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November 10 until March 9, Thursday Market is operating within its Winter Hours of 3-6 pm to accommodate the end of Daylight Saving.


Monica’s Okra World

Starting off as roadside sellers and then joining CCFM as regular vendors 25 years ago, the Monicas of Monica’s Okra World have definitely lived the ups and downs of being a Louisiana farming family. Their okra has been flying off the shelves since they began stocking it at the Garyville General Store, and they were making home deliveries throughout the Crescent City until Hurricane Katrina. As versatile and nostalgic as okra is, kale is the star of the show during this part of the fall season, and strong bunches of the sturdy greens are overflowing their table next to mustard greens and cabbage. High in vitamins and iron, kale can help keep your energy high during the upcoming winter months. So go buy some okra, kale, and other hearty seasonal veggies like radishes, green onions, and bok choy from our longtime friends the Monicas to keep yourself active and alert as November rolls on.


Contact: Ronald and Christine Monica

Phone: 985-535-2570

Location: Garyville, LA

Products: Okra, tomatoes, salad greens, kale, mustard greens, collard greens, peppers, squash, edible flowers, herbs, carrots, beets, turnips, and new potatoes



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Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.