food deserts en 7th Ward Residents Await The Return Of The Circle Food Store <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">More than eight years after it flooded and closed due to Hurricane Katrina, the Circle Food Store on the corner of Claiborne and St. Bernard Avenues is about to reopen its doors. The historic landmark served the&nbsp;7<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Ward from 1938 up until the storm, and it’s said to have been the first New Orleans grocery owned and operated by African-Americans. Long time residents and customers voice their reactions to the long-awaited return of this neighborhood staple.</em></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:07:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 51451 at Mid-City 'Grocery War' Highlights City-Wide Food Access Questions <p>One week ago a new Winn-Dixie supermarket opened its doors on Carrollton Avenue, and many people in the neighborhood say that launched a full on grocery war.</p><p>Because Rouses Market has a store right across the street.</p><p>Giveaways, food samples, contests and entertainment have been the weapons so far. South Louisiana-based Rouses has done a fair share of trash talking about the Florida-based chain Winn-Dixie, to boot.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 02:47:07 +0000 Eve Troeh & Marla Nelson 41116 at Can Star Power Make New Orleans' Food Deserts Bloom? Plenty of celebrities leverage their star power to raise awareness of complicated food issues. Some of the biggest names include Michelle Obama, Jamie Oliver, Prince Charles and Paul McCartney.<p>Down in New Orleans, actor Wendell Pierce, who stars in David Simon's <em>Treme</em> and, previously, <em>The Wire,</em> has been taking on food insecurity in low-income communities with brand new convenience stores. Thu, 16 May 2013 18:04:44 +0000 ELIZA BARCLAY 35416 at Wendell Pierce On 'Making Groceries' In The Big Easy Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting that took place yesterday during a Mother's Day parade. New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas says law enforcement is still investigating the matter.<p>RONAL SERPAS: It appears that these two or three people just, for a reason unknown to us, started shooting at, towards or in the crowd. It was over in just a couple seconds. Mon, 13 May 2013 15:57:00 +0000 Michel Martin 35201 at Lower Ninth Ward Releases Plan For Getting Fresh Food <p>A community effort to establish a fresh-food market in the Lower Ninth Ward is taking shape. The first step is in a new plan written by residents.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 29918 at New Life Planned for Abandoned Supermarket <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Plans to redevelop a long-abandoned New Orleans supermarket will include help from the city.</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:33:29 +0000 The Associated Press 29392 at Grocery Store For-A-Day! <p>In recent years, the districts, neighborhoods, and towns that have little access to healthy foods have been dubbed "food deserts." Because some of New Orleans' lowest-income neighborhoods suffer from this situation, the Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition is hosting a <a href="">Grocery Store For-A-Day</a>! event to help alleviate the problem.&nbsp; Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:59:42 +0000 Sharon Litwin 21518 at The Korean-American Story Of Yes! Organic Market Gary Cha and his family came to the U.S. from South Korea in the 1970s. They opened Yes! Organic Markets in food deserts and other unlikely neighborhoods around Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Cha speaks with host Michel Martin about his heritage, his business and racial tension between some Asian store-owners and African-American residents. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 21:37:00 +0000 Michel Martin 15094 at Filling In New Orleans' Future, One Blank At A Time New Orleans became a blank slate after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. And ever since, entrepreneurs have rushed in to experiment with new ideas for building and running a city.<p>Among them is a startup called <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, a social media tool for sharing ideas to make your neighborhood better. After signing in to Neighborland, you can find your neighborhood and post your idea. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:33:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 15011 at Bringing fresh food to everyone in New Orleans <p>You loved him as Detective William &quot;Bunk&quot; Moreland on &quot;The Wire.&quot; You may also know him as the trombone-playing Antoine Batiste from HBO&#39;s &quot;Treme.&quot;</p><p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Tess Vigeland | Marketplace Money 8748 at