• 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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The Show Goes Onion! | April 12, 2021

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The Show Goes Onion!

Gather your krewe and get ready to pass a good time, y’all! We can’t jazz it up this year in the usual way, but we can still boogie down to some New Orleans classics, enjoy the finest southern dishes prepared by top New Orleans chefs, and support the local farmers and food producers at the Crescent City Farmers Market. Get ready to fais do-do, we’re going to Farmstand Live!

While Jazzfest is put on hold until October, Farmstand Live is here on those classic weekends to kickstart the summer bringing together the classic festival pairing of local music plus food. The party begins April 24th and continues on May 1st this year at Shrine on Airline, featuring live performances from critically acclaimed local artists. Everyone knows you go to a festival to indulge, and while ya mom and dem’s dirty rice may not contain alligator lips, Jon Cleary’s jams will make you want some! Every ticket purchase gets you a farm fresh produce box from the Crescent City Farmers Market, the concert featuring three bands each day, and a prepared meal from the city’s finest restaurants. Dumpstaphunk said it best: everybody wants sum greasy groceries, so act fast! Tickets are on sale now.

Farmstand Live!

pick of the week

Picks of the Week:

Now Hiring:
Farmers Market Curriculum Developer

Market Umbrella is currently accepting applications for a contract position for a Farmers Market Curriculum Developer to assist with developing local, season-specific SNAP-Education curriculum for implementation at Crescent City Farmers Markets and beyond. The job description can be found on our website for more information.

GiveNOLA to Grow!

GiveNOLA Day is quickly approaching - mark your calendars now for May 4, 2021 to make a gift that will help your markets and your community grow! On this day of online giving, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, everyone who loves our region can join together to support their favorite causes by donating to local nonprofit organizations serving the New Orleans community. A gift to Market Umbrella on this special day will not only plant the seeds for the future and growth of the organization and the farmers, fishers, ranchers, and more that we represent, but also will allow us to continue offer programs like Market Match that doubles the buying power of vulnerable families in our community.

pick of the week

pick of the week

Alliums and Scapes

We know it is spring when we welcome back to market in all their understated splendor, the alliums - the plant genus that includes onions and their piquant relatives chives, leeks, and garlic and all their accompanying foliage and blossoms. Favorites at this time of year include spring onions, the little golf-ball- sized fresh onions, just smaller less mature versions of a traditional bulb onion. The mild and versatile leek somehow collects and traps all that soil between its delicate layers, but we defeat it by chopping it first, then washing the cut pieces. And one should not overlook the delicacy of scapes - that connective shoot of onions, garlic or leeks that leads to the flower bulbs, and yields a tender green bean-like vegetable with subtle savory flavor. Use the flowers of any allium for lovely, edible garnish. Later on, garlic and onions will be cured and their familiar papery skins will protect them for storage through the year, but for now, we welcome back these fresh and vibrant essential ingredients.

vendor of the week

Vendor of the Week:

Timmy Perilloux

Speaking of onions, y’all remember Timmy Perilloux? Our beloved St. Charles Parish farmer with the big truck and even bigger veggies hails from the good ole River Parishes in Montz, Louisiana, right outside of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, nestled in the land of rich alluvial soil across from the Mississippi River. If you are wondering why you haven’t seen Mr. Timmy at markets, it’s because he is a CCFM Box regular! Almost every week you can find his large veggies, including green onions, in the box!

recipe of the week

Recipes of the Week:

Triple Threat Onion Galette

Garlic, scallions, and an onion bake together into a savory, cheesy filling that can be enjoyed any time of day. Scallions, aka green onions, aka Louisiana shallots have been front and center on local tables for the past few weeks. For this recipe, work fast with your fingertips and chill your bowl and spatula ahead of time to keep the butter cold and ensure a flaky, buttery crust. For an extra hand, the recipe link comes with in-text video guides to guarantee that your onions are jamming it up when you take that first bite.

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!

 

Market Match Limit Lifted!

Unlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through September 30, 2021!

About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket 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.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.