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June 20, 2011

Crescent Fund Winners Announced!

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Over 800 votes were cast in our most recent Crescent Fund election. The winners in our two categories, community groups and public market vendors, are the Sankofa Farmers Market's culinary classes for children and Sankofa Farmers Market vendor Nature Provides' greenhouse construction project. Relief funds will also be sent to the Sunday Beach Market in Hata Japan. All recipients will receive $500 cash infusions. Twice a year we award funds to projects that reinforce our belief in linking public markets with public good. Recipients pay back the market community in time, talent or treasure. The market community raises these funds via an optional $1 requested when shoppers purchase tokens at the CCFM. Thank you to everyone who voted and to everyone who invests in our market community throughout the year!

Tuesday Market, June 21, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

The Silver Queen corn Jim Core grows goes quickly, so make Taylor's Happy Oaks Farm your first stop at the market. In addition to grilling corn in its husk (soak it first) then slathering it with Creole seasoned Smith Creamery butter, we love topping salads with raw kernels for a little sweetness and crunch. Sugars in corn quickly turn to starch, so eat it ASAP for maximum flavor and sweetness. With markets three days a week there's no need to eat anything other than super fresh, super sweet corn while it's in season.

green plate special

Mondo, Susan Spicer's dynamite new Lakeview restaurant is back under the GPS tent this Tuesday with more of its "flavors of the world with a New Orleans accent": Japanese noodle bowls with chili glazed pork belly and pickled shiitakes, grilled peach and arugula salad with shaved Parmesean, pecans and cane vinaigarette, and berry shortcakes.

Thursday Market, June 23, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

This time of the year dishes that can be eaten room temperature or cold are particularly appealing, like pasta salads made with Paul Arceneaux's pestos. Toss your favorite shape of cooked pasta with whatever raw seasonal market veggies you like - thinly sliced yellow squash and zucchini, halved cherry tomatoes - for a quick lunch or dinner that doesn't require sweating over a hot stove. We're doing enough of that on the streets these days!

Saturday Market, June 25, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

We hope all our market dads enjoyed their local vegetable stamped Father's Day cards. They were a ton of fun to make. Last week the folks at AMPS taught us about urban agriculture. This weekend the Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau will teach us about their home a little ways down the road. Come to the market this Saturday for the next event in our summer kids series. We're making bird feeders, and those who do will go home with a special prize!

Recipe of the Week

Anyone who can boil water can make this quick, healthy snack - Spicy Edamame. Pick up a couple baskets from new Thursday Market produce and cut flower vendor John Bartlett this week.

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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.