• 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
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    Find some buds at the CCFM


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Last Chance to get your BBQ Tickets | October 7, 2019

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Last Chance to get your BBQ Tickets

Join us at Central City BBQ on Sunday, October 13th from 4-7pm for this family-friendly fundraiser benefiting the Crescent City Farmers Market. The Backyard BBQ will feature over 20 local farm supporting restaurants, local beers, garden-to-glass cocktails, live music by Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association, silent auction, and fall-themed kids activities (including a bounce house!). Enjoy small plates and beverages featuring local, seasonal ingredients from:

12 Mile Limit, Aglio, Bacchanal, Barracuda, Blue Tara Ice Pops, Carmo, Clancy’s, Cochon Butcher, Del Fuego Taqueria, Frencheeze, Gabrielle, Imperial Woodpecker Snowballs, Jack Rose, LUVI, Marjie’s Grill, Max Well, Mosquito Supper Club, Saba, Turkey and the Wolf/Molly’s Rise and Shine, Toups South, Seven Three Distilling Co. and more.

Your support will help to sustain the mission and programs of the Crescent City Farmers Market and preserve and grow our local food system.

Tickets are on sale now! Tickets start at $75 for adults and $10 for children and include all the eating, drinking, and dancing you can do. Don’t sleep on our Patron Party tickets, which offer one hour early entry, special acknowledgement and thank you gift!

We are currently seeking volunteers for our fundraiser. Support the Crescent City Farmers Market by lending your time and hands with check-in, raffle, maintenance, and break down. Reward yourself with FREE ENTRY to our all inclusive event! Check out our calendar of available volunteer opportunities and sign up for a spot directly through the calendar.

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Picks of the Week:

October is National Farm to School Month!

Join us and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Everyone can celebrate the triple win of farm to school where school kids, small farmers and the local economy all benefit! If you’d like to participate in our Meet Me at the Market program, where Market Umbrella staff visit classrooms to share lessons on nutrition, local seasonality and provide samples, and then the class pays a visit to the farmers market for interactive educational activities where students can meet farmers, fishers, ranchers, please contact cristina@marketumbrella.org.

And if you are a farmer, teacher, distributor, student, child nutrition director, school administrator, ag professional or non-profit working in farm to school, or if you are curious about what the whole thing is about, join us at the 2019 Louisiana Farm to School Conference, a two-day event which will take place on October 22-23 in Baton Rouge. Tuesday afternoon is a grower/buyer meet up from 4-7pm and Wednesday hosts traditional conference activities with tracks on sourcing, growing and learning for practitioners in any of the three walks of farm to school. Keynote speaker Poppy Tooker should not be missed. Hope to see you there!

Louisiana Food Fellows

Congratulations to our Market Manager Cristina for being accepted into the Louisiana Food Fellows program. Local food leaders are the foundation for a resilient community food system. The Louisiana Food Fellows program provides the resources, skills, and inspiration needed to be a leader in the community’s local food movement. Cristina is excited to bring everything she will learn over the next 2 months back to the Crescent City Farmers Market and New Orleans. Ask about it when you see her at market!

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Vendor of the Week:

Hot Plants

Tis the time of year - Hot Plants is here! You can find them at our Thursday Mid-City, soon to be Friday Bucktown, and Saturday CBD markets with dozens of edible, herbal, and medicinal plant starts for now. 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 so that you’re set through the Fall!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Del Fuego Taqueria

Del Fuego Taqueria, the Magazine Street taqueria serving Mexican street food is heating things up at the Green Plate Special tent in October. Come see and taste how they use Crescent City Farmers Market produce in their dishes. This week you’ll find grab and go fresh-made salsas, dips, and tostadas, wraps and salads to order with market greens, roasted veggies, Gulf shrimp & more! Swing by for breakfast or lunch Tuesdays in October from 9-1pm and find Del Fuego Taqueria at the Backyard BBQ on October 13th.

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Recipe of the Week:

Let’s Squash This!

Put down the pumpkin spiced latte and spice up your kitchen with this delicious recipe using acorn squash. A staple of fall flavors, these versatile veggies are easy to prep, yummy roasted, a great addition to soups and stews or stuffed and baked. Boost your daily of dose Vitamin A and C and support your vision and immune system with these orange-fleshed beauties. Check out what Joe Fekete Family Farm and Pointe Coupee Minority Growers Co-op are bringing to the market. You can find delicata, buttercup, acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash plus unique pumpkins at the market right now!

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.