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April 8, 2013

Snap into Spring!

Fresh & Local

Spring means planting season! Herbs, vegetable starters, ornamental flowers, and expert advice are just a few of the things at CCFM to get your garden growing. Come see “plant man” Jim Mizell Tuesdays and Saturdays and browse his dazzling array of plants for gardens of every size and purpose; azaleas to zinnias, peppers to parsley! Check out Vintage Gardens selection of interesting peppers, hard to find herbs, and smiling faces Tuesdays and Thursdays. Grow Dat Youth Farm is also blooming on Saturdays with starters. We have something for the green thumb in everyone!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week: Sugar Snap Peas

We love the satisfying crunch of a sugar snap pea! These tasty green pods are high in both fiber and folic acid, and have a satisfying sweetness that is hard to beat. You can enjoy them dipped in some delicious hummus or pesto, or sauté them with onion, lemon juice and mint for a bright side to your dinner. Check out AJ of Taylor’s Happy Oaks Farm’s beautiful peas on Tuesday or Saturday this week!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Café Hope wowed us last week with their delicious lunch options, and are doing it again this week with Shrimp, Crab & Okra Gumbo w/ Cajun Grains Rice, Two Run Farm Ground Lamb Cabbage Rolls w/ Cajun Grain Rice, Kale & Swiss Chard Salad with Sprouts, Cucumber, Tomato, Shredded Carrots, Tamari Pumpkin Seeds, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, and Strawberry Ice Box Pie. Most of their items are gluten-free, which makes them friendly for most diets!

Green Plate Special

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Turn up dinner this week with this delicious turnip recipe. The cooler weather has kept us in turnips a little longer this year, so enjoy them while you can! This recipe calls for aged cheddar or asiago, both of which you can get from Ryals Rocking R Dairy. Look for turnips from many of our wonderful produce vendors.

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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.