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April 4, 2011

Go Fish

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

There are still three weeks left to take part in our new Crescent City Supported Fisheries program. Weekly shares are $20 and include enough fresh caught Louisiana seafood for two hungry people, plus lagniappe. Last week's share included crab fingers to munch on while preparing dinner and some gorgeous black drum fillets. We used Paul Arceneaux's newest pesto flavor, Parsley Lemon Pepper, thinned with a little olive oil and Steen's cane vinegar to marinate the claws, then slathered the fillets with the remaining pesto before sauteing. Click here for an order form to reserve your share of the Gerica's catch, available for convenient pick-up at the Thursday Mid-City CCFM.

Tuesday Market, April 5, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Last week's cooler temps sure didn't feel like Spring, but we're reassured of the shift in seasons by the artichokes Timmy Perrilloux recently debuted at the market after taking a short break to catch up on spring/summer vegetable planting, the asparagus Nick Usner grows on his certified organic GROW farm, and the fava beans the Monica's are bringing in by the bushel.

green plate special

We love going to Domenica to see what market items are on chef Alon Shaya's menu... and there are always a lot of them! This week we welcome Alon to the GPS tent. He kicks things off with burrata with grilled ciabatta, local herb pesto and roasted cherry tomatoes, Mississippi shiitake mushroom soup, gnocchi carbonara with a Ryals yard egg, La Provence Berkshire pancetta and fava beans, and panna cotta with Johndale Farm strawberries, aged balsamic vinegar and almond biscotti.

Thursday Market, April 7, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

As if fresh local produce, cow and goat dairy, Louisiana seafood, freshly squeezed juices and freshly baked bread weren't reason enough to come to the Thursday market, there's also complimentary wine. Our neighbors at Cork & Bottle generously pour tastes of several wines every Thursday (and Friday!) from 5-7pm.

Saturday Market, April 9, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Gladys Core, Jim Core's glamorous wife, recently posted a note on our Crescent City Farmers Market Facebook page about yet another kind of kale Jim grows, red ursa kale, an heirloom variety that's a bit sweeter and more tender than many of its close relatives. Gladys says they like to eat it raw or lightly steamed. Let Jim know how you cook your kale this weekend, and encourage him to cook it that way for his beautiful bride.

Recipe of the Week

Make Jeannie Fonseca your first stop at the Tuesday Market for the Louisiana crawfish tails you'll need for this Crawfish Kowalski. Then pick up a pack of smoked sausage from Isabel Mendez, butter and cream from Smith Creamery and a bunch of green onions. There are bunches and bunches of them at the market right now.

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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.