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February 11, 2013

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

We love having the Vintage Garden Kitchen's herbicide and pesticide-free produce, soups and salads available at both our Tuesday and Thursday markets. We also love seeing market vendors' businesses grow. Now you can find the Vintage Garden Kitchen in the CBD at their new restaurant - open for lunch, and we hear breakfast is coming soon! Stop by their new location in Place St. Charles for Chef Leo Tandeki's soups, salads, wraps and bowls, and tell him we sent you!

Tuesday Market, February 12, 2013 | No Market | Happy Mardi Gras!

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Market is closed this Tuesday for Mardi Gras Day. We hope everyone has a fun and safe carnival, and we look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces next Tuesday. Miss Jeannie of Des Allemands Outlaw Catfish has some great looking crawfish tails. That's reason enough to look forward to next Tuesday's market!

green plate special

No Green Plate Special this Tuesday since the market is closed for Mardi Gras Day; but Lisa Barbato of Saturday Market tomato tart fame will be back next week!

Thursday Market, February 14, 2013 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

After a few weeks of craziness, our Thursday market has just what you need to re-stock the fridge and return to healthy eating after all of those king cakes, Super Bowl snacking and Mardi Gras grazing. Lent begins this week, and Clara Gerica has fresh caught Louisiana seafood for this first Lenten Friday of 2013. Sign up for a Crescent City Supported Fisheries subscription from either Pete & Clara's Seafood or Four Winds Seafood - 6 "shares" (each enough for dinner for 2, plus a little lagniappe) of their families' catch during Lent!

Saturday Market, February 16, 2013 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

We're nearing the end of Brussels sprouts season and are gobbling them up as fast as we can! Brussels sprouts are part of that delicious, winter-weather loving Brassica family, known for their reported cancer-fighting properties and vitamin K. Enjoy them roasted until soft and caramelized, shredded into salads, steamed or added to a stir-fry. While they're exceedingly easy to prepare, make sure not to overcook them! Look for them on Timmy Perrillioux or Taylor's Happy Oaks Farm's tables at this Saturday's market. Also, special thanks to everyone who came out last weekend for our annual Samedi Gras king cake tasting. The cakes were delicious and the company even sweeter!

Recipe of the Week

This simple Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad makes a great side item, lunch salad, or more substantial meal when topped with sautéed shrimp or fish.

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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.