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February 14, 2011

Cultivating Communities

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

Earlier this month kids rooted around the market for edible roots during our first Saturday of the month Marketeer activity. One that was on the top of several kids' new foods to try list was a white sweet potato. Indian Springs Farmer Association's Pen Travis who grows orange sweet potatoes, white sweet potatoes and red new potatoes even likes them better than the traditional variety. Pick up a couple of each this Tuesday or Saturday and do your own taste comparison.

Tuesday Market, February 15, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Students from Waldo Burton Memorial School join the market as guest vendors this Tuesday. As part of the Cultivating Communities program at Longue Vue House & Gardens, the students have been studying gardening, philanthropy and entrepreneurism. This Tuesday they'll sell the vegetables and herbs they've grown at Longue Vue, and donate the proceeds to a non-profit organization of the students' choice. Please join us in welcoming these budding growers and entrepreneurs to the market, and check out their winter crop.

green plate special

Anne Churchill of the Bywater communal commercial kitchen Delicious and Babcia Kubiak bread baker Graison Gill are back under the GPS tent with another incredible lunch menu: Khmer pumpkin curry soup - fresh lemongrass, galangal, kabocha pumpkin, kaffir lime and coconut milk, hunters' stew - local meats and root veggies in a hearty sauce, served with whole wheat sourdough bread, grated cheese and onion, bean and veggie stew with mushrooms, lentils, pinto beans, chick peas and root veggies in a hearty vegan sauce, served with whole wheat sourdough bread and kale nut crisps, broccoli cheddar quiche, strawberry salad with local greens, ricotta salata and citrus vinaigrette, crispy kale chips (vegan, raw & totally addictive!), Meyer lemon tartlettes with citrus cornmeal crust and hot cocoa with homemade marshmallow. Doing some carnival season (or any occasion) entertaining? Anne Churchill can cater all sorts of events.

Thursday Market, February 17, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

The warmer weather this week promises is causing some serious Spring fever. In a week or two, Jim Core will start planting Silver Queen corn, which he hopes to have ready for the market by tax day. For now, Jim has greenhouse tomatoes and lettuce for salads, and brussel sprouts which make a delicious raw side dish or salad when shaved and tossed with toasted nuts, shaved Pecorino and lemon vinaigrette. Even though we still have a few more weeks of winter, we're eating like it's Spring this week!

Saturday Market, February 19, 2011 | 8 am - 12 pm

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

With temperatures starting to warm, it's time to start drawing up our Spring garden plans too. Whether the goal is a kitchen herb garden, a family vegetable garden or landscaping the yard with native plants, Jim Mizell can help. His encyclopedic knowledge of gardening in our region can save hours of research and lots of money spent on plants that aren't well suited to our area or certain conditions. Stop in and chat with Jim this Saturday. Fingers crossed that most of the cold weather's behind us and we can start gardening in warm sunshine soon.

Recipe of the Week

Chef Anne Churchill is full of great recipe ideas, especially vegetarian ones like this Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding. This month we're sampling her wide ranging recipe repertoire under the GPS tent - everything from banh mi to a homey hunters' stew. Whatever the occasion, Anne can create the perfect menu. Talk to her this Tuesday about catering your next party.

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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.