NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — After 21 years, the downtown Crescent City Farmers Market is moving.
Starting Saturday (Oct. 1), the farmers market will setup at 750 Carondelet St. near Julia St., about four blocks away from its original location. The old spot, a parking lot at Magazine St. and Girod St., has plans to be developed.
When the organizers of the market heard they had to leave, they considered whether to stay downtown.
“We did a survey of our vendors to ask them where would you like to be, what parts of the city,” says Kathryn Parker, executive director of the Crescent City Famers Market. “And, after talking to them one-on-one, they overwhelmingly said they wanted to stay downtown.”To read the rest of the story, visit WGNO.
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.