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October 15, 2012

Orange You Excited It Is Citrus Season Again?!

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

Have or know kids between ages 11 to 17? Direct them to the Rosa F. Keller Library in Broadmoor this Wednesday night from 5:30 to 7:00 for the Crescent City Farmers Market's very own activity during Teen Read Week 2012. We will be hosting a cooking demonstration (with plenty of crowd participation!) and discussion of the second book in The Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire. Word around the library is that there will be delicious market snacks to sustain us during the event, raffles and giveaways, and even a take home treat for all teen participants. Email to RSVP (RSVPs not required, but are appreciated). For more information on the event, visit the news page on our website!

Tuesday Market, October 16, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Tuesday shoppers are in for a treat as we welcome citrus back to the Tuesday market (as well as the Thursday and Saturday markets). Market staff visited Star Nursery last week, and are happy to report that they saw everything from satsumas to grapefruit to navels (oh my!). In addition to having tons of immune boosting vitamin C, citrus also is relatively low in calories, high in everything from folate to phytochemicals and has been shown to prevent and slow cardiovascular disease, hypertension, anaemia and cancer. Stop by any of the three markets to pick up some satsumas and welcome Star Nursery to the market community!

green plate special

This week we welcome back Woody's Fish Tacos, as well as Chef La Mason from Fete. Stop by the Green Plate Special Tent to enjoy either black bean, pulled pork, sauteed shrimp or fish (his namesake) tacos, as well as Chef La's delicious market sides.

Thursday Market, October 18, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Last week, Thursday market shoppers got a pleasant surprise with the return of naturally grown produce from Bartlett Farm. In addition to the gorgeous cut flowers, we saw beautiful bok choi, radishes, basil and farm eggs! Also, don't forget about our National Food Day celebration at the Thursday October 25th market with cooking demos, seed giveaways, treats for the kids and a free raffle of signed copies of Farm to Fork by Emeril Lagasse, The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters, and Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook by Poppy Tooker (stop by the Crescent City Farmers Market table that Thursday to enter).

Saturday Market, October 20, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

This past Saturday it really felt like Fall at the market. In addition to the beautiful weather, we saw magnificent greens from the Monicas, luscious lettuces from Lucy Capdeboscq, the return of citrus to the Saturday market. Join us this Saturday to see what Autumn goodies are available at market. We hope you there!

Recipe of the Week

A big thank you to Katrina and Carmello Turillo of La Divina Gelateria for donating all that delicious Sweet Potato gelato (available at the Magazine St. store currently) for our birthday festivities a few Saturdays ago. Visit them at their Magazine Street, French Quarteror Loyola University location... Or if you're really ambitious, try this Satsuma Chocolate Gelato.

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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.