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
Williams Boulevard and the River
That’s right, the Crescent City Farmers Market in the French Market reopens this week! We have all of your favorites back on board. Our returning vendors include the likes of Timmy of Perilloux Produce (he only grows big vegetables!), Mayhew Bakery with the best sourdough baguette in town, Burg’s Bees - our favorite honey vendor, Blue Tara Blueberry Farm with certified organic frozen blueberries and sugar and additive free fruit popsicles, and Four Winds Seafood bringing fresh caught shrimp and whatever else finds its way onto the boat. To round out the options, check out the table at the welcome area, where you can find fruits like satsumas and persimmons, eggs, and more from our Tuesday vendors who can’t make it to the Wednesday market.
Don’t forget about live music every week and fresh and healthy cooking demos every week! Stop by 1235 N. Peters St. Wednesdays from 1-5pm to make your groceries in the Historic French Market. We offer validation for two hours of free parking in the French Market lot along the river
On Thursday, October 18th, Whole Foods will be donating 5% of their profits from the Arabella Station, Broad Street and Veterans locations to Market Umbrella! So if you shop there regularly, please try to make your trip on Thursday. Market Umbrella is a non-profit and the many fresh food incentive and kids programs we offer, as well as market operations depend on this type of generosity. Thank you Whole Foods for thinking of us and thank you in advance to everyone who shops any of these three locations on Thursday!
Join us and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Everyone can celebrate the triple win of farm to school where school kids, small farmers and the local economy all benefit!
If you’d like to participate in our Meet Me at the Market program, where Market Umbrella staff visit classrooms to share lessons on nutrition, local seasonality and provide samples, and then the class pays a visit to the farmers market for interactive educational activities where students can meet farmers, fishers, and ranchers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also seeking New Orleans public primary schools to partner with to bring all three elements of farm to school. We have funding through a USDA Farm to School grant to build/refurbish school gardens, train teachers/staff to manage and maintain the garden, as well as incorporate curriculum, connect to Harvest of the Month programming, and work with school food providers to incorporate local produce into the menu. There are only two spaces left, and the enrollment period ends October 31st. If you’re interested, please contact email@example.com.
It’s time for a new look, and we need your help! Enter the CCFM T-shirt design contest to get your idea on our new shirt! Entries from designers of all ages are welcome! Look for the entry form on this page.
Morris and his wife Gloria hail from Wiggins, Mississippi where they raise a happy family of lamb and goats. They started the goat business in 2000 and quickly became the first farm in Mississippi licensed to sell goat meat! Nowadays, their products range from goat cheese to lamb meat, goat milk, and now ice cream. Yup, goat’s milk ice cream! G&M regularly offers vanilla, chocolate, and tutti-frutti flavors and Morris is introducing a new flavor tomorrow - fig! You can learn more about the Richardsons in their three-course interview featured in The Gambit last summer and find G&M Goat Farm selling at every Tuesday market at 200 Broadway Street from 9-1pm.
Say cheese! Frencheeze Food Truck is slinging the cheese as the Green Plate Special and they’re sure to put a smile on your face. Chef Jason King and his companion Boots are avid market shoppers and prioritize fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a grilled cheese for breakfast, lunch or both Tuesdays in October at 200 Broadway Street from 9-1pm!
This recipe for sauteed baby bok choy by Weelicious is simple and will highlight the fresh flavor of these savory greens. Try them in stir fry or as an easy side. Pick up your ’choy at Veggi Farmers Co-op or at Two Dog Farms who return tomorrow, or substitute other leafy greens at any of our markets from Monica’s Okra World, Indian Springs Growers Association, River Queen Greens, and more.
What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook or even Twitter and it might be featured in our weekly newsletter!
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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.
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.