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October 28, 2013

No tricks, just tasty treats at CCFM!

Fresh & Local

We love having market on Halloween; seeing all the fun costumes, enjoying the crisp fall weather, and eating our fill of tasty local treats. Bring your trick-or-treaters by the Thursday mid-city market for a market treat in your trick-or-treat bag! We hope everyone has a fun, safe, and delicious Halloween!

Marketeers activity. This month we will be celebrating the delicious Louisiana Satsuma, with a Satsuma peel-off contest, and Satsuma-mint juice making and tastes. Satsumas are easy to peel, and the perfect snack size. Plus, they are sweet and healthy, making them a win-win for any parent! This season we will have satsumas from all 3 of our fabulous citrus vendors; Star Nursery, L’hostes, and A&K.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week: Acorn Squash!

This sweet gourd may look like it is for decoration, but it is most certainly for eating! This Fall staple has 9 grams of fiber and only 115 calories, making it a healthy option for soups, pastas, roasted, or boiled. Try slicing it up, tossing in olive oil and baking it till a little crunchy and caramelly for a healthy alternative to a French fry? Or roast it, cube it, and throw it on a salad with pecans and spinach? Acorn squash season is a bit shorter than other winter squashes, so get them while you can!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

La Cocinita is back to wow us with their fresh, seasonal tacos again this week. This week’s special will be a "The Healthy Bowl": Brown rice, black beans, roasted butternut squash, queso fresco, cilantro-green onion sauce, and kale & sweet pepper garnish. Next week brings Anne Churchill and her delicious new vegan restaurant!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Acorn squash and Fall go together like pumpkin spice and coffee drinks! When cooler weather happens upon us, we start craving hearty pasta dishes. This easy Acorn Squash Penne Pasta with Bacon uses the caramel like sweetness of acorn squash with the salty crunch of bacon, creating a comforting meal that is perfect for a fall evening on the porch. You can change this recipe to your tastes. Substitute pancetta or sausage for bacon, add sage instead of rosemary, or top with buttery bread crumbs.

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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.