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July 20, 2015

Caminada Bay Premium Off-Bottom Oysters Available at All Four Markets This Week!

Fresh & Local

All this week at our Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday markets, shoppers and chefs alike will have the unique opportunity to purchase boxes of fresh shellstock oysters from Caminada Bay Premium Oysters! This family-run business will be joining us for the week, introducing the New Orleans area to their delicious off-bottom cultured oysters. These oysters are cultured in suspended cages in the high salinity waters of Caminata Bay, unlike most bottom-grown oysters we find here in Louisiana. According to owner Marcos Guerrero, this gives the oysters “...a better environment and an opportunity to grow faster and fatter year round.” Marcos and the Caminada Bay Premium Oyster team will be selling boxes of 25 whole oysters as supplies last at each market this week for $24.99 each. Due to their availability at a time when traditional oyster production is at a low in Louisiana, the price tag on these oysters is higher, but the freshness and quality will surely prove worth it. Stop by market this week and pick a box up for yourself!

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Pick of the Week: Fresh Beans!

From butter beans to crowders, pink-eyed, black-eyed, limas beans and more, Indian Springs Farmers Co-op has been bringing ice chest loads of fresh beans with them to all four markets the past few weeks. Stop by and pick up a bag of them for yourself this week!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Are you ready for another tasty market lunch from Pizza Domenica? Can’t wait for their menu this week! Check it out: Chilled Spring Pea Soup, Goat Cheese Frittata and Strawberry Limonata.

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

We’ve got nothing but oysters on the brain this week! There are so many great ways to prepare oysters, but few methods can compete with a classic charbroiled oyster. Check out this Charbroiled Oyster recipe from former market vendor, Roko Tvrdeic.

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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.