After suspending its six weekly markets last month in light of new COVID-19 restrictions, New Orleans’s Crescent City Farmers Market is partnering with a currently-closed restaurant for a drive-thru pop-up farmers market this Sunday, April 5.
The pop up market is pre-order only, with all orders required by noon on Saturday, April 4 — no items will be available on site for purchase. On Sunday, market vendors will set up in the parking lot of po-boy destination Parkway Bakery and Tavern (538 Hagan Avenue), which customers will enter from Lafitte Street, to drive through the lineup. Market staff will direct traffic, check in customers, and let vendors know whose order to pull next, which will then be placed in the open trunks of customer cars.
The list of items available to order includes fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, dairy products, eggs, and baked goods, from longtime market vendors like Brickwall Farms and Peeps Farms.
Purchases can be made using SNAP benefits, and Market Umbrella, the nonprofit that oversees the markets, encourages shoppers to call it directly (504-495-1459) to place their order and take advantage of its Market Match program, which matches SNAP purchases dollar for dollar up to $20.
To place an order for the Crescent City Farmers Market pop-up, make your selections here by noon tomorrow, April 4. Pickups will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. in the parking lot of Parkway Bakery and Tavern.
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