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November 14, 2011

Give Thanks for Holiday Pre-Orders!

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

Holiday preparations are in full swing. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this is the last week to get your orders in with many of our vendors. Cornish hens from Briarhill Farm, pies from Ms. Chauvin, a.k.a. “the Pie Lady”, Creole cream cheese cheesecakes from Mauthe‘s Progress Milk Barn, stollen from Captain Mueller and citrus boxes from L’Hoste Farm are just a few of the many items you can pre-order for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or other holiday dinners. You can find these vendors at our markets, or find their contact information here to place phone or online orders.

Tuesday Market, November 15, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Mauthe's Progress Milk Barn is now offering their milk in glass bottles - a beautiful, eco-friendly way to get your milk, all while feeling like you've stepped back in time. How does it work? Simply pay a deposit ($4 for a half gallon, $2 for a quart), then buy your choice of whole, reduced fat or skim milk ($3.50 for a half gallon, $2 for a quart). Bring your empty glass bottle each week and just pay for another fresh half gallon or quart of local, farm fresh milk.

green plate special

The amazing Anne Churchill of Karma Kitchen is back under the GPS tent this Tuesday with Indian borcht, grass-fed beef or veggie curry, cucumber salad, kale salad with apple, cucumber and macadamia nut vinaigrette, and Meyer lemon tarts this week. So many delicious options!

Thursday Market, November 17, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

With all the cleaning, cooking and prepping for the holidays, it's nice to have something around to snack on - and preferably something healthy. Grab some hummus from Nur's Kitchen to keep on hand for those moments when you just need a quick snack between errands. Nur's red lentil balls make a fast, tasty, substantial meal without taking up too much precious fridge space.

Saturday Market, November 19, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Are you lucky enough to be a guest at somebody else's house for Thanksgiving Dinner? Better not show up empty handed! Anita de Boisblanc of White Wood Farms has jams, preserves and pepper jellies that make great host or hostess gifts. Pick up a jar or, even better, one of her holiday gift sets. Local, delicious and beautifully packaged, they're the perfect compliment to any chef. Also, please note that we're expanding our Saturday market to include vendors facing the sidewalk on Girod Street, so be sure to check them out. You all know and love the guys at Indian Springs. We thought they might like some company.

Recipe of the Week

It’s not Thanksgiving in New Orleans without Oyster Dressing. Every family has their own favorite version, but this one comes from Frank Davis’s Creole sidekick Mary Clare. Play around with our recipe to create a side dish that everyone will be begging for again next year.

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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.