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May 4, 2015

GiveNOLA Day Celebration at CCFM!

Fresh & Local

Come on out and join us tomorrow at our Uptown market for a fun-filled day of fresh local food, fun and GiveNOLA Day giving! We’ll be having a great time during market hours from 9am – 1pm with vendor led tastings, raffles and lively music to face painting for the kids, and even a special appearance by one of Country Girl’s Creamery’s very own dairy cows! We’ll also be getting in the Cinco de Mayo spirit with Casa Borrega dishing out delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine all market long under our Green Plate Special tent!

When you come out to market tomorrow and sign-up to give to our GiveNOLA Day campaign at the $25 level, we’ll also sign you up to become a Friend of the Market! Friends of the Market are shoppers who’ve committed to supporting our work at CCFM and Marketumbrella and who receive perks throughout the year for signing up. As a perk, all this week folks with F.O.M. membership cards will receive discounts from our wonderful community of vendors at all four markets!

After market closes at 1pm, the celebration won’t stop there! We’ll be packing up and getting ready to head over to Casa Borrega to join them at their Cinco de Mayo celebration starting at 5pm! So, be sure to come on out, have some drinks, delicious authentic Mexican cuisine, and dance with us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo and GiveNOLA Day.

For more information on GiveNOLA Day and how you can support CCFM and Marketumbrella on this important city-wide fundraising day, click here. Thanks for all your support!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Friends of the Market Perk Week!

Whether you’ve been a Friend of the Market for weeks or are planning on signing up at market tomorrow on GiveNOLA Day, it’s time for those F.O.M. perks! For this week at all four markets, our awesome community of vendors will be offering special discounts to shoppers with F.O.M. membership cards. From $2 off on blueberries from Johndales Farm to a free cold-bag with a purchase from Pete & Clara’s Seafood, there will be all kind of discounts and perks all week so there’s no better time to sign up! For more info on our Friends of the Market program click here.

Market Haikus!

'Baby Brussel Sprouts
grow green like Mommy Cabbage
and I eat them both!' - Josephine, Market Shopper

'The Pirate Life begs
true sustenance for the sea.
Pickle me timbers.' - Wil Crary, Market Assistant

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Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

We’re so excited to have Casa Borrega out as our GPS vendors for the Month of May! If you’ve been to Casa Borrega than you know their food is great and so is the atmosphere they create at their 1719 O.C. Haley restaurant. This Tuesday they’ll be helping us celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the right way by serving up some Mexican ceviche tostadas for lunch and horchata to wash it all down. Then after market, continue the Cinco de Mayo and GiveNOLA Day celebration with us at Casa Borrega starting at 5pm!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Between some of our wonderful urban farmers from Vintage Garden Farms, Port St. Garden and Farm, and Grow Dat Youth Farm, all four of our markets are well stocked with all kinds of fresh herbs. Swing by market, pick some up, and try your own version of this Herb Salad recipe from Emeril Lagasse’s cookbook, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh.

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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.