Crescent City Farmers Market: Making Groceries Easier For Locals With An App

A new app is aiming to take the guesswork out of shopping at the local Farmer's Market.

by Mary Staes
November 2, 2018

Local food for local people and supporting local agriculture. The Crescent City Farmers Market has been a source for New Orleanians to make groceries as local as they possibly can.

The market offers fresh herb plants, meats, veggies, breads — you name it.

The Crescent City Farmer’s Market rotates at various locations around the city, but if you’re on a busy schedule, It can be hard to get there early enough to get exactly what you might need. It’s popularity sometimes can make securing the groceries and ingredients you need problematic if you don’t get to it first — or you simply miss the time to check it out.

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The growing popularity also has the Crescent City Farmer’s Market growing on its own into new soil — the tech world.

The market launched a new app to make it easier on us all to make sure we have healthy, local options for food. The free app allows customers to buy their produce online before vendors run out, and then pick it up at the market. It also lets customers see what vendors will have in stock that day, even before the market opens.

The farmers market moves from day to day, so customers can select a market location and day to see all of the available products. At checkout, customers will be charged a five-percent fee that covers the cost of the transaction and helps vendors participate without any additional out-of-pocket expenses.

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Crescent City Farmers Market operates throughout the week Uptown, in the French Quarter, Mid-City, Downtown and Rivertown. Click here to visit their website for more deets about the app.

Below are the locations you can find the market Saturday through Thursday.

SATURDAY 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (NOV 3)
Downtown

750 Carondelet St
Getting there
750 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (NOV 3)
Rivertown (Kenner)

LaSalle's Landing
Getting there
303 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
More Info

TUESDAY 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (NOV 6)
Uptown

200 Broadway St
Getting there
200 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA

WEDNESDAY 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (NOV 7)
French Quarter

Crescent City Farmers Market
Getting there
1100 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
More Info

THURSDAY 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (NOV 8)
Mid-City

3700 Orleans Ave
Getting there
3700 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

 

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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