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April 20, 2015

Celebrating Six Months of our Wednesday Market at the French Market!

Fresh & Local

Oh, how the time does fly! It’s been six months since we’ve opened up our umbrellas in the historic French Market for our new Wednesday market. Every Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. you can find us in the Quarter with many of your favorite vendors from our other three markets and some new ones as well! From seasonal veggies and fruit, to seafood, baked goods, plant starts, and much more, our vendors are working hard to bring fresh local food back to the oldest public market in the nation, and to French Quarter, Tremé, Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods. Whether you’re in the neighborhood and want to walk or bike over, or you’re coming from across town and want to take advantage of the free two hour parking in the French Market parking lot, come on out and celebrate six months of fresh local food in the Quarter with us this Wednesday! For more information on our Wednesday market location, vendors, and parking click here.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Veggi’s Earth Day Farmraiser!

Our very own Thursday market vendors, VEGGI Farmers Co-op, are having an Earth Day Farmraiser this Saturday, April 25th from 11a.m. – 2p.m. Come out to our Saturday market, then head out to New Orleans East and check out Veggi’s new farm site, meet the farmers who work the land, and enjoy some eats and drinks from some of the fine local restaurants that serve VEGGI produce on a regular basis. For more info or to RSVP, click here. See you then!

Market Haikus with the
New Orleans Public Library!

Just like every last Saturday of the month, we’ll be getting inspired this Saturday with some market-themed haiku writing. To make things even more fun, we’ll have the New Orleans Public Library out with some books on haiku poetry and writing tips for us. Come on out and get poetic with us!

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Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

It’s been great having Hillel’s Kitchen out this month under the GPS tent! If you’ve yet to try their pastrami-topped kale salad or delicious house baked macaroons, be sure to come on out this Tuesday and grab a plate. Did you know they do private catering events too? Check out more info here.

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

We were so excited to see that the Monica’s brought the year’s first crop of squash with them last week. In honor of their arrival, come out to market, pick some up for yourself and try out this Spicy Squash Pancake recipe!

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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.