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November 2, 2015

November is upon us. Are you ready for the holidays?

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Some people cherish these cooler months as a respite from the sweltering New Orleans heat. For some, this time of year means family gatherings and time spent with loved-ones. Others jump on the opportunity to sport their new winter wear. But at the farmers market, all we can think about is food! November has just begun and we’re already pulling together holiday menus full of both tried-and-true crowd pleasers and a few new tricks. One staff member has already started roasting and pureeing pumpkins that she then freezes for pie filling for later dates. If you’re more of a pecan pie fan, come grab a bag and start cracking to save some time for the big show! And if you’re really ahead of the curve, get to chopping that mirepoix. Doyle (Tuesday and Saturday market) will gladly give your blade a nice new edge to ease the hours of cutting to come.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Different Greens

This week’s pick of the week was picked up and kindly returned to our market staff. An envelope of funds was found at our Uptown Tuesday market location. We'd like to return these funds to their rightful owner. If you or someone you know lost this, please call our office at 504.861.4485 Monday - Friday between 9am-5pm for more details.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

A new month means a new Green Plate Special. Frencheeze is back by popular demand and our mouths are already watering. Whether you prefer to reminisce with a classic grilled cheese or you want to indulge with The Gary (goat cheese, grape jelly, and applewood smoked bacon on a buttery crossiant), you’ll be glad you stopped by. Check out their website for their full menu.

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

While there’s nothing wrong with the occasional french fry, we often lean towards these tasty sweet tatters that are baked to save you some caloric baggage. A few vendors have sweet potatoes coming out of their ears, so pick up an arm-full to try out this simple recipe that yields a complex flavor. Try them with your favorite homemade burger or as an additional side dish that will compliment the color and texture of cooked greens.

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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.