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October 3, 2011

A Big Birthday Thank You!

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Many thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our Sweet Sixteen. The cake and local dairy toast were delicious and fun. We can't thank you enough for being part of our community and for helping to make our markets a success throughout the years. We couldn't exist without you! To keep the celebration going, Warren and Sandra Smith of Smith Creamery will pay us a visit at the market this Saturday to say hello, hug shoppers and sample the milk they're working with Kleinpeter to produce.

Tuesday Market, October 4, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

As the weather cools, we start to turn the ovens back on in our kitchens. Roasted chicken and vegetables are a seasonal favorite and an easy way to feed friends and family. Pick up a chicken from Joe Dobie, throw it in the oven when you get home and in an hour or two you have a delicious, healthy dinner. Add wedges of sweet potatoes and turnips along with some fresh herbs to the roasting pan and voila! Dinner is served.

green plate special

October brings the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group to the Green Plate Special tent. Each week we'll feature a different restaurant from their delicious dynasty. First up: Chef Chip Flanagan of Ralph's on the Park.

Thursday Market, October 6, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Lately we've seen a huge demand for eggs at the market. Thank goodness we have Mauthe Dairy to fill that need on Thursdays. Come early to make sure you get a dozen of Mr. Henry's beautiful eggs. And while you're there, pick up some of his creamy Creole cream cheese for an even more indulgent breakfast. Spend a few minutes chatting with Mr. Mauthe and your day will be made. Trust us!

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

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

To many, the beginning of Fall also marks the beginning of another allergy season. Some people believe that incorporating local honey into your diet helps ward off red eyes and sneezing. Try Amanda Carjaval's fresh lemonade, made with local honey. Or stop by our Saturday market and pick up local Algiers honey from Paw Paw. He sometimes also has bee pollen, which is high in protein and vitamins, so be sure to ask. Not to be outdone by its health benefits, honey is also just plain delicious!

Recipe of the Week

Continue our CCFM birthday celebration at home with this yummy Creole Cream Cheese Pecan Pound Cake, or use any other excuse to make this cake! Creole cream cheese, like CCFM, is distinctly Louisiana.

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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.