10 July 2007

Creole Tomatoes Are Here!

Creole tomatoes are in season and are available for sale at various supermarkets like Dorignac's in Metairie. However, I like to buy mine at the Crescent City Farmers' Market which is held twice a week. Please check out the website for information on the two locations and especially for recipes using fresh local items. http://www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org/ The Saturday market (from 8 am-12 noon) is not too far from the convention center: http://www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org/markets/saturday.php

The French Market http://www.frenchmarket.org/ in the French Quarter does not have fresh produce at this time. It has been under renovation and the website says fresh fruit and vegetables will return soon but not until after AALL. The annual Creole Tomato festival is held at the market each year. At present the French Market has a variety of shops, the world famous Cafe du Monde, and at the very end a flea market area. If you want to see what the French Market looked like when they did have fresh produce stands and butcher shops go to the LOUISiana Digital Library: http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/

Georgia Chadwick

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