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September 19, 2011

Limited Time Offer: CCFM Cookbook Groupon

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fresh item of the week

For a limited time, our Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook is on Groupon for the bargain price of $12. This book is a great guide to eating seasonally and locally, with a foreword by Alice Waters. This Groupon offer runs through this Thursday, September 22, so hurry and get yours today. Books can be picked up from any of our three market locations. Just print out your receipt, bring it to the Welcome Tent, and get cooking!

Tuesday Market, September 20, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Been craving some gator? Wait no longer. Jeannie Fonseca of Des Allemands' Outlaw Katfish has gator meat frozen in 1 lb packs at the market right now. Want to know more about how they catch these beasts? Listen to Louisiana Eats on WWNO this Wednesday as Jeannie's husband Joey Fonseca and radio show host Poppy Tooker go gator hunting.

green plate special

Woody's Fish Tacos is a huge hit at the market this month. Choose from grilled fish, shrimp, pork, chicken or market veggie. Looking for a late breakfast at market? Try Woody's huevos rancheros for a pick me up.

Thursday Market, September 22, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Every week you probably see the Vintage Garden Kitchen and their beautiful herbs, cut flowers and fresh soups at the market, but did you know that they are part of Arc of New Orleans, a non-profit here in town? Check out their story and come support what they're doing by shopping with them at the market.

Saturday Market, September 24, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

It's muscadine time! David Shaw has some plump juicy muscadines, perfect for making jam or wine. Spread some on fresh baked bread from Windfield Farm (featured in this month's Offbeat) and have a breakfast of kings. Or have a local wine and cheese party with your very own wine and cheese from Rocking R Dairy.

Recipe of the Week

Sauce piquante is a classic Cajun preparation, with all the spicy heat that Cajun food is known for. Although there are many other wild critters named as alternatives, chicken can also be substituted for a tamer version of this Alligator & Andouille Sauce Piquante.

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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.