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November 18, 2013

Hearty fall meals are easier with CCFM

Fresh & Local

This week we welcome Southern Food and Beverage (SoFab) Culinary Library and Archive to Tuesday and Saturday markets as part of our Holiday Recipe Roundup. Their beautiful and vast new literary collection contains over 11,000 volumes of cookbooks and over 5,000 menus, as well as recipes, archival documents and other literature pertaining to the food and food ways of the American South, all collected by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. They will be bringing a carefully curated selection for you to peruse for your holiday planning! Can’t make it to market? Visit their library at 1609 O.C Haley Blvd and spend a few hours in their shelves, learning from cooking greats. More information on SoFab’s library can be found here.

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Pick of the Week: Grits!

When Stacy Bonnecaze, daughter of late vendor “Papa Tom” Bonnecaze, said she would like to come back to market to continue the tradition of locally milled grits, fresh seasonings and more, we couldn’t believe our luck! Stacy is now officially back at Tuesday market, sans truck, with her family’s delicious grits, fish fry, Louisiana-grown dried paprika, stoneground cornmeal, oatmeal and more. Just in time for the holidays and cold weather, she also has gumbo file, a true Louisiana staple. We love to see food traditions continue and this is no exception. Stop by and welcome her back to market Tuesday morning.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Anne Churchill has done it again; amazed us with her meat-free meals, and she is back for a few more weeks to keep it coming at market. This week enjoy your choice of shiitake mushroom, caramelized onions and arugula quiche; eggplant parmesan-ish with pasta; beans and greens soup, or cannolis. Her market salad will feature Louisiana citrus, sprouts, greens, coriander cumin pumpkin seeds. Wish her a hearty congrats on the opening of her vegan/vegetarian new restaurant, Bhava, located above Feelings Café in the Marigny. Check out this Eater NOLA article all about Bhava and get ready to enjoy her food on non-market days!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Jacques Imo’s Creole Stuffed Tomatoes! Thanks to our wonderful hothouse tomato growers, Cajun Growers and Tomott’s Produce, we can enjoy delicious tomatoes year-round. Ask one of our chicken vendors if they have chicken livers in stock, grab a bell pepper from one of our produce vendor tables and make this delicious meal market fresh!

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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.