Come help us blow out our birthday candles this Saturday. In line with what has become market tradition, friends from the Transportation Revolution will two-wheel it over to the market just before 10 a.m., when long-time market supporter Bruce Gallassero will cut our CDM mocha birthday cake.
La Divina Gelateria is generously providing Creole Cream Cheese gelato for those who like their cake a la mode, and we'll pour Smith Creamery and Ryals Goat Dairy milk to toast 14 years of bringing farmers, fishermen, culinary artisans, chefs and market shoppers together around a shared love of local food. Starting at 10:30 a.m., author Poppy Tooker will dole out samples of her famous gumbo and sign copies of our new Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook. Then, just before 11 a.m., we'll parade Uptown to Commander's Palace to deliver gifts from the market to one of our earliest restaurant supporters. Chef Tory McPhail will offer a special CCFM birthday menu (below) for those interested in staying for lunch. Call 504.899-8221 for more information and reservations. To join in the two-wheel parade, meet at the Transportation Revolution shop (901 Julia at Baronne) at 9:30 a.m. or meet us at the market before the 10:45 a.m. send-off. Happy birthday CCFM!
Commander's Palace/CCFM Birthday Brunch Menu
Saturday, September 26
Local Peach Bellini
Preserved Ruston peaches spiked with Louisiana sugar and chilled Prosecco
Smoked Duck & Shiitake Mushroom Gumbo
Dry-aged duck and local legumes simmered in a rich roasted duck stock with Louisiana hot sauce and hand-pounded filé
Shrimp Boudin & Eggs
Fire-roasted Louisiana shrimp over spicy shrimp boudin with poached eggs, wilted market greens, smoky Choron and Bourbon-Creole Mustard demi-glace
Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé
“The Queen of Creole Desserts” - Finished tableside with Whiskey Cream Sauce
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.