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Market, February 19, 2013 | 9 am - 1 pm
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!
Market, February 21, 2013 | 3 pm - 7 pm
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!
Market, February 23, 2013 | 8 am - 12 noon
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!
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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.