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March 2, 2015

Welcoming March with Open Arms!

Fresh & Local

Our partners at Propeller are gearing up for their initiative PitchNOLA: Living Well and are currently seeking applications from non-profits, for profits, individuals and organizations in the New Orleans area. PitchNOLA: Living Well is a $10,000 live pitch competition seeking solutions to get New Orleanians healthier, more active, and better nourished. Know someone with a viable solution for promoting health for underserved New Orleanians? Whether it be tackling issues of food and nutrition access, physical activity, maternal and child health, or access to health insurance there is $10,000 waiting for the right pitch with the right entrepreneurial spirit and right financial strategy. Interested in signing up or know someone who may be? Do so before March 10th at the following link. For more information on PitchNOLA: Living Well visit Happy pitching!

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pick of the week

Picks of the Week:
Marketeers Activity this Saturday!

This Saturday we’ll be making some food inspired chalk art on our big blacktop canvas! Be sure to bring out the marketeers in your life and get ready to make some magic with chalk!

and Shrimp!

Our CSF program is rolling and the catches have been looking beautiful! At CCFM we love fish, crab meat, gator meat and all the delectable seafood that we’re blessed with in this region, but today we’re feeling especially enamored with shrimp! While they have a higher level of cholesterol than other seafood, we can’t overlook the benefits they bring to our diets as well, such as their crazy high level of anti-oxidants! We’re so glad to have dedicated fisherman selling wild Louisiana shrimp at all of our markets, such as Ray and Kay Brandhurst from Four Winds Seafood, who you can find at most Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday markets.

market haiku

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

We’re pumped to welcome Carrollton Market back as our GPS vendors for the month of March! Chef Jason Goodenough and his team at Carrollton Market have been big market supporters since the opening of their fine Riverbend restaurant in March of last year, sourcing much of their produce, seafood and dairy from the market. If you show up to market around 9am on the average Tuesday you’re sure to see Jason or a member of the Carrollton Market team carrying out fresh food by the armload. If you show up early this Tuesday, you won’t just see Jason shopping for the restaurant but for the GPS tent too! That’s right, the menu will be fresh and it will be tasty so be sure to come on out tomorrow and all this month and have some lunch with Carrollton Market!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

We are loving Lent! Whether or not you’re signed up for our CSF program, there are few better times to enjoy some beautiful fresh shrimp from the market! Looking for a new way to prepare yours? Try out this fantastic Barbequed Shrimp Pie recipe from Chef Greg Sonnier. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it…

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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.