Farm to Table
The Crescent City Farmers Market has a new Saturday location.
November 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto
The farmers market is a great place to stock up on a smorgasbord of fresh veggies, cheeses, fruits and other edibles for Thanksgiving (or really anytime for that matter). And now, after much anticipation, the Crescent City Farmers Market has announced a new Saturday Market home in the CBD: the parking lot of the May Gallery at 750 Carondelet St.
After 21 years of operation at 700 Magazine St. (made possible through the generosity of Reily Foods Company), the Saturday Farmers Market sought a new permanent home in response to upcoming construction at Reily Foods. The new space, donated by The Domain Companies, is larger than the previous Saturday location and allows vendors to off-load directly from their cars. Market hours will remain from 8 a.m. to noon.
“Months ago, we began this search by asking our vendors and shoppers their ideas for a new location,” says Kate Parker, executive director of Market Umbrella, the parent organization of the Crescent City Farmers Market. “The overwhelming feedback was that we stay downtown.” (504) 495-1459, crescentcityfarmersmarket.org