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March 18, 2013

Shiitakes for All

Fresh & Local

Which market product is a great source of iron; high in three kinds of vitamin B; and a hearty & delicious addition to any meal? Shiitake mushrooms from Mississippi Natural Products, of course! Not only does Mississippi Natural sell fresh and dried mushrooms (as well as mushroom seasoning), they are also a rural farmers co-op providing an alternative crop for farmers, which adds value by through marketing and selling at markets, grocery stores and even online.

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Pick of the Week: Beef & Pork

As the weather warms, it's time to dust off the grill and plan a backyard cookout! Heritage breed farmer and Saturday market vendor Justin Pitts has a good selection of beef and pork cuts while they last - ground beef for burgers, pork chops and much more, including breakfast meats. Just in case we have another cold snap, pick up some boneless stew meat, a roast or seven steaks (ask Justin about this cut) for braising.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Join us for a delightful lunch by Heritage Grill this Tuesday. On the menu: crawfish bisque, Cuban mojo pork chops on a brussels sprout salad and oatmeal raisin pecan cookies.

Green Plate Special

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Who doesn’t like wild caught catfish? Pick some up at the market from vendors Pete and Clara’s Seafood or Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish this week! This recipe by Chef Michelle McRaney of Mr. B’s Bistro is a delicious twist on the French classic Trout Meuniere using local ingredients such as pecans and wild caught catfish.

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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.

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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.