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July 1, 2013

Happy July 4th from CCFM

Fresh & Local

Crescent City Farmers Market will not be open Thursday, July 4, but we will be Uptown Tuesday morning for all your party needs. We have beautiful watermelons, both large and small, meat and veggies for grilling, shrimp, pies, and so much more! Come by and get stocked up before the big day, then refill your fridge on Saturday (or keep the party going and restock!). We hope everyone has a safe, happy, and delicious Independence Day.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week: Watermelon!

Summer is fully here and that means watermelons are gracing the tables and trucks of many of our vendors. Watermelons, in addition to being delicious, are a fantastic source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin B. They are very high in water content, so a perfect choice for rehydrating after a hot summer day. Watermelons are making an appearance at our Tuesday and Saturday markets, so pick up a few this week and taste summer at it’s peak!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

This month we welcome Red Gravy under the Green Plate Special tent. This Italian restaurant, located in the CBD, will be serving up your choice of cool zucchini basil bisque, served with Bellegarde Bakery bread, mini meatball sliders with side of cool pasta primavera, goat confit from Rockin R Dairy, served on balsamic dressed greens, and topped with candy cane beet slaw, and peach cobbler for dessert. If this is just the first week’s menu, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the month holds!

Green Plate Special

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Why relegate watermelon to the cold table, when you can add it to the grill for a spicy side item in this Grilled Spicy Watermelon recipe. Buy the watermelon and honey in this ingredient list from the CCFM, and use this fat-free Grilled Spicy Watermelon (recipe courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board) to accompany Kay and Ray Brandhurst or Clara and Pete Gerica's fresh-caught Louisiana shrimp.

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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.