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April 29, 2013

Shooting for Fresh with Bamboo

Fresh & Local

Bring your kids and join us this Saturday as we celebrate Mothers Day a little early at our monthly Marketeers event. Come make a mini-bouquet to tell mom how special she is! No time to make a bouquet? You can always buy one from one of our wonderful flower vendors, Miss Shirley or Miss Lucy!

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Pick of the Week: Bamboo Shoots

Tuesday shoppers, you are in for a treat this week. Check in with Joe and Jackie Dobie of Briarhill Farms for fresh bamboo shoots. If the only bamboo shoots you’ve experienced are those from the can, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Tasting a bit like almonds, with the texture of artichoke hearts, fresh bamboo shoots are great in a stir-fry or simmered with shrimp in coconut milk. Trust us, it'll be hard to go back to the cans.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

What a delicious month April has been with Café Hope at Tuesday market! This week, they will delight us with Quiche Lorraine, vegetarian lasagna, a Farmers Market salad and strawberry basil muffins. Yum!

Green Plate Special

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Forgot the birthday and need an insta-cake? If it’s blueberry season, or if you smartly stashed berries in the freezer for the long months between blueberry harvests, the birthday party will go on with this Blueberry Butter Cream Torte! Savvy CCFM shoppers fill quart freezer bags with the luscious berries in the height of the season to be eaten like candy or made into impromptu desserts year-round.

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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.