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March 30, 2015

Welcome Country Girls Creamery to the CCFM Family!

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It’s hard to fill the big shoes Bill Ryals of Rocking R Dairy wore at our markets, but we’re excited to welcome Country Girl's Creamery to the CCFM family! Country Girl's Creamery is a family owned and operated farm run by the father-son team of Kiahnell and Butch Smith. They produce natural Jersey cow dairy on their Pearl River County farm, just 80 miles outside the city in Lumberton, MS. While they are state certified to sell their cow milk in Mississippi, they are busy undergoing the process of becoming federally inspected so they can start bringing their delicious milk to our markets here in Louisiana. In the meantime, you can find them at our Saturday and Tuesday markets (Tuesday attendance beginning 4/7) with their fantastic hard and soft cow dairy cheeses, butter, grass-fed beef, pork and eggs. Come on out to market this Saturday and give them a warm CCFM welcome!

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Pick of the Week: Marketeers!

This Saturday we’ll be using recycled egg cartons to do arts and crafts with the Marketeers! Just in time for Spring, they’ll be making baby chicks with the help of our market volunteers, and decorating them with paint, markers, crayons and all kinds of fun stuff! Come on out this Saturday and be sure to bring the kids!

The Urban Farmstead!

We’re thrilled to be working with our newest Wednesday market vendors, Southbound Gardens. It’s not just because of their awesome selection of plant starts available at market, but we love their permaculture education initiative, the Urban Farmstead too. Through the Urban Farmstead, Ian and Jordan are working to make DIY gardening skills and permaculture knowledge accessible to all. Never been to one of their workshops? Be sure to check the second half of their “Basics of Organic Veggie Growing” workshop at 2pm this Saturday at Hollygrove Market and Farm. The topics will be: garden bugs – friends and foes, fertilization, and compost & mulch. For more information on the upcoming class and all their future classes, follow them on Facebook. Get out there and get learning with the Urban Farmstead!

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Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

This is our last Tuesday with Carrollton Market under the GPS tent so be sure to come on out and get one more tasty market-fresh plate before they’re gone! Stand-by for Hillel’s Kitchen on the way in April!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Fava Beans are back! Louisiana Gourmet Produce has been bringing some gorgeous favas to our Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday markets. Come by and pick some up for yourself along with a pound of fresh jumbo shrimp for this Fava Beans and Shrimp recipe.

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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.