In the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, local food preservationist and Slow Food New Orleans founder Poppy Tooker tells the story of the Crescent City Farmers Market through recipes, anecdotes, and profiles of key market vendors.
Poppy Tooker is a culinary activist who has worked tirelessly to promote and preserve the historic food ways of New Orleans. With her motto "Eat It To Save It" she has helped revive endangered foods across the U.S. and abroad in collaboration with Slow Food's Ark of Taste. She is a contributing editor for Hallmark Magazine and regular columnist for LA Cookin' and has also written for Fine Cooking. Poppy's on-camera flair has made her a sought after guest on the Food Network, the History Channel and in multiple PBS documentaries. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana and is the recent of author of the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook. Recipes for the book were selected from submissions from local chefs, vendors and shoppers with a focus on local ingredients. Forward by Alice Waters, executive chef and owner of Chez Panisse, author and farmers market advocate. To read an interview with Poppy Tooker by Slow Food USA, click here.
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.