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March 12, 2012

Grow with St. Joe CCFM Fundraiser this Sunday!

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Join us this Sunday, March 18th as the Crescent City Farmers Market celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph and our local bounty with a locavore St. Joseph's altar and booksigning by visionary philanthropist and agronomist Oran B. Hesterman, PhD. The event, which doubles as a fundraiser for the CCFM, will feature the handiwork of local bakers and CCFM vendors Kathleen Cooper of Forte Grove, Lisa Barbato of Rivista, Suzie Banck of Windfield Farm Bakery, and former CCFM vendor Cheryl Scripter of Bittersweet Confections, as well as the fruits of other CCFM vendors' labor. Tickets ($30 in advance; $35 at the door) are available online and at any CCFM location, and will include Pasta Milanese from Domenica and Sicilian wine. For more information or to purchase tickets online, click here.

Tuesday Market, March 13, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

The Greek letter pi (3.1415926535...) is celebrated by math enthusiasts everywhere 3.14 (this Wednesday). Since we here at the CCFM are food-obsessed, we feel the best way to celebrate Pi Day is to bake a pie! There are many delicious products available at the market right now to bake both savory and sweet pies. Some suggestions from the CCFM staff: strawberry pie, orange cream pie, broccoli cheese quiche and BBQ shrimp pie. Our very own Pie Lady, Mrs. Chauvin, will be at the market Tuesday, so you too can celebrate Pi Day, even if you don't feel like baking.

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We welcome back Chef Shane of Fat Hen Grocery for the second week of his March GPS tenure. Last week he wowed us with smoked chicken quarters and a variety of Shane-made treats. This week we look forward to BBQ pulled pork with house made sauces, southern-style collard greens with ham hock, Rocking R Dairy cheddar biscuits and chocolate chip cookies.

Thursday Market, March 15, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

This past Sunday we all lost an hour of sleep from springing forward for Daylight Savings Time. We didn't mind much, since this means we have an extra hour of daylight for our Thursday market! Visit us and make this Thursday your local dinner night. We've got all of the fixings, from locally grown veggies to pastured meats to fresh seafood. While you're there, stop by Cork & Bottle for their free Thursday night wine tasting.

Saturday Market, March 17, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

This Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, and you don't need the luck of the Irish to find the good-as-gold products at the market. Stop by for the ingredients to make a delicious Irish Stew for dinner before heading to the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade. Keep reading for Irish House's Chef Matt Murphy's recipe.

Recipe of the Week

The hard-working Irish have been an important part of New Orleans since the mid-1800s when they flocked to the city fleeing the Irish potato famine. The Irish immigrants populated a working-class neighborhood alongside the Mississippi River that became known as the Irish Channel. On St. Patrick's Day, their descendants celebrate in true New Orleans fashion with a Mardi Gras-style parade. Float riders toss cabbages, carrots, onions and potatoes to the crowds who take their booty home to cook up traditional stews like this St. Pat's Beef Stew from Chef Matt Murphy (a REAL Irishman!) of Irish House.

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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.