200 Broadway Street at the River
1235 N. Peters Street in the French Market
3700 Orleans Avenue at the Bayou
750 Carondelet Street at Julia Street
Were you wondering where the crabmeat went at the market? Well, for the first time ever, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission closed crab season temporarily. Timed to coincide with the regular season lull, the closure runs for 30 days beginning the third Monday in February for the next three years. This will allow crab populations to rebound from over-harvesting! According to Pete Gerica of Pete and Clara’s Seafood, a long time CCFM vendor who is also on the advisory committee, this management step had to be taken in order to ensure the Marine Sustainability Certification (MSC) of the fishery, which is an important certification for sale of crab meat from Louisiana to major retailers.
Unfortunately, this means no crab will be available until March 21st. Hopefully, this will ensure bigger, better and tastier crabs in March and the ongoing success of this Louisiana seafood staple.
The month of March is National Nutrition Month! To commemorate, we will have an “Ask a Dietitian” table at the Saturday Market throughout March. The table will be staffed by knowledgeable registered dietitians who can answer your questions about healthy and nutritious food. Come prepared!
Don’t forget our Tuesday market is closed this week. We will pick back up with our regular market schedule on Wednesday, March 1. Happy Mardi Gras!
Happy Mardi Gras! No Green Plate Special this week.
It’s brussels sprout season! Stop by any of our markets and pick up a few baskets from one of our wonderful produce vendors before they’re all gone. One of our favorite way to serve these little beauties is in this delicious, light Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad. Easy, light, and tasty for a post-Mardi Gras cleanse!
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