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2019
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Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Hosts Second Saturday Community Market

The Saturday, July 13 Second Saturday Community Market is cancelled due to severe weather. The next Second Saturday Community Market will take place Saturday, August 10. 

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center is proud to host a new community market the second Saturday of each month. Audubon hopes the Second Saturday Community Market will increase access to fresh produce, cooking classes, and gardening demonstrations for New Orleans East residents and expand opportunities for local artisans and vendors.

On Saturday, July 13, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Audubon’s Second Saturday Community Market will feature local vendors selling their wares, including: produce, seafood, sweets, made-to-order smoothies, handmade aromatics, community services, and more.

"Access to quality fresh food is critical to a healthy community. I am grateful for the partnership that we have with Audubon Louisiana Nature Center," says Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen. "I am committed to bringing innovative concepts that ensure communities in the East have access to healthy fresh food. I want to encourage residents to take advantage of this opportunity and come out on the 2nd Saturday of each month and purchase their fresh food items."

In addition to the Market, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center will offer gardening presentations, nature hikes, live local entertainment, and a planetarium show.

“The Second Saturday Market at the Nature Center is becoming a place where guests from all over the city can come to find wholesome goodies, make new friends, and celebrate the wonders of nature,” said Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Director of Operations Isaac Wyatt.

The Second Saturday Community Market is the beginning of Audubon Louisiana Nature Center’s long-term plan to help provide healthy food choices for locals and raise awareness of the community programming at the Nature Center. Audubon hopes the Market will serve as an anchor for the New Orleans East community.

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Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.