(Jingle Bell) Rock the Vote

It's election week! Come to the market, Tuesday, November 30th, Thursday December 2th or Saturday, December 4th to submit your Crescent Fund ballot, or vote online, starting Monday, November 29th. Decide which projects receive your market investment!


Building a Community with Healthier Minds, Bodies and Souls – Angie, LA
  • Sister to Sister is a youth mentoring and farming program based in Angie, LA. Funds will be used to supply equipment and tractor fuel.
  • Funds will be returned to the market by donating crops for market activities
Hands On Environmental Education for Grammar Schoolers – New Orleans
  • The Green Project’s Environmental Education program aims to foster the love of recycling in grammar school students and ultimately make a lasting impact on how we treat our community and nurture the ongoing love for New Orleans' unique ecosystems and Gulf Coast way of life.
  • Funds will be returned to the market by developing a market event.
James Weldon Johnson Community-Schoolyard Garden – New Orleans
  • Funds will be used to construct raised beds and purchase soil and compost for a garden. The garden will be open to the school classrooms, school families, and neighborhood gardeners in the Pensiontown and West Carrollton area.
  • Funds will be returned to the market through a donation of the garden’s first harvest for market activities.
Kids Coupes Inc "Peace on the Streets" – New Orleans
  • Kids Coupes aim to help New Orleans’ at risk youth by improving their self-esteem and developing their life skills. Funds will be used to purchase supplies for a community garden where children will learn about science, nature and healthy eating. Find more information about the program at
  • Funds will be returned by allowing Tuesday market patrons to use the Carver Park restroom facilities.
Lusher School Container Garden – New Orleans
  • Lusher Elementary school’s current gardening program consists of raised beds in a high-traffic, low sun area of the campus. Funds would be used to replace this system with individual container gardens for each classroom.
  • Funds will be returned to the market by assisting with market setup and breakdown.
Nola Hooping – New Orleans
  • Hooping 4 Kids is a community health initiative from Nola Hooping. The goal is to get and keep kids active and moving all day long -- using slightly weighted and specially sized hula-hoops.
  • Funds would be paid back to the market by holding hooping demos and contests at the markets to introduce market goers to this fun form of exercise for all ages and genders.
Toy-Theater Puppet Show, Joy Patterson – New Orleans
  • Funds will be used to support a small puppet show that will be kid and adult friendly and set to music. Funds will purchase materials to create the show, pay musicians a stipend and stipends for visiting artists Jaimie Gustafson (painter, film-maker and puppeteer).
  • Funds will be returned to the market by presenting the puppet show to the market to entertain shoppers, vendors and the community. The market will be able to enjoy the talent of the visiting artist and the puppet show.
The Vine Farmers Market – East St. Tammany, LA
  • “ The Vine” is community facility for the neighborhoods of East Tammany Parish. Plans include a farmers' market, which will be the center for the multi faceted "cultural market.” Funds will be used to purchase tables and a tent to start the market.
  • Funds will be returned to market by assisting with setup and breakdown on three occasions.
Yoga Amidst the Arts, LeMieux Galleries – New Orleans
  • Funds will be used to pay the Yoga instructor for Yoga Amidst the Arts for ten classes of flow yoga sessions.
  • Funds will be returned to the market by encouraging participants to shop at the market and by using 27 years of marketing experience for the downtown CCFM (neighbors) through Patron emails, Facebook and twitter and promoting the area as a place for healthy activities.


Bittersweet Confections Website, Market Vendor Bittersweet Confections – New Orleans
  • Funds will be used to update the Bittersweet Confections website to include new products, update product photographs to change weekly, build a flash photo gallery as well as place new copy throughout the site.
  • Funds will be returned to the market through the following services: baking a cake for an event (valued at $3.00 a slice); providing desserts for an event (valued at $2 per truffle) or gifts for visitors ($10, $19 or $37 per box).
Oohlala! Embroidery & Gifts, Harrison Avenue Market Vendor – New Orleans
  • Stephanie Karr creates child-geared merchandise such as bibs, blankets and clothing with a twist. She incorporates themes that are important to our city such as the Saints, NOLA and LSU. Funds will be used to expand inventory and create website for growing local embroidery business.
  • Funds will be returned to the market by helping distribute flyers for market events.
Mulch Laying Machine, Market Vendors Joycelyn and Anthony Accardo - Paulina, LA
  • Funds will contribute to the purchase of a mulch laying machine which increases production, lessens waste and chemical usage, and opens different times of the year to planting and harvesting.
  • Funds will be returned to the market by providing a variety of herbs for tasting at the Taste and Choose events at the Crescent City Farmers Market.
Reelsouth Productions, Harrison Avenue Market Vendor – New Orleans
  • Local artist Valerie Sprinkle plans to use funs to develop design "I fleur de lis NOLA" from a small print into a larger poster size. Her work can be seen at
  • Proceeds from sale of the poster will be given back to the Crescent City Farmers Market.
Tee Pam Pies, Market Vendor David Shaw – Petal, MS
  • Funds will be used to purchase an oven to bake the Tee Pam Pies from local ingredients.
  • Funds will be returned to the market through proceeds earned from the new oven used to bake the pies.

Market Umbrella


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.

Crescent City Farmers Market


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.