On November 16th, get a jump on your holiday shopping, support local artists and artisans, and maybe even treat yourself a little. It'll be the perfect Saturday stroll!
Homegrown for the Holidays is a celebration of all things locally produced, funky, and one-of-a-kind. The day starts with grocery shopping and live music at the Crescent City Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. At 11 a.m., The Fall Fashion Bazaar opens for the day, bringing together 14 local designers and artisans and featuring affordable and styling gifts for everyone on your list. Also opening at 11 a.m., the New Orleans Book Fair + Media Expo promises to give locals the chance to find their next favorite . After that busy day, shoppers can regroup at Carmo to celebrate the grand opening of their new bar with complimentary cocktails, an extended bar menu, and food specials! It's the perfect way to wrap up a day of celebrating the city we love.
Crescent City Farmers Market – 700 Magazine Street, NOLA (8 p.m. to noon)
Visit the market on 11/16 to enjoy fresh, local food (including the triumphant return of Plaquemines citrus!), and music by Pat Reedy & the Long Time Goners. The Crescent City Farmers market, a project of www.marketumbrella.org, features the best local produce, seafood, meat and dairy, and prepared foods at its three weekly markets. The producer-only, year-round farmers market operates weekly, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 9am-1pm at 200 Broadway St., Thursdays from 3-7pm at 3700 Orleans Ave. and Saturdays from 8am-12noon at 700 Magazine St. CCFM accepts credit, debit and electronic benefit transfer cards (for SNAP, or food stamps) at the welcome tent. marketumbrella.org, an independent 501(c)3 organization, cultivates the field of public markets for public good. Come out and enjoy the best that Louisiana food has to offer!
The Fall Fashion Bazaar – 527 Julia Street, NOLA (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
The Fall Fashion Bazaar is in its third year, and features 14 local designers and artisans selling a variety of local, handmade, and affordable gifts, all in one place, just in time for the holiday season! The event has something for everyone, including fashion for men, women and kids, jewelry, artwork, and even pet accessories. It features affordable gifts for every price range, making it a perfect place to pick up stocking stuffers and presents for family and friends. Of course, we won't judge if you end up treating yourself, while you’re at it! Attendance is free for all ages. Find out more at www.facebook.com/fallfashionbazaar.
The New Orleans Book Fair + Media Expo – 900 Camp Street, NOLA (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
The New Orleans Bookfair + Media Expo is in it's 12th year and features scores of local and national publishers, distributors, artists, 'zine-makers, comics and much more. The Historic New Orleans Collection, Crescent City Comics, Antigravity Magazine and Gambit Weekly sponsor, and a full exhibitor list can be found at neworleansbookfair.com. Attendance is free for all ages and table space is still available. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org."
Carmo Cocktail Bar Grand Opening – 527 Julia Street, NOLA (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Carmo’s new cocktail bar was built by master designer/woodworker, Eric Lind. It features reclaimed wood from various demolished structures throughout the New Orleans area, and a copper patina counter top. At the grand opening celebration on November 16th, a complimentary cocktail (Indian punch) will be served, along with an expanded drink menu, which includes more varieties of current favorites, such as batidas and caipirinhas, as well as an entirely new wine list. Several of Carmo's cocktails offerings feature exotic tropical fruit juices such as cacau fruit juice, cupuaçu, graviola and cashew fruit. Learn more about us at www.cafecarmo.com.
Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.