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July 9, 2012

Celebrate Bastille Day at the CCFM

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America celebrated her independence last week, but in France, Independence Day is this Saturday. As debatably the "most French" city in America, New Orleans embraces her French roots every year on July 14 - Bastille Day. The 1789 storming of the Bastille prison in Paris sparked the French Revolution. French leader Napoleon Bonaparte later sold New Orleans and the rest of the Louisiana Territory to the United States. Join us this Bastille Day to celebrate this formative event in New Orleans history! Our Saturday market will host a book signing by Loyola professor John Clark, a tasting of market-made jams with Windfield Farm baguettes and live French chansons by the Wazozo Trio from 9 to 11am.

Tuesday Market, July 10, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Many folks may not be aware that the Crescent City Farmers Market is a project of the nonprofit organization, 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!

green plate special

After debuting with a fabulous Cuban sandwich and quinoa salad, Canal Street Bistro is back for their second week. This Tuesday they bring to the table curry chicken salad, chilled squash soup and chilled veggie pasta salad, plus horchata (a refreshing Latin American cinnamon rice drink) to wash it all down.

Thursday Market, July 12, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

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.

Saturday Market, July 14, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

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!

Recipe of the Week

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.

the crescent city farmers market is a project of

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.