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January 18, 2016

Mirlitons and field tomatoes are still at market!

Fresh & Local

The weather has been taking us for a loop. Rain is a blessing and a curse, overcast days come and go, but right now our farmers are wondering when the freeze is coming! Until then, you may still see some unlikely harvests that can’t be found in most parts of the country. We still have mirlitons and field tomatoes at a few of our markets, and we’re proud of it! It’s never too late (or early?) to make one last batch of mirliton dressing or stew some creoles. But fear not, once the weather drops, we’ll still have plenty of hardy produce to keep you going.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
King cake!

King cake king cake king cake. We can’t stop hearing about it! Shake things up a bit by visiting Girls Gone Vegan at our Tuesday and Wednesday markets where you can find an assortment of phenomenal baked goods brought to you by the Aley Sisters who care deeply about using the highest quality ingredients. Be sure to visit them at market and check out their website to place your king cake order now!

And remember: Our Wednesday market has new hours starting in February! Be sure to stop by between 1pm and 5pm after Feb 1st each Wednesday. We’ll be operating from 2pm til 6pm per usual until the end of the month.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

Casa Borrega always keeps it lively when they take over the Green Plate Special tent. Behind the eye-catching decorations you’ll find ingredients thrown on the plancha filling market air with aromas of sizzling meat and authentic tortillas.

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

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.

What’s your favorite dish to make at home from the goods you buy at our market? Share them with us on instagram (@crescentcityfarmersmkt) 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.