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.
Kirby Jones, a former vendor with the markets’ Green Plate Special, is excited to join the Crescent City Farmers Market as a full-time vendor at the Tuesday Uptown Market serving up Creole coffee cold brew blends, freshly roasted coffee beans, and her special king cakes. What started out as a bike cafe popup at Martin’s Wine Cellar has bloomed into a flourishing business for the mother of two. With deep roots in New Orleans Creole culture dating back to the 1800s, Kirby first fell in love with coffee when her grandmother, who lived across the street from the sugarcane fields in Lutcher, LA, handed her a cup of coffee and bunny bread to dip in it. Now, Kirby is slated to open up the newest addition of La Vie En Rose in the CBD on February 14th, 2022. You can find her at the Tuesday Market starting in March.
The 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.