Come June, Creole tomato dishes begin to appear on restaurant menus, at farmers markets, and at roadside stands. To commemorate the crop’s arrival, the French Market Creole Tomato Festival is held the second weekend of June in the French Quarter.
The French Market Creole Tomato Festival honors Louisiana’s produce, farmers and our unique cuisine of which the Creole tomato is a star. The free festival is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its quaint and quirky traditions, such as life-sized tomatoes strolling the grounds handing out tomato shaped fans, and the auctioning off of the first tomatoes of the season to local chefs.
French Market Creole Tomato Festival: https://www.neworleans.com/event/french-market-creole-tomato-festival/3292/