• 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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Tuesday Vendors Return | November 15, 2021

Fresh & Local:

Tuesday Vendors Return

With the holidays around the corner, the Crescent City Farmers market is the place to stock up on all of your local produce and food needs! With the return of so many of our beloved farmers and food producers, the markets are looking full and bountiful. Head over to our Tuesday Uptown Market to stock your fridges with sweet potatoes from Indians Springs Farmers Cooperative for your pies and casseroles, butternut squash from Joe Fekete Family Farm for a butternut and pecan casserole, and collards, mustard or turnip greens from Monica’s Okra World for your braised greens dishes. Looking for mushrooms for your homemade green bean casserole? You can find lots of different mushrooms from Screaming Oaks Mushrooms or Mycelium Express. Add some green to the table with a fresh side salad using local hydroponic lettuce from Brickwall Farms! Don’t forget seafood from Pete and Clara’s or Anna Marie Seafood for all your seafood cornbread dressing and stuffing needs. Looking for a tasty sweet treat while you shop? Check out some of our new additions to Tuesday Uptown Market, like Passion Flour Baked Goods serving a plethora of unique pastries and drinks, such as satsuma basil danishes or a cup of mulled cider.

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We need your support for the year ahead!

As we move towards the end of 2021(!), we are feeling hopeful, and excited for all that we can accomplish in the new year ahead. From offering more programming and music in-person at markets, to new vendor technical assistance and recruitment work and so much more, we are committed to ensuring that Crescent City Farmers Markets keep giving back to the city we call home.

Market Umbrella has been dedicated to supporting Southeast Louisiana foodways and culture, serving as a small business incubator and supporter of the local economy, and providing food access programs to help all New Orleanians have greater access to fresh, local foods for over 25 years.

Please take a moment and join us in building a stronger, healthier, more resilient community and make a contribution now by donating online or texting CCFM to 44-321. Your gift to Market Umbrella will fund operations and programs and help ensure that our markets stay strong in the year ahead.

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Upcoming Holiday Market Schedule

The holidays are upon us and we can’t wait to celebrate one of our favorite foodie days, Thanksgiving, which is coming up next week! Have you done your planning yet? If not check, out our latest recipe ideas here to add to your meal. Remember that Thursday market on Thanksgiving Day will be closed, so come visit us soon and stock up on the freshest and specialty items for your farm to table holiday celebration.

Holiday Market Closures:
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Sunday, January 2, 2021

Daylight Savings at the Greenway

Daylight savings ended this past Sunday, meaning shorter days and earlier sunsets. While it was fun to enjoy an extra hour of sleep, daylight savings can also mean bouts of depression, weariness, and feelings of loneliness for many of us as our sunny hours decrease. Trends show that people battle these symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder by eating more carbs and sleeping more due to the disruption of our internal clock--our circadian rhythm. Keeping active during the early evening, even when it’s chilly and it looks like it’s time for bed, is a great way to keep you and your brain from feeling this fatigue. CCFM’s Thursday market at the Greenway is held from 3pm to 7pm and is an easy way to get in some fun outside time! Come alone, with your family, or meet a friend--there is lots of space to sit and chat, and the beautiful Iris of Memory starts to glow softly when the sun begins to set. Thursday is a great market, boasting many purveyors of delicious and unique products such as hand-picked crab claw meat, paella, homemade Italian sodas, party bread, goat milk soap, winter citrus, and a wide variety of produce. Treat yourself to the goodies offered and make this winter season one filled with yummy memories.

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Vendor of the Week:

BrickWall Farms

We’re excited to warmly welcome BrickWall Farms back to our markets this fall! BrickWall Farms has been bringing hydroponic lettuce, herbs, and spices to the Crescent City Farmers Market for more than eight years now! Owned and operated by Brian Bricker, BrickWall Farms has been running as a hydroponic farm since 2011. What is hydroponic farming you may ask? Hydroponic farming is a growing technique that doesn't involve soil or sunlight and instead relies on nutrient rich water. Hydroponic farming has increasingly become a popular means of growing food as this practice uses far less space and resources compared to traditional farming practices. Brian is currently growing arugula, basil, catnip, bok choy, and 11 different types of lettuces! Come on by our markets to try out BrickWall Farm’s fresh selection of lettuces that will make the perfect addition to your salads, sandwiches, and soups.

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Recipes of the Week:

Turkey Tostadas

In the coming weeks, many Americans will gather together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. When the fun is done, you may be left with more turkey than you anticipated. Try this delicious turkey tostada recipe to help use up those leftovers!

What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook and it might be featured in our weekly newsletter!

 

Market Match Limit Lifted!

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