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March 29, 2014
June 7, 2014
French Market’s Annual Creole Tomato Festival General Info:
- Two day festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. free and open to the public
- Festival grounds are the historic French Market, covering approximately 3 blocks between Dumaine Street and Barracks Street in the lower French Quarter
- Two live music stages will feature local music, from jazz to funk and Zydeco to R&B musical acts
- Brass bands will secondline through the area 2x each festival day
- Misting fans will be provided under tents to give people a break from the June heat and humidity
- Approximately 20 festival food booths will feature Creole tomato dishes of all kinds, from crabmeat stuffed tomatoes to fried green tomatoes to Creole tomato and basil filled crepes—and of course, bloody marys!
- Children’s activities will occur in an area known as Dutch Alley, a corridor that includes the indoor, air-conditioned New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Music, miniature golf, indoor dance lessons, facepainting, and children’s crafts will be featured in this free kids activity area.
- Cooking demonstrations will occur throughout the day featuring local chefs demonstrating and offering samples to such dishes as –Buttermilk Biscuit with Creole Tomato Jam and Grilled Corn Maque Choux—-Thin Fried Catfish topped with a Sauteed Shrimp and Creole Tomato Sauce—-Creole Tomato & Summer Melon Gazpacho—-Creole Tomato Cupcakes—-Creole Tomato stuffed with Cajun Dirty Rice
- Quirky aspects include: People strolling the grounds in tomato costumes and handing out tomato shaped fans (will get you photos for this); Creole tomato eating contests; bite size tomato samples so you can taste a fresh one yourself and decide if you want to purchase a box to take home! There will be several local produce vendors selling the ripest Creole tomatoes that you can find…this weekend marks the official “opening” of the Creole tomato season!
July 11, 2014
It’s Bastille Day Weekend and there are events throughout the French Quarter and the City!
More information to follow.
August 3, 2014
Celebrate NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK August 4-9, 2014 AT THE FRENCH MARKET
October 18, 2014
November 1, 2014
Satsumas will be ripe and ready in November and we want to celebrate this locally grown bliss with you!
December 6, 2014
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