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Crescent Fund: Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

When tragedy strikes Crescent City Farmers Market vendors and disrupts our local food system, Market Umbrella's Crescent Fund has historically operated to collect donations from market friends and supporters to provide immediate, direct relief to our vendors.

In light of the extensive damage sustained by local farms, fishing boats, and other infrastructure needed to operate these small, local food producing businesses due to Hurricane Ida, Market Umbrella has reignited the Crescent Fund. All donations made to this fund will go directly to the farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food producers of the Crescent City Farmers Market community so that they can return to market with your favorite products as soon as possible. Please, donate today!

Your gift would be an investment in the future of New Orleans local food system, getting vendors back to market so that we can continue facilitating access to fresh, nutritious food for the New Orleans community, including low-income shoppers who depend on our programs like Market Match and Market Mommas Club.

Market Match Limit Lifted!

Market MatchUnlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through December 31, 2021!

Vendors

Love to all our vendors impacted by Hurricane Ida

With the path of Ida so devastatingly comprehensive, there was no way we could pick just one vendor to highlight this week. Market Umbrella staff have been checking in with our vendors over the last two seeks to see how they fared in the storm and what their needs were in its aftermath, connecting producers to supplies, to our Crescent Fund as well as additional resources and recovery funding opportunities. We have been amazed by the persistence, bravery, and passion they show in the face of adversity and recovery. We are so grateful to do this work with such amazing partners and to help support the remarkable small business owners who make our food system so special. We hope to see you at markets this week and in the coming weeks as vendors return, and join us in supporting our resilient local food system.

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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.