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.
We are just thrilled to welcome to the Saturday CBD market Greener Pastures! Hailing from Singer, LA, Greener Pastures is filling a void at market for pasture-raised chicken, raised without hormones or antibiotics. Contrary to popular belief, chickens are not vegetarian, and Greener Pasture’s birds spend their time out in the field in the grass with plenty of access to yummy bugs. Jonathan and Kelsye Cassell (pictured here with their chicks) have been in the chicken business for the last three years, and are coming to market weekly with fresh, whole Cornish Cross chickens and chicken cuts, including boneless skinless chicken breasts, wings, quarters, tenders, ground meat and more. Hopefully, you got your hands on one of their broad-breasted white turkeys for Thanksgiving, part of a limited run they’ve been bringing to market the last few weeks. They’re considering adding turkey production year-round, so swing by and let them know if that’s something you’d be interested in. We certainly are!
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.