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March 14, 2011

Support Local Fishers During Lent with our new Crescent City Supported Fisheries Program

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During Mardi Gras it's tough to focus on anything besides costume making and parade schedules. This said, it's not too late to sign up for a full subscription to our new Crescent City Supported Fisheries - just double up on shares one week. This CSF (Community Supported Fisheries - think local seafood CSA) program is a great way to support Louisiana fishing families and enjoy fresh caught, local seafood during Lent. Pay in advance for one or more shares of Pete & Clara Gerica's catch, then pick up weekly shares at our Thursday evening Mid-City CCFM for Lenten Friday fish frys, shrimp boils and seafood poboys. Click here for an order form, and become a fan of Crescent City Supported Fisheries on Facebook for share contents, fishing photos and the latest from the Gerica family.

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

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Bon Vivant Produce is back this week with gorgeous greenhouse tomatoes (not hydroponic - these tomatoes are grown in a mix of peat and pine bark). Right now Patrick and Malcolm are growing three varieties - Heritage, Blitz and Big Dina, all deep red, flavorful and juicy. You'll find them on the menu at Clancy's and Patois. Try some in your home cooking this week.

green plate special

Woody Ruiz has built quite a reputation for himself with the fish tacos he sells at markets around town. What makes them so delicious? Woody uses the absolute freshest local fish, plus his secret recipe spicy remoulade sauce and slaw. Woody will also have shrimp tacos and pork tacos. All are available with sides of vegan black beans and Cajun Grain Allen Parish-grown brown jasmine rice.

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

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

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Come to the market for all things green: collards and kale from Jim Core (look for his Gumbo Z'Herbes mix in the coming weeks), loose lettuces, chard and baby collards from Oakland Organic, seasonal pestos from urban grower Paul Arceneaux, native plants and spring vegetable starts from Jesse Gaudet of Plant Diversity in St. Francisville, and more!

Saturday Market, March 19, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

It's time to get plants in the ground! Come see Clarence Mizell this Saturday for tips on cutting plants back for maximum growth and new plants to put in the ground. Whether you're looking to landscape with native plants (many varieties of plants you'll find at big box chain retailers aren't suitable for our climate, so you'll likely end up replacing them over and over again) or plant a spring/summer vegetable and herb garden, Clarence Mizell can help.

Recipe of the Week

Support local fishing families during Lent - eat local seafood! "Shares" of our new Crescent City Supported Fisheries CSF program may include the hand-peeled, de-veined shrimp for this White Beans & Shrimp dish. Click here for an order form.

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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.