Join us in welcoming our Robertson Scholar, Caitlin Nettleton, who will be interning at the Crescent City Farmers Market this summer. You can catch her working the Welcome Tent at our market Uptown on Tuesdays, at the Mid-City Market on Thursdays and in the Warehouse District on Saturdays.
This summer she will be busy learning about New Orleans’ markets – experiencing local and sustainable food sources and traditions firsthand – and will be helping us with our economic evaluation device, SEED. You may even run into Caitlin at Banneker Elementary School on Wednesdays where she will be assisting the Kedila Family Learning Center in preparation and implementation of a school garden and food-based educational activities.
Caitlin is originally from Washington, DC, though she spent her elementary school years in Mali, West Africa. After a gap year to Turkey, she has just finished her first year at UNC-Chapel Hill as a Robertson Scholar. The Robertson Scholars Program is a leadership development program at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. It aims to foster collaboration between the two universities as well as to provide students opportunities to engage the world in meaningful ways, for example through summer work experiences. Caitlin is planning to study Anthropology and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies; she loves different cultures and traditions, both domestic and international. As a huge part of culture is food, Caitlin is very excited to work with the Crescent City Farmers Markets and explore New Orleans through this rich market tradition. She cannot wait to meet everyone, and would like to thank the Robertson Scholars Program and her hosts at Marketumbrella.org for providing her with this opportunity!
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.