• 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
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    Sunny day at the CCFM
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    Smiles are free at the CCFM
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    Find some buds at the CCFM


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Celebrate Black History Month with Crescent City Farmers Market | January 30, 2023

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Celebrate Black History Month
with Crescent City Farmers Market

Black History Month begins in just a couple of days! Throughout the month of February, Crescent City Farmers Market has a ton of fun programming lined up—both digital and in-person—that celebrates the contribution, skill, and passion of Black vendors, chefs, and community members.

Starting at the Thursday Mid-City Market on February 2, CCFM staff will host a tasting and recipe giveaway featuring a recipe from the African diaspora made with fresh ingredients available at market.

At the Tuesday Uptown Market on the 7th, we are hosting market tours that specifically spotlight Black vendors. Market tours will begin at the top of the hour, so make sure you arrive on time to join!

On the 12th at the Sunday City Park Market, we will have a cooking demonstration by Chef Serigne of Dakar NOLA as well as Healing Movement in Market with Shonda Domango.

Throughout the month, we will also have a virtual potluck hosted by our Programs Krewe, Black vendor highlights, book lists, and more! The Crescent City Farmers Market is a proud and intentional incubator of Black-owned and small businesses. This month and every month, we aim to uplift and highlight the importance and excellence of Black vendors, farmers, and chefs to our cultures, communities, and markets. Stay tuned to the Market Morsels newsletter, Instagram or Facebook to see how you can join in on our Black History Month celebrations!

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Picks of the Week:

Double Your SNAP Dollars
with Market Match

Beginning March 2023, SNAP benefit amounts will return to a pre-pandemic allotment. This means that Emergency Allotments are coming to an end and benefits will return to being determined by household size and monthly income.

Remember, you can double your SNAP dollars with unlimited Market Match, thanks to Greaux the Good! For every SNAP dollar you spend at market, we will match you. Click here for more information about Market Match.

Marketeers Meetup!

The next Marketeers meetup is on February 5 at the Sunday City Park Market! Marketeers Club is a free membership program for market shoppers under the age of 12. Marketeers participate in monthly market activities and receive a special $5 market token of appreciation during their birthday month! To enroll your kids in Marketeers Club, fill out this membership form.

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pick of the week

Recruiting Board Members!

Passionate about local food and food access? Market Umbrella is recruiting board members! We are especially looking for people with governance expertise! Our board plays an active and engaged role in helping guide MU's mission, vision, and future of our work. If you or anybody you know is interested, please email our Executive Director, Cordelia Heaney, at cordelia@marketumbrella.org.

Double Your Luck with
Huckleberry’s Double Yolks

Love a runny yolk? Try two! Need a boost of luck? Superstition has it that finding eggs with double yolks means good luck or new beginnings. We love to eat double-yolk eggs like any other egg–they’re just more egg-citing. Though it can be rare to find a double-yolk egg, you can take chance out of the equation by purchasing them straight from Huckleberry’s Creamery! Available at the Sunday City Park Market from 8 am - 12 pm, we recommend arriving early to take your pick of the…flock!

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Vendor of the Week:

Paella NOLA

Paella NOLA fills the air at our Thursday Mid-City market with the mouth-watering aroma of paella, a classic yet versatile saffron rice dish originating from Spain. Paella NOLA prepares this dish on-site, bringing a Louisiana twist to paella by using fresh Gulf seafood, locally-made sausage, a hand-ground spice mix, and many other regional ingredients. Jacob and his cousin Nate began Paella NOLA in 2018, joined CCFM as a Green Plate Special vendor in 2019, and now bring their delicious cooking to market every Thursday! When not at market, Paella NOLA serves paella at festivals and private events. Check out Paella NOLA on Instagram and make sure to give their delectable dishes a try! For more information or to place a catering request, contact paellanola@gmail.com.

Recipe of the Week:

Pink Lady Apple Crisp

Have we got a treat for you! This Pink Lady Apple Crisp recipe, adapted from Marley Spoon, is the perfect dessert for a chilly, winter day. Butter melts with cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg to make a delicious, spiced streusel topping on top of tart, caramelized apple slices. Especially perfect with in-season Pink Lady apples and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, we can't get enough!

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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Thursday Market is operating within its regular hours of 3pm to 7 pm to accommodate the return 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.