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December 3, 2012

Fresh Finds at the CCFM

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

Ponchatoula srawberries are back at the market! We were overjoyed to welcome Heather Robertson of Johndale Farms back to the market with her beautiful berries. These first berries of the season are so sweet, both in taste and in beauty. Strawberries are perfect for a snack, added to a salad, baked into breads and muffins and used in smoothies. Weather permitting, Heather will be at every Tuesday and Saturday market, and some Thursday markets as well.

Tuesday Market, December 4, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Our Tuesday market is bursting with fresh produce! John Bartlett's beautiful greens and carrots, Gladys and her grandson A.J. Core's kale and brussels sprouts, the Ledet's tasty hothouse tomatoes, Star Nursery's colorful citrus, Vintage Gardens interesting peppers and herbs (tamarind!), Timmy Perrillioux's oversized cauliflower and chard, Indian Springs gorgeous greens, Isabel's red radishes and the Monica's cushaws... just to name a few!

green plate special

This month we welcome Amano to the Green Plate Special tent with an incredibly delicious menu to start things off: marinated beets with toasted pecans and local citrus, cavatelli with roasted carrots, carrot green pesto and Pecorino, goat and pork sausage with winter squash and an agrodolce sauce, and a dessert of rosemary panna cotta with satsuma marmalade. Come grab a plate!

Thursday Market, December 6, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

With cold season just getting started, make sure you're getting enough vitamin C in your diet. A great way to do this is with juicy Louisiana citrus. Grapefruit from Star Nursery give you the vitamin punch you need to fight off the cold bug. Grapefruit is a versatile rock-star fruit, with uses for every meal from juice to dessert and all the courses between. After you use it, candy the leftover peel for a fun addition to cocktails or to give as gifts.

Saturday Market, December 8, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

If you haven't yet gotten a copy of Poppy Tooker's newest book, Madame Begue's Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery, Saturday is your chance! Poppy will be at the market signing books and visiting with shoppers. This book is a must-have for anyone who loves cooking and New Orleans cuisine. Interested in a private cooking class with Poppy? Check out our Hot List - insider tours, tastings and teachings that benefit the CCFM.

Recipe of the Week

We have Poppy Tooker to thank for this week's recipe for Candied Grapefruit Peel. Poppy juices Plaquemines Parish grapefruit to make cocktails, then candies the peel for garnish. Jars of the candied citrus peel make great holiday gifts, as does the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, where this recipe appears.

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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.