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April 1, 2013

It's no April Fool’s joke – fava beans are in season!

Fresh & Local

Be sure to join us this Saturday for a bevy of activity at the market! First, New Orleans native and author Helana Brigman will be signing her new cookbook: Fresh Table: Cooking in Louisiana Year Round. Also, Bill Ryals of Rocking R Dairy is also bringing baby goats to show for our monthly Marketeers activity! Be sure to come out and experience all the market has to offer!

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Pick of the Week: Fava Beans

It's fava bean season again! Not only do these buttery textured legumes taste of spring, they are also nutritional powerhouses: high in both iron and fiber and low in fat and sodium. Visit the Monica’s table to get the first favas of the season at the Tuesday or Saturday markets.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

This month we welcome Café Hope, a project of Catholic Charities that trains at-risk young adults for work in the restaurant and hospitality industries. This week, their menu includes: Briarhill Farm Chicken & Okra Gumbo w/ Cajun Grain rice, Lafitte Crab Cake & Black Eyed Pea Salsa, Veggi Farmer’s Cooperative Mixed Green Salad with Veggie Farmer’s Co-op and Tofu & Blood Orange Vinaigrette. And don’t forget dessert: French Yogurt Cake & Strawberries. Yum!!

Green Plate Special

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Every Saturday, Grow Dat Youth Farm samples an easy dish made with their produce. Last week, they made pesto using radish greens. This is a great way to use the excess leaves after you enjoy those spicy radishes! Bonus: radish leaves are a great source of calcium and vitamin C.

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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.