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August 26, 2013

Public Markets for Public Good

Fresh & Local

2012 was a great year for Market Umbrella and its flagship project, the Crescent City Farmers Market. We reached over 140,000 shoppers and had a combined economic impact of $11.9 million on our farmers market vendors, market host neighborhoods and surrounding region. Read more about our markets, programs and impact in our 2012 Report to the Community, and please consider supporting our work. We are incredibly grateful to our partners, shoppers and community. Here is to more growth, more partnerships, and more farmers market fun!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week: Pear Pies!

“The Pie Lady” Mrs Chauvin will have her pear pies at market Tuesday. This fresh pie is a summertime favorite and perfect for your end of summer parties and suppers. We have even been known to pair it with a mug of coffee and chicory for a delicious breakfast! Pick one up and impress your friends and family this week.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

It’s Purloo’s last week under the Green Plate Special tent and they are going out on top with this week’s menu! Choose from Pulled smoked pork shoulder poor boys with “quick pickle” slaw, summer chilled grilled corn gazpacho, kale salad with creole tomatoes, red and white cabbage, shaved red onion and peanut vinaigrette. Finish your meal with a minted watermelon soda with sugar cane syrup. Next month we welcome La Cocinita food truck!

Green Plate Special

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Vegan Eggplant Tomato Napoleon. Celebrate the end of Summer with this tasty vegan dish that uses the abundance of tomatoes and eggplants at the market. Thanks to market supporter Chef Anne Churchill for this recipe.

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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.