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November 5, 2012

Healthy local food always has our vote!

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Come by the market welcome tent on election day, let us know you voted and get a free cup of hot coffee. Didn't get a sticker at your voting location? We'll have "I voted!" stickers available for those who want to show their civic pride. We also want to hear your views on our markets, so this week we'll have a "market wish list" box for suggestions. Are there certain foods you'd like to see grown? An amenity you think could make the market better? Now is your chance to cast your ballot! Look for our ballot box under the welcome tent. As believers in public spaces, we strongly believe in making our voices heard, and voting is the best way to do it - whether for president or your favorite veggie!

Tuesday Market, November 6, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Here in Louisiana, we sure do love our seafood. One item in particular is always fun to serve - alligator! Jeannie Fonseca of Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish has alligator meat and alligator sausage on Tuesdays right now. Alligator is high in protein and low in calories, saturated fat and cholesterol. It has a mild taste and a consistency close to that of chicken or pork, so it's perfect for grilling or sauteing. Tips: Marinate alligator meat and always cut it across the grain for tenderness. For more tips, chat up Miss Jeannie or check out this helpful information from the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.

green plate special

This Tuesday we welcome La Divina Gelateria to the Green Plate Special tent. Grab lunch with us while checking your smartphone for the latest election news. This week they'll have squash-Parmeggiano soup, Siciliano sandwiches with slow roasted pork, ham, fontina and pickled squash, sides of rosemary roasted potatoes, and small plates of creamy polenta topped with your choice of roast beef or sauteed squash with smoked tomato sauce. Thanks again to Woody's Fish Tacos for a fantastic October!

Thursday Market, November 8, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

We're thrilled to welcome Gladys Core and her grandson AJ to our Thursday market. While we'll forever miss Jim Core's infectious smile and laugh on Thursdays, having his family with us at the market does our hearts good. Come by for some of their beautiful kale, heirloom cherry tomatoes and butternut squash and welcome them back. Between the Core's return, Bartlett Farm being back, Star Nursery citrus and Vintage Garden's gorgeous produce, our Thursday market is as colorful as ever!

Saturday Market, November 10, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

You may have noticed that Timmy Perrilloux's big truck is back at our Saturday market! His annual pumpkin patch was a smashing success. Now he's back with huge heads of cauliflower, delicious greens and tasty broccoli - all welcome additions to our tables. Broccoli and cauliflower are both cruciferous vegetables, high in fiber, vitamin A, folate and potassium. Try them roasted, eaten fresh with hummus, sauteed in a stir-fry, added to your holiday stuffing or in this week's featured recipe.

Recipe of the Week

Mixed Vegetable Pakora, an Indian fritter made with besan (chickpea flour), makes a quick, easy dinner, side dish or snack. Use some of the cauliflower and greens available at the market right now to prepare this exotic savory comfort food. Besan, also known as chickpea flour or garbanzo bean flour, can be found at well-stocked grocery stores.

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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.