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October 10, 2011

Collaboration, Citrus and Cheddar

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

Chefs Collaborative, a non-profit network of chefs working to promote a sustainable food supply, is hosting their national summit in NOLA October 23rd - 25th - an incredible 48 hours of tastings, seminars and conversation on real food issues with 300 sustainability-minded chefs. Speakers will include Donald Link, Jessica Harris, Barry Estabrook, Dana Cowin, John T. Edge, Joel Salatin, Sean Brock, Glenn Roberts, Paul Greenberg, Jane Black, Rowan Jacobsen, Tom Philpott and Gary Nabhan. For more info, visit the Chefs Collaborative website. To volunteer, please contact Leigh or Jen at 617-236-5200.

Tuesday Market, October 11, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Among the many reasons we love fall, citrus season ranks pretty high. L'Hoste Organic Citrus is back with first of the season satsumas and we're already looking forward to the the arrival of grapefruits, Meyers lemons, Louisiana sweets and, fingers crossed, blood oranges. Keep reading for a great recipe for Satsuma-Brown Butter Vinaigrette from Chef Susan Spicer.

green plate special

This week we have one of the newest restaurants by the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, Cafe B. Their "elevated neighborhood" cuisine is sure to impress. On the menu: Corn and Crab Soup, Cafe BLTs and Lemon Icebox Pie for dessert.

Thursday Market, October 13, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Georgie Myrtle (of Georgie's English Kitchen) has some exciting news to share! In the coming weeks, Rouses grocery stores from one end of the State to the other will stock her freezer-to-oven scones. Langenstein's and Dorignac's already carry them, as well as her lemon curd, and her fresh scones can be found in the bakery section of Whole Foods. Still, if you want Georgie's amazing shortbread, dark chocolate mousse or any of her other scrumptous products, you've got to come see her at the Thursday market. One of the many wonderful things about farmers markets is that they incubate small businesses. We're thrilled to see Georgie's business grow. Stop by her tent to congratulate her this Thursday and take home some decadent millionaire's shortbread for dessert.

Saturday Market, October 15, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Have you tried Bill and Blake Ryals' Rocking R Dairy raw goat milk cheddar yet? The Ryals keep our fridges stocked and bellies full with high quality treats like this, along with multiple varieties of fresh chevre, squeaky cheese curds, goat and cow milk and incredible grass-fed meats. Sample their whole and skim cow's milk, goat milk and cheeses this Saturday while you decide what to grill for dinner. Our vote? Goat chops.

Recipe of the Week

This elegant vinaigrette from Chef Susan Spicer dresses up tender baby greens for a simple addition to any dinner. Pick up a sack of satsumas this week for this intensely flavorful Satsuma Brown Butter Vinaigrette, which makes use of both satsuma juice and zest.

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Market Umbrella


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.