Vinaigrette Your Way

Two things are abundantly apparent. We all have different preferences when it comes to food and the Crescent City Farmers Market is replete with greens. Solution: DIY Vinaigrette! Test out the many options to find which concoction best suites you.


3 parts oil / 1 part acid

Two of our favorites are olive oil and avocado oil, but you can always add extra flavor with a touch of sesame oil or pecan oil.

Acids are crucial to adding defining characteristics to your dressing. Some solid choices are lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, rice wine vinegar, grapefruit juice, pomegranate vinegar, and more.


  • Diced garlic or ginger adds a sharp high note to your dressing.
  • Fresh herbs make for a complex flavor profile without muddling the taste. Try lemon basil, chives, or dill.
  • Ready for complexity? Add a dash of miso paste, Greek yogurt, or Dijon mustard.

The combinations are endless. Now get out there and buy some 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.