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November 7, 2011

Eat your (giant) veggies!

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

BREAKING NEWS: A new study by SCALE, Inc. has found that local food bought at farmers markets is as or more affordable than food purchased at supermarkets. The study, which investigates the costs of everyday foods such as potatoes, squash, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggs, chicken, ground beef and similar items, found that farmers markets are competitively priced with grocery stores. The study determined that 74% of the time farmers markets were the same or less expensive than supermarkets. Additionally, it was found that 88% of the time, when organic produce is available, it is cheaper by an average of 16%. To read the full study, visit Scale's website.

Tuesday Market, November 8, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

With the return of Autumn, we welcome back several seasonal vendors: A & K Citrus, L'Hoste Citrus, and Timmy Perilloux. Scope out these vendors' fresh offerings at the Tuesday market: A & K's sweet satsumas, L'Hoste's organic navels, grapefruit and Meyer lemons, and Timmy's huge selection of gi-normous vegetables. Additionally, super sweet pie lady Mrs. Chauvin will be at every Tuesday market in November until Thanksgiving with her usual line-up as well as seasonal pies like mincemeat and apple-cranberry. Place your holiday order with her this Tuesday!

green plate special

This week Chef Anne Churchill takes us on a journey to Southeast Asia with her menu of Khmer pumpkin curry soup, lemongrass pork patties over Malaysian coconut rice, shiitake mushrooms and cabbage, Asian slaw and carrot cake cupcakes with candied ginger white chocolate frosting.

Thursday Market, November 10, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

One of the things we love most about our Thursday market is the strong community feel in our market space. This week, we welcome a special non-profit visitor to the market: Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, a local arts-in-education organization that serves approximately 200,000 Louisiana school children each year. Young Audiences is celebrating their 50th anniversary in New Orleans with a fundraiser on November 13th. Come learn more about what they do and how you can get involved this Thursday.

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

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Every year CCFM staff and shoppers look forward to Capt. Karl Mueller's stollen, a traditional German Christmas dessert made with candied fruit and yeast dough. Capt. Mueller will take stollen orders at the market this Saturday. Pickup will be at the December 10th and 17th Saturday markets, and at the December 13th Tuesday market.

Recipe of the Week

With a Puerto Rican father and a Dutch mother, Pete Vazquez was born with an international palate. After Hurricane Katrina shuttered his eclectic Esplanade Ave. restaurant, Marisol, New Orleanians flocked to Chef Pete's impromptu Sunday dinners in the tropical courtyard of Bacchanal, a wine and spirits store in the Upper Ninth Ward. These days Chef Pete can be found at Stein's Deli on Sunday evenings where his pop up restaurant features a different menu concept each week. Keep up with Chef Pete and stay up to date on his menus at his website. Or try your hand at Chef Pete's international cuisine at home with his recipe for Peruvian Shrimp & Corn Chowder.

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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.