Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, December 4, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm
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!
Thursday Market, December 6, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm
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
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.