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September 5, 2011

Who's ready for a challenge?

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

Fresh Item of the Week: Slow Food USA is inviting people to participate in a $5 Challenge. THE CHALLENGE: On September 17, take back the "value meal" by getting together with family, friends and neighbors for a slow food meal that costs no more than $5 per person. Cook a meal with family and friends, have a potluck or find a local event. Here at the CCFM, we want to encourage everyone to use market ingredients in those $5 meals. Post a recipe on our Facebook page from now until September 17. Each week we'll highlight one in our market morsel. Have a party or dinner to celebrate on September 17th? Post a photo to our wall. We love seeing what everyone does with goodies from the market.

Tuesday Market, September 8, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Lately we've been seeing raw peanuts from Indian Springs Cooperative at the market and boy are we nuts for them! Whether you put them in a salad, roast or boil them, they're a healthy treat. Feeling ambitious? Make your own peanut butter and use it on some fresh bread from Forte Grove Bakery.

green plate special

September has Woody's Fish Tacos under the Green Plate Special tent. We're excited to have Woody back with his fresh, locally sourced tacos. Look for fish tacos, rice and beans and a market fresh veggie dish this week for lunch.

Thursday Market, September 8, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Looks like there will likely be just 1 week left for MarketMatch! Come out and get your fresh, local food before it's over. We're so excited to see new faces at the market and are looking forward to seeing all our new shoppers long after the program ends.

Saturday Market, September 10, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Craving something spicy? Check out David Shaw's different pepper varieties. He sells them fresh and canned for a spicy treat. Added to fresh salsa (using tomatoes from the market, of course!) it gives the perfect kick to tailgate side items. Pair them with Isabel's homemade tortilla chips and you're game day ready.

Recipe of the Week

This week's recipe is also perfect for season opener tailgating. Isabel Mendez is ever-popular for her tamales, pico de gallo, and chips. Here, she shares her special chiles rellenos secrets.

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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.