Fresh finds: Your summer guide to local farmers markets

Bringing locally grown fruits and veggies to New Orleans and its surrounding areas is the mission of several farmers markets across the city. We’ve put together when and where you’ll find your fresh veggies and other unique finds.

If you know of a good farmers market that’s not on our list, contact us here.

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Jefferson Parish

Fat City Farmers Market
3215 Edenborn Avenue, Metairie

Hours: Second and fourth Sunday each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vendors offer organic produce, other vegetation, home-baked bread and sweets, jellies, jams, woodworking, art, artisan crafts, spices, organic soaps, oils, clothing, jewelry, other accessories, specialty foods and beverages. All subject to availability.

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Farmers Arts Metairie Market
2700 block of Metairie Road at Metairie Lawn Drive (Bayou Metairie Park)

Hours: Third Tuesday of each month, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Old Metairie Garden Club hosts this monthly farmers market at Bayou Metairie Park. More than a dozen local farmer booths and booths with arts and crafts gather for Metairie’s newest farmers market. You’ll also find food and drink booths available along with live music.

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Gretna Farmer’s Market
300 Block of Huey P. Long Avenue, Gretna

Hours: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy fresh local produce and crafts at the Gretna Farmers Market, every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, rain or shine, under the covered Gretna Market Building. Open every Saturday except the Saturday of Gretna Fest.

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New Orleans

French Market
700 – 1010 Decatur Street, New Orleans

Hours: Opens daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., year-round, rain or shine

America’s oldest public market offers full-service eateries and a variety of fresh produce and seafood, local specialty foods, cheese and wine, sandwiches and salads, and sweets.

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Crescent City Farmers Market
Locations vary based on day

Hours: Tuesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to noon (Downtown), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rivertown)

The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. They also recently took over operations at the Rivertown Farmers Market in Kenner. Tuesdays the market heads Uptown, 200 Broadway Street at the River. On Wednesdays, the market opens in the French Quarter, 1235 N. Peters Street. Thursdays you’ll find the market in Mid-City at 3700 Orleans Avenue at the Bayou. Saturday’s market has two locations: Downtown at 750 Carondelet Street at Julia Street and Rivertown at Williams Boulevard and the River.

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Sankofa Fresh Stop Market
Summer location: 5200 Dauphine Street, New Orleans

Hours: During the summer, the market says their hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 pm.

This farmers market in the Ninth Ward offers fresh local produce, seafood and baked goods. Sankofa also offers a mobile farm stand market that sets up in different New Orleans communities including the Ninth Ward, Hollygrove and Broadmore. See the mobile market stops here.

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Market Place at Armstrong Park
901 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans

Hours: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Market Place at Armstrong Park brings fresh, local produce and seafood to the Treme neighborhood. The market is adjacent to the main entrance leading into the park.

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ReFresh Farmers’ Market
300 N. Broad Street, New Orleans

Hours: Mondays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

ReFresh Farmers’ Market offers seasonal fruits and veggies, pickles, jams, syrups, grass-fed beef and lamb, flowers, pesto, salad dressing, and baked goods.

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Vietnamese Farmers Market
14401 Alcee Fortier Boulevard, New Orleans

Hours: Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Vendors set up shops on blankets with produce in New Orleans East.


 

Photo courtesy: Camellia City Farmers Market via Facebook

North Shore

Camellia City Farmers Market
1808 Front Street, Slidell

Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon

The Camellia City Farmers Market is Slidell’s first true farmer’s market. The market opens rain or shine on Saturdays in the East St.Tammany Chamber of Commerce parking lot.

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Covington Farmers Market
609 N. Columbia Street, Covington (Saturdays); 434 N. New Hampshire Street (Wednesdays)

Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon (Covington City Hall), Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Covington Trailhead)

Saturday market vendors sell vegetables, fruit, dairy, poultry, seafood, beef, wines, herbs, honey, baked goods, prepared foods, pastries, doggie treats, soaps, potted plants and more. Enjoy live music in the gazebo starting at 9 a.m. Coffee and other items for purchase. Small tables, chairs and picnic table available. Weekly cooking demonstrations or food trucks. Wednesday market vendors sell prepared foods, lunches to-go, and some fresh produce. Produce in season and music acts listed weekly on website.  These events are rain or shine.

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Folsom Village Market
13401 June Street, Folsom

Hours: Second and fourth Saturday each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Folsom Village Market opens year round 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday, weather permitting. The market is located behind the town hall next to the old Capital One building. The farmers and crafts market also allows small, healthy animals. They also offer a market and community yard sale when there is a fifth Saturday in a month. Vendors have an array of items from market to market

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Lafitte Street Market
698 Lafitte Street, Mandeville

Hours: Thursdays 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Lafitte Street Farmers Market offers the only night market in St. Tammany. Offerings include locally roasted small batch coffee, salt free spice blends and infused oils, natural skin care products, beef jerky, locally made wine, confectionery goodies such as fig cookies, pralines, and anything chocolate, kettle corn, nitro coffee, kombucha, local honey, marina sauce, fresh made bread and butter, fresh grown produce, farm eggs, local soups and tamales.

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Mandeville Trailhead Community Market
675 Lafitte Street, Mandeville

Hours: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mandeville Trailhead Farmers Market offers vegetables, fruits, handmade crafts, prepared foods, jellies and plants and live music.

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Pearl River’s Honey Island Art and Farmer’s Market
64378 Highway 41, Pearl River

Hours: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Pearl River’s Honey Island Art and Farmer’s Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, jams, jellies, prepared foods and baked goods. You’ll also find arts and crafts by local artisans.

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Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market
22049 Main Street, Abita Springs

Hours: Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

Find fresh locally grown produce, local wild caught seafood and local pastured poultry at the Abita Springs market located at the Trailhead Park. Vendors also sell local honey, jellies, baked goods, plants and natural personal care products. View the work of a number of local artists and craftsmen as well.

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St. Charles Parish

German Coast Farmers Market
13768 River Road, Destrehan (Saturdays), 1313 Paul Maillard Road, Luling (Wednesdays)

Hours: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon in Destrehan and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Luling

German Coast Farmers Market sets up on the East Bank of St. Charles Parish on Saturdays at Ormond Plantation. On Wednesdays, you’ll find the farmers markets on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish at Winnwood Shopping Center. Vendors offer fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, seafood, jellies and hot food. Other non-food goods are also offered such as handmade jewelry, candles, crafts and bath goods.

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