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Our easy to download handy guide helps you know where to shop and where to eat to keep your dollars and tummies local. Did we miss something? Let us know.


Farmers Markets- Come shop with local farmers, fishers, and food makers. Meet your makers and hand-pick your groceries. A great way to discover new and interesting food while supporting your local economy. 

Crescent City Farmers Markets:

Tuesday Uptown Square: 9:00am-1:00pm, 200 Broadway St, where Broadway meets the River

Wednesday Bywater: 3:00-7:00pm, Rusty Rainbow
, Chartres St. at Piety St.

Wednesday Ochsner: 3:00 to 7:00pm, Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital 2614 Jefferson Hwy. at Maine St.

Thursday Mid-City: 3:00-7:00pm, American Can Apartments, 3700 Orleans Ave. at the Bayou

Friday Bucktown: 3:00-7:00pm, Bucktown Harbor
, 325 Metairie Hammond Hwy. at the Lake

Saturday Downtown Market 8:00am - 12:00pm, 750 Carondelet Street, Downtown

Saturday Rivertown Farmers Market : 9:00am - 1:00pm, Williams Boulevard at the Riverfront, Kenner


Farm Hubs and CSA boxes- Pick up a box of order from a local farm or farms, preordered in advance. A great way to plan ahead! 

Inglewood Farms CSA-A weekly box full of farm fresh foods from Inglewood Farms in Alexandria, LA. Sign up monthly. Locations below:

Laughing Buddha Nursery- 4516 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, LA (Jefferson Parish) 10am - 6pm

Spirit Wine- 3500 Magazine Street, New Orleans (Uptown, Orleans Parish) 1pm - 8pm

Faubourg Wines- 2805 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans (Upper 9th Ward, Orleans Parish) 1pm - 6pm

Little Fig in the Pythian Market- 234 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans (CBD, Orleans Parish) 2pm - 9pm

Church Alley Coffee Bar- 4201 Canal Street, New Orleans (Mid-City, Orleans Parish) 10am - 4pm

Miel Brewery- 405 6th Street, New Orleans, Irish Channel (Orleans Parish) 2pm - 9pm

The Coffee House- 7265 St. Claude Avenue, Arabi (St. Bernard Parish) 10:30am - 6pm

912 Julia Street- 912 Julia Street, New Orleans (CBD, Orleans Parish) 11am - 6pm

WHIV-LP 102.3 Radio Station- 2762 Orleans Avenue (Orleans Parish) 9am - 9pm

Grow Dat Youth Farm Farm Shares

Laughing Buddha Farm Hubs- Rotating neighborhood farm stand that sources from up to 13 farms and food makers in Louisiana and Mississippi. Bi-weekly farm stands in the following neighborhoods. Get in touch for more information:

Algiers Point
Irish Channel

Grocery Stores- local and national grocers that carry local foods. 

New Orleans Food Co-Op: Local produce and groceries available alongside a variety of groceries, bulk foods, prepared meals, and household items. 2372 St. Claude Ave, Marigny/7th Ward

Simone's Market: Gourmet market, deli/food counter, and catering company that emphasizes local produce and grocery items. 8201 Oak Street, Riverbend/Uptown

Sankofa Mobile Market: Provides fresh fruits and vegetables at an affordable price in underserved areas. Note that the mobile market focuses on healthy foods, not necessarily locally-produced. See website for list of times/locations.

Good2Go Healthy Corner Stores: The New Orleans Healthy Corner Store Collaborative works alongside New Orleans corner store operators to maximize their business sustainability and increase the amount of fresh, healthy food they offer in-store. Check out the growing list of participating stores where you can find fresh foods.

BreauxMart: Locally-owned grocery store with 5 New Orleans area locations. Produce, seafood, and grocery departments include local items.

Langenstein's: The oldest full-service grocery store in New Orleans, still family owned and operated! Prepared foods include traditional New Orleans specialties.

Rouses: A larger chain in the area, with strong ties to the local community and traditions. Local and seasonal produce often available, plus seafood and crawfish.

Zara's Lil' Giant Supermarket: A pocket-sized uptown grocer with a little bit of everything, promising "fresh produce and stocked shelves."



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