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September 26, 2011

Happy Sweet (& Savory) 16, CCFM!

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The Crescent City Farmers Market turns 16 years old this month! And we're celebrating with a big bash - actually two big bashes. This Saturday, October 1st, we're throwing ourselves a party at the market (free and open to the public). Keep reading for more information below. Then, on October 6th, the party continues with an elegant farm-to-table dinner at Dooky Chase Restaurant prepared by Queen of Creole Cuisine Chef Leah Chase and James Beard Award winning chef John Currence of City Grocery (among others) in Oxford, MS. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Tuesday Market, September 27, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

We've been getting sneak peeks these past few weeks, but Autumn is now officially here. Recent markets have seen the much anticipated return of greens. So far we've spotted mustard greens from the Monica's, bok choi from Indian Springs and kale from Jim Core. We're also starting to see a few winter squash, like acorn and buttercup, here and there. Come out to the Tuesday market and see what signs of Autumn you can spot.

green plate special

Last week market staff really enjoyed Woody's (of Woody's Fish Tacos fame) huevos rancheros for breakfast. He uses Bill Ryals's fresh eggs as the base for this tasty, local breakfast. For lunch this Tuesday, we're going to have a tough time deciding between pork, shrimp, fish and veggie tacos. Visit Woody at this Tuesday's market for his last appearance of the month at the Green Plate Special tent. To find out where Woody will be in the future, become his fan on Facebook.

Thursday Market, September 29, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Jesse Gaudet of Plant Diversity is thinking forward to your fall vegetable garden. In addition to the succulents and interesting native plants he normally brings to our Thursday market, Jesse will have baby cilantro, cabbage and kohl rabi plants this week. Stop by his table and ask for advice on your fall planting schedule. Jesse's always more than happy to help!

Saturday Market, October 1, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

This Saturday, October 1st, join all your favorite market vendors, fellow market shoppers and our staff to celebrate the Crescent City Farmers Market's sweet (& savory) 16th birthday. We'll have music by longtime Asian pear vendor David Hoppenstedt, birthday cake from former sweets vendor Cheryl Scriptner of Bittersweet Confections, a Rocking R Dairy cow and goat milk toast, and a fun Marketeer activity for the kids. Cheryl is baking our birthday cake as her Crescent Fund payback. Soon she'll be mixing it up at her new shop (opening soon) located at 725 Magazine Street, just across the street from our Saturday market. Congrats, Cheryl! Happy Birthday, CCFM!!

Recipe of the Week

Fall is officially here! Some greens and winter squashes like cushaw have already made their debuts at the market. See the Monica's for first of the season winter squash for this Cushaw Pie, and bags of cut okra to freeze for gumbo as the weather continues to cool.

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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.