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November 11, 2013

Holiday prep at CCFM

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We know holiday meal planning can be daunting, so we are bringing in the experts this week to help you out with our Holiday Recipe Roundup! Join us as some of our favorite libraries bring their extensive cookbook collections to market for you to peruse. We will have recipe cards on hand for you to copy a recipe or inspiration and get your menus ready. We think looking at cookbooks, surrounded by market and beautiful foods, is perfect and offers you the chance to ask your favorite vendor if an ingredient is available, pre-order your side items, and get in the holiday spirit! Tuesday, November 12, we welcome Rosa Keller Library, while November 19 and 23 bring SoFab’s Culinary Library and Archive. Try a new recipe this year and wow your friends and family!

This Saturday, join CCFM and other great CBD businesses for Homegrown for the Holidays, a celebration of all things homegrown, local, and funky. Start your day at market for groceries and music by Pat Reedy and the Long Time Goners, then head out to explore area businesses and events, like the Fall Fashion Bazaar, the New Orleans Book Fair + Media Expo, and the grand opening of Café Carmo’s cocktail bar. We hope you will join us in supporting local businesses and events. More information here.

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Pick of the Week: Baby Ginger!

Fresh ginger is all the rage right now, as evidenced by this NPR story, and we are tickled pink (pun intended) to see it on the table of Vintage Garden Farm at market. This tender gnarled jewel is best when grown locally and sold quickly, so buying it at market is ideal. A far cry from its dry and browned aged cousin, this ginger is delicate yet robust and a beautiful blush color. You can use it in tea (great with market lemons and honey to beat a cold), stir-fry, candied, or even juiced for a kick to your morning oj or homemade juices. It requires no peeling, so just slice and use. You can find Vintage Garden Farm’s fresh ginger at our Tuesday and Thursdays markets.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Anne Churchill wowed us last week with her delicious vegan fare, and this week is no different. Look forward to your choice of Sri Lankan borscht; an exciting bahn mi redux with walnut lentil pate, marinated grilled mushrooms, pickled veggies, and creamy mayo on poboy bread; a selection of veggie quiches; or a market fresh salad. Finish the meal with a rich molten chocolate cake with cashew cream. Being meat free has never tasted so good.

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Drink to your health when the weather gets chilly with this healthy Winter Market Juice recipe, courtesy of November’s Green Plate Special chef, Anne Churchill. Greens, turmeric, ginger, beets and citrus are all available at market now, and make this juice healthy, tasty, and filling!

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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.