• 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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Market Tokens: A Well-Rounded Currency | December 5, 2022

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Market Tokens: A Well-Rounded Currency

Give the gift of CCFM this holiday season! Stop by any CCFM Welcome Tent and get a Token Gift Bag to share your love of fresh food with loved ones! Tokens in a gift bag can be used to buy any and all market goods, including items in the CCFM Holiday Gift Guide!

At the Welcome Tent, shoppers can exchange funds from credit cards or debit cards for tokens. All CCFM vendors accept gift bag tokens, and they are treated as cash at the market. Tokens don’t expire and can be used year-round, just like our markets! Click here to learn more information about using tokens with CCFM’s nutrition incentive programs.

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Giving Thanks for #GivingTuesday

Thank you for supporting Crescent City Farmers Market on #GivingTuesday last week! As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations to sustain our farmers markets, food access programs, vendor technical support, and interactive in-market activities. Your support makes all the work we do possible!

If you missed #GivingTuesday, you can make a gift online by clicking here or on your cell phone by texting CCFM to 44-321. Thank you for helping us build a stronger, healthier community!

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Greaux the Good Informational Session!

Greaux the Good is Louisiana’s new statewide Market Match nutrition incentive program, operated by Market Umbrella! On Monday, December 12th, from 2 pm - 3 pm, Greaux the Good will be hosting a virtual informational meeting during the Louisiana Farmers Market Managers call. You do not have to be a member of this group to join!

We will be discussing Greaux the Good and answering any program, eligibility, or implementation-related questions during an open Q&A. Anyone is welcome to join, whether you are with an eligible entity or not! If you operate or manage a farmers market, produce stand, CSA, or another eligible entity, we encourage you to complete our Partner Interest Form.

If you’re interested in learning more about Greaux the Good and how it will benefit Louisiana Farmers & Families, please add the LINK (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86832525235?
) to your calendar.

Explosion of Fun: Greenway Supernova

Visit this week’s Thursday market on December 8 to catch the beginning of the Greenway Supernova! This free event goes from 5 pm - 9 pm on the nights of December 8, 9, and 10. Supernova features art installations, local food, talented musicians, and goods from local artists! This three-day event kicks off with the Thursday Mid-City market at the Lafitte Greenway Plaza, 500 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway. Come out to support the CCFM community and Friends of the Lafitte Greenway–we hope to see you there!

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Vendor of the Week:

Viola’s Heritage Bread

Meet Carla Briggs of Viola’s Heritage Breads! Born and raised in New Orleans, Carla grew up witnessing women in her family cooking and baking in well-revered kitchens and bakeries with little to no recognition. After baking professionally for over 20 years, Carla created Viola’s Heritage Breads with the goal to create a perpetual international business. Viola’s Heritage Breads provides high-quality and flavorful bread, and is rooted in honoring the contributions of people of color in the culinary world. With the original goal of sharing a Better-For-You bread for PB&J sandwiches, Viola’s Heritage Breads’ offerings now include sandwich loaves, Louisiana Seafood Boil Rolls, Sweet Potato Rosemary Rolls, Sweet Potato and seasonal granola, cookies, and more. Sourcing Louisiana sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and local and organic ingredients when possible, Viola’s menu is crafted to create flavor using fresh, high-quality, and wholesome ingredients. Find Viola’s Heritage Breads Sunday mornings at our City Park market!

Recipe of the Week:

House Favorite Brussels Sprouts

While Brussels sprouts are versatile and delicious in so many ways, this recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum highlights all the best things about Brussels sprouts! Roasting Brussels sprouts with nuts and dried berries adds depth and tartness to every bite! Drizzling everything with a mustard-maple sauce before or after baking makes this delicious dish even more mouthwatering. The bite of the mustard and the sweetness of the maple syrup makes for an explosion of flavor! Smoky, saucy, and delicious—this is a dish worth savoring.

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.