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September 12, 2011

Game Day Menu Ideas? Game On

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We've had an outstanding response to this year's MarketMatch program and have loved meeting all our new shoppers and visiting with returning ones. Thank you to everyone (especially our funders, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the Kresge Foundation) who helped make this year's program a huge success. MarketMatch ends this Saturday, September 17th, but please remember, all three locations of our Crescent City Farmers Market accept SNAP benefits year-round.

Tuesday Market, September 13, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

It's football season again, and you know that that means: plenty of pig skin parties and tailgating! Prepare for game day by shopping at our weekly markets. Here are a few menu ideas from our Tuesday market: Start off with Bloody Marys using Briarhill Farm's Bloody Mary mix and a crudite platter with local vegetables and Jimmy Hadden's homemade ranch or blue cheese dressings.

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We sure enjoyed Woody's shrimp, fish, pork and black bean tacos last Tuesday. This week we gladly welcome Woody and his crew back with all those amazing tacos and beans. You can order tacos a la carte or pair them with rice and beans for an incredibly filling meal.

Thursday Market, September 15, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Continuing with our game day party theme, pick up more goodies for Sunday's Saints game against the Chicago Bears at this Thursday's market. For those of you who prefer ready-to-eat meals, stock up on tamales and spinach & artichoke dip from Pam Warner, a.k.a. Hot Tamale Mama. Hearty, healthy soups from Vintage Garden Kitchen make great post-game day recovery meals.

Saturday Market, September 17, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Come by the Saturday market to round out your game day party shopping. For snacks, grab a large sleeve of kettle corn from Ye Olde Kettle Cooker and some of Isabel Mendez's homemade salsas and chips. Bill Ryals' raw goat and cow milk cheddars are a great addition to any cheese plate. For an entree that will please your team, pick up seafood, sausage and okra from the market to make this week's featured recipe: Poppy Tooker's Diaspora Gumbo.

Recipe of the Week

Nothing makes a Saints game party like a a big pot of gumbo. Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook author and Louisiana Eats radio host (tune in at WWNO 89.9 FM on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at noon) Poppy Tooker offers this easily adaptable recipe for her Diaspora Gumbo. This recipe can be used to make seafood gumbo, chicken and andouille gumbo or any combination of the two, and then some.

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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.