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July 25, 2011

It's Greek (yogurt) to us!

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MarketMatch is back! We're once again matching SNAP (food stamp) purchases up to $25 per market visit at all CCFM locations, while supplies last. During our pilot MarketMatch we saw a 600% increase in SNAP sales during the program and a 300% residual increase. And the numbers continue to rise, which means more local food being consumed, more money in local farmers' pockets and more dollars circulating in our local economy. MarketMatch is made possible by generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

Tuesday Market, July 26, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Good news for yogurt lovers: Bill Ryals of Rocking R Dairy, who many know for his delicious goat and cow's milk cheeses, is now making Greek yogurt. Made with skim milk (a new addition to the market as well; available by the half gallon) from cows the Ryals raise and care for at their Tylertown, MS dairy, the thick, slightly tart yogurt is fat free and completely delicious. Greek yogurt is a great addition to Mediterranean foods, desserts and breakfast. Try pairing it with the Durham family's Chilton County peaches and a drizzle of Toft Farms honey for a healthy, sweet snack.

green plate special

This Tuesday is St. James Cheese Company's last market appearance under the GPS tent, and they're going out with a bang: house smoked pastrami, Raclette cheese and pickled zucchini on ciabatta, watermelon salad with tomato, cucumber, feta and mint, and chilled beet soup with creme fraiche. Thanks to St. James for a great month of inspiring lunches!

Thursday Market, July 28, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Despite the recent dark skies, shoppers have been coming out to our Thursday market in full force, and we love them for it! We'd gladly brave bad weather for all the fixings for locally sourced edamame succotash. This Thursday, pick up a few baskets of soybeans from new produce vendor John Bartlett, several ears of Silver Queen corn from Jim Core (maybe some of his cherry tomatoes too) and a bunch of fresh basil from the Vintage Kitchen Garden and you're well on your way.

Saturday Market, July 30, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

On Saturday mornings we like to splurge on breakfast with something flaky and buttery from Lisa Barbato of Rivista bakery. Some weekends it's a chocolate or almond croissant, or a berry turnover. On others we go for something savory, like her kale and ricotta filled pastries. For weekday breakfasts at home, pick up a bag of Windfield Farm Bakery's homemade granola to eat with locally made Greek yogurt (keep reading for more details!) and fresh seasonal fruit. Marketeers, while Mom or Dad's picking up breakfast, join us for another fun kids activity, this time celebrating local rice, and go home with your very own CCFM toy tractor.

Recipe of the Week

Shrimp and Okra Bhuna sure sounds good this week. There's tons of great looking okra and HUGE fresh caught Louisiana shrimp at the market right now. Grab a baguette and you'll have happy eaters.

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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.