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February 25, 2013

Reading, writing, and recipe cooking at CCFM

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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

Next week we unveil our new Market Morsels e-newsletter look! After talking to you, we revamped it, making it fresher and more relevant to what you want to see. We love keeping you updated via this newsletter and are excited for this updated format. If you have a recipe that you would like to contribute to the newsletter, please send it to Hearing what you do with all your market goodies is inspiring!

Tuesday Market, February 26, 2013 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Did you know that Tulane offers free shuttles for anyone with a Tulane or Loyola ID to and from Uptown Square to their other New Orleans campus sites, making it easy for students and faculty to shop the market without worrying about parking, or transportation? Getting to market has never been easier for those at Tulane or Loyola! For a complete list of shuttle times and locations, visit Tulane's website. We are always happy to see Tulane and Loyola students, faculty, and staff shoppers.

green plate special

This is the last week for Chef Lisa Barbato of Rivista under the green tent. We have enjoyed her culinary tours each week and are excited that she will be taking us on a taste adventure through Mexico this week! For a hot soup, give some Posole a try, or grab a bowl of vegan tortilla soup to go. She will also feature Yucca salad with cabbage slaw, and green chicken enchiladas. For dessert, tres leches cake is perfectly sweet and utterly delightful. If you can't get enough of Lisa's great treats, come out to Saturday market for some of her baked goods and stayed tuned for news of her upcoming bakery in Uptown!

Thursday Market, February 28, 2013 | 3 pm - 7 pm

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

The colder, rainy weather of the past few weeks has everyone feeling a little under the weather. Come to Thursday market to get stock up on feel-better foods, like ginger for homemade tea, chicken and veggies for cure-all chicken soup, and vitamin C packed strawberries for an immune-booster. Fresh, whole foods are one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy.

Saturday Market, March 2, 2013 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

This Saturday we combine reading and eating; two of our favorite things! We welcome local cookbook authors Elsa Hahne and Lorin Gaudin to market with their wonderful books, highlighting New Orleans flavor and culture. Elsa's THE GRAVY: In the Kitchen with New Orleans Musicians digs into the deep connections between New Orleans music and food with forty-four first-person accounts from musicians and more than two hundred photographs. Lorin's New Orleans Chef's Table explores the culinary traditions in our fair city, amidst the dining evolution taking place, with recipes for the home cook from 50 of the city's most celebrated restaurants. Our monthly Marketeers event will focus on recipe reading skills, from making and shopping with a list, to measuring and cooking according to a recipe. Everyone will go home with a special gift!

Recipe of the Week

The weather seems to be warming up, so there is not much time left to enjoy hot soup to fend off those cold days. While this soup may not be a tried and true remedy for a cold, we can't resist using Louisiana oysters at their peak! Warm up with this delicious, creamy Louisiana Oyster Chowder. You can find pre-shucked oysters at many local specialty grocery stores and seafood shops.

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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.