Summertime is the perfect season for farmers’ markets in Louisiana. Whether you’re shopping for fresh fruits or homemade facial products, you’re sure to find what you’re after. Check out the handiwork of locals artists and hit up these markets throughout the Covington, Slidell and New Orleans area.
The Covington Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday on North Columbia Street from 8 a.m. to noon, and every Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead on North New Hampshire from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect to find local musicians creating a charming soundtrack to your morning stroll through the market wares, and offerings including local produce, jams, jellies, salsa, eggs, milk, meat, poultry, and seafood. Live ornamental and culinary plants are available as well to help you fill out your garden.
Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market hosts roughly a dozen vendors. Wares include fresh local produce, pickles, jams, salsas, baked goods, eggs, and personal care products. Enjoy hot tamales for just $10 per dozen, or indulge in fried pies and boiled and roasted peanuts at this weekly event.
Visit on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to shop for a diverse selection of items from apparel to pottery to produce. You’ll find local artwork, handmade soaps, toys, and more. Grab a homemade cinnamon roll for breakfast, or stay through lunch to get the week’s specialty plate or soup from Ellndee.
The Camellia City Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Works from over 30 local artists are on display each weekend, with three Artists in Residence available to answer your questions. The market also offers fresh produce, coffee, soaps, chocolates, and more.
If you find yourself in New Orleans, the Crescent City Farmers' Market is an event you can enjoy four days a week.
Tuesday Market: Uptown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday Market: The French Quarter, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday Market: Mid-City New Orleans, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday Market: Downtown, 8 a.m. to noon
You’ll find plenty of tasty treats at these markets, from freshly prepared foods to local produce, seafood, and other fresh ingredients you can use to make delicacies at home. Live music and cooking demonstrations add to the excitement at these New Orleans’ events.
What’s your preferred farmers’ market in the area? Do you have a must-have produce pick you take home every week? Tell us about your favorite market treasures in the comments section below!