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August 10, 2015

Help Us Prevent Diabetes in Greater New Orleans!

Fresh & Local

For the past year, we’ve been proud to work with Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans to curb the effects diabetes has on so many here in the New Orleans area. Through our Farmers Market Prescription Program, we work with doctors at DSCNO clinics and the Ruth U. Fertel Community Healthy Center to prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables to families who need them most. This program gives patients who are diabetic or pre-diabetic access to fresh healthy foods and puts money in the hands of small farming families at the CCFM. We need your help to keep our Farmers Market Prescription Program going! DCSNO is one of three finalists for a $350,000 grant award from the Humana Foundation that would allow us to continue to offer this program. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11th, Humana is asking the public to vote for the organization they think is most deserving of the Humana Communities Benefit grant in New Orleans. Help us prevent diabetes in New Orleans and support local farming families by voting online at for DCSNO once a day starting tomorrow, through Friday, August 21st to help us continue this great program. Thanks for your continued support of CCFM, our farming families, and for helping us work to prevent diabetes in our community!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
“Cooking Up A Storm” book signing with Judy Walker

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Katrina, Judy Walker is re-releasing a hardback edition of her cookbook, “Cooking Up A Storm” and will be selling and signing copies at market next Saturday, August 22nd from 8:30-11:30am. After the storm, this book was published to tell the story of our amazing culinary city through compiling the recipes that help make it what it is. This special re-release is in honor of the 10th anniversary of Katrina and in celebration of the recovery our city continues to move toward. Be sure to join us next Saturday for this special event. Many thanks to Octavia Books for coordinating this event.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Nothing like the smell of arepas in the morning. Come on out to market tomorrow and get some more delicious Latin American street food from one of our favorite food trucks, La Cocinita!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

It’s real hot out and while most crops can’t handle it, eggplants are hanging in there. Looking for a new way to cook em up? Try slicing them thin and making some Eggplant Pasta with them!

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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.