National Association of Produce Market Managers

Founded in 1947, NAPMM strives to help market managers improve facilities and increase services while encouraging cooperation and exchange of ideas between members and partners.

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NAPMM New Orleans Conference Scheduled for March 7-10, 2022

REGISTER before  Thursday, February 4  for discounted registration fees and room rates!

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Schedule of Events  (updated January 19, 2022)

Hotel Information: Guests can call 1-800-HOLIDAY and refer to group code AOP or they can use the link below to book online. Please note the link is not accessible on the IHG app or mobile devices; a traditional web browser must be utilized.

Holiday Inn Superdome Booking Link

Market Manager of the Year Nomination Form

Three-Day Schedule Packed With Tours and Educational Sessions

The conference committee has put together a great program which will begin with the President’s Reception Monday evening at the Pythian Market, an “urban food collective” located in a renovated historic icon of a building and featuring local food purveyors, a craft bar and retail vendors.

Conference sessions will kick-off the Tuesday morning with a fascinating presentation by author Liz Williams from the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, on the remarkable and lengthy, history of markets in New Orleans. This will be followed by a presentation on the role the Crescent City Farmers Markets, operated by a community not-for profit, Market Umbrella, played in helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina and their impact in building community and connections today.

The day continues with a session featuring a panel of market managers speaking about the myriad of operation and management models at markets, the benefits and challenges of each and how to successfully interact with boards and other stakeholders. (Contact Linda at [email protected] if you would like to be part of the panel).

Wednesday is a day full of tours starting at JV Foods,a full line distributor focusing on featuring local produce and meats and other products from other small producers for Chef’s and food service businesses in the New Orleans region.

Our next stop is the Westwego Shrimp Lot, a unique collection of businesses that feature some of the best fresh, local shrimp and seafood in the New Orleans. Many of the shacks also feature cooked to order entrees. We will tour, hear the stories of some of families operating here and attendees will get a voucher for lunch.

The group will travel to Covey Rise Farms for lunch in the lodge and presentation by a local farmer and cut flower producer about his unique business model.

The final stop of the day is at the St Roche Market, a chef-centric food hall. After a tour and orientation to the space, attendees can enjoy a happy hour beverage before we return to the hotel.

Thursday, we are on the road again, starting the day with a New Orleans own, dark roasted coffee and chicory and a famous beignets (a square, French style donuts lavishly topped with powdered sugar) at Café du Monde, a New Orleans favorite since 1862. Following this French Market staff will present on the fascinating history of the market, its evolution and current operation as well as the plans for the future. Attendees will have time to tour the market and sample and purchase the wares of its numerous businesses and vendors and then be given a voucher for lunch at the market or in the adjoining streets in the Market District and Jackson Square including the famous Central Grocery, home of the “muffuletta”.

The three day schedule is packed with tours and educational sessions but attendees still will have plenty of time to network, socialize and enjoy the Crescent City.

In the interim, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected], or Linda Best at  [email protected] 

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