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July 11, 2011

Viva La CCFM!

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

This week at the market we're using's SEED, or Sticky Economy Evaluation Device, to help us measure the Crescent City Farmers Market's economic impact on our local community. What does this mean for you? We'll have folks out surveying market shoppers, so be on the lookout. Thanks in advance for your participation. This research helps us improve our markets, something we're always striving to do.

Tuesday Market, July 12, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Please join us in welcoming our newest vendor to the CCFM - Toft Farms. Kathleen and Eric Toft grow a late variety berry, TifBlue, that should help get us through the rest of the summer with fresh local blueberries! They also carry honey, so dessert is all but made. Also, you may have noticed groups of kids at our Tuesday market lately. We're pleased to also welcome summer campers - our next generation of shoppers - to our market. It's thrilling to have them try new foods (like goat milk!) and learn about all the tasty crops grown in Louisiana and beyond.

green plate special

Last Tuesday was St. James Cheese Company's first GPS appearance at the market, and we heard rave reviews from shoppers. This week the menu brings cold summer squash vichysoisse, buffalo mozzarella with grilled mushroom and heirloom tomato salad, and roast lamb sandwiches with Ryals Dairy feta and marinated tomatoes on ciabatta. Come out and grab lunch with us.

Thursday Market, July 14, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Celebrate Bastille Day with the CCFM and NOLA Francaise this Thursday! Come to our Mid-City market dressed in your Frenchiest outfit - sailor stripes, berets or even Chanel black - and have your picture taken for NOLA Francaise's online costume contest to win dinner at Chateau du Lac restaurant. Kids and pets are encouraged to costume, too - special consideration for French poodles. Forte Grove Bakery will have a selection of French breads, like brioche and pain de mail, a very traditional French yeasted cornbread... not a thing like our Southern cornbread. Vive la France! Vive la CCFM!!

Saturday Market, July 16, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

This Saturday we'll have a few special guests at the market - Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board Chef Brian Landry and Shrimp Louie! Chef Brian will demonstrate how to prepare fresh caught Louisiana seafood, incorporating other seasonal, local ingredients. Every child will receive a handy CCFM measuring spoon set to cook up their own locally sourced meals at home.

Recipe of the Week

In keeping with the French theme for the week, try this Tomato Blue Cheese Napoleon. Did you know that after his defeat there was a movement to send Napoleon to Louisiana? We never got him, but we did get delicious recipes bearing his name, like this one.

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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.