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April 25, 2011

Only in New Orleans

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

We learn all sorts of things from the farmers who sell at our markets, like how they grow their crops, and how they cook them. Nick Usner of GROW Farm cuts the small, sweet carrots he grows into rounds or half moons and sautes them with onion until slightly caramelized. He tops his amazing, home-grown salad mix tossed with Creole mustard-balsamic vinaigrette with the warm vegetables and fresh Louisiana strawberries. Farm fresh and delicious!

Tuesday Market, April 26, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

You know you're in New Orleans when there's fresh turtle meat, crawfish tails and alligator sausage for sale at the farmers market. Jeannie Fonseca's product selection (which includes all of these items, in addition to her usual wild-caught Des Allemands catfish and crabmeat) is as Louisiana as it gets. Stop by and see what the fresh catch is this Tuesday.

green plate special

Domenica's Chef Alon Shaya makes his last market appearance of the month (except for his regular shopping runs!) this Tuesday. On his sendoff menu: matzo ball soup with Jim Core's greens and tomatoes, risotto with Mississippi rabbit sausage and the Monica's fava beans, grilled pizzas with Gulf ahi tuna, olives and roasted local squash, and buttermilk chocolate cake with Smith Creamery chocolate milk mousse.

Thursday Market, April 28, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

It's Jazz Fest time! Which typically means not a lot of leafy greens eating. Stop by the market on the way home from work and pick up some supplies (lettuce, red Russian kale, chard) to help offset all that festival eating. On the other end of the spectrum, Pam Warner's tamales make a great ready-in-10 minutes post-Fest show snack.

Saturday Market, April 30, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Tony Accardo is making his way back to the market. Fingers crossed that the weather cooperates for him to be there again this Saturday. Right now the self-proclaimed "Jimi Hendrix of farming" has purple and red carrots, white and bullseye beets, sorrel, Tuscan and purple kale, Sicilian cauliflower, Italian savoy cabbage and purple artichokes in the field. What's for dinner at the Accardo house these days? "The Lebanese squash are starting to make, cook these down with some sesoned shrimp.... now that's what I'm talking 'bout!"

Recipe of the Week

It's crawfish season! Jeannie Fonseca's packs of fresh tails go quickly on Tuesdays, so make her your first stop for the main ingredient in Mr. B's Chef Michelle McRaney's Crawfish Risotto.

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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.