Sixty percent of St. Landry Parish acreage (almost 600 square miles) is used for agricultural purposes. Crops grown for the commodity and consumer markets include corn, cotton, crawfish, hay, produce, rice, soybeans, sugarcane, sweet potatoes and wheat. Louisiana’s economy reaps close to $1 billion in commodity contributions. Visitors and residents enjoy the weekly local farmers markets in Eunice, Opelousas, and Washington. Vendors sell an abundance of homegrown produce such as beets, blueberries, figs, green onions, okra, pecans, sweet corn, and tomatoes.