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.
We are really into cucumbers right now, and all about this spicy Som Tam recipe from Food 52. Pick up some cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, green beans, garlic, and peppers to cool down on your next market run. More like Som Yum!
Artichokes ✓ Garlic ✓ Recipe ✓ Grab everything you need from the market this week to make this delicious roasted artichoke recipe from Gimmie Some Oven. The caramelized bits are worth scraping the pan for.
This recipe for sauteed zucchini is quick, easy, healthy and delicious! It makes a perfect side dish for a busy weeknight meal, and the parmesan will have even the pickiest of eaters digging in. Grab your first zucchini of the season at any of our market locations, and pick up an onion from Indian Springs to make this simple dish.
If you’re a plant-based foodie around these parts you’ve probably heard of the Mississippi Vegan. Not only do we love his recipes, but we also love that he is a regular market shopper! Check out this recipe for super easy, super flavorful Miso Maple Mustard Glazed Carrots. You can pick carrots up at all of our markets from Major Acre, Monica’s Okra World, Williams Produce, Louisiana Gourmet Produce, and more!
With lent over, the days getting warmer, and Jazz Fest in full swing it’s time to celebrate! Try this natural twist on the strawberry daiquiri to sip on with your friends and family before you head to the festival grounds. Pick up your fresh strawberries and local honey for a refreshing treat. Strawberry season is almost over, so get your fill while you can. Happy Jazz Fest y’all!
The best part of Passover is matzoh brei, no doubt about it. Check out this recipe from Bon Appetit, or use your Bubbe’s, then decide which camp you fall into: salty or sweet. Springtime means eggs are abundant at all of our markets, and you’ll also find sweet jams and honey, salty pickles, seasonings and spices from Spicy Lady, and lots more to go on top. Happy Passover!
What are you doing with your leftover Easter eggs? Making deviled eggs. Duh! Do yourself a favor and use this recipe from Chef Mason Hereford of Turkey and the Wolf. If you aren’t feeling the fried chicken skin, top your eggs with pickled jalapenos from Pickled NOLA. Best. Deviled. Eggs. Ever.
Ring in spring with this easy and light green bean and cherry tomato salad from Smitten Kitchen. This recipe will really show off the fresh flavors of your market produce, including green beans from Indian Springs and cherry tomatoes from Tomotts Cajun Farm or Cajun Growers. For a bonus kick of flavor, add some fresh herbs, like basil, oregano, or sage.
This sweet, juicy tuber is packed with vitamins for a healthy immune system but one of its best properties is that it is meant to help with regulating blood sugars. Try this recipe from Home Grown Happiness for an alternative sweetener!
Egg-in-a-hole, toad-in-the-road, bird-in-a-basket… Whatever you call your egg in a hole in a bread, you know the dish and you know it’s darn good. Pick up a country loaf and some fresh eggs from the market and evoke some childhood memories this week. Try this recipe from the NY Times if you don’t know how it’s done.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.