We believe in producing tangible benefits for consumers, producers, and the communities that host them.
We have developed programs that can help grow markets, adapt to changing circumstances, and manage the challenges that arise.
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Meet Me at the Market is an outreach program that combines lessons in local ecology, economics, and community with the fun and excitement of the market. Through field trips and tours, we showcase how hardworking families produce the food we eat.
680+ New Orleans elementary school students were
introduced to new fruits and vegetables, seasonality and
nutrition concepts, and the benefits of eating locally
635+ students have received a take home bag filled
with local fruits and vegetables
635+ students have been introduced to a farmer
500+ students identify nutrition concepts
and benefits of eating locally
We know fruits and vegetables are the gateway to healthy living, which is why we launched the Farmers Market Prescription Program (FMRx). We work with clinics to issue Farmers Market prescription vouchers, redeemable for fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers. Currently, over 240 New Orleanians are enrolled in the program.
862 overweight, obese, at-risk and diabetic patients
and their families accessed fresh fruits and vegetables
through our FMRx program
$55,748 in FMRx vouchers was dispersed in 2015-2016.
2,000+ pounds of produce were collected to feed families in need through Second Harvest Food Bank
150+ young professionals were introduced to the Crescent City Farmers Market through the Greater New Orleans Foundation's GiveNOLA Day
Partners: Ashe Cultural Arts Center, Bike Easy, GrowDat Youth Farm, Eat Fit NOLA, Eat Local Challenge, Edible Schoolyard, Friends of Lafitte Greenway
SNAP dollars aren’t always enough, so we meet our shoppers halfway. Our Market Match program matches all SNAP dollars up to $20.00, increasing the spending power of cardholders. Shoppers double their fruit and vegetable purchases and live a more nourished lifestyle.
In 2015 we matched $8,714 in the pilot year.
In 2016 we grew the program to match $25,986 for local fruits and vegetables.
We started partnering with retail stores to increase food access with incentives. Shoppers can double their food stamp dollars at Circle Food Store, receiving free fruits and vegetables.
In 2016, we dispersed $8,930 in dollars back to the community.
In the past year, the Crescent City Farmers Markets have hosted over 80 vendors traveling 400 miles or less across the Gulf region. Some of our vendors have developed a following to expand their business into grocery stores and many of them sell to restaurants.
Our markets impact host neighborhoods,
vendors, and the surrounding region
$9.3 million was put back into the local economy through the Crescent City Farmers Market
Over $280,000 in project tax revenue was created
By increasing the number of shoppers at our markets, we increased the revenue collected by local businesses
Over $4.9 million was collected by local businesses near the market by purchases made from market shoppers
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E. Howell Crosby, President
Ann Thompson, Vice President
Natalie Barranco, CPA, Treasurer
Avery Corenswet, Recording Secretary
Kia Silverman Brown
Danielle Paciera, RD, CCN
Richard McCarthy, IV*
Emery Van Hook Sonnier
* Crescent City Farmers Market Co-Founder
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Stokes & Hubbell Capital Management, LLC
Katherine & Tony Gelderman
Shaw & Ann Thompson
First NBC Bank
Jay & Avery Corenswet
Katie & Howell Crosby
Mrs. H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr.
Monique & Bob McCleskey
Cathy & Hunter Pierson
Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.
Ellen & Mac Ball
Kim & Robert Crosby
Allison & George Freeman III
Prime Business Advisory Solutions, LLC
Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
Katie & Carl Rosenblum
Linda Usdin & Steven Bingler
Rosenfield Family Foundation
Lisa Brooking & Bennett Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Christian T. Brown
Elise & Jean Dabezies
Dr. & Mrs. Donald Faust Jr.
John Wyatt Foard, CPA
Billy & Lulu Freiberg
Carro & Billy Gardner
Seth & Julie Harris
Scott & Janet Howard
Hugh & Beth Lambert
Patti & Robert Lapeyre
Mark & Mindy Mayer
Lisette & Rusty Oser
Kathryn Parker & James Karst
Stacy & Jim Pellerin
Maura Sylvester & J Pegues
Emery & Kristian Sonnier
Bobbie & Bobby Trotenberg
Michael & Linda Conner
The Domain Companies
J&D Blueberry Farm
The New Orleans Advocate
Petite Fleur – Lisa Brooking
Pearl Wine Co.
Prêt a Fêtê
River Parish Disposal
Robért Fresh Market
Southern Insurance Agency, LLC
Urban South Brewery
Whole Foods Market