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July 8, 2013

Summer is spicy at CCFM

Fresh & Local

We hope everyone had a great Independence Day holiday. With summer comes the onset of New Orleans rain, but that doesn’t keep our markets down! To be sure everyone has access to fresh, healthy foods no matter what the weather, all of our markets are rain or shine. On rainy Saturdays, find us indoors in the adjacent parking garage for dry market shopping. Thanks as always for your support in good weather and bad!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week: Shishito peppers!

We are crazy about Shishito Peppers! These small, thin-skinned Japanese peppers are the new hot item on restaurant menus and thanks to Vintage Garden Farms, you can have them on your table. While shishito peppers are generally sweet, one in ten packs a spicy punch. Shishitos are perfect grilled, sautéed in oil, and heaped in a bowl as a starter. We also love them over rice with a fried egg for a kickin’ breakfast. One shishito has 20 calories, 80% of the daily value for vitamin A and 170% of the daily value for vitamin C.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Red Gravy certainly wowed us with last weeks lunch, and this week looks to be no different. Stop by for your choice of a bruschetta plate of crostini, meatballs and fresh mozzarella; eggplant rolatini; or assorted frittatas. For dessert, they bring out the summer camping favorite- s’mores!

Green Plate Special

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

The market's bursting at the seams right now with Creole tomatoes. Pick up a mess of them (plus zucchini, leeks, goat cheese and fresh herbs - all available at the CCFM) for this elegant Tomato, Zucchini and Leek Galette with Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese, a recipe featured in Emeril Lagasse's cookbook, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh.

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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.