America's Best Farmers' Markets

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Jessica Su

Big buildings and heavy traffic don’t preclude tasting regional produce, supporting small farms, and eating like a local.

Crescent City Farmers’ Market, New Orleans

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The Spread: In NOLA, a foodie town that claims the No. 3 position on our America’s Favorite Cities Survey, chefs from some of the Louisiana city’s best restaurants (including Donald Link from Herbsaint and Cochon) troll for ingredients at this market held on Saturday mornings in the downtown warehouse district. The 30 vendors sell Ponchatoula strawberries and buttercrunch lettuce, Creole tomatoes and Silver Queen corn, and fresh-caught shrimp, wild catfish, and crabmeat—among other locally grown treats.

Most Unusual Find: Goat-meat cuts (shanks, chops), summer sausages, and jerky from Ryals Goat Dairy, in nearby Tylertown, MS.

America's Best Farmers' Markets

Crescent City Farmers’ Market, New Orleans

The Spread: In NOLA, a foodie town that claims the No. 3 position on our America’s Favorite Cities Survey, chefs from some of the Louisiana city’s best restaurants (including Donald Link from Herbsaint and Cochon) troll for ingredients at this market held on Saturday mornings in the downtown warehouse district. The 30 vendors sell Ponchatoula strawberries and buttercrunch lettuce, Creole tomatoes and Silver Queen corn, and fresh-caught shrimp, wild catfish, and crabmeat—among other locally grown treats.

Most Unusual Find: Goat-meat cuts (shanks, chops), summer sausages, and jerky from Ryals Goat Dairy, in nearby Tylertown, MS.

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