making the market greener
Farmers markets improve your ecological footprint.
At the Crescent City Farmers Market, the fruits and vegetables are grown by local farms, not shipped in from thousands of miles away. Buy a bunch of carrots at the market, and it will be wrapped in nothing more than a length of twine. We don’t believe in wasteful packaging.
And yet, we know that we can do more. Everyday we try to make our market greener. Here are recent ways we’ve reduced the Crescent City Farmers Market’s environmental impact:
— We replaced bottled water with free, filtered tap water.
— Hot beverage cups are biodegradable.
— Shoppers’ old newspapers are reused to wrap shrimp.
— We clean the Market with green products.
— We encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable bags.