How can I sell at the French Market?

There are a variety of options available to sell your products in the French Market District, from retail spaces in The Shops of the Colonnade and The Shops at the Upper Pontalba to vending in the Farmers and Flea Markets.


The Shops of the Colonnade & The Shops at the Upper Pontalba

At this time there is no retail space available in the Shops of the Colonnade or The Shops of the Upper Pontalba. When space does become available, that information will be posted on this page and also on the Public Notice page.

To be added to the notification list when space does become available please complete and return the French Market District Commercial Waiting List Form.

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market has opportunities for the following vendors:

-Fresh produce, flowers, and raw agricultural products

-other locally produces food items

If you are interested in learning more about vending at the farmers market, please fill out our Farmers Market Application.

Flea Market

Interested in the Flea Market as a possible site for your business venture? Applications for vending in the Flea Market will be accepted every day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Flea Market office, 1235 N. Peters Street.

Prospective vendors are required to call or email for an appointment where they must show product samples prior to entering into the approval process. Appointments can be arranged by calling 504-596-3420 or emailing

  • Applications are available between 10 am and 3 pm at the Flea Market office, 1235 N. Peters Street.
  • Applicants must fill out application in person.
  • View the complete application process here -> Flea Market Application Process

Rental Rates (as of 6/1/11)

ROW Mon. – Fri. Sat. and Sun.
A $23.00 $41.00
B $16.00 $33.00
C $15.00 $25.00
D $11.00 $19.00
Lot (E – K) $7.00 $14.00





The French Market staff produces two major festivals annually wherein we accept outside food and craft vendors.  All booth renters are required to have an occupational license to sell at the Market. These can be obtained for $50 at City Hall. Click Special Event Permit Guide (4) for a link to this and related City requirements and applications.  Check back here for a link to our vendor applications for these two events:

FRENCH  MARKET ANNUAL CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL  JUNE 8 & 9, 2013  French Market Creole Tomato Festival Application Form 2013

FRENCH MARKET ANNUAL MASK MARKET FESTIVAL   Friday April 30 through Monday March 3, 2014   LUNDI GRAS  (day before Mardi Gras)


Filming and Venue Renting

NOTE: As of February 1, 2013: The Farmers and Flea Market Pavilions are available for rent from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., with access allotted at 6 p.m. for setup, and clean up allotted until 4 a.m. Events must end by 1 a.m. No access is allowed before 6 p.m. and all of the event decorations, equipment, and rentals must be removed by 4 a.m. the following day to allow for French Market Corporation to clean and clear the area for 7 a.m. arrival of vendors. NO EXCEPTIONS. The rate is $3500. Effective February 1, 2013. Event must be confirmed 90 days prior for this rental due to notice required to vendors.

Private Events

Various indoor/outdoor French Market properties are available for weddings, fundraisers, corporate receptions, and private parties. As each private event is unique, we request that you fill out an application to begin the process.


Please be sure the check our French Market Event Rate Card – 2014 for the most up to date property rental fees.


Download and complete the French Market Event Application then email the application to Jeremy Smith. Upon receipt of your completed application, he will contact you to set up an appointment for a site tour.



Filming and Still Photography in the French Market District

The French Market is a hot spot for television, movie, and documentary film making. We request that production companies allot at least 30 days notice for any of the above, as most projects first require City of New Orleans permission BEFORE the French Market Corporation can offer our properties for filming.

Download and complete the French Market Filming and Still Photography Guidelines & Permit Request Form and email it to Jeremy Smith. Upon receipt of your completed application, he will contact you to discuss your project.

****Please note—the French Market Corporation works hand in hand with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy regarding film and special event permitting. We cannot solely give permission for certain special event and film projects, depending on time frame, scope, and community impact.****