to feed frontline nurses and frontline employees during the past couple 3 months..."