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January 21, 2013

Soul Warming Beans & Greens Soup

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Fresh Item of the Week

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The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and while it's a great economic boost for the City of New Orleans, it also means some road closures. This Saturday, the riverbound side of Poydras will be closed, as well as the Poydras St. and Superdome exits. The Saturday prior to the Super Bowl, the Claiborne-Poydras exit and Superdome-Claiborne exit will be added to that list. The City recommends: From the East, the Superdome Exit will be closed. Continue on I-10E/US90 Pontchartrain Expressway and take the Loyola exit; From the West, the Superdome Exit will be closed. Continue on I-10E/US90 Pontchartrain Expressway and take the Loyola exit; U.S.90 S. Claiborne toward Downtown, the Poydras Street exit will be closed. Continue on to N. Claiborne and turn right on Canal Street exit. For a complete listing of Super Bowl street closures click here.

Tuesday Market, January 22, 2013 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Rice is a staple of both our diets and our agricultural economy here in South Louisiana. Because of this, we're happy that Kurt Unkel of Cajun Grain in Kinder, Louisiana is part of our market community. Visit our Tuesday market to stock up on their sustainably-grown brown jasmine rice, rice grits and rice flour.

green plate special

Last week, Anne Churchill kept us warm and happy with her roasted ginger and carrot soup, and satiated our collective sweet tooth with Ponchatoula strawberry shortcake. We can't wait to see what Anne has to offer this week! A little birdie told us to expect lamb shwarma. Visit the Green Plate Special tent this Tuesday to get your fill of Anne's healthy, hearty fare.

Thursday Market, January 24, 2013 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

What vegetable looks like a miniature cabbage, is sky high in vitamins K and C and is available at both our Thursday and the Saturday markets? Brussels sprouts, of course! Stop by the Core's tent to pick up a few pints of this incredibly versatile veggie, and share your favorite preparations on our CCFM facebook page.

Saturday Market, January 26, 2013 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Captain Mueller of Mueller's Real Breads returns to our Saturday market this weekend. His hearty German breads are the perfect companion to soul warming winter stews and soups. Try pairing one with this week's recipe from Chef Anne Churchill, which was sampled a few weeks ago at our Saturday market!

Recipe of the Week

If you visited our Saturday market on January 5th, you may have sampled this delicious, nutritious soup from Chef Anne Churchill, our featured Green Plate Special chef at Tuesday markets this month. Her Beans & Greens Soup was so popular that we ran out of recipe cards! Serve with a slice of one of Captain Mueller's German breads for a lunch or dinner that's sure to satisfy.

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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.