• Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
    Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
  • Kid Chef Eliana visits the CCFM
    Kid Chef Eliana visits the CCFM
  • Sunny day at the CCFM
    Sunny day at the CCFM
  • Smiles are free at the CCFM
    Smiles are free at the CCFM
  • Find some buds at the CCFM
    Find some buds at the CCFM


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CCFM’s Holiday Shopping Guide is Here! | November 20, 2023

Fresh & Local:

CCFM’s Holiday Shopping Guide is Here!

As winter holidays approach, shop at CCFM for your gift-giving needs! Besides having plenty of fresh and prepared foods, CCFM vendors have special items available this time of year to give to your loved ones–or to treat yourself! From Market token gift cards to tastefully arranged vendor gift baskets, there’s something for everyone on your gift-giving list! Take a look at this year’s CCFM Holiday Shopping Guide to see the many seasonal items at market! This year, in addition to our CCFM gift tokens, CCFM will have an offering of CCFM Holiday Gift Baskets featuring a curation of vendor products. These gift baskets will be available at our Tuesday Uptown Market starting November 28th through the holiday season.

Keep CCFM in mind as you plan your shopping list for the holidays - tomorrow’s Tuesday market is one of our most bountiful markets of the year and will be filled with a rich line up of vendors to meet all your holiday ingredients and gift-giving needs!

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Picks of the Week:

Native American Heritage Day

Friday November 25th is Native American Heritage Day. It is important to remember the origins of Thanksgiving and what that means to the Indigenous people of the land we all love. Before colonists arrived, Native peoples were already in the practice of celebrating the autumn harvest, with gratitude and thankfulness being core values across different tribes. The cozy, “Pilgrim & Indian'' story of unity is an insult to many, and while Native people have various perspectives on the holiday, for some it remains a day of mourning.

In New Orleans, where 0.7% of the population identifies as having Native ancestry, we have the Mardi Gras Indians--a culture born out of the marriage of local Indigenous tribes and African Americans who escaped enslavement. Our friend Jeremy Oatis of Pickled NOLA masks with the Original Wild Tchoupitoulas as the Trail Chief, and in his words, “The Mardi Gras tradition is a way to pay homage and respect to the many different Indigenous tribes that sheltered runaway slaves and protected them from being recaptured, sent back into bondage, and sometimes being killed.” The songs, chants, and traditional dress are a beautiful blend of African and Native cultures, a reminder of the rich New Orleanian history we are all a part of.

Market Closed November 23
for Thanksgiving

There will be no market on Thursday, November 23, so come to the markets on Sunday, November 19, or Tuesday, November 22 to get your holiday grocery shopping done! We will be back in action Sunday, November 26. Cook something mouthwatering with fresh, local produce from the farmers market? Share it with us on Instagram by using the hashtag #FarmtoHolidayTable and tagging @crescentcityfarmersmkt!

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CCFM Box is Back at Top Box

Starting next Monday, November 27, the CCFM Market box is back up for sale on the Top Box website! View the box description and place orders here. Get the freshest local produce selected by the farmer and delivered to your door for free. Using EBT to pay? Select “Market Match Eligible” at check out for half off your box! Keep your eyes out for more information to come soon!

Get Together for Giving Tuesday

Crescent City Farmers Markets happen and Market Umbrella exists thanks to the generosity and reciprocity of vendors, community partners, and customers. Our shared commitment to fresh, local food and community health enables us to continue the work we do. After a difficult year for farmers in our region with a late-season freeze, extreme heat, and drought, your support and generosity mean more now than ever. This Giving Tuesday, November 28, please consider making a donation to Market Umbrella. Your gift helps us build healthier, more equitable food systems, and your dollar makes a world of difference! You can make a donation at market, by visiting our website, or on your phone by texting ‘CCFM’ to 44-321!

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Vendor of the Week:

Star Nursery

Star Nursery is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated citrus nursery and orchard. Dawn Camardelle, the owner and fourth-generation cultivator behind Star Nursery comes from a line of truck farmers turned citrus farmers. Her parents had the idea to expand in the late 60s and early 70s, using their savings to buy trees no bigger than a pencil. It was a slow start, but the family began budding and grafting trees, eventually growing into the bountiful orchard we enjoy today. Learn more about their planting practices by clicking here. Blueberries and veggies like garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Dawn’s favorite - creole tomatoes - are also grown on the Belle Chasse farm, though their primary products are the citrus fruits and satsumas we enjoy from October through January. Find Star Nursery’s satsumas and garlic at all of our markets throughout the week!

Recipe of the Week:

Holiday Favorites from the
MU and CCFM Staff!

We have seven great recipes to share with you this week. This Thanksgiving, the staff of Market Umbrella and the Crescent City Farmers Market give thanks to you, for shopping and supporting our local vendors and community.

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About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.