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UNO documentary: Farmer's market a popular summer oasis

The Crescent City Farmer's Market 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.

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:

June 23: Jams, Jellies and Preserves. Learn how to make your own peach and blueberry preserves in three simple steps.

July 7: Marketeers can CAN too. This special no-cook canning demonstration is for kids up to 14.

July 21: Getting Saucy. Learn how to can Creole tomatoes, to use as fresh tomato sauce through the winter months. s so you can enjoy them year-round!

August 18: Pickle Your Fancy. From okra to green beans to cucumbers, learn how to stock cabinets with all varieties of pickles.

The Film and Theatre Department of UNO and NolaVie present this series of short films produced by the students in Laszlo Fulop's documentary class. Read Renee Peck's column about the program here.