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February 4, 2013

Crescent City Supported Fisheries

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With Mardi Gras almost here, it's time to start thinking about all that delicious seafood we eat on Fridays during Lent. Make it a local Lent by signing up for a Crescent City Supported Fisheries subscription with either Pete and Clara's Seafood (pick-up available at Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday markets) or Four Winds Seafood (pick-up at Tuesday and Saturday markets). $100 gets you 6 weekly shares of local seafood, or enough to feed two adults, during Lent. For more information, visit our Crescent City Farmers Market website and "Like" our Crescent City Supported Fisheries Facebook page. To sign up, visit Clara Gerica of Pete and Clara's Seafood or Kay Brandhurst of Four Winds Seafood at the market.

Tuesday Market, February 5, 2013 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

One of the more interesting looking vegetables at the Crescent City Farmers Market can be found on Tuesday and Saturday vendor Timmy Perilloux's table. Romanesco, along with its more common-looking relatives, broccoli and cauliflower, is part of the brassica family. Its spiky, fractal, lime green buds hold a great deal of vitamins C and K, along with hunger-busting dietary fiber. One of our market staff's favorite ways to serve it is lightly steamed with a simple vinaigrette and some hard cheese grated over the top.

green plate special

Saturday vendor, Lisa Barbato, is taking on the Green Plate Special for the month of February to preview her soon to open café, Rivista. Look for it on Magazine Street in March. Until then, enjoy Lisa's themed lunches all month long! This week, Lisa is taking us on a trip to Jerusalem with spiced goat casserole with eggplant and sweet potatoes; chickpea soup with homemade pita; roasted cauliflower and hazelnut salad with pomegranate; spicy beet, leek and walnut salad with arugula; and for dessert, orange almond syrup cake and honey-pecan fingers.

Thursday Market, February 7, 2013 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

There's nothing like a Louisiana strawberry! Serve them in a salad for a healthy entrée that's sure to please, or go the dessert route with strawberry shortcake. One thing is for certain: these beautiful berries are also good for you. Not only are they a mild anti-inflammatory, they're also super high in potassium, folate and manganese. Visit Heather Robertson (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday markets) or Isabel Mendez (Tuesday and Saturday markets) - our opinion the real star of the Super Bowl - to get your fill of fresh, sweet Louisiana strawberries.

Saturday Market, February 9, 2013 | 8 am - 11 am

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

Join us this Saturday for our annual king cake tasting. We'll have a variety of king cakes to try while shoppers stock up for Mardi Gras celebrations - and for the rest of the week. Want to make your own king cake? Keep reading for a recipe from February GPS vendor Lisa Barbato. The market will close at 11am this Saturday so that everyone can make the parades, or avoid parade traffic on their way back home.

Recipe of the Week

Try your hand at homemade king cake this season. This DIY King Cake recipe comes from Saturday vendor Lisa Barbato of Rivista. Lisa will be serving lunch Tuesdays during February under the Green Plate Special tent. Stop by and let her know how your cake turned out!

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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.