We are excited to announce the Rivertown Farmers Market in Kenner is joining the Market Umbrella family! This weekend, the City of Kenner will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a grand re-opening of the Rivertown Market located at LaSalle’s Landing (at the intersection of Williams Blvd. and Reverend Wilson Drive, right at the river). The Rivertown Farmers Market, newly under CCFM management, will be host to several vendors you may know from our other markets including Mayhew Made, Our Family Farm, Baking 504, A&K Produce, Cherry Creek Orchards, Southbound Gardens, and Tomott’s Cajun Farm as well as some new to our network but not to the Rivertown Farmers Market like Kim’s Hot Tamales, Things ‘n Stuff (jams, jellies and pickles), and Varino’s Italian Sausage. And we are excited to continue to grow the local food system, adding vendors new to both markets like the Louisiana Growers Co-Op and St. Bernard Parish shrimper, Charlie Robin. Needless to say, it will be jam-packed with produce, in a quaint location in historic Rivertown amongst the planetarium and Heritage Park. If you’re a later riser, bring the kids out and join us from 9-1. We’ll have live music and family-friendly activities. This market runs weekly on Saturdays with a summer break for the months of August and September.
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.