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Local farmers and arts markets
With so many great farmers’ markets around, there’s no excuse for not getting your family’s daily dose of fruit and veggies. And beyond the food, there is art and music to be had! Here’s a guide to help you make a fun-filled day of it as you navigate your way around the best NOLA has to offer. And while you’re out there, you can pick up some pretty cool arts and crafts, too!
The Arts Market of New Orleans
Palmer Park, S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne Avenues, Uptown; 504.523.1465; artscouncilofneworleans.org
Last Saturday each month, 10 am – 4 pm.
Featuring paintings, photography, jewelry, and more from the region’s best artisans. It has a special “In the Kids’ Tent” at 10:30 am and kid-focused activities throughout the day.
Crescent City Farmers Market
3 locations, depending upon day of the week.
Tuesday Market: 200 Broadway, by the Northeast corner of the Tulane Square parking lot. 9 am – 1 pm. Year-round, rain or shine.
Thursday Market: 3700 Orleans Ave. at the Bayou. 3 - 7 pm. Year-round,.
Saturday Market: The corner of Magazine Street and Girod Street in the Warehouse District. 8 am – 12 noon, Year-round. In the event of rain, the Saturday Market is held inside the big building adjacent to the parking lot.
The French Farmer’s Market
Ursulines and North Peters, New Orleans
Open daily, 9 am – 6 pm
This market’s been around since 1791! A variety of fresh produce, baked goods along with full-service eateries serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. http://www.frenchmarket.org
French Market’s Community Flea Market
1200 Block of North Peters
Open daily 9 am – 6 pm
A huge assortment of antiques, crafts, art, jewelry and more.
The Freret Market
4421 Freret St., New Orleans
Held the first Saturday of the month, except for May, July and August, noon – 5 pm
Launched in 2007, this market offers art, food and “flea” market type items.
The German Coast Farmers’ Market
West Bank location: 13969 River Rd., Luling
Wednesdays 2;30 – 6 pm
East Bank Location: Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Rd., Destrehan
Saturdays from 8 am – 12 noon
Fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and other products. In addition, the markets feature arts and crafts vendors the fourth Wednesday and second Saturday each month.
Gretna Farmers’ Market
300 Block, Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna
Saturdays, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fresh produce, baked goods, barbeque, prepared foods, gift items and more.
Harrison Avenue Marketplace
801 Harrison Ave., Lakeview
2nd Wednesday of every month, (no market in July & August), 5 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s more of a family-friendly “happening” than a farmer’s or arts market, with music and entertainment in addition to the vendors offering food and handmade crafts.
Hollygrove Market & Farm
8301 Olive St, New Orleans; plus satellite locations (see below)
Tuesdays - Thursdays, noon – 7 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, noon - 4 pm
The market and farm features lots of fresh, local produce, community gardens, and mentor farmers to help residents buy—and perhaps grow—healthy food.
A feature of the market is its “Boxed meal Plan;” for $25, customers can purchase a box of naturally (organic methods, but not certified), conventionally, and organically grown fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Mid-City Green Market
3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans
Thursdays 3 – 7 pm
Offering fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats and other local specialty goods.
Sankofa Farmers’ Market 3819 St. Claude Ave., in front of ARISE Academy at Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School
Featuring fresh produce. It is the only open-air fresh market in the Ninth Ward area within a five-mile radius of the Treme, Seventh Ward, Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Gentilly and Mid-City neighborhoods
Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm
Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market
484 Sala Ave. at Fourth St., Westwego
Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Offering local produce, citrus and seafood plus baked goods and prepared foods. Also offers art, crafts, and jewelry.