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.
Joe Fekete’s Family Farm
This family-owned and operated farm grows produce right outside of Amite, Louisiana, bringing their harvest to farmers markets in the area. After retiring from a career in education, Joe Fekete wanted to get back to his roots and reconnect with the earth. Farming allowed him to settle into his niche in life: playing in the dirt. The farm embraces the cyclical nature of the land and doesn’t try to fight mother nature. By growing seasonal produce, Joe Fekete’s Family Farm helps to restore balance in nature and in the local community. Though Fekete started at the Gretna Louisiana Farmers Market in 2005, he is a relatively new vendor at Crescent City Farmers Market. Their current selection of produce includes cushaw, pumpkin, eggplant, summer squash, and some early greens. Come check it out!
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.