New Orleans Farmers Markets
Eating locally isn’t a challenge with all of the New Orleans farmers markets. Whether you are searching for the freshest catch of the day, locally grown veggies, or just some fresh herbs clipped from a garden that morning, your options abound.
Here’s our list of places to grab some fresh seafood, produce, honey, crafts, and more in and around the city.
Click the market names for the most current information on hours and locations.
The grandaddy of all New Orleans markets, the French Market is the oldest continually operating open air market in the United States. Open daily from 10am-6pm, you’ll find not just fresh produce, but all of the cheap sunglasses you’d ever want.
The Crescent City Farmers Market moves from place to place. They are Uptown on Tuesday, in the French Market on Wednesday, in Mid City on Thursday and downtown on Saturday.
They sponsor a Marketeer Club to teach kids about healthy eating and nutrition, offer a locally sourced pick of the week and have great recipes on their website.
Created to fill a food desert in the Lower 9th Ward, Sankofa is a year round market offering fresh and locally sourced produce, eggs, and seafood. SNAP benefits accepted.
Vietnamese Farmers Market
You’ll have to get up early to hit this market, since the hours are Saturdays from around 5:30am – 9am. Early bird and all, y’all. Located at 14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd., near Michoud.
West Bank Farmers Markets
Just across the river in Gretna, there’s a weekly Saturday morning market under a covered pavilion (rain or shine!). The market also includes periodic Art Walks featuring local artists selling their creations. Saturdays, 8:30-12:30.
A small farmers market is offset by several events through the year, such as Christmas at the Market (with Santa and caroling), a New Year’s Eve family friendly event, and a spring concert series that features local bands.
A collection of little shacks where you can see the boats docked, the seafood market offers more than just the freshest catch. You’ll find meats, sausage, tamales, seasonings, and more. This is our go-to spot for fresh shrimp and crabs. Since each booth is individually owned, hours may vary. 484 Sala Avenue in Westwego.