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May 23, 2011

Who wants $500?

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Who couldn't use $500? Those who are vendors at a local public market (not just the CCFM) or are involved in a project aimed at improving our local community (past recipients include Hands on New Orleans, R.U.B.A.R.B., Trouser House, Books 2 Prisoners, the Rethinkers and the Good Shepherd School's Sowing Seeds of Knowledge Garden) have until Friday, June 3 to submit Crescent Fund proposals. The application is short and sweet: what good could you do with up to $500, and how would you repay our market community? This can be done via time (volunteer hours), talent (demos or the like) or treasure (cash). Click here to learn more and SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL BY FRIDAY, JUNE 3.

Tuesday Market, May 24, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Heirloom tomato season is in full swing. We can't even count how many varieties there are at the market right now. Whether you prefer larger slicing tomatoes, small rounds, grape or Roma-shaped ones, red, orange, yellow, green, purple, striped or solid heirlooms, chances are between Tony Accardo and Nick Usner, you can find them at the CCFM. These two growers can name each one, and tell you where they found the seeds. We're lucky that all we need to remember is to get to the market early on Tuesdays to get some.

green plate special

5 Fifty 5 returns to the GPS tent this Tuesday with a menu of some of the Canal Street restaurant's favorite dishes: debronzed redfish with jumbo lump crabmeat and roasted peppers, rich, creamy lobster mac & cheese, bread heirloom salad and assorted sweets from the pastry kitchen.

Thursday Market, May 26, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

This Thursday we welcome our newest vendor, Forte Grove, whose artisan breads some will recognize from our Tuesday Market. Kathleen Forte Cooper and her husband Bill have a rather different retirement plan. After working for years in healthcare, they decided to open a bakery. Kathleen still relies heavily on her chemistry background, but also took classes at the French Culinary Institute in NYC and a cooking school in Tuscany. She uses only the highest quality ingredients to make her breads and sources as many locally as possible, like honey, pecans and herbs from her own garden. Pick up a loaf (cranberry pecan, whole wheat multigrain, French country...), brioche or a baguette (white or whole wheat) this Thursday to enjoy with Ryals Goat Dairy cheese and a bottle of wine from Cork & Bottle.

Saturday Market, May 28, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

It sounds like Saturday will be last call for Louisiana strawberries. Heather Robertson of Johndale Farms hopes to have enough berries to come to one more week of markets, so be sure to pick up a few final pints this Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday to stem and freeze. This time of the year we say goodbye to strawberries until next season, but hello to Mississippi blueberries and blackberries and Chilton County peaches and plums, all already available at the CCFM.

Recipe of the Week

Pick up extra blueberries from the Chosa's or J&D Blueberry Farm (Jeff & Don are back at the market now too!) for these Lemon Scented Blueberry Pancakes. Recipe courtesy of one of our favorite cookbooks, Emeril Lagasse's, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh.

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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.