On our most recent trip to New Orleans in February, I stopped by the uptown Crescent City Farmer’s Market on a Tuesday morning. It felt wonderful to casually stroll the market with just a light jacket, basking in the sunlight, knowing that back in Michigan folks were still weathering the worst winter I can remember to date.
I love Farmer’s Markets and this winter has made me long for mornings like the one that I had in New Orleans. Alas, here in Michigan spring has finally sprung, and I can finally go check out some of our own local goodies without 4 layers of clothing and snow shoes. Here are some pics from my visit to the Crescent City Farmers Market in New Orleans.
Crescent City Farmer’s Market
Ponchatoula Strawberries, blood red straight to the center, and sweet as can be, probably the best strawberries I can remember.
Nola Bean! was there with a menu of dishes created from some of the local ingredients.
After getting a look at those delicious strawberries, I couldn’t pass up a chance at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Shortcake on a Satsuma drop biscuit with Vanilla Bean whipped cream. Wow, I can still taste it. It tasted even better than it sounds, pure heaven.
Fresh fish and shrimp.
Local smoked meats, sausages, tasso.
Fresh flowers, herbs, plants, and trees.
Louisiana citrus, Satsumas, kumquats, navel oranges.
Louisiana Tomatoes and Cucumbers.
The Saturday market is located in Downtown New Orleans from 8 am to 12 noon on the corner of Magazine and Girod Street. Directions
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