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October 19, 2015

Seasonal vendors are back!

Fresh & Local

For us, the farmers market is a collection of tradition, wrapped up in the comfort of community and good grub. The same could be said about our charming city. New Orleans and the Crescent City Farmers Market manage to maintain a timeless essence although were in a constant state of flux. As we say goodbye to summer heat, we welcome new faces and seasonal produce to our markets. Autumn means greens, citrus, pumpkins, and more, and we couldn’t be happier! Our markets are beginning to burst at the seams with many of our seasonal vendors making their returns. Whether you’re excited to break out your stew pot or ready to don a sweater that’s been tucked away for months, come on out to the farmers market to embrace our cultural slice of home.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Peoples Health

CCFM shoppers know that consuming plenty of locally grown fruits and vegetables is key to both personal health and building healthy communities. Given our focus on health, we're excited to have our friends from Peoples Health join us at our Uptown Tuesday market this week to share information about their nationally recognized innovative solutions that support the health and vitality of their plan members. Established in 1994, Peoples Health provides Medicare beneficiaries in Louisiana with Medicare benefits and services designed to help them optimize their health. Stop by the Peoples Health tent this Tuesday for information about their products and services, plus recipes, cutting boards and shopping bags to make healthy eating that much easier.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Red Gravy has done it again. Each week they’ve impressed us with market-inspired Italian food fit for a king. Chef Roseann makes us proud by perusing the vendors’ tents to find just the right ingredients. Last week, G&M’s lamb found its way into a slow-cooked ragu. Pete And Clara’s crabs were accompanied by bacon in a corn fritter. A light fall salad was topped with satsuma dressing. And the cannolis were cannolis, what more can we say? Come treat yourself this Tuesday!

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Who doesn’t like wild caught catfish? Pick some up at the market from vendors Pete and Clara’s Seafood or Des Allemands Outlaw Catfish this week! You can also grab a bag of fresh pecans from Aloma and Kenneth Savastano. This recipe by Chef Michelle McRaney of Mr. B’s Bistro is a delicious twist on the French classic trout meunière using our local ingredients.

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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.