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November 29, 2010

(Jingle Bell) Rock the Vote

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Fresh Item of the Week

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It's election time! Every time market shoppers swipe their credit/debit cards to purchase tokens, they have the opportunity to invest in the Crescent Fund. The money's in the bank. Now it's time to decide what projects to fund. Projects must now fit into one of two categories: public market vendors (for-profit; not just CCFM vendors - art, flea or other farmers market vendors are also eligible) and community projects (non-profit). In the past our market community has funded the Kedila Family Learning Center, GW Carver Culinary, LA Books 2 Prisoners, NOLA Bike Map Project, Rivista Bakery, R.U.B.A.R.B., Small Axe Farms, Sowing Seeds of Knowledge Garden at the Good Shepherd School, the Rethinkers, Hands On New Orleans, Trouser House and White Oaks Farm. Learn about and vote for the next projects to be Crescent Funded at the Market this week or here.

Tuesday Market, November 30, 2010 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Today's the last day to spend Senior and WIC FMNP coupons. As a reminder to FMNP shoppers, don't toss those empty coupon booklets. Bring them to the Welcome Tent to receive an additional $24 in market tokens. Special thanks to everyone who helps make these programs available and so successful: the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, the Council on Aging, WIC, Healthy Start, Kingsley House, all the Senior Centers where we play Farmers Market BINGO, and of course, all our market vendors and volunteers who assist our FMNP shoppers.

green plate special

Satsuma Cafe signs off with another incredible locally-sourced and inspired menu: quiche, kale and bean soup, local lettuces salad, roasted vegetable sandwich, gluten-free brownies and hot apple cider. A big thank you to Satsuma co-owners Peter and Cassi Dymond for being with us this month, and for their support of local farmers all year long.

Thursday Market, December 2, 2010 | 3 pm - 7 pm

Mid-City New Orleans | 3700 Orleans Avenue at the Bayou

Anyone fry a turkey for Thanksgiving? This year the CCFM partnered with the Gulfsouth Youth Biodiesel Project (GYBP), a program of Operation REACH, Inc. to collect used cooking oil from households frying turkeys this Thanksgiving. The collection campaign runs from November 29th to December 4th. All cooking oil will be used to train youth and produce eco-friendly biodiesel fuel. Click here for more information and a list of all drop-off locations, including this week's three CCFMs.

Saturday Market, December 4, 2010 | 8 am - 12 pm

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Shop locally this holiday season. The Market is full of locally-grown gifts, like jams and jellies from White Wood Farms, packaged so prettily that they don't even require wrapping. Southern Living editors recently taste-tested more than 200 artisan foods, including White Wood Farms' satsuma jam, which was included in its Food Lover's Gift Guide. Looking for something in the increasingly hard to find $5 or under category? Pick up a 2 lb bag of Kurt Unkel's Cajun Grain Louisiana brown jasmine rice. Kurt's featured in Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, a film made in conjunction with the Prince of Wales, which should make it to theatres in January.

Recipe of the Week

We've got turnip greens down, but are always looking for recipe ideas for the roots. This Turnip Casserole calls for grated cheddar or Asiago, both of which are now available from Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday CCFM vendor Ryals Goat Dairy.

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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.