200 Broadway Street at the River
1235 N. Peters Street in the French Market
3700 Orleans Avenue at the Bayou
700 Magazine Street at Girod Street
After seven years of being a vendor at the CCFM, this Tuesday will be Bill Ryals of Rocking R Dairy's last market. Bill joined our CCFM family to sell the goat milk and chèvre produced on his family's Tylertown, MS farm. Requests from chefs and shoppers led to product line expansion - cow milk and cheeses including cheddar, Asiago, Creole cream cheese and cheese curds, as well as different cuts of goat, beef and pork. Farmers markets help fuel this sort of business incubation and growth, and farmers like Bill are what make shopping at farmers markets so special. In the future, Bill and his son Blake will focus on producing organic milk for wholesale accounts and meat production for the Link Restaurant Group and others. Come by this Tuesday to stock your fridge and freezer with Rocking R products, give Bill a big hug and raise a cup of milk to local family farmers. We wish the Ryals all the best in their future endeavors. We miss them already!
We’re pleased to welcome authors Addie K. and Jeremy Martin back to market for another book signing of their fantastic book Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition.This book celebrates and explores the rich history of the Cajun people, their cuisine, and the fisheries industries as well as examines the present and future trends for each. Ten delicious recipes accompany the stories and photographs from our beloved food region. If you didn’t have a chance to see them at market last year, be sure to come on out and get yourself a copy!
We’re fortunate enough to have beautiful ripe tomatoes at all of our markets almost year round thanks to our two green house tomato vendors, Tomott’s and Cajun Growers. We like the unripened ones too though. How do you like to cook green tomatoes? Try out this Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade recipe courtesy of Chef Kenneth Smith for a tasty way to put those green tomatoes and CSF shrimp to use.
It’s been a treat having Carrollton Market with us every Tuesday under the GPS tent. This week they’ll be dishing out some market fresh gazpacho, so be sure to come on out and grab a cup or two!