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November 30, 2015

First Saturday always means marketeer fun!

Fresh & Local

Our market-supporting chefs always show up to market early to get the best of the best, but the freshest features at market are the ripe young minds that beam with excitement when that opening bell rings. Each first Saturday market of the month, our market staff organizes a fun and educational activity to keep our youngest community members engaged. This week we have the team from Organ Wise Guys teaching kids about nutrition with their interactive, eye-catching dolls. On top of that, the Confetti Kids band from the wonderful, eponymous Algiers’ organization will be providing some groovy music. We’re excited to see our market community rally around the next generation of locavores!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Tulane Infant & Toddler
Development Project!

As a farmers market, we strive to provide our shoppers and vendors with access to a mutually beneficial space of commerce. As a non-profit organization, we aim to address the impediments to making healthy lifestyle choices. Tulane Infant & Toddler Development Project has reached out to us because they realize our community of shoppers is at the forefront of health-consciousness. To find out about their research on the development of motor and thinking abilities, join us at our Tuesday market. You might learn something new!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Frencheeze is doing a victory lap at market this coming Tuesday, so come say goodbye by sinking your teeth into one last cheesy delight. For the remainder of December, we’re excited to have La Cocinita reunite with our Tuesday market. Stay tuned for their specials!

La Cocinita

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

Gather stone-ground yellow grits or polenta from the Tuesday market and mushrooms from the Saturday market to create this delightful Mushroom and Herb Polenta recipe. The extra polenta can be made into polenta cakes by spreading it out in a shallow pan and allowing it to cool overnight. Next morning, cut it into pieces, and lightly fry in olive oil or butter. Tasty!

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.