Building on the beliefs that farmers markets are for everyone - including kids, and that markets grow healthy kids, marketumbrella.org announces the Marketeers Club, for CCFM shoppers under age 14.
This weekend we'll have healthy pizza dough making demonstrations (at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am), which will kick off our first Saturday of the month Marketeer activities. Kids who sign up for the Marketeers Club will receive a shopping list/recipe card, along with a packet of pizza dough ingredients. Marketeers are encouraged to shop for seasonal local toppings, then go home and cook together and eat with their families. Marketeers will also be mailed a birthday card during their birthday month inviting them to come to the market and pick up their present: $5 worth of Crescent tokens (good at all CCFM vendors' booths - including "the popcorn guy").
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.