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
We appreciate spicy and sweet foods here in Louisiana. That’s part of why peppers are so popular and abundant!
Peppers are grown in most soils in Louisiana, but they prefer a well-drained soil with full sunlight. They can be classified as sweet, mild, or hot, with hotness relating to their amount of capsaicin, a chemical present in the seed and fruit walls. Be careful - you can not always identify a hot pepper by its shape or color! Peppers can also be based on characteristics such as bell, banana, Jalapeño, and chili. But no matter what the characterization of the pepper is, they’re still good for you. They’re low in calories, high in vitamin C, and can be eaten green or red ripe.
Find all types of peppers at our markets from vendors like Tony Accardo, Poche Family Farm, Indian Springs, Monica’s Okra World, Amorphous Gardens, Grow Dat Youth Farm, Mendez Farm, Veggi Co-Op, Vintage Garden and more!
We will be open on the Fourth of July! The New Orleans Fire Department will be on site with their fire truck for an apparatus demonstration for the marketeers. Bring the little ones, shop the market for your family barbecue, and enjoy live music from Spider Murphy. We’ll have family-friendly games and blind taste tests, too! The market will maintain regular hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 200 Broadway Street.
Cantaloupe is around and abundant right now! They’re one of the quintessential summer fruits and perfectly refreshing on a hot New Orleans day. Cantaloupes are found to be good for vision, blood pressure, and even your lungs. They also have a high water and electrolyte content, so they’re great to prevent dehydration.
Help celebrate American Flowers Week all week long! Our markets boast tons of local flower varieties like Lisianthus, dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds, ageratum, red leaf hibiscus, and many more! Find local flowers from Shirley with White Oak Farms on Tuesday and Saturday and Lucy with Cap’s Flower and Vegetable Farm on Saturday.
This Tuesday is La Cocinita’s last day as the Green Plate Special. Get your tacos and burrito bowls while you can, Tuesday at 200 Broadway St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
With all the yummy pepper varieties around, let’s make our own Harissa sauce this week! Give yourself 65 minutes and taste buds that like spice, and you’re all set and ready to go.
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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 market hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.