Welcome to Acadiana Gourds!

My name is Kate Bangle and I began growing gourds and crafting them into useful and functional items several years ago. I have discovered that raising and crafting gourds are both addicting. Nature provides gourds in an array of different sizes and a variety of shapes that stimulate artistic imagination and creativity. My gourd farm is located at 479 4th Street in Mermentau, Louisiana where you can purchase raw gourds anytime or shop for crafted gourds by appointment in the gallery and studio.  Mermentau is located in Acadia Parish, a part of the Acadiana area or Cajun Country in Southwest Louisiana; home of friendly people, good food and good times. Mermentau is equal distance from Lafayette and Lake Charles, La. on Hwy. 90, just south of Interstate 10.

Raw gourds
If you don't have the time or gardening space to raise gourds yourself but want some to craft, please contact us at 337-824-8952 for available gourds and prices. Acadiana Gourds is committed to providing quality, cleaned, and ready to craft gourds at reasonable prices. Please call first before driving out to the farm.

Gourd art
Also call for an appointment if you would like to visit our gallery and studio and discover many unusual items for the home and garden that are available for purchase. Our embellished gourds reflect our unique Acadian culture at competitive prices. The possibilities are endless in gourd crafting, but we find that we create three items: birdhouses, bowls, and seasonal gift items, especially for Christmas gifts. I am also an exhibiting member of the Crowley Art Gallery and you can find some of my artwork there.
The Gallery is located at 222 N. Parkerson Avenue in Crowley, La.


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