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December 27, 2010

Happy, Healthy New Year!

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Our three weekly markets operate rain or shine, but we do take holidays off to be with family and friends. This year both Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on Saturdays, so we won't have a market again this weekend... but we'll be there Tuesday and Thursday with healthy local produce to help everyone start the new year on a good note! Tuesday/Saturday vendor Timmy Perilloux, known for his giant vegetables and tough to beat prices, planted extra cabbage this year. He's donating a thousand heads to his son Spencer's baseball team to sell roadside closer to home in Montz, LA for New Year's, but he'll still have plenty for market shoppers this Tuesday.

Tuesday Market, December 28, 2010 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

We suspect that many may still be working on holiday left-overs, but those crisper draws have got to be bare. Come out to the market this Tuesday for green veggies galore, including the requisite New Year's cabbage and plenty of salad fixings - lettuce, carrots, broccoli, greenhouse tomatoes - to get a jump start on healthier eating New Year's resolutions.

green plate special

Taceaux Loceaux makes their last appearance of the month this Tuesday. Come out for all sorts of tacos (last week's favorites included andouille & peppers, brisket and a vegetarian "All Hat No Cattle" with spiced beans & rice). After Tuesday, you'll have to stay up a bit later and track down Taceaux Loceaux at 45 Tchoup on Thursday nights, Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar on Friday and Saturday nights, and at other late-night spots around the City. Follow the truck on Twitter (@TLNola) to find them.

Thursday Market, December 30, 2010 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Brussels sprouts just might be the cutest vegetable out there. For those hesitant to commit to an entire head of cabbage, try its tiny cousin in the Brassica family. Pick up a few baskets of brussels sprouts from Jim Core and shred them raw using either a mandolin or food processor fit with the shredding blade. Toss the shredded sprouts with toasted Louisiana pecans or walnuts, shaved Pecorino Romano and a simple vinaigrette of Meyer lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper for a super simple, restaurant caliber salad.

Saturday Market, January 1, 2011

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

No market this Saturday. Happy New Year!

Recipe of the Week

Here in the South New Year's Day means black-eyed peas and cabbage. Looking for an altervative to black-eyed peas and rice? Try these Black-eyed Pea Cakes for a flavorful new take on a Southern tradition that also pays homage to our city's Caribbean-African influences.

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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.