Makin’ groceries and news: Press Street Gardens and Fresh Market


NOCCA Institute's Press Street Gardens will begin selling flower and vegetable CSA boxes Aug. 1. - COURTESY PRESS STREET GARDENS
  • NOCCA Institute's Press Street Gardens will begin selling flower and vegetable CSA boxes Aug. 1.

NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens (7 Press St., 504-940-2914) is launching its first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program featuring flowers, vegetables and herbs grown in the half-acre Bywater plot at the corner Press and Dauphine streets.

The program begins Aug. 1 and includes two types of CSA boxes, which customers can order in three or four-month increments. A $250 flower-only box features flowers grown and cut by gardener Marguerite Green. Subscribers will receive one hand-tied, seasonal bouquet each week for three months. 

A more traditional CSA box option featuring vegetables and herbs costs $400 for four months. The box will contain at least five different types of items such as tomatoes, squash or cucumbers and may contain homemade preserves and oils, depending on the season. It also comes with a recipe featuring the vegetables and herbs in the box.  

Boxes are available for pick-up every Saturday between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Delivery options also are available. Proceeds from the CSA sales will go towards the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts.

For more information, contact

Gourmet grocer The Fresh Market opened a Metairie store (755 Veterans Memorial Boulevard; 504-831-0784; July 22. The Veterans Memorial Boulevard shop marks the fifth Louisiana location of the nationwide grocery chain, which was founded in 1982 and now includes 174 stores.

Other Louisiana branches include an Uptown location on St. Charles Avenue and stores in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Mandeville.

The Fresh Market is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information on the store, visit their website here. 

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