Welcome to strawberry season. While we welcomed strawberries back to market in early December, the sweet strawberry season is now upon us!
Strawberries brought to us from our vendors, the Monicas of Garyville,
the Mendezes of Independence, and the Robertsons of Ponchatoula are
sweet, delicious and abundant! Flats are running $12 and baskets of
beauties are 3 for $5.
Strawberries are all over the market in fact! From the strawberry orange juice made by Amanda Carvajal to the delicious jams made by our new jam and jelly maker, Anita deBoisblanc. Mrs. Chauvin, our dear market Pie Lady, will have strawberry pies starting Tuesday. Think about adding strawberries to the Smith's cheesecakes!
Whatever you do, please enjoy the strawberry season-eat, drink and enjoy all you can!
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.