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August 17, 2015

Doctors+Farmers > Diabetes #DaughtersVsDiabetes

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Our awesome partner, Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans (DCSNO), is a finalist for a grant from Humana that would allow us to offer Farmers Market Prescriptions to New Orleanians at risk of developing diabetes, but we need your help! PLEASE CONSIDER VOTING for DCSNO now through Friday, August 21 via your email, Facebook AND Twitter at That's right. You can vote three times a day! Please also spread the word by sharing this message, following @ccfmtweets and @marketumbrella on Twitter, and sharing posts, hashtag #DaughtersVsDiabetes. More than 4,000 of DCSNO’s patients currently suffer from diabetes. DCSNO hopes to combat this epidemic by starting a pre-diabetes program. The program will include educational sessions on diabetes, nutrition, physical activity, managing stress, and overcoming barriers. DCSNO will also partner with us to provide participants with vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at the CCFM. Together, we can improve the health of our community by preventing diabetes and supporting local farmers!

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

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Katrina, Judy Walker is releasing a hardback edition of her cookbook, “Cooking Up A Storm” and will be selling and signing copies at market this 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 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 this Saturday for this special event. Many thanks to Octavia Books for coordinating this event.

Goat Milk

We’re excited to say that you can now pick up fresh goat milk at our Tuesday market thanks to the fine folks at G&M Goat Farm! Be sure to come on out tomorrow and grab some for yourself!

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Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

You can still catch La Cocinita cooking up a storm at market every Tuesday. Be sure to grab a plate while you make some farm fresh groceries with us tomorrow!

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Tired of eggplant recipes? We’re not! Try out this delicious Eggplant Caviar recipe courtesy of Chef Ryan Hughes of Café Degas.

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Market Umbrella


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.