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February 18, 2013

Help Us Welcome Grow Dat Youth Farm

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

We believe that Farmers Markets are for everyone! To help cultivate the next generation of market shoppers, we founded the Marketeers Club. With our monthly kids' activities (the first Saturday of every month), our fun Halloween celebration - Market Mash and a special treat for birthday girls and boys, the Marketeers Club makes farmers markets fun for kids, too! Click here to learn more about the club, or to download a sign up form. You can also sign your kids up at any of the three weekly Crescent City Farmers Markets. Don't forget: if your child is already a Marketeer, but have had a change of address - please fill out a new form to change your address in our files!

Tuesday Market, February 19, 2013 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

The Crescent City Supported Fisheries is underway and kicking! Saturday's shares included a whole flounder (cleaned, of course!) from Four Winds Seafood or 3/4 lb of drum and 1/2 lb of peeled jumbo shrimp from Pete & Clara's Seafood. Have not signed up yet? You still have time! Stop by Tuesday market or contact either of the fishing families to place your order. Visit our website or like the Crescent City Supported Fisheries facebook page to learn more!

green plate special

We welcome Lisa Barbato of Rivista back to the Green Plate Special tent this week. We are incredibly excited for her market fresh take on Italian cuisine. Look for everything from minestrone and octopus & potato salad to braised pork belly with beans & kale, as well as her very own take on tiramisu, Strawberrisu! Yum!

Thursday Market, February 21, 2013 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

The Thursday market is bursting with fresh green house tomatoes from vendor, Greg Sanamo of Tomotts. Greg has beautiful cherry tomatoes in a rainbow of colors, as well as meaty heirlooms and (our personal favorite) the low acid yellow tomato! Use any mixture of these beauties to make a fresh tomato sauce for use on homemade pizzas and pastas. Another option, use some of those yellow tomatoes to make a mellow, refreshing (and high in vitamin C) bloody mary!

Saturday Market, February 23, 2013 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

This Saturday, come out to help us welcome Grow Dat Youth Farm to the Crescent City Farmers Market Community. Grow Dat is an urban farm located on four acres in the heart of City Park with the mission of "nurturing a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food." When market staff visited the farm last Friday we learned about their natural planting methods, toured the facility (designed by the Tulane City Center at Tulane School of Architecture) and marveled at the innovative construction (which utilized lime green shipping containers). Visit the youth of Grow Dat this Saturday and take home a bag of their proprietary salad mix or a beautiful bunch of arugula!

Recipe of the Week

Market staff has a bit of an obsession with Shrimp and Grits, so much that when Cajun Grain came out with rice grits made from the brown jasmine rice, we ran home and created a special recipe including all kind of market goodies: jumbo shrimp from Clara Gerica, shiitake mushrooms from Mississippi Natural Products, butter from Mauthe's Progress Milk Barn, milk and goat cheese from Ryals Rocking R Dairy, and of course, rice grits from Cajun Grain.

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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.

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