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January 17, 2011

Welcome Oakland Organic!

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

This week's fresh item is our newest vendor - Oakland Organic. With help from "WWOOF-ers" (folks who connect with organic farms in need of extra help through an organization called World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms; these individuals work on farms in exchange for a place to stay, really delicious food and organic growing experience), Hutch and Prentiss McClendon grow an impressive selection of vegetables on the grounds of their family's Oakland Plantation. On a recent visit Hutch stressed the importance of soil health and described his composting, soil amendment and organic growing practices. Pick up some collards, chard, lettuce, kale or other leafy greens this Tuesday or Thursday and help us welcome Oakland Organic to our CCFM family.

Tuesday Market, January 18, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Recent chilly temps have all but erased 2010's freezes from our memories. Last year's winter took a toll on this year's citrus season, which will be shorter than usual. The Plaquemines Parish satsumas, navels, red navels, LA sweets and ponkan mandarines we've been enjoying thanks to Linda and Lester L'Hoste and Aloma and Kenneth Savastano have been super sweet lately, so enjoy them while they last!

green plate special

Greg and Mary Sonnier of Gabrielle at the Uptowner are back under the GPS tent this Tuesday with more stick-to-your-ribs dishes: broccoli, cauliflower & cheese soup, smothered turnips and greens with cornbread, cassoulet d'Acadiens (slow cooked Great Northern beans with sausages, pork & chicken confit) and apple spice cupcakes with caramel frosting.

Thursday Market, January 20, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

It's soup weather! On any given day there are several pots of soup simmering in the Vintage Garden Kitchen. All made from scratch using as much produce from their own garden as possible, the Vintage Garden Kitchen's soups are as healthy as they are delicious. Moroccan chickpea, vegan lentils and greens, potato & Swiss chard, spicy shiitate mushroom & barley... Take the night off from the kitchen and curl up by the fire.

Saturday Market, January 22, 2011 | 8 am - 12 pm

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Want to start a home laying operation or just learn more about chicken husbandry? Saturday after the market, Jessa Madasky (who many know as one of the smiling faces under our Tuesday & Saturday market welcome tents) leads a Green Projectivity workshop from 3-5pm on how to construct a chicken coop using reclaimed materials, and general chicken care. All workshops are $5 (free for members) and are held at the Green Project, 2831 Marais Street.

Recipe of the Week

Pick up some brilliantly colored Swiss chard from new Tuesday/Thursday vegetable vendor Oakland Organic for this Swiss Chard with Anchovy Butter, recipe courtesy of Cafe Degas.

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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.