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Farmer's markets and local groceries

pitu Apr 26, 2010 09:10 PM

In town for Jazzfest, Weds-next Tues and wondering about farmer's markets and local specialty groceries... I see there's Thursday farmers market under the Mid-City park...and?

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    Littleman RE: pitu Apr 27, 2010 07:28 AM

    Here's a link to NOLA farmer's markets...............


    Also there's Holly Grove Market @ 8301 Olive St., New Orleans, LA 504 343 5537.


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      Littleman RE: pitu Apr 27, 2010 07:30 AM

      Compliments of Suzy Wong............

      Dorignac's Metairie


      Langenstein's Uptown and Metairie


      Robert's various locations


      Rouse's various locations


      Whole Foods Uptown and Metairie


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        Littleman RE: pitu Apr 27, 2010 07:44 AM

        Roberts impresses me. They have two locations on S. Claiborne and Metairie. The Whole Foods on Magazine is nice too.


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          latasche RE: pitu Apr 27, 2010 10:26 AM

          The Thursday market is in the parking lot of the American Can Co. Building at Orleans Ave and Bayou St. John. It is small, but there are some great finds. In particular, the soups, tamales (although very small) and black bean salsa are favorites. There is another small market at Julia and Girod in the Warehouse Dist. on Saturday mornings. I haven't been in ages, but it used to be good.

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            nomadchowwoman RE: latasche Apr 27, 2010 10:47 AM

            Th Saturday (Warehouse District) market is small, but it has grown and is a good bit larger than the Thursday (Mid-city) market. But the Thursday market features quite a lot of prepared foods for its size.

          2. pitu RE: pitu Apr 28, 2010 04:27 AM

            Thx all!
            Any thoughts on smoked sausage (to take home) purveyors?
            Read this thread already:
            wondering about Cochon Butcher v Porches

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              nomadchowwoman RE: pitu Apr 28, 2010 07:14 AM

              Cochon Butcher's housemade sausages and cured meats are primo, and you could do worse than making it your one-stop sausage shopping destination.
              Check it out. Creole Country's operation is in Mid-City, but their products, which are very good, are available in most of the grocery stores mentioned by Littleman. You mention smoked sausage, so I'm assuming that's what you want, but both Cochon and CC do excellent andouille, too. I have never been to Porche's; sounds like a good place, but it's not nearby. If you do have a car and are willing to drive for your sausage, go to LaPlace, just west of the NO suburbs, and check out Jacobs/Wayne Jacobs, known especially for andouille. (There was a fire @Jacobs a few days ago, but I understand the retail shop is ok.)

              930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

              Cochon Butcher
              930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                pitu RE: nomadchowwoman May 8, 2010 07:22 AM

                Thx all!
                Made it to Cochon Butcher - VERY happy. They can vaccum pack andouille to go...yum.

                I was lucky out west - someone gave me smoked sausage from their freezer.

                Cochon Butcher
                930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                N.O.Food RE: pitu Apr 29, 2010 07:14 PM

                Yeah, you're not going to find Porche's around here. French Settlement only.

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                underworld gourmet RE: pitu Apr 28, 2010 08:19 AM

                Does anybody kow if the famous Vietnamese farmer's market in New Orleans East is stil in operation? It was an amazing place.

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                  Liz Gober RE: pitu Apr 28, 2010 09:38 AM

                  I'm pretty sure the Vietnamese market is still operating....but from what I've been told it runs on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am....way too early for me.
                  Another place for sausages is NOLA Grocery right behind Butcher on Andrew Higgins. They have a really good green onion sausage.

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                    harryharry RE: pitu Apr 30, 2010 03:18 PM

                    How is the Tuesday market?

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