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March 7, 2011

Support Local Fishers: Eat LA Seafood During Lent

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Here in New Orleans, giving up meat on Fridays during Lent is hardly a sacrifice. Support local fishing families this Lenten season by reserving your "share" of CCFM vendor Pete & Clara Gerica's catch. Pick up weekly shares at the Thursday Mid-City CCFM for Lenten Friday fish frys, shrimp boils, seafood poboys, Creoles & Gulf Coast cooking. Click here for more information and an order form, and become a fan of Crescent City Supported Fisheries on Facebook.

Tuesday Market, March 8, 2011

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

No Tuesday market this week. Happy Mardi Gras!

green plate special

No Tuesday market means no Green Plate Special this week. Woody Ruiz will be back next week with his eponymous fish (local flounder!) tacos.

Thursday Market, March 10, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Thursday market seafood vendor Clara Gerica has us covered for seafood on Fridays during Lent. Join our new Crescent City Supported Fisheries and get a "share" of the Gerica's catch. Weekly shares may include peeled & deveined shrimp and drum or sea bream fillets, jumbo head-on shrimp or all the makings for stuffed shrimp or flounder, plus recipes, seafood cooking tips and information on the local waterways where the Gerica's harvest their catch. A free cooler bag is included with the purchase of your first share. Click here for more information and an order form.

Saturday Market, March 12, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

This Saturday writer and regular Thursday market shopper Ian McNulty joins us at the market to sign copies of his latest book, Louisiana Rambles: Exploring America’s Cajun and Creole Heartland, from 8am-12noon. Those who purchase will receive a free koozie (great post-parade route casualties timing!) "Richly evocative, this book brings readers to the Louisiana of zydeco dancehalls pulsing in the country darkness, of crawfish “boiling points” and traditional country smokehouses, of Cajun jam sessions where even wallflowers are compelled to dance and of fishing trips where anyone can bring home a whopper." Click here to learn more.

Recipe of the Week

Support local fishermen - eat Louisiana seafood during Lent! These Barbeque Shrimp Pies alongside a market greens salad make a delicious Friday (or any other day of the week) lunch or dinner.

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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.