• 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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Jazz it up! | April 29, 2019

Fresh & Local:

Jazz it up!

Want to get more involved in the markets and our food access programming? Spring is a great time to volunteer at markets - the weather is (often) beautiful, the crops are plenty, and markets are busy and cheerful places to be. Come hang out and talk about your favorite seasonal recipes while you work alongside staff to set up and break down market and beverage service, as well as engage with customers and vendors. See the inside workings of our various fresh food access programs, and while you’re here, pick up all the fresh fruits and veggies (and seafood, meat, dairy, bread, etc.) you need. Check back often as we also use this calendar to post volunteer opportunities at various events we attend around town and host ourselves.

Check out our calendar of available volunteer opportunities and sign up for a spot directly through the calendar. See you at market!

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Picks of the Week:

GiveNOLA Day

GiveNOLA day is Tuesday, May 7th - the perfect day for a farmers market! Join us at the Uptown market for live music and all of your favorite CCFM vendors. Your donation will support dozens of farmers and food producers through support of our market and give future eaters and program participants access to fresh, healthy food! Learn more about Market Umbrella's work and get ready to GiveNOLA!

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Eat Fit at Jazzfest

Keeping up with your healthy diet can be a challenge during festival season. That’s why our friends at Eat Fit have partnered with your favorite Jazz Fest pop-ups for some hidden menu dishes. You won’t find these specific dishes and combinations on menu boards, but you can let vendors know that you want dishes “Eat Fit” style. You’ll get nutritious, delicious food and drinks that are lower in sodium and animal fats without white carbs and added sugar. Check out the menu here and download the app to view full nutritional facts of each dish on the Eat Fit Hidden Menu.

Fire up the Future

This year, the Made in New Orleans Foundation will be sending two aspiring chefs to New York, bringing them one step closer to achieving their professional goals in the culinary and hospitality industries.

The scholarship includes tuition to the International Culinary Center, housing, materials, a life changing internship at one of New York's most established restaurants, and on-going support from New Orleans.

Help us in spreading the word and nominating someone from New Orleans with a passion for the culinary industry.

Requirements and application are available on the MiNO website. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

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Vendor of the Week:

Hot Plants

With gardening season upon us, now is the time to get acquainted with Hot Plants if you aren’t already. You can find them at our Wednesday Bywater, Thursday Mid-City, and Friday Bucktown markets with dozens of edible, herbal, and medicinal plant starts. Their plants are “grown with spartan love so that they may survive the slings and arrows of the Southeast with relative ease once they are let into the world.” In addition to selling at CCFM, Hot Plants operates a small nursery in the Upper Ninth Ward that is open most Sundays from 12-5pm. Come get some plants and plenty of excellent gardening advice from them soon so that your garden can survive the slings and arrows of a New Orleans summer!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Bua Thai Kitchen

Stop by the GPS tent one last time 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

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Recipe of the Week:

Strawberry Daiquiri

With lent over, the days getting warmer, and Jazz Fest in full swing it’s time to celebrate! Try this natural twist on the strawberry daiquiri to sip on with your friends and family before you head to the festival grounds. Pick up your fresh strawberries and local honey for a refreshing treat. Strawberry season is almost over, so get your fill while you can. Happy Jazz Fest y’all!

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.