• 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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Let’s Get Together on Giving Tuesday! | November 28, 2022

Fresh & Local:

Let’s Get Together on Giving Tuesday!

Crescent City Farmers Markets happen and Market Umbrella exists thanks to the generosity and reciprocity of vendors, community partners, and customers. Our shared commitment to fresh, local food and community health enables us to continue the work we do. This year, we have continued to build foodway resiliency and fresh food access. In the midst of an economic recession, coming out of Hurricane Ida and COVID-19, your support and generosity means more to Market Umbrella than ever. This Giving Tuesday–November 29–please consider making a donation to Market Umbrella.

Your gift helps us build healthier, more equitable food systems, and your dollar makes a world of difference! Want to learn more about the programs you help support? Find us tabling at market tomorrow, the day of Giving Tuesday. You can make a donation at the market, by visiting our website, or on your phone by texting ‘CCFM’ to 44-321!

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Picks of the Week:

Shop for Local Holiday Gifts!

As winter holidays approach, shop at CCFM for your gift-giving needs! Besides having plenty of fresh and prepared foods, CCFM vendors have special items available this time of year to gift to your loved ones–or to treat yourself! From River Queen Greens’ Rutabaga Bodega tees and tea towels, to Mediterranean Oyster Mushroom Grow Kits by Take Box NOLA, to Goat Milk soap from Huckleberry Creamery, there’s something for everyone on your gift-giving list! Take a look at this year’s CCFM Holiday Shopping Guide to see the many seasonal items at market!

Give the gift of Crescent City Farmers Market this holiday season! Stop by the Welcome Tent for CCFM token gift bags! Token gift bags are the perfect stocking stuffer, teacher appreciation gift, or gift exchange item. The person who receives your gift can use these tokens at markets like cash. Token gift bags are available for purchase at any market location.

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Tuesday Market Tea Day

There is one more Tuesday market event remaining for the month of November! Get cozy on Tuesday, the 29th with an herbal tea tasting! While supplies last, enjoy fresh, hot tea made with local herbs and lemons from CCFM vendors. This tea tasting will happen between 8 am and 11 am—hope to see you there!

Eat Outside the Box

Get fresh produce delivered straight to your door through our partnership with Top Box Foods! CCFM Box deliveries will resume next week. Order now until 5 pm Friday, December 2 to get a box of local, seasonal produce delivered on Tuesday, December 6.

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Vendor of the Week:

Star Nursery

Orange you glad it's citrus season?! Star Nursery is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated citrus nursery and orchard. Dawn Camardelle, the owner and fourth-generation cultivator behind Star Nursery comes from a line of truck farmers turned citrus farmers. Her parents had the idea to expand in the late 60s and early 70s, using their savings to buy trees no bigger than a pencil. It was a slow start, but the family began budding and grafting trees, eventually growing into the bountiful orchard we enjoy today. Learn more about their planting practices by clicking here. Blueberries and veggies like garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Dawn’s favorite - creole tomatoes - are also grown on the Belle Chasse farm, though their primary products are the citrus fruits and satsumas we enjoy October through January. Find Star Nursery’s satsumas and garlic at all of our markets throughout the week!

Recipe of the Week:

Goat Cheese Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This time of year, there are loads of sweet potatoes at market! Roast them for a quick, easy dish that can feed many mouths. Perfectly tender on the inside, caramelized and crisp on the edges—there are few treats as delicious as sweet potatoes roasted with fresh herbs, garlic, and goat cheese from Huckleberry’s Creamery. Try this recipe adapted from EatWell101!

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!

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November 10 until March 9, Thursday Market is operating within its Winter Hours of 3-6 pm to accommodate the end of Daylight Saving.

About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. 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 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.