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July 13, 2015

Local Off-Bottom Oysters Available this Saturday

Fresh & Local

At Market Umbrella, we believe that the public markets are a force for good. We also believe that this good is quantifiable and should be studied and shared. In 2007 we developed a system of online measurement tools called MarketShare which have since been used by over 200 public markets throughout the U.S. MarketShare is a free online resource that enables public markets to assess their market’s economic, social and human impacts on their communities. By taking a snap-shot of a market’s impact, lessons are learned, success shared, and insights gained, enabling markets to keep on track toward healthy futures. We use MarketShare every summer to calculate our markets’ impact and will be doing so this week. Keep your eyes peeled for our market surveyors when you come out! For more information on MarketShare and the rest of the projects happening at Market Umbrella, click here.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Summer Pickle Pop-Up Series with the French Pickl’er!

Our favorite picklin’ team, the French Pickl’er, are gearing up for their Summer Pickle Pop-Up Series! Saturdays and Sundays from now through August, the French Pickl’ers will be dishing up a rotating menu of tasty seasonal dishes featuring their pickles and preserves at the Shank Charcuterie prep kitchen at 2352 St. Claude Avenue. Last week’s menu featured dishes like Pickled Watermelon and Bleu Cheese slaw and Melon Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Wings. Be sure to come on out to the next pop-up and get some pickled goodness for yourself, or stop by and pick up some pickles to take home at our Wednesday or Saturday markets!

Off-Bottom Oysters Make Their Debut at the CCFM Saturday, July 18th

Local off-bottom oysters make their debut at the CCFM this Saturday, July 18! Come learn about this innovative, sustainable growing system and meet the local oyster farmers behind it.

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Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

We love having Pizza Domenica out at market this month as our Green Plate Special. Despite the name, they do so much more than delicious pizzas they’re known for. Check out their menu for this Tuesday: Ricotta Bruschetta, Shrimp and Watermelon Salad, and Blackberry-Lime Aqua Fresca.

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Market is full of all types of beautiful eggplant right now. There are so many ways to prepare this versatile fruit, but nothing seems to beat the combination of eggplant and marinara. Check out this Sicilian Eggplant recipe courtesy of Chef Duke LoCicero and get cookin!

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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.

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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.