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February 23, 2015

Friends of the Market Perk Week!

Fresh & Local

Are you a Friend of the Crescent City Farmers Market? If so, coffee’s on us this week at the market. Because that’s what friends do every now and then:) In celebration of the CCFM’s 20th anniversary, we’ve launched a new Friend of the CCFM program to help keep our markets growing. Friend of the CCFM memberships start at a tax deductible $20. All Friends receive great gifts, from throwback “I ‘yam’ a Friend of the Crescent City Farmers Market” car magnets to show your farmers market pride, to insulated shopping bags and tumblers, to super cute rubberized gardening gloves. Friends of the CCM also receive shopping perks throughout the year. Make our friendship official and sign up to be a Friend of the Crescent City Farmers Market this week at the welcome tent of any of our four weekly markets.

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Pick of the Week: Sea Bream!

Fresh, local seafood is just one of countless perks of living in the New Orleans area, and now that Lent is here it’s a perfect time to start adding more fish to that diet. Sea bream, commonly known as Sheepshead, is considered one of the best white-meat fish varieties around making it a great meat substitute year-round and a very popular fish in Mediterranean cuisine as well. It’s also a great option for those Southern fish fries but if you’re trying to get away from the frying, why not try grilling? Rub the whole fish with some olive oil, sea salt, cracked pepper, and garlic, grill, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over it, and enjoy! Pick up some sea bream fillets from Pete and Clara’s Seafood at our Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday markets.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

If you missed Breads on Oak last Tuesday, have no fear! Whether you’ve got a nagging sweet tooth or a growling belly, they’re sure to please. Their tent will be chock full of sandwiches on fresh baked bread and a variety of tasty pastries. Carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans are all welcome with opened arms. See you on Tuesday for Breads on Oak’s last market with us as our February GPS! Stay tuned for cuisine from Carrollton Market next Tuesday.

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Recipe of the Week

Picking up some Sea Bream at market this week? Try out this delicious Sauteed Sea Bream with Tomato Sauternes Butter recipe from our friend Chef Gerard Maras. Pick up some beautiful tomatoes any day of the week from either of our wonderful hot house growers to make the dish 100% local!

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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.