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Market, July 10, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm
Many folks may not be aware that the Crescent City Farmers Market is a project of the nonprofit organization marketumbrella.org, which also creates tools to help grow and professionalize public markets all over the world. One of these tools, called SEED, involves surveying market shoppers to measure the economic impact of a market. This week, CCFM will be counting and surveying customers at our Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday markets. If you are approached by a SEED surveyor, we appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our market!
Market, July 12, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm
As the summer temperatures continue to rise, chilled food becomes more and more appealing. Balance out this July heat with chilled soup made from fresh local summer produce like cucumbers, watermelons or tomatoes. Make a cool, flavorful gazpacho from Bartlett Farm's or Bon Vivant's heirloom and Creole tomatoes, sold at our Thursday market.
Market, July 14, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon
In addition to live music, food samples and a book signing happening at this Saturday market's Bastille Day celebration, be prepared for the Running of the Bulls. The annual event starts near our market this year, so if you see crowds of people dressed in white and red, you'll know they're celebrating the world-famous Encierro festival happening in Spain the same weekend. Join the Bastille Day festivities at the market before heading downtown to celebrate the Running of the Bulls as well!
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Because of an early heat wave in the South the last couple of weeks, this year's corn season has been cut short. Be sure to pick up a few ears before it disappears! Use locally grown corn and mushrooms to create a salsa that adds an innovative twist to traditional red beans. In this recipe from our CCFM cookbook, flavorful red bean cakes are topped with corn and mushroom salsa and a dollop of green onion aioli for a delicious vegetarian meal.