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November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the CCFM!

Fresh & Local

The countdown has begun. Have you started prepping ingredients? Did you polish your nice silverware? Still trying to decide which side dish to sit closest to? Thanksgiving is a special time of year when we throw caution to the wind as we let our feast pile high on the plate. If you’re still looking for inspiration, come chat with Poppy Tooker at our Tuesday market where she’ll be signing copies of her newest book “Tujague’s Cookbook”. And to really get you into the holiday spirit, come support Second Harvest in their effort to collect donations at our Tuesday market for families that are struggling to get food on the table this Thanksgiving. Nothing beats fresh food for the holidays!

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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 were thrilled to have our friends from Peoples Health join us at our Downtown Saturday market this past 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. Visit their website to learn more about the incredible work that they do!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Frencheeze has treated us well these past few weeks. We laughed, we ate, we argued about which sandwich is our favorite, then we ate some more. They’ve assured us that their last hurrah at market shouldn’t be missed, so stop by to make some groceries and hang out for lunch. Stay tuned for December’s exciting Green Plate Special!


recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Mirlitons are Louisiana's Fall season pride and joy. Shrimp Stuffed Mirliton is best when made with Louisiana mirlitons and Gulf shrimp, both of which are abundant in markets right now. It's up to our market community to make sure that the heirloom mirliton varieties which have grown in our region for decades continue to flourish for decades more, so eat up!

What’s your favorite dish to make at home from the goods you buy at our market? Share them with us and have your recipe featured in our weekly newsletter!

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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.