Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
We share our accumulated knowledge with peers, partners, and investors active in the field of public markets. Also, we learn from them. Market Umbrella offers one-on-one technical assistance via telephone, webinars and in-person meetings. Our staff has decades of experience running markets, operating public health programs, developing farm-to-school linkages, and delivering training to organizations interested in offering health incentives through SNAP, WIC, and farmers market prescriptions through public markets. We also offer evaluation tools for markets to assess their programs and track their progress over time. Please call us at (504) 861-4485 to learn more. We encourage you to use measurement tools like SEED, published analysis in the form of greenpapers and fieldnotes, and practical capacity-building how-to's, manuals, and videos.
Consulting with CLEDA for Kids Club
Working with the Central Louisiana Economic Development Agency (CLEDA), we have implemented Kids Club at three Central Louisiana farmers markets. Through Kids Club, children are exposed to new fresh fruits and vegetables. With enrollment reaching the limit, and redemption at almost 100%, this program has been successful since summer 2017.
Here is a list of other regional markets that we’re happy to have in our growing network of community partners.
Arts Market of New Orleans Palmer Park, S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne Ave. New Orleans. Last Saturday of each month 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Biloxi Community Market Howard Avenue at I-110 in Biloxi, MS. Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 228.435-6185
Camellia City Farmers Market Robert Street and Front Street, Slidell. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon.
Covington Farmers Market 609 N. Columbia Street, Covington. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and the Covington Trailhead Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 985.892-1873
French Market 1008 North Peters Street, New Orleans. Open 7 days a week 504.522-2621
Freret Market 4400 Freret Street, New Orleans. First Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 504.638-2589
German Coast Farmer's Market East Bank: Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon West Bank: 13969 River Road, Luling (0.7 miles north of I-310 exit) Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Gretna Farmers Market 300 Huey P. Long Avenue (between 3rd and 4th), Gretna. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Harrison Avenue Marketplace 801 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans. Every second Wednesday of the month, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mandeville Trailhead Market 675 Lafitte Street in Mandeville, LA. Saturdays 9 a.m. -1 p.m. 985.624-3147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marketplace at Armstrong Park adjacent to the main entrance leading in to Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart Street between St. Ann and St. Phillip; Thursdays 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Pass Christian Farmers Market 103 Fleitas Ave, Pass Christian, MS; Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 228.342.1693
Red Stick Farmers Market Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road Thursdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 5th and Main Street, Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 225.267-506
Vietnamese Farmers Market 14401 Alcee Fortier Boulevard, New Orleans. Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market 484 Sala Avenue and Fourth Street, Westwego. Saturday 10:00 a.m. 504.341.9083
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.