So much of our travel centers around the special foods of an area, so whenever we hear of a local farmers' market being available, we are there.
So that is how we found ourselves at the Tuesday Market of the
Now these markets have a special appeal for both of us--for me, as a back yard gardener, and for Kate, as the creator of marvelous salads and dishes using garden fresh ingredients. So, we took some time to read up on the history of the Crescent City Farmers Market.
"Had Benjamin Norman revisited New Orleans 150 years after he wrote those words, he would surely have been disappointed. By 1995, the public markets that so delighted him had all but disappeared from New Orleans, victims, as in cities throughout the country, to the twentieth century's push toward 'progress' and modernization.
"...For many immigrants, the public market provided them with an entry point into the economy as small-scale entrepreneurs. Many of
"...Over time, spinoff businesses from the markets began to circulate
"But a remarkable change was afoot in New Orleans and all over the
Plant a garden. Learn to bake bread. Until then, shop at a farmers market.