Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
Monica’s Okra World
Monica’s Okra World started off as roadside sellers and then joined CCFM as regular vendors 25 years ago. The Monicas have lived the ups and downs of being a Louisiana farming family. Their okra has flown off the shelves since they began stocking it at the Garyville General Store. They made home deliveries throughout the Crescent City until Hurricane Katrina. During the summer season, you can expect to find okra and multiple varieties of summer squash, including zucchini and pattypan, overflowing at their table. This alongside eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, figs, and gorgeous bouquets of towering sunflowers. While making your groceries at any CCFM markets, be sure to pay a visit to our longtime friends the Monicas!
Contact: Ronald and Christine Monica
Location: Garyville, LA
Products: Okra, tomatoes, salad greens, kale, mustard greens, collard greens, peppers, squash, edible flowers, herbs, carrots, beets, turnips, and new potatoes
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.