Kathia Duran’s young cheeses are made in small batches of 10 gallons of milk from hormone-free pasteurized milk sourced from Louisiana small, family-owned farms. Dona Blanca cheeses are moist, mild and creamy – Hispanic cheeses that capture and reflect her cultural heritage.
Heather Champagne began catering and creating her gourmet creations of sauces, dressings, and pestos after cooking for an event for the famous author Anne Rice. Heather grows her own basil that she incorporates into her pesto and makes a point to purchase seasonal produce from local growers or fellow market vendors to use as ingredients. Her gift basket that she puts together with a mix of her unique goodies are a big hit during the holiday season!
Four Winds Seafood
The always smiling Kay Brandhurst vends fresh caught Louisiana Shrimp weekly at the Upper Ninth Ward Farmers Market. Her husband Ray, the talented seafood wrangler uses the family trawler “The Four Winds” (named after their four children) to catch bounties of brown and white shrimp, live oysters, and blue crabs.
Otherwise known as “Pesto Paul”, Paul Arceneaux sells an array of tasty pestos, often using herbs that he grows himself in a urban garden in New Orleans. In addition, Paul carries a Soup of the Day from cool gazpachos to rich potato soups, depending on the season.
George Lafargue brings his fresh produce to the Upper Ninth Ward Market featuring the organically grown veggies from his family farm in Jesuit Bend. His booth is a rainbow of textures and colors, and they taste good to boot!
Monroe Street Bakery
Check out the lovely pies, breads and cinnamon buns from the bakery from-can you guess? Monroe Street! The Gretna bakery produces tasty baked goods fresh from the ovens to bring to both the Upper Ninth Ward Market and the Lower Ninth Ward Market.