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September 2, 2013

Healthy Snacking with CCFM

Fresh & Local

This Saturday is our September Marketeers Activity and we will be learning about healthy snacking, just in time for back to school! Join us as we learn the differences between cheez-its and fresh cheese, fruit roll-ups and fruit, and the joy of eating healthy, fresh foods for snacks and meals. Healthy snack tastings and recipe cards while supplies last! Our Marketeers Club is open to all children under the age of 16; come get signed up if your child isn’t already!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week: Lima Beans!

Indian Springs Farmers Cooperative has all sorts of lovely shelled beans and peas and limas are some our favorites. Also called butter beans, these little legumes are crazy nutritious and at least as delicious. High in fiber, low in calories, and a great sugar-stabilizing form of energy, we can’t get enough. Pro-tip: buy more than you need and store them in your freezer! A look inside some of market staff freezers will show what bean hoarders we tend to be this time of year. Look for Indian Springs Farmers Cooperative most Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday market days.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

This week we welcome food truck Rue Chow to the Green Plate Special tent. This roaming food truck will be offering up Korean BBQ Chicken pita, local duck liver pâté with toast points and jam; smoked pork loin sandwich with local fig jam, garlic butter fries, kale salad with lemon Greek yogurt dressing, shaved carrots, radishes, onions, and toasted almonds and dessert for market shoppers to enjoy. Next week La Cocinita joins us with their big red truck!

Green Plate Special

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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.