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November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving sides. Discuss.

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

The chocolate milk Ryals’ Rocking R Dairy, Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn and Henry Mauthe bring to our markets is something both kids and adults look forward to on a weekly basis. Now you can enjoy a slightly healthier but no less indulgent treat: Rocking R Dairy’s skim version of their velvety chocolate milk. Market staff tried it last week and can vouch that it’s as delicious as its full fat counterpart. Bonus: Did you know that chocolate milk is an excellent recovery beverage for athletes? The high liquid content helps rehydrate, while the carbs and protein help replenish tired muscles. Stop by Bill Ryals’ table this week for a sample.

Tuesday Market, November 22, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving is always a bustling day at the market. From Mrs. Chauvin’s pies to peeled shrimp for your mirliton casserole, we’ve got you covered. On our market staff Thanksgiving menu: cushaw pie, shrimp and goat cheese risotto and Creole cream cheese creamed collard greens. What Thanksgiving sides will be on the table at your house? Join the conversation at our Crescent City Farmers Market facebook page.

green plate special

With all that Thanksgiving cooking coming up, let Anne Churchill of Karma Kitchen take care of lunch and/or dinner on Tuesday. Stop by the Green Plate Special tent to check out her stellar menu: smoked fish spread or pork belly and tangy slaw on bagel, creamy fennel and oyster soup, grilled market vegetable salad with romesco vinaigrette, mushroom bread pudding with creamy Creole mustard sauce, braised greens with pomegranate molasses, sweet potato mash and Meyer lemon tarts with cornmeal crust.

Thursday Market, November 24, 2011 | CLOSED

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

Our Thursday market will be closed this week for Thanksgiving, but we’ll be back next week! Remember, our Thursday market stays open year-round until 7:00pm to best serve you. We’re thankful to be nearing the close of our second year back at the American Can Company and are happy to say that our Thursday market is better than ever. Thank you to all of the shoppers and vendors who have helped make this happen!

Saturday Market, November 26, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at this Saturday’s market with a signed copy of Ellen Sweet’s Stirring it Up with Molly Ivins. You likely know Molly Ivins as an unabashed Civil Libertarian and a professional Texan, but did you know that she was also a very accomplished cook? Her longtime friend and often sous chef Ellen Sweet presents the private side to the public persona in her new book, which she’ll sign at the market from 9:00am to noon. Saturday afternoon Ellen will give a presentation and sign books at Octavia Books beginning at 3:00pm.

Recipe of the Week

How do you cook your greens? This has been the subject of great debate at the market lately now that collards and turnip greens are in season. Looking for a new technique? Try this recipe for Southern Cooked Greens. The bottle of Dixie beer it calls for makes it unmistakeably New Orleans cookin'.

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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.