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October 12, 2015

The Season of Celebration!

Fresh & Local

Our 20th anniversary Moonlight Market fundraiser brought together friendly faces from around the community, all beaming with delight from the delicious food and drinks provided by some of our generous rock star chef friends. Not long before that, we came together to remember 20 years of our Saturday market. The good times keep on rolling! This Wednesday, we’re celebrating one year at our French Market location in the Quarter. Join us for cooking demos, live music, local goods and more all market long. And be sure to take advantage of the 2 hours of free parking provided by the French Market. See you there!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
French Pickl’er

Love is in the air and pickles are in the jars. We wish our dear friends Kelle and Daniel the best on their freshly minted marriage. While we were surrounding ourselves with good food and friends at the Moonlight Market, they were getting hitched! Kelle and Daniel are dedicated members of the Crescent City Farmers Market, providing us with scrumptious pickled treats for every occasion. Beyond that, they are warm, kind, friendly faces that you can find at our Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday markets. Be sure to stop by their table this week to congratulate them and sample some of their jarred gems.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

It’s undeniable, Red Gravy loves the Crescent City Farmers Market and we love them! The chef and staff have come out to market for ages, so we’re happy to have them doing what they do best right in front of our eyes. As our Green Plate Special vendors for the month of October, they’ve started off with a bang. Here’s their delectable menu from last week:
• Hand-rolled meatballs with Red Gravy on Don Phoung French bread
• Penne pasta with pancetta, Butternut squash, peas and cream topped with amaretti
• Insalate Mercante (market salad)
• and Cannoli for dessert
Be sure to come out Tuesday and grab a plate!

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Jared Tees first made a name for himself during his tenure at Commander’s Palace where he worked under the legendary Chef Jamie Shannon. When Jared was the executive chef at the Bourbon House, he was inspired by the nonastringent green Fuyu persimmons that appear annually at the farmers market to create this contemporary salad. It is quite striking when served in a long-stemmed martini glass. Apple cider vinegar can be substituted for cane vinegar.

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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.