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Treasures at the Freret Market

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alt(InthekNOwla) -- NEW ORLEANS | Enough with the rain, already, but rest assure that this weekend is supposed to be a nice one!  With newly paved bike paths on the Napoleon Avenue neutral ground, it makes perfect sense to hit the Freret Market on Saturday.

First of all, I'd like to say that there are so many great artists and vendors every month at this market and throughout the city. The fact that so many different festivals and street markets survive is a true indicator of how supportive the people of New Orleans are of local business and organizations.  The Freret Market began in 2007 and has grown tremendously over the last few years.  Its initial intent was to revitalize that section of Freret Street, but in reality it has done much more.

Upon entry I was delighted to discover a member of the bike community... Recycle Bicycle. They sell refurbished, but very nice bikes including a tandem, a few Schwinns and more! Look for them positioned right next to the band.

Onward to the food!  There are many great selections including fish tacos, vegan options, sno-balls and more.  But as soon as I heard that At The Fry Bar was going to be dishing out house-cut golden fried potatoes with fresh toppings, there was no fighting the blinders.  There were three beautiful choices and while I really was happy with my selection- Cilantro, Queso Fresca with Chile Powder- I admit that I still go to bed some night thinking about one that I didn't choose: Parmesan, Garlic and Rosemary. The garlic is sliced horizontally, then placed in the fryer with fresh Rosemary sprigs and the fries. Both of these lovlies run only $5. The mac daddy was the Brisket Chili and Smoked Gouda Cheese Fries; the cost is $6.


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Being at the Freret Market is also the perfect excuse to start holiday shopping early.  Local artwork, crafts, used goods and treats are all present. You can even bring home a puppy, thanks to the Louisiana SPCA who hosts adoptions each month.  Upon making my way through the last stretch, I came upon Adorned With String. The cutest handmade woven hats, belts, scarves and more. Check, first holiday gift has been purchased.

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The market is held the first Saturday of each month at the corner of Napoleon and Freret from Noon to 5pm. There is music, food, art and more.  Upcoming dates include: November 6, December 4 and December 18 (special holiday market).  For more information, please visit: freretmarket.org.

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