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December 22, 2014

Give the Gift of Local Food!

Fresh & Local

Happy holidays from the Crescent City Farmers Market and the more than 75 small family farmers, fishers and food producers our markets directly support. As we reflect on 2014 highlights and look ahead to 2015, we have much to be proud of, excited about, and grateful for, including friends like you! In 2014, we opened a fourth CCFM location in the French Market, creating new opportunities for local food producers and bringing local food back to America's oldest public market. We expanded our Farmers Market Prescription Program, now available to patients at two Daughters of Charity clinics and the Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center. Help us keep up the good work in 2015. Your year-end gift to the CCFM introduces New Orleans children to the health benefits and happiness that come from shopping at farmers markets through classroom lessons and field trips. Your support helps ensure that food insecure New Orleanians have access to fresh, healthy, local food, while putting money directly into the pockets of local farmers, fishers and food producers. As you do your holiday shopping, consider giving the gift of local food, and make the holidays brighter for everyone in our community!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Gift Wrapping, Again!

We had such a good time wrapping market gifts this Saturday, we’re going to do it again! Come on out this Tuesday the 23rd for some last minute market gift shopping and take advantage of the free wrapping service. Did we mention we’re packaging gifts in free wicker baskets? For a list of market gifts available this Tuesday, click here.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

We continue to be delighted with Canal Street Bistro’s fantastic lunch offerings at market. We know this month is full of cooking for others; why not take a break and treat yourself to a tasty, local meal this Tuesday?

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

We have Poppy Tooker to thank for this week's recipe for Candied Grapefruit Peel. Poppy juices Plaquemines Parish grapefruit to make cocktails, then candies the peel for garnish. Jars of the candied citrus peel make great holiday gifts, as does the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, where this recipe appears. Hear more tips for local cooking and living from Poppy on her radio show, Louisiana Eats!

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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.