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Writer Sharon Keating sums it up when she says “It’s always been the norm in New Orleans to buy fresh seafood and produce directly from the fishermen and farmers. Now these markets have expanded to include flea markets where you can find used items of every description, plus new arts and crafts by local artisans. Of course, because this is New Orleans, there’s usually music” (cit).
Around here, markets are like mini-festivals. They serve as places to shop, to relax and to celebrate, and to meet friends old and new. 411 NOLA’s directory of arts and farmers markets is comprehensive; it includes markets in New Orleans proper as well as those that can be found on the outskirts of the city. This directory will be updated periodically, but before you head out to any market, you should first double check to make sure that it is happening the day that you hope to attend. Weather conditions, holidays, and other circumstances can dictate whether or not a given market will be open as scheduled.
Arts Market of New Orleans Palmer Park, S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne Ave, New Orleans. Last Saturday of each month 10:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m.
Covington Farmers Market 609 N. Columbia Street, Covington. Saturday 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. and the Covington Trailhead on Wednesdays 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. 985-892-1873
French Market 1008 North Peters Street, New Orleans. Open 7 days a week. 504-522-2621
Freret Market 4400 Freret Street, New Orleans. First Saturday of the month, noon to 5:00 p. m. 504-638-2589
German Coast Farmer’s Market East Bank: Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. Saturday 8:00 a. m. to noon; West Bank: 12715 HWY 90, Luling, St. Charles Plaza and is open from 3:00 p. m. ’til 6:30 p. m.
Gretna Farmers Market Huey P. Long Avenue between 3rd and 4th, Gretna. Saturday 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.
Harrison Avenue Marketplace 801 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans. Second Wednesday of the month 5:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m.
Oretha Castle Haley Art Market is closed until September. 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.. 2nd Saturday of each month, 11:00 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Free admission.
Renaissance Marketplace of Eastern New Orleans 700 Read Blvd. adjacent to Lowe’s Home Improvement at the I-10 & Read Blvd. Service Rd., New Orleans. Every fourth Saturday 4:00 p m. to 7:00 p. m. 504-261-5067
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church (1313 Esplanade Ave.) is the place to get your share of fresh, local produce every Wednesday from 5:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m.
Sankofa Marketplace 3500 St. Claude at the corner of Gallier. Saturdays 10:00 a . m. to 2:00 p. m.
The Marketplace at Armstrong Park Corner of St. Peter and Rampart streets in the Treme. Friday 2:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m.
Vietnamese Farmers Market 14401 Alcee Fortier Boulevard, New Orleans. Saturday 6:00 a. m. to 9:00 a. m.
Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market 484 Sala Avenue and Fourth Street, Westwego. Saturday 10:00 a .m. 504-341-3424 ext. 209