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October 8, 2012

Big Birds

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Fresh Item of the Week

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On a typical market day, we are normally contemplating eggplant and not crunching numbers. However, we at CCFM and Market Umbrella, our parent organization, are hard at work helping other markets succeed and thrive. Market Umbrella has recently released our new Report to the Community, which tells you more about the work we do in New Orleans and beyond, and it's economic and social impacts. Keep up with Market Umbrella's work and progress by reading the quarterly Umbrella newsletter. Subscribe and stay in the know! Want to support our work? Donate here.

Tuesday Market, October 9, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

This Tuesday we welcome John Martin Taylor, author of Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking and purveyor of stone ground grits (found in such noted local restaurants as Cochon, Herbsaint and Bayona) to the market. John will be signing his cookbooks and selling (and sampling!) his noted grits. For more information about John, his grits and his acclaimed cookbook, check out this Charleston City Paper article on the special 20th anniversary re-release of the cookbook. Have to miss Tuesday market? No worries - he will also be hosting a fundraiser for the St. Bernard Project with Chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon on Wednesday. For more information on Wednesday's fundraiser, visit St. Bernard Project's website. Join us Tuesday to welcome this legend of low country cooking and try his grits!

green plate special

Again, Woody's Tacos has delighted us with his fantastic tacos and sides! Come back again this week for a lunch of tacos with local seafood or meat and some wonderful side items. This Tuesday enjoy a new market inspired vegetable side dish in addition to your tacos. Here in the CCFM office, we all love the blackened fish taco. Whatever your favorite, Woody's Tacos are the perfect Tuesday lunch.

Thursday Market, October 11, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

During seasonal changes, some things die off and some things bloom. Get your garden in order with the 2012 Vintage Gardens Plant Sale. The sale features herbs, ornamentals and produce starts. This sale benefits Vintage Garden Farms, a project of ARC New Orleans, and will run this week and next. For more details on locations and times, please visit the Vintage Gardens website. Stop by the market for some of Vintage Gardens beautiful greens this week as well!

Saturday Market, October 13, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Big Bird was all the talk after last week's debate. Get in on the action by picking up one of Bayou Farms own "big birds" this Saturday! Saints are playing ball, the nights are chilly...for us that means it's gumbo season! Bayou Farms has special "Gumbo Roosters" at market right now. These big birds are made for slow cooking and are flavorful and healthy. Add them to your gumbo for a burst of flavor and a little something different. They have been getting rave reviews! Ask to see photos of their new farm as well; it is looking beautiful.

Recipe of the Week

Chef Carolyn Shelton's recipe for Angelina's Poor Man's Gumbo with File calls for a 5 lb chicken or hen, cut into pieces, and Bayou Farms "Gumbo Roosters" are simply perfect for this! Make a big pot for this week's Saints Game and eat like kings, no matter what the score!

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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.