Shoppers have the choice between national retailers and many family-owned and -operated businesses, all found in every section of the parish. The area is home to everything from discount establishments, grocery stores and pharmacies to home places and convenience and service stores – all readily available to meet those everyday shopping needs.
Jeff Davis Parish is widely noted for its wealth of fine antique and gift shops and novelty boutiques. The parish’s main streets and historic downtown shopping districts are filled with small shops, each offering charming treasures for every interest and the best in true Southern hospitality.
In addition to the fine antique shops of Jeff Davis Parish, shoppers looking for fresh, homegrown items revel in the Main Street Farmers’ Market, located at Founder’s Park in downtown Jennings. Held each Saturday from 7-10 a.m., beginning with the initial Saturday in June and continuing throughout the warm summer months, the Farmers’ Market is teeming with the freshest fruits and vegetables, baked goods, live plants, jams and jellies, and a variety of further homemade goods. All items for sale at the market are grown, raised and made right in Jeff Davis Parish. (337) 774-5913
Second Saturday Flea Market is held year-round at the Louisiana Oil & Gas Park at 7 a.m. New and used items are available here for sale or trade. In addition to these items are food vendors, animals for adoption and sometimes live music to entertain. Admission is free; parking is $1. (337) 368-6399
Welsh Farmers’ Market begins in May, every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the grounds of Welsh City Hall, 201 S. Elm St. (337) 734-2231