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    Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
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Farmers Market Gift Basket Raffle for Mrs. Jeannie Fonseca | October 28, 2019

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Farmers Market Gift Basket Raffle for Mrs. Jeannie Fonseca

Join us at the Uptown market tomorrow, October 29th for a Farmers Market Gift Basket Raffle benefiting Mrs. Jeannie Fonseca of Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish. In case you didn’t know, Mrs. Jeannie recently slipped off of the docks and has been under medical care. She is healing well, but her injuries have put the Fonsecas out of work. Please consider stopping by and buying a raffle ticket (or several). All proceeds will go to Mrs. Jeannie and her family.

$10 / ticket (cash or check preferred)

Burg’s Bees honey, Mendez Farm salsa, Lilly Jane fig preserves, Lana’s Sweets lollipops, Pickled Nola carrots, VEGGI Co-op luffa, G&M goat’s milk soap, Winfield Farm Bakery granola, Gonsoulin Land & Cattle beef jerky, Poche Family Farm cayenne pepper flakes

Pete & Clara’s Seafood, Brickwall Farms, Four Winds Seafood, Blue Ribbon Pies, Paul’s Palate, Amorphous Gardens, Leo’s Bread, Amanda’s Frozen Fruit Bars, Suzie Q Knife Sharpening, Monica’s Okra World, and Nut N Seedy

All donations are welcome and appreciated. We look forward to having Mrs. Jeanie back on her feet and returning to market in 2020.

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Picks of the Week:

Happy Halloween

No tricks, just treats! Happy Halloween to all of our market ghouls and pretty princesses. This year, opt for a bowl of satsumas instead of the candy. Nutritious and delicious! The Thursday, Mid-City market will be open from 3-7pm at the American Can Apartments. Stop by on your way to the Greenway Halloween Spooktacular for a spooky market scavenger hunt for the kids and live music by The Bad Oyster Band. OoOoOoOo!

CCFM is Hiring!

We are looking for a farmers market coordinator! The coordinator works to help plan and execute weekly farmers markets as well as doing community outreach and promoting and implementing our various fresh food access programs. We’re looking for someone friendly and welcoming, diligent and organized, and ready to work year round rain or shine at our outdoor markets. For a complete job description and to apply, check out the job description here.

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Vendor of the Week:

Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish

Raymond Joseph “Joey” Fonseca, Jr. learned fishing—predominantly catfishing—in and around Bayou Des Allemands, a fisherman’s and bird-watcher’s paradise on the boundary of Lafourche and St. Charles parishes. Joey’s parents were Cajun, his mother of Canadian descent and his father of Portuguese heritage (the name Fonseca, he points out, appears on the back of Lancers Portuguese wine bottles). They lived on the bank of the bayou, where Joey eventually raised his own four children. There, he grew up in the legacy of the Outlaws of Des Allemands, fishermen of previous generations who devised a revolutionary system of catching catfish using paint cans and/or 55-gallon drums—as opposed to troutlines, or their own hands. These days Joey and his three sons, commercial fishermen all, lure their prey by sinking hoop nets into the bayou, a modern improvement on can fishing. Joey’s wife, Jeannie, hand-sews the boys super-strong bait bags to use in the hoop nets. The Fonseca men are also shrimpers, crabbers, crawfishermen, and alligator hunters, depending on the weather and the season. New Orleanians enjoy wild catfish from Outlaw Katfish Company in some of the city’s finest restaurants, and also if they are lucky enough to make it to the Crescent City Farmers Market before Jeannie sells it all.

- Sara Roahen,
Southern Foodways, Oral Histories

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Del Fuego Taqueria

Del Fuego Taqueria, the Magazine Street taqueria serving Mexican street food is heating things up once last week at the Green Plate Special tent. Come see and taste Crescent City Farmers Market produce in a salad or wrap. This Tuesday, Del Fuego’s all about satsumas, squash & ceviche! Satsuma aguafresca, satsuma shrimp ceviche, roasted butternut squash soup, wraps, salads, salsas & dips! Swing by for breakfast or lunch from 9-1pm. Do not miss the sikil pak, a pumpkin seed-based salsa - a savory, umami rich, subtly spicy amazing food.

Green Plate Special Vendor

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Recipe of the Week:

Preserved Meyer Lemons

Want to save the meyer lemon season and add umami to your favorite savory dish? Try preserving your lemons in salt with this easy recipe by Mom’s Kitchen Handbook. After stewing for a month in a cool place, your lemon confit will be ready. Just scoop out a wedge, chop up the peel, and mix it with your greens or slather it on a juicy pot roast.

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.