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December 17, 2012

Holidays taste better at CCFM

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Fresh Item of the Week

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The market is chock full of great holiday items to enjoy and and give as gifts, from jams and jellies to greens and grits! Looking for something more to give? Several items on our Hot List - insider tours, teachings and tastings that benefit the market - are still available. We will not have a market on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, so pick up your holiday groceries a few days early at our Saturday market. The market will also be closed Tuesday, January 1 for New Years Day. We hope everyone has a healthy, delicious and happy holiday season.

Tuesday Market, December 18, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

It's eggnog season! And Mauthe's Progress Milk Barn has you covered. Jamie and Kenny Mauthe have delicious, creamy eggnog made with their local milk at our Tuesday market. Their eggnog was recently featured in a great story, which traced the history and uses of eggnog. Come grab a few quarts for gifts and a few quarts to keep!

green plate special

Tomorrow, a Mano returns to the Green Plate Special tent for their final week (remember, we're closed next week on Christmas Day). Over the past two weeks, they've wowed us with roasted pork sandwiches with provolone and rapini greens, house-made cavatelli with roasted carrots, carrot green pesto and Pecorino, and cannoli with truffle honey and candied pecans. Stop by the GPS tent this Tuesday to see what delights Chef Nick has cooked up. Going to miss a Mano when their stint at the GPS tent is over? Sign up for their weekly email newsletter here.

Thursday Market, December 20, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

Tired of holiday baking? Let Forte Grove Bakery do the work for you. This week they'll have delicious sweets including ranger cookies, assorted holiday cookies, cranberry orange scones and yummy shoe soles. They also have artisan breads such as cranberry walnut, holiday challah (with dried fruit!) and brioche, which we love to use for French toast. Another exciting addition to our Thursday market is locally raised, pastured chicken from Bartlett Farm. These chickens range in size from 3-5 pounds and are ready for roasting, baking or gumbo making.

Saturday Market, December 22, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Stumped on what to get your boss, mother-in-law, party host or mailman? We have the answer! Locally made jams and jellies from Anita deBoisBlanc of White Wood Farms make great stocking stuffers. Showcasing the most delicious Louisiana produce, Anita takes great care in selecting the right combination of flavors for her jams and jellies, like satsuma marmalade, blueberry-sage jelly and apple butter. This year, Anita is also offering make-your-own gift bags and boxes. Saturday we also welcome Jack Stewart to the market to sign his book, "There's One In Your Neighborhood: The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans" - yet another great gift idea.

Recipe of the Week

Need to whip up a hearty meal for a crowd? This White Bean, Greens and Roasted Shiitake Mushroom Soup is perfect for a crowd, or for freezing for later. Whether you use collards, mustard greens, turnip greens, bok choy or tat soi, greens are a sure win for both nutrition and taste.

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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.