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May 9, 2011

What good could you do with $500?

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Fresh Item of the Week

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What good could you do with $500? Twice a year we award funds to projects that reinforce the CCFM's belief in linking public markets with public good. Projects must fit into one of two categories: public market vendors and community efforts. During each cycle the Market community selects two projects (one per category) via at market and online voting. Each will receive up to a $500 cash infusion. Selected recipients pay the market community back via time, talent or treasure. Click here to learn more and submit your proposal by Friday May 20.

Tuesday Market, May 10, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Students from Waldo Burton Memorial School return to the market as guest vendors this Tuesday. As part of the Cultivating Communities program at Longue Vue House & Gardens, the students have been studying gardening, philanthropy and entrepreneurism. This Tuesday they'll sell the vegetables and herbs they've grown at Longue Vue, including green garlic, a market shopper request from their last visit, and donate the proceeds to a non-profit organization of the students' choice. Please join us in welcoming these budding growers and entrepreneurs to the market, and check out their spring crop!

green plate special

Chef Mark Quitney of 5 Fifty 5 (named for its address on Canal Street) returns to the GPS tents this Tuesday with debronzed redfish with jumbo lump crabmeat and roasted peppers, super creamy lobster mac, bread heairloom salad and assorted sweets.

Thursday Market, May 12, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

The gorgeous weather we've been enjoying for the past few weeks has us wanting to spend more and more time digging in the dirt. While it's a little late to be starting summer crops from seed, a vegetable garden is easily achievable with starter plants from Jesse Gaudet of Plant Diversity. Check with him for different varieties of tomato and pepper plants this Thursday.

Saturday Market, May 14, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Come out to the Market this Saturday and meet award-winning cookbook author Martha Hall Foose, who will sign her newest work, A Southerly Course. Martha was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. She attended pastry school in France before returning home to Mississippi to open Bottletree Bakery, now an institution in Oxford, MS. Martha was recently a food stylist for the movie The Help, based on the bestselling novel of the same name. Her first cookbook Screen Doors & Sweet Tea won a James Beard Award. Martha will sign her new book from 9-11am.

Recipe of the Week

First of the season blueberries are here! Both the Chosa's of Azul Dolce and Jeff and Don of J & D Blueberrry Farm have bumper crops, so buy some for now and some to freeze to make this Basic Blueberry Pie Filling year-round.

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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.