SB Seafood and Farmers Market is the place to be on SaturdaysAug 1st, 2011 | By William Dilella | Category: Community
This Saturday, the St. Bernard Seafood and Farmers Market at 409 Aycock Street, in the heart of the Old Arabi Historic District, will feature handmade artisan crafts, fresh food and fresh ideas to help local residents improve their quality of life.
While you are at the market, enjoy live entertainment. Desmian Barnes will perform from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and his sister Robin Barnes will begin at 11 a.m. Also check out the animal adoption area sponsored by St. Bernard Parish Animal Services. Children are welcome to cool down in the outdoor pop-up fountains or take part in other children’s activities.
The market has an array of selections to choose from including locally grown produce, fresh shrimp, delicious baked goods, jams and pickled goods, fresh herbs, organic blueberries, homemade pralines, fresh bread and local artisans selling handmade original crafts.
Exhibiting at the market this weekend is the Rebuilding Together New Orleans organization, a continuing volunteer effort to improve the quality of life of low income homeowners through home repair and revitalization of New Orleans’ neighborhoods. Additionally, the organization will be promoting The ReUse District, a unique collaboration between non-profits, businesses and community organizations whose aim is to increase the appreciation and accessibility of reused materials in nearby New Orleans neighborhoods. There’s lots of community information available this weekend so come learn how you can make a difference in your own backyard.
The market will operate every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October, rain or shine. It will be geared toward local farmers and fishermen so they can sell their products to the local community.
However, spaces will be available for local artisans who specialize in handmade arts and crafts. Those who would like to sell flowers, bedding plants and seeds are welcomed. Consumers or vendors interested in learning more about the market can email Market Manager Ashley Proze at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.355.4442.