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
Leaves turning colors, chunky knit sweaters, brisk fall air-- that’s not exactly autumn in Louisiana. Instead, we have the pleasure of waking up to temperatures slightly below 80 degrees, and the arrival of citrus, greens, and others to the farmers market. As the temperature inches its way down, we have turnips, radishes, and the fall crop of field tomatoes (creole or otherwise) to look forward to. Our leaves will continue to be green and you will probably have to take off that cardigan by lunchtime, but we will celebrate the season with pumpkins, in soup or latte form. In honor of keeping the Uggs packed up for at least one more month, please enjoy this haiku:
Squash, pumpkin, potatoes, greens
Yum, please give me more!
Join us at Central City BBQ on Sunday, October 7th for this family-friendly fundraiser benefiting the Crescent City Farmers Market. The Backyard BBQ will feature New Orleans' finest local farm-supporting restaurants, local beers, garden-to-glass cocktails, music, silent auction presented by Fidelity Bank, and fall-themed kids activities.
Your support will help to preserve and grow our city's local food economy and sustain the mission and programs of the Crescent City Farmers Market.
Featured restaurants include: Beth Biundo Sweets, Bittersweet Confections, Boucherie, Carmo, Central City BBQ, Echo's Pizza, Frencheeze Food Truck, Gabrielle Restaurant, LUVI Restaurant, Marjie's Grill, Revel Cafe & Bar, Saba Restaurant, Squeezed NOLA....and more!
Beer provided by: Second Line Brewing and Urban South Brewery
Summer break is almost over and we are gearing up for the first market of the season on Saturday, October 6th! Rivertown Farmers Market is kicking off with a great lineup of over a dozen vendors including returning vendors Things “n” Stuff, Varino’s Italian Sausage, LA Growers Co-op, and Ollie’s Tamales. We are happy to announce our new vendors joining us this fall such as Indian Springs Farmers Association Cooperative, Citronola, Country Girls Creamery, Gonsoulin Land and Cattle and more! Bring the whole family! We will have a children’s Marketeer activity, free yoga, and music by the one and only Spider Murphy.
Catch us at LaSalle’s Landing in Kenner every Saturday from 9-1pm starting October 6th.
Timed to celebrate National Farm to School Month in October, the 2018 Louisiana Farm to School Conference is a two-day event which will take place on October 9th and 10th in Baton Rouge. Tuesday afternoon is a grower/buyer meet up from 4-7pm with local growers setting up booths and attendance from school system and other buyers to see what’s available locally. Growers attend for free so register, and come on out and see what new opportunities await! If you need help navigating safety certification for selling to schools, please contact email@example.com
Wednesday hosts traditional conference activities with tracks on Sourcing, Growing and Learning for practitioners in any of the three walks of farm to school. Keynote speaker Chef Ann Cooper, the “Renegade Lunch Lady” should not be missed. Hope to see you there!
CCFM is growing and we need growers, fishers, and bakers! We have opportunities currently, and are working on additional ones for the near future. Please remember, as a small business incubator, we are looking to support newer, smaller ventures and our vendors should not have their own retail storefront in the New Orleans area, although wholesales to local shops is acceptable. We are excited for you to join our family! Stop by the market or contact Manager Manager firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and apply to be a vendor here.
Lester and Linda L’Hoste of Braithwaite, Louisiana will return to the Tuesday Uptown market this week for their 23rd year of selling citrus at the CCFM. Lester is proud to be one of the only certified organic citrus growers in the region and has recently retired from his day job as a chemist, giving him extra time to grow his citrus and expand his farm. For now, look for his table full of organic satsumas and persimmons - he says it’s among the highest quality crops he’s ever had. In the coming months as we delve deeper into the citrus season you can expect Meyer lemons, navel oranges, blood oranges, grapefruit, and kumquats, too.
Bua Thai Kitchen will be out at the Green Plate Special tent again this Tuesday! Bua Thai Kitchen offers authentic tastes and experiences of Thailand through creative, healthy plant-based dishes. Inspired by her experience living in Thailand, and by the power of plants, chef Ashley Weinstein Berner creates dishes using local produce. Most items are gluten-free. Everything will be available to go so you can stop by and grab your breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Satsumas are creeping into the market and what a better way to celebrate than satsuma madeleines! Try this delicious recipe from For the Love of the South which calls for lots of butter and local honey. Find satsumas and honey at all of our weekly markets!
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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.