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November 26, 2012

Eat Local for Healthy Skin!

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

We're coming to the end of National Healthy Skin Month, but you can eat for healthy skin year-round. A few of our favorite healthy skin foods include dairy (like the local milk and yogurt available from Rocking R Dairy, Mauthe's Progress Milk Barn on Tuesdays and Henry Mauthe on Thursdays) for its wrinkle fighting proteins, sweet potatoes for the high doses of collagen-boosting vitamin C, spinach for its cancer-cell slowing folate, and tomatoes for their free-radical busting lycopene. What are your favorite healthy skin foods? Share your thoughts with us on our Crescent City Farmers Market Facebook page.

Tuesday Market, November 27, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

We're excited to welcome Thursday market vendor Vintage Garden to our Tuesday market! For those of you who haven't been lucky enough to taste Vintage Garden's deliciously healthy soups and their unique, naturally grown produce at the Thursday market, this is your opportunity! Vintage Garden is a project of the ARC of the Greater New Orleans, whose mission is to secure for all people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop, function and live to their fullest potential. Stop by this week and welcome Vintage Garden to our Tuesday market community.

green plate special

This Tuesday is La Divina Gelateria's last week under the Green Plate Special tent. On their final menu: tomato basil soup, pancetta sandwich with fontina, greens and tomato jam, turnip parmesean fries and frutti di mare. To get your La Divina fix after this Tuesday, stop in to their Magazine St. or Loyola University locations for delicious sandwiches, salads, gelato and espresso drinks.

Thursday Market, November 22, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Last Thursday we were closed for Thanksgiving, but we're back this week! Did you know that there are items you can only get at our Thursday market? From the Core's curly green kale to Mr. Henry Mauthe's creole cream cheese, the market is bursting with special Thursday only items! After you stock up at the market, swing by Cork and Bottle for their Thursday wine tasting, then treat yourself to a delicious dinner at our newest neighbor at the American Can Co., Serendipity.

Saturday Market, November 24, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Join us this Saturday for our monthly Marketeers event! This weekend, we kick off December by making holiday cards using sweet potato stamps. Come craft with us and learn all about sweet potatoes. If your child (under age 16) is not already a member of our free Marketeers Club, pick up a registration form at the Welcome Tent of any of our three weekly markets, or download one here.

Recipe of the Week

There are likely to still be cranberries in grocery stores from the holidays, and there are plenty of local berries at the market right now for these Louisiana Strawberry & Cranberry Shortcakes, courtesy of one of our sweetest market supporters, Chef Kristen Essig of NOLA Bean.

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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.