F2_8 Farmers Markets of New Orleans

Type: Field Trip
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 9:00 AM / 1:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Field Trip Departure, Canal Street Entrance, Main Lobby, Marriott Hotel
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers


To attend this field trip you must register in advance at the AAG on-site registration desk (Mardi Gras Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott). All field trips depart from the Canal St. entrance of the New Orleans Marriott.
F2_8 Farmers Markets of New Orleans
Organizer: Allison Brown, Tuscarora International & Angelina Harrison, Market Umbrella
More and better farmers markets were a response of Pennsylvania to Hurricane Agnes in 1972 and in New Orleans followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As in Pennsylvania, before Katrina there were markets but after Katrina they got better.
Led by staff from Market Umbrella, we go first to Perilloux Produce, a family farm and argitourism destination. Then on to Veggi Farmers Co-Op, started by Vietnamese farmers who came to the region following the Vietnam war. Finally to Crescent City Farmers Market at French Market where you can have lunch on your own and then walk back to the conference.


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