• 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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Have an Egg-cellent Easter! | April 15, 2019

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Have an Egg-cellent Easter!

Decorating eggs in preparation for Easter is a tradition for many, not to mention tons of fun for the family. There are all types of decorative kits at the store these days – glitter, decals, stamps… but did you know that you can source your coloring ingredients from the market? That’s right! Beautiful, locally-sourced, natural egg dye is available straight from the farm. The dense pigments from your favorite veggies like cabbage, beets, and onions are perfect for egg painting. Coffee and hibiscus are also good to use for those looking for a variety of choices. Check out this how-to guide from The Kitchn for these color possibilities:

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs Color Combos

  • chopped purple cabbage = blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs
  • red onion skins = lavender or red eggs
  • yellow onion skins = orange on white eggs, rusty red on brown eggs
  • shredded beets = pink on white eggs, maroon on brown eggs
  • ground turmeric = yellow eggs

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Picks of the Week:

New Orleans Public Library at the Market

We love our community partners and especially love when they come visit us at the market. This week, you’ll find the New Orleans Public Library at the Wednesday Bywater market with a table full of books. The library uses a mobile check out system when they are at the market, which allows you to check out books directly from them and then return to any NOLA public library when you’re finished reading. They’ll have lots of books about farming, gardening, and cooking for you to peruse, and around 4pm they’ll have story time in the grass for kids. If you can’t make it this week, they’ll be back on May 1st and May 15th.

Crescent City Classic

The Crescent City Classic 10k road race is held every year on the Saturday before Easter. The course begins downtown in front of the Superdome, wraps through the French Quarter, then proceeds all the way up Esplanade to City Park. This year, the race will be held on Saturday, April 20th. Expect Poydras, North Peters, Decatur, and Esplanade to be closed for the first half of the day. Make sure to plan accordingly when making your way to the Downtown market on Saturday morning.

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vendor of the week

Vendor of the Week:

Monica’s Okra World

Have you seen this new face popping up at market? Meet Sam- the Monica’s son! The Monica’s 150-acre farm (currently farming 50 acres) is located up the river in St. James Parish, where the sweet creole soil runs deep in their veins. Christine Monica has been doing this since she was in 5th grade, following the footsteps of her father who made sugarcane farming his life’s work. Find Christine and children Jessica and Sam at all of our weekly markets, Tuesday through Saturday, with a wide variety of produce for your Easter dinner and egg dying rituals.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Bua Thai Kitchen

Stop by the GPS this month for Bua Thai Kitchen! Bua Thai Kitchen offers authentic tastes and experiences of Thailand through creative, healthy plant-based dishes. Inspired by her experience living in Thailand, and by the power of plants, chef Ashley Weinstein Berner creates dishes using local produce. Everything will be available to go so you can stop by and grab your breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Green Plate Special Vendor

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:

Turkey and the Wolf’s Deviled Eggs

What are you doing with your leftover Easter eggs? Making deviled eggs. Duh! Do yourself a favor and use this recipe from Chef Mason Hereford of Turkey and the Wolf. If you aren’t feeling the fried chicken skin, top your eggs with pickled jalapenos from Pickled NOLA. Best. Deviled. Eggs. Ever.

What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook or even Twitter and it might be featured in our weekly newsletter!


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.