Hammond Farmers Market

Come out to purchase the freshest locally-grown produce the Northshore has to offer, along with unique art crafted by local artisans.


Buying local foods is a great way to support your community and the environment while also improving your health. Local food is fresher and has fewer preservatives than the produce transported from across the country.

Shopping at our local Farmers Market not only supports the local economy, but also is a great way to meet new people and build new relationships.

If you are a regular, we thank you for your continued support. If you’re a newcomer, we encourage you to come find out what the Hammond Farmers Market is all about!

If you would like to become a new Hammond Farmers Market vendor, DOWNLOAD OUR OFFICIAL RULES AND APPLICATION HERE!

If your business would like to network at the Hammond Farmers Market as a business/facility vendor, DOWNLOAD OUR OFFICIAL RULES AND APPLICATION HERE! 

If you'd like to volunteer or gain community service hours at the Market, DOWNLOAD OUR APPLICATION HERE!

 

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Ruby 2: Convenient for You

Ruby 2: Convenient for You

Cassie Ragan, owner of Ruby in Downtown Hammond, has now opened Ruby 2 inside of Spoga Fitness Center. Ruby and Ruby 2 are both a women’s apparel retail store.

 

Ragan bought Ruby in December 2012. She had always considered going into retail, and even had family in the retail business growing up. She was fascinated by clothing and the retail business, but chose a different career path after college. The previous owner of Ruby contacted Ragan about purchasing the store. She was still working in the architecture business. There was simply no time for Ragan to take ownership of the store and continue her career in architecture. She soon left the architecture business, and decided to take a few months off. It was then that Ragan decided to take a chance and pursue her passion of fashion and retail.

 

Ragan said, “The sun, the moon and the stars all aligned, and it finally happened.”

 

It has been a learning experience for Ragan, and everyday is a new day. Ragan has since expanded the brands that would be offered at the store. She also provided a better range of sizes, as well as a better price range.

 

Becky Mannino, an employee of Ruby for 5 years, said, “Working at Ruby has been a great pleasure, and I have gained much experience in areas such as customer service, marketing and leadership.”

 

Ruby and Ruby 2 provide clothes that can outfit a person of any age. The stores also offer clothing for all body types as well as personalities. Among the clothing brands that can be found at Ruby are Gentle Fawn, Knot Sisters, Cutloose, Z Supply, Johnny Was and Bobbi. Ruby is also known for denim brands such as Citizens of Humanity, Paige, Mavi and Articles of Society. The store offers a wide selection of shoe brands such as Bed Stu and OTBT. Aside from apparel, the stores also have a wide variety of candles, bath salts and even seasonal home décor.

 

Ragan said, “Word of mouth can sometimes be bad. There is a certain stigma saying you can only be a certain size to shop here and its super expensive. Neither of those two things are true.”

 

Owning the story has allowed Ragan to reconnect with people as well as put names to faces. It has also been a great way for Ragan to meet new people she hadn’t met before. She has met individuals along this journey who have become some of her greatest friends and best customers.

 

Torie Pittari, a Ruby employee, said, “Cassie is amazing at communicating well with our customers in order to find what they are looking for at the store.”

 

Hammond is a small town, which has presented some challenges for the store. Ragan is careful of what she purchases and how much of an item she purchases. In a town like Hammond, it is likely to run into someone with the same outfit. Ragan is aware of this and tries to keep this from happening to her customers.

 

Pittari said, “I enjoy putting an outfit together that will fit our customers personal style and make them happy.”

 

Ragan woke up one morning with an idea to expand the store. Ragan has always dealt with the issue of having too much inventory in Ruby. She is an instructor at Spoga Fitness Center, which recently opened a new building in Hammond. This building so happened to have a space created for retail. Ragan approached Spoga about using the space, and they were open to the idea.

 

It has been a natural transition for Ruby 2 to open. It is a slightly different customer base and has more of a lifestyle concept. Ruby 2 still carries the same brands as Ruby, but has that lifestyle based clothing and lifestyle based price point. Since the store is in a fitness center, Ruby 2 also carries workout clothing. People do not have to be a member of Spoga to visit Ruby 2.

 

Ragan said, “We try to make everything customer friendly and make shopping as easy as possible.”

 

 

Henderson's Hearth

Henderson's Hearth

Amy and Katie are the mother/daughter team behind Henderson's Hearth. We grow our herbs and some of the fruit for our products using the best healthy gardening methods. All of the mixes and jams are made in small batches to closely ensure quality. We sell Celtic inspired soup mixes, bake mixes, jams from locally sourced ingredients. Inspired by our Scottish heritage and Louisiana upbringing. We also have handmade gifts from the garden.
 

Betty's Goat Milk Soap

Betty's Goat Milk Soap

 

 

Our goat milk soaps are all natural handcrafted made with fresh goat's ilk (handmilked from our girls on our small farm) mixed with love and dedication to make sure you get the gentlest bar of soap. Great for any skin type! In 2013 we added: Goat Milk Bath Bliss, Face & Body Scrubs, Lip Balm, Lotion, Body Butter, Laundry Powder, Liquid Soap to our list of products. Life on the farm is not always easy there are long hours with little pay, ups and downs, highs and lows, but there are also may happy, exciting times. Love, laughter, life lessons to be learned. This is a family business. This is not my hobby, not my part time job, this is my life and my labor of love!
 

Candles by Elise

Candles by Elise

For the past 4 years, Candles by Elise LLC has strived to bring natural handmade soy candles into homes for both decor and relaxing/ warm ambiance. The benefits of our candles are that they burn evenly and cleaner and are safe for the environment!

Our fragrance list continues to grow as we are trying new fragrances and bringing in ones that our customers request! You can view all of our candles and jars on our website at candlesbyelise.com

Queen Bee's

Queen Bee's

The Queen Bees creates beautiful hand-crafted body products from their own fresh Honey and Beeswax. Products are made with coconut oil, palm oil, safflower oil, glycerin, essential oils, and fragrances.