Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, July 12, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
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.
Thursday Market, July 14, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
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
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.