Who: Richard McCarthy, co-founder of the Crescent City Farmer’s Market. This is not just a spot for fresh produce — it’s also a place where people connect and and share their love of food. The market’s three locations attract 123,605 visits from shoppers each year. Check it out Uptown on Tuesdays, at 200 Broadway at the river; in Mid-City on Thursdays at 3700 Orleans Avenue at the bayou; and in the Warehouse District on Saturdays at 700 Magazine Street at Girod.
Film by: UNO student and filmmaker Madelyn Applewhite
Editor’s Note: NolaVie partners with students of UNO professor László Zsolt Fülöp, pairing them with artists, non-profits, environmental groups, and cultural entities to facilitate a live curriculum that results in a short documentary. In this short doc, UNO film student Madelyn Applewhite interviewed co-founder Richard McCarthy as well as market shoppers and producers to get the story behind these popular urban green spots.
The Crescent City Farmers Market plans a summer canning program. You CAN will take place on four Saturday mornings between 9 and 11 a.m. at the downtown market on Magazine Street. Here’s the schedule: