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(From Market Umbrella):
As you may have heard, Market Umbrella will be starting another year-round Crescent City Farmers Market in the French Market this fall, slated to open Wednesday, October 15 from 2-6pm. To this end, we are currently in the process of accepting new vendor applications for this exciting new Wednesday afternoon market.
We will be hosting 2 meetings for farmers, fishers, and food producers interested in becoming vendors with us: Wednesday, Sept 3 at 5:30pm at the CCFM offices (200 Broadway, suite 107) and Saturday, Sept 6 at noon, in the Saturday market space at 700 Magazine Street. This meeting will inform prospective new vendors about the market and the process for applying and vendor selection.
If you cannot make this meeting, but are interested in becoming a vendor, applications will be accepted online at crescentcityfarmersmarket.org’s New Vendor page.
Applications will be accepted until September Sept 15 at 5pm.
Please pass this along to any farmers, fishers, and food producers in your network!
Thank you for your help. We look forward to bringing the best local food to the French Market.
Please direct any questions or comments to email@example.com
Crescent City Farmers Market
Tuesday Market – Uptown New Orleans
9am – 1pm, 200 Broadway St., at the River
Thursday Market – Mid-City New Orleans
3-7pm, 3700 Orleans Ave., at the Bayou
Saturday Market – Downtown New Orleans
8am – Noon, 700 Magazine St., at Girod St.
First thing to share: I was the Deputy Director of the city’s original open-air market organization for some time, including back when we opened the Wednesday market at the French Market in 2002 or 2003 ( I never remember which)…
Here is what I wrote on FB about this news:
well.the old footprint of CCFM is restored completely, 9 years after the federal levee breaks took it apart. I certainly wish the new leadership well with this endeavor, and like the FM Director Richard McCall we had back in the day when I worked for CCFM, they have an enthusiastic director at FM to assist. There is no doubt that opening a true farmers market in the old shed market can be very tricky (as we learned in 2002? or 2003? when we opened it originally), but more places for regional producers is a valiant effort to put forth. The work required to find and keep the flow of people coming will be substantial, but finally it will be up to folks downtown and regional producers to commit in order for it to thrive.
Local writer CW Cannon defends the vitality of the current vendor base and questions the new French Market director’s understanding of tradition and desired products.