The Institute for Community Development presents:
at Armstrong Park
The Marketplace at Armstrong Park (MAP) is the primary program of the Institute for Community Development (ICD) and currently provides the only weekly open-air farmers market serving the 6th Ward (Treme), 7th Ward and French Quarter neighborhoods of New Orleans. Though only in its second season, MAP has already produced a consistent weekly market for eight consecutive weeks during the Fall of 2012 on the grounds of the grand entrance of the historical Louis Armstrong Park, re-opened for the first time since Hurricane Katrina in 2012 and located in the heart of Treme on N. Rampart Street, just north of the French Quarter.
Due to the indefinite closing of the Circle Foods Store and other local grocers as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, America’s oldest African-American neighborhood and the birthplace of Jazz, has been without a single, proper grocer for over seven years. The Marketplace at Armstrong Park is changing that. Not only is MAP bringing a food market to the neighborhood, it is bringing fresh, local produce and seafood to an area otherwise challenged with healthy, affordable food sources.
Additionally, MAP has plans underway for incorporating a youth entrepreneur program via a partnership with Langston Hughes Academy 7th Ward students and their edible school garden, among other community health and education activities for Spring 2013. For more information on the Marketplace at Armstrong Park and its producer, the Institute for Community Development, please visit: http://icdnola.org