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Farmer Ben Burkett Remembers 20 Years Of The Crescent City Farmers Market

Ben Burkett

When the Crescent City Farmers Market was founded 20 years ago, farmers in nearby rural areas were hesitant about coming to New Orleans. To them the city was a haven of crime and traffic, but connecting the city to the farm created more opportunities than they imagined.

Farmer Ben Burkett never thought his involvement with the market would take him around the world and into corporate offices. He speaks with Sharon Litwin on this week’s Notes from New Orleans. 

WWNO has lost a dear member of its community in Sharon Litwin, co-founder and president of NolaVie. She passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. Read a tribute to Sharon on