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May 2, 2011

The Blues-berry Tent

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

If the weather cooperates, we'll have first of the season blueberries at the Market this Tuesday! The Chosa family of Azul Dolce grows early variety blueberries on the Northshore and are usually the first of our blueberry vendors to make it to the Market. We also recently heard from Jeff and Don of J&D Blueberry Farm, whose blueberries we enjoy year-round in Hubig's blueberry pies. The guys are happy to report that their crop looks great and should be ready to bring to the Market beginning the last week of May. Stay tuned for news from certified organic blueberry grower Amy Phelps of Pearl River Blues.

Tuesday Market, May 3, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

In case anyone was wondering, although Cajun Grain rice grower Kurt Unkel is featured in Harmony, a documentary film on Prince Charles's work to promote sustainable agriculture, he and his wife Karen did not attend last Friday's royal wedding. Kurt has however received permission to show segments of the film during educational farm tours, which the Unkels will begin offering soon. Click here to learn more, or pick up information at Cajun Grain's table this Tuesday.

green plate special

Chef Mark Quitney of styley downtown restaurant 5 Fifty 5 (named for its address on Canal Street) heads uptown this Tuesday to dish out debronzed redfish with jumbo lump crabmeat and roasted peppers, super creamy lobster mac, heirloom bread salad and assorted sweets under the GPS tent.

Thursday Market, May 5, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Jazz Fest, Cinco de Mayo, the arrival of early summer crops.... there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this week. While delicious, healthy soups are what immediately come to mind when we think of the Vintage Garden Kitchen, their staff also grows some amazing produce, like the leeks, radishes, string beans and fresh herbs they bring to our Thursday Market. Another reason to celebrate? There's much more on the way!

Saturday Market, May 7, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

There aren't any pre-11am "cubes" on the Jazz Fest schedule, so pencil in an early morning trip to the Market before heading out to the Fest. Early market shoppers have a much better shot at getting the pick of the market, including early season (and therefore not nearly as plentiful) crops like baby squash and zucchini, string beans and cucumbers from the Monica's, Tuscan kale from Jim Core and artichokes from Timmy Perrilloux.

Recipe of the Week

Montz, Louisiana vegetable grower Timmy Perrilloux estimates that there are enough artichokes in his fields to bring them for another two, maybe three weeks, so tis the season for Sicilian-style Stuffed Artichokes.

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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.