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June 1, 2015

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Eat Local Challenge!

Fresh & Local

June is officially underway and that means 30 days of eating locally begins now! This year’s Eat Local Challenge isn’t just about spreading awareness of the importance and benefits of eating locally, but it’s about getting out and having a great time too! The ELC calendar is chock-full of fun events coming up from Farm Dinners to Local Cocktail Happy Hours to Foraging Tours in City Park and even our very own Local Foods Bingo at the Zeitgeist! Whether you sign up at the ultra-lenient level and only commit to two days of eating locally per week or are going for the Ultra-Strict Tchoupitoulas level and are going all out for the whole month of June, be sure to sign-up and join us and all your fellow Locavores for some ELC fun! For more information on all the great events coming up or to find out how you can still sign up, click here. Be sure to act soon though because sign-ups end on June 8th!

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Picks of the Week:
Kid Chef is back at Market

It’s Marketeer week and you know what that means, our favorite Kid Chef is back to do another awesome, kid-friendly cooking demo this Saturday! Got an aspiring young Chef in the house you’re looking to inspire? No better way to do so then by checking out one of Kid Chef Eliana’s cooking demos. She’ll make the dish from scratch using all market-fresh goods, then walk through the dish in an easy to follow way for kids and adults too. Be sure to come on out to market this Saturday and don’t miss Kid Chef Eliana’s cooking demo at 10am!

pick of the week

pick of the week

Marketeer Activity!

Hey Marketeers! Join us again this Saturday for another fun-filled day of market hunting! We’ll be trying a new scavenger hunt that’ll have you searching here and there and high and low to complete this market-fresh mission. Who knows, if you complete it in time you may even win a special prize from the welcome tent…

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

We’re very excited to welcome the popular Burmese food pop-up, Lahpet, to the GPS tent for the month of June with their delicious salads, curries, and sweets! The Lahpet team seek to bring the flavors of Burma to New Orleans with traditional, exotic flavors and techniques which are true to the country’s street cuisine. Not only is their food good, but a portion of all sales benefit the One World Family International non-profit and their work with Burmese refugee communities. Need any more reasons to come out tomorrow and grab some lunch with us at market? Hope to see you at the GPS tent!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

We’ve still got some turnips hanging around the market, so if you haven’t gotten around to trying your hand at any new turnip recipes yet this season pick some up before they’re gone! Why not try out this Turnip Casserole recipe courtesy of Chef John Calon while we’re on the subject?

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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.