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May 18, 2015

Attention Fruit Lovers: Peach Season is Here!

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That’s right folks, one of our favorite times of year is here. Peaches are coming back to market starting this Tuesday! Yes, our Chilton County Peach vendors, the Durham family are back for the beginning of the season and will be hitting the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday markets this week! It shouldn’t be long before their son in law James Jones makes his way down to join us at our Saturday market, but until then plan on making the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays markets your go-to destination for fresh peaches! We talked to Brenda Durham on Friday and she assured us that for being the early crop, the peaches they’re coming down with this week are JUICY and delicious. So walk, run, bike and drive out to market this week and pick up a basket for yourself. And remember, for all those driving out to our Wednesday market, be sure to take advantage of the free two hour parking in the French Market Parking Lot. See you at the market!

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Picks of the Week:
We’re Hiring!

Market Umbrella is hiring a Business Coordinator to assist in the daily business operations of the Crescent City Farmers Market. This is a full-time salaried position working with the Finance Manager to accurately manage, report and document accounts payable; accounts receivable; farmers market activity and grant activity. An ideal candidate will possess an Associates Degree in Accounting or Business Administration plus two years relevant experience in accounting or bookkeeping, office management, finance or administration. If you think you’re a good candidate for the job, or know someone who may be, please send cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to Lori Donaldson Dowden at No phone calls or in-person inquiries will be accepted. For more information on the position click here, and for more information on MarketUmbrella and the work we’re doing outside of the Crescent City Farmers Market, please click here. Happy applying!

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Another Cooking Demo with Chef Carolyn Shelton this Saturday!

It’s always a pleasure having Chef Carolyn Shelton out at market for one of her always-entertaining cooking demos. Last month when she was out, market-goers got a start to finish run through on the techniques of a quick and easy Shrimp Creole. We’re excited to see what she’ll be teaching us this Saturday at 10 am. All we know is that whatever it is, it will certainly fill the market air with the fragrance of delicious Creole cuisine. Don’t miss out!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

We’ve been having a blast with Casa Borrega out at market this month. Last week they were grilling up some market fresh quesadillas and ladling some delicious iced horchata for market-goers. Can’t wait to see what they’re bringing out this Tuesday!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

We were so excited to see the Poché Family Farm bring the first eggplants of the season to market last week! In celebration of those early eggplants and the loads more to come all summer long, try out this delicious Sicilian Eggplant recipe. Enjoy!

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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.