• 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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Moonlight Market is this week! | April 17, 2023

Fresh & Local:

Moonlight Market is this week!

In less than a week, Market Umbrella will host Moonlight Market! Enjoy farm-to-table fare from more than 10 local restaurants and pop-ups, garden-to-glass cocktails, silent auction and raffle prizes, and live music by Lilli Lewis! Participating restaurants and pop-ups include Alma Cafe, Catawampus, Chef Shonda Fine Dining to Go, Fresh Fruit Sensations, Greta's Sushi, KD's NOLA Treats, La Vie En Rose Cafe, Milkfish, Marjie's Grill, Pizza Domenica, Rendez-Vous Creole Restaurant, and Txow Txow!

We are excited to host our first fundraising event since the COVID-19 quarantine, and we hope you join us to celebrate the resiliency and collective impact of the CCFM community! It’s not too late to order tickets online at bit.ly/moonlightmarket2023. If you prefer to shop in person, we’re also selling tickets at the Tuesday Uptown market tomorrow!

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April 20th is Spring Fest at CCFM

In addition to Moonlight Market, we’ll also have a ton of fun activities at the Thursday Mid-City market on April 20th you don’t want to miss!

  • We’re bringing Yoga back to market! Valerie McMillan, founder of The Ohm Well, will host yoga from 4 pm to 6 pm with sessions starting at the top of each hour.
  • Sample seasonal produce and farmhouse dairy (while supplies last)!
  • Hula hoops! Need we say more?
  • Huckleberry Creamery will have adorable baby goats – come see for yourself; they’re even cuter in person!
  • Local food producers and food businesses bring fresh, delicious food to the market (as always!)

The Thursday Mid-City market is right next to Moonlight Market, so you don’t have to choose! Come to market and stay for the event, or wander between the two. We hope to see you there!

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Realcycle at the Sunday City Park market!

We have exciting news! Market Umbrella has teamed up with Realcycle, a local waste solution company, to provide free compost and recycling drop-offs every Sunday at our City Park market. Starting this past Sunday, April 16, 2023 you can bring your recyclables.

Acceptable recyclables: Cardboard (broken down), aluminum, and glass
NO plastic or trash.

Acceptable compost materials: Food waste (see exceptions below), leaves, wood chips, clippings, and coffee grounds.
NO oily foods, meat, or dairy.

We will have carts on-site to bring in recyclables and compost materials. Join us as we create a greener NOLA!

GiveNOLA Day Early Giving Begins!

GiveNOLA Day 2023 is May 2nd early giving begins today! Click here to donate or start your own fundraising campaign for Market Umbrella.

Market Umbrella and Crescent City Farmers Market bring vendors and shoppers together over a shared love of fresh local food. By creating space and opportunity for farmers and small food businesses to succeed, we uplift the local food system and promote good health, greater social connectivity and sustainable economic development.

With generous donations from our supporters, Market Umbrella can expand our nutrition education and healthy food access programming to support more people. Now through May 2nd, we ask that you please make a donation in support of our programs and join us in growing a stronger, healthier and more resilient community.

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Vendor of the Week:

Applied Arts Coffee

Meet Applied Arts Coffee, a brand new vendor set to join the Thursday Mid-City Market! After a temporary move to Portland in November to start Applied Arts Coffee, they are excited to be back in NOLA. Carefully sourced and roasted with sharp attention to flavor, their coffee is one of the day’s simple pleasures. Applied Arts Coffee offers a range of specialty grade, single origin coffees and house blends at varying roast levels – including two options from their family coffee farm in Quindio Colombia. Family owned and run by chef Baruch Rabasa, Applied Arts Coffee sources its beans from ethical and environmentally-conscientious importers before roasting them in small batches in New Orleans, LA. Alongside an appreciation for its refinement, it’s the everyday-ness of coffee that they celebrate - whether it be a savored morning brew, a midday pick-me-up, or the finishing touch of a delicious meal. Be sure to swing by Thursday market and give a warm welcome to Applied Arts Coffee!

Recipe of the Week:

Roasted Purple Sweet Potato

Purple sweet potatoes are a gorgeous addition to any meal! They are vibrant, loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients, and can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 4 weeks. This mouthwatering roasted purple sweet potato recipe from Running to the Kitchen is simple to put together and pairs well with almost anything. It can be served by itself or alongside fish, chicken, steak, burgers, and so much more!

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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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.