GRETNA FARMERS' MARKET

December 2018

December 15, 22, 29
rain or shine, always

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

Food Items, Gifts, Meats, Honey, Jams, Fudge, Breads, Cakes, Sweets
&
10 Art and Craft Vendors

One Stop Shopping
Shop Fresh, Shop Local




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Always celebrating our Community of Gretna
Come on out each and every weekend!

It is Holiday Time!


Thank you for your support!!!!!

HELLO EVERYONE, WELCOME TO A NEW GRETNA FARMERS' MARKET WEEK!

every week 8:30 - 12:30 rain or shine

check out our list of regular vendors





Healthy shopping, Healthier Options!



Pet and Family Friendly Always!





OUR WONDERFUL VENDORS include:

Please note that our farmers bring the freshest, seasonal produce that is available according to Mother Nature!!!

Fekete Farm

Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Mustard Greens, DinoKale, Curly Kale,Lettuce, Broccoli, Cabbage, Bok Choi, Green Onions


Nancy's Produce and Tamales
Brussels Sprouts , Green Beans, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Zucchini,
Homemade Hot Tamales and Salsa and yummy Breakfast Burritos!!
Yard Fresh EGGS

Star Farm Nursery & Citrus
Fresh Plaquemines Parish Satsumas, Navel Oranges, Kumquats and Grapefruit

Timothy's Produce
Navel Oranges, Blood Oranges, Louisiana Sweets, Satsumas and fresh unshelled Pecans!


Run21 Farm
Farm fresh chicken eggs, straight from the coop!
Heirloom Tomatoes , Bell Peppers,Cucuzza



A & J Fresh from the Bayou Seafood
freshly boiled crabs and shrimp
Seafood Stuffed artichokes, Stuffed Mushrooms, BBQ Shrimp, Crab Corn Bisque, fresh Soft Shell Crabs


Fleur De Bees Honey
Orange Blossom Honey, Queen's Jelly, Pollen, Balms, Soaps, Gifts, all natural from Harvey and Myrtle Grove hives

Jo's Jellie's
sugar free available, best pectin quality,hot, mild and sweet, big variety
Flavors include Blackberry, Pineapple Habanero, Raspberry, Thai Hot Pepper Jelly
Samples


VooDough Bakery
featuring authentic Sourdough Bread, Foccacia, Seeded Bread, Multigrain, Shoe Soles, Breakfast Treats, and so much more!


The Little Flour Baker
Lebanese Butter Cookies, Amish Friendship Bread, Satsuma Bread, Purple Sweet Potato Bread, Pumpkin Walnut Bread, Lemon Poppyseed Bread, Cranberry Orange Bread, Blueberry Bread and many others!
Samples


Sue's Fudge & Stuff
Featuring PUMPKIN SPICE FUDGE
what a treat!
Delicious home made Fudge and "Gretna's Most Famous Peanut Butter Fudge", pecan pralines, rocky road, chocolate with pecans, cookies and cream, old fashioned chocolate and chocolate peanut butter fudge.
Now accepting orders for custom Platters of sweet goodness!
Call Sue at 504-884-5737 or order at Market!
Samples



Nana's Italian Cookies
authentic, fresh, delicious, Italian fig cookies, cocoons, seeded cookies
almond cookies, oatmeal cookies, beautiful gifts
All wrapped ready to roll!
Samples


OMG! Ridiculous Eats & Treats (not here December 15)
Salsa, Monster Brownies, and delicious Meringue bites in many flavors, platters available, Meringue Pops, Tres Leches cake
Cake Pops!
New Tres Leches flavor: Chiffon Butter Rum and Coconut Cream
Order your Holiday treats today!
504-315-0340
Samples


JavaBits Originals LLC (not here December 15)
Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans that have been ground and mixed with Belgian Chocolate to a unique, tasty, energy boosting snack
Iced fresh coffee


Capt'n Jacks Smokehouse
(St. Louis Style Ribs ready to cook, casseroles, gumbos, etouffe and more...make your holiday dining choices here!)
Also featuring spices and BBQ Sauces and marinades
Catering available call or email
504-615-0620


Tailgator's Smoked Meats
slow smoked brisket, turkey legs, chicken, andouille and boudin
pickled eggs
Order ahead by calling (504) 382-9745
Catering available, inquire or email


Cajun Pork Skins & Cracklins
light and crispy, airy and flavorful, hot or mild, large or small, always fresh
Samples


Pappa Vic's Hogshead Cheese and Sausage
home made Chalmette recipe available hot or mild ...none like it
also Italian, Green Onion and Hot Sausage
Samples


Boudin by Jamison
finest, most authentic boudin
State winner, Lafayette Style
Samples


Thai D Jing Fresh Cooked Thai & Bakery
Beignets, Pad Thai and Spring rolls, rice flowers and fresh Thai Tea and fried chicken sticks and Curry Puffs, Mango Sticky Rice Dessert and
Sesame Jerk Chicken
Thai home made Ice Cream
New item: Fried Rice Balls, Thai Street Food

Sara's Crispy Crepes (not here until Dec 22)
delicious hand made crepes to order before your eyes!
Sweet and Savory
build your own!

Uncle B's Yummy Delights
featuring freshly blended spice and one pot wonder mixes, all fresh
Dirty Rice mix, Red Bean mix and fresh spices
featuring fresh dishes with his mixes

Bobby Mc's BBQ Sauce(not here Dec 15)
home made, family recipe, zesty and flavorful, very versatile
Samples


MD Delights Jerky
naturally flavored jerky in beef and pork
Hawaiian Style is a favorite!
World Famous Salt Free Hawaiian jerky so flavorful
Samples, variety, style and smiles all here!


Caddo Cochon Pork Jerky(not here Dec 15)
fresh, all natural pork jerky, lots of flavors!
vacuum packed fresh, delicious
Pork is their specialty!!!
Keto Diet Friendly Mesquite and Hickory Flavors!


All You Can Spice, LLC
Variety of Spices and Spice Blends
all natural including Creole, Cajun, Taco, Coffee BBQ and Solo a unique creation by Lee

NOLA Teas by Miss Carolyn(not here Dec 15)
Beautiful, soothing and mild teas
learn all about the art of serving tea
samples



NOLA Candles, Soaps and Essential Oils
Soy based, all natural hand blended and essential oils and Lotion Soap---so soft and luxurious, great gifts!
Slow and clean burning candles


Cajun Corral Farm, LLC (back December 22))
all natural, healthy products made from Sandra's pet goats...soaps, lotions, balms, oils and great gift baskets, shaving kits
Holiday Gift Baskets Available now!


Bindia's Organically Grown Plants
Perennials, Annuals, Flowering, Herbs, Vegetables and Healing Plants


Hungry Hounds
all natural dog treats made with dehydrated turkey, banana, apples
Samples


Doyle's Knife Sharpening(not back until January)
all garden tools, kitchen knives, scissors and more sharpened correctly


Tabor's Wooden Crafts

Outdoor Yard Signs and Decor
Indoor Decor
Porch Signs
All holidays, festive , can personalize









WONDERFUL, FUN SATURDAYS
HERE EVERY WEEK
RAIN OR SHINE 8:30 - 12:30


































KIDS' ACTIVITY TABLE OPEN WEEKLY! Miss Cindy!


Free Kids' Activity!! Come on by!

Take home some art today!
Farm Fresh, Home Grown



Each and every Saturday, these wonderful high school students and ROTC cadets give their time to volunteers and help their community at the Gretna Farmers' Market. We appreciate them so much! THANK YOU ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE!


Gretna Farmers' Market
Collecting weekly newspapers and clean linens (towels, sheets, comforters, t shirts) for use at the JPAS, SPCA and area veterinary clinics and rescues.Please look for the large receptacle to recycle them or bring to the office door.

Also collecting Mardi Gras beads
for the Gretna Food Bank for resale.

We thank you in advance for your donations.
TALLULAH says:
"Thank you! "RUFF"

We are a pet friendly Market, just make sure your pet is leashed at all times.
Check out the City of Gretna's Observatory from 8:30 - 11:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays (weather permitting)!!!

It is the largest public observatory in the GNO area, and is located off of Gretna Boulevard between Manhattan Boulevard and Belle Chasse Highway behind Gretna Middle School at #1 Copernicus Lane.

For more information or to schedule a group visit, please contact Ron Marcella at rmarcell@cox.net

It is a great time! Very unique experience!
THE CABOOSE IS OPEN EVERY SATURDAY TO TOUR
PLEASE ASK AT THE GRETNA MARKET TABLE
THE BOOK NOOK TABLE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! TAKE A BOOK, LEAVE A BOOK, DISCOVER THE WORLD OF READING AND IMAGINATION! ADULTS' AND CHILDRENS' BOOKS WELCOME!
Gretna Market Place
on Huey P. Long Avenue
between 3rd and 4th Streets
(504) 361-1822

to become a vendor, apply online only
under "Visitors" Tab for both Farmers' Market and Art Walk

We are seeking vendors for:
Dairy, Fresh Flowers, and more
all items must be grown by vendor or made by vendor
(no resale items allowed and no fundraising allowed )


under the Visitors' tab
  • Visit our Gretna Market Table for information, merchandise and any news about upcoming events
  • We sell iced cold water, Market Aprons, Market Jute Bags, Coloring Books, Market prints and more
  • We are always seeking volunteers to help with Market or Special Events. Please inquire at the Market Table.
  • In order to become a vendor, first step is to apply online. Please read the rules and guidelines carefully.
  • Welcome to our friendly, community Farmers' Market!
  • We are currently seeking sponsors weekly! As a sponsor, you can also set up a table and share your information with Market Patrons! Inquire at the Market Table or email us!


Volunteers are needed to help once a month or for special events!
Help your Community and become involved in a fun way with fun people!

TO INQUIRE, PLEASE ASK AT THE MARKET TABLE OR EMAIL:
Bulldoggie IS IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR MARKET!

Everyone loves the Saturday Market!


Market is every Saturday!!


EVENTS AT THE GRETNA FARMERS' MARKET



Ochsner Bloodmobile at the Market
December 15, 2018
Please consider giving the Gift of Life!
We collected 8 pints on November 15 drive, we can do better!
Thank you to all who donated, spread the word!

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

*All donors will receive a Insulated Drawstring Backpack!*

Please remember to bring a picture ID
and remember to eat and drink water prior to donating

donate at any Ochsner Blood Drive or Donor Center during the 2018 Saints Season for a chance to win tickets on plaza level for a home game!

Individuals taking medication for high blood pressure or cholesterol
can donate!



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Santa's Mailbox at the Market
opens Saturday December 1, 2018
by the Market door


Letters for Santa Activity
Saturday December 15, and 22


Santa at the Market
Saturday, December 22, 2018
10 - 12
Pets and People Welcome!!!!
Many thanks to our Santa and Mrs. Claus for stopping in Gretna!



MAGIC LADLE SOUP COOK OFF
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Applications available online or at Market Table or request via email to be a Team






applications available online
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Keep Gretna Clean and Green!
The City of Gretna is serious about keeping our community beautiful!

Purchase an eye catching yard sign and 3 car stickers...all for only $20.00!!!

Call Tourism office, Ronnie Gauthreaux at 504-363-1580 or call
City Hall (504) 363-1500

or email

Thank you to GEDA
for their support of our community, including the Gretna Farmers' Market and Gretna Art Walk, of which they are sponsors and our parent entity.

Please consider joining this organization if you wish to contribute by helping your community or if you are a business owner and want to get the word out of what you can offer others!

Call (504) 361-7748 for information




EDITOR IN CHIEF
Bulldoggie Schwark Ponce

ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF
Denise S. Ponce

RESIDENT ARTIST
Manuel Ponce