• 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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Eat Like a Local | May 27, 2019

Fresh & Local:

Eat Like a Local

It is time for the annual New Orleans Eat Local Challenge! Sign up and join us to eat only what is grown, caught or foraged within 200 miles for the month of June, all while enjoying a variety of fun events to support you in this endeavor. Stock up at our markets to fill your fridge with fresh, local fruits and vegetables (squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, blueberries, watermelon, and sweet corn to name a few), as well as a full range of proteins and dairy, and join other participants through events like an urban farm bike tour, or learn how to raise your own chickens - eggs from your backyard is as local as it gets! Get intimately acquainted with the local bounty and don’t forget, coffee doesn’t grow here but there’s no need to forgo caffeine as J&D Blueberry Farm and their Pearl River Tea Company has returned to markets with locally grown tea. All Saturday CBD markets for the month will feature kids activities as well as demos, samples and/or tastings.

Sign up here (for FREE) to take the challenge, and we’ll see you at market!

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Picks of the Week:

Cukes Galore

As the season heats up we are seeing more and more hot weather crops at the market, among them the beloved cucumber. A kid-approved and versatile vegetable, cucumbers are high in water and low in just about everything else, making them an optimal snack for the summer. Plus, with such a high water content, they are hydrating and will keep your thirst quenched during these hot months. Their crunchy texture makes for a great chip alternative, perfect for dipping or eating all on their own. Unlike the wax covered cucumbers you find at the grocery store, you’ll notice a sweeter, tastier flavor when you buy them from Poche Family Farm, Major Acre Farm, Mendez Farm, Perilloux Farm, and other CCFM vendors. What are you waiting for? Grab a few (or a few pounds) and get slicing, dicing, pickling, or even add some to your evening mock/cocktail!

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pick of the week

Stop and Smell the Flowers

It is hot outside

Juicy, crisp, and hydrating

Cucumbers are cool!

-Cristina, market manager

Now Hiring

In partnership with Serve Louisiana, Market Umbrella is currently recruiting for an AmeriCorps member to serve as our Program Outreach and Community Awareness Coordinator. Corps Members serve full time for 11 months starting September 1st. Benefits include a living allowance of $14,000, and education award of $6,095, health insurance, student loan forbearance, child care reimbursement, in-depth personal and professional development, and valuable networking opportunities. For more information and to apply, visit servelouisiana.org and apply by June 30th.

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Vendor of the Week:

Honest Foods Company

Bread lovers rejoice! You may have seen our new bread vendor, Honest Foods Company, at the Ochsner and Bucktown markets, but now you can find them at the Uptown market on Tuesdays. Baker Irina believes bread is the soul of every meal and uses unbleached, unbromated whole grain flour. For sweetness, Honest Foods Company uses honey harvested from their own hives instead of sugar and tons of market ingredients. Find an extensive variety of vegan, plant-based breads every week at their table!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Thali Llama

After traveling all over India, Tyler and Merritt returned to New Orleans and launched their regional Indian pop-up Thali Llama. Thali Llama focuses on different regional cuisines of India, where the couple explores dishes learned throughout their travels. Together, business and life partners Tyler and Merritt pop up around town and Carrollton Market and has joined us at the Green Plate Special for the month of May! Stop by every Tuesday for some heartwarming dishes including mango curry, butter chicken, and more!

Green Plate Special Vendor

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:

Som Tam Taengwaa

We are really into cucumbers right now, and all about this spicy Som Tam recipe from Food 52. Pick up some cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, green beans, garlic, and peppers to cool down on your next market run. More like Som Yum!

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.