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January 25, 2016

Inshore shrimp season is over so get your fill at Tuesday market!

Fresh & Local

You’ll find plenty of local goods provided by the fresh faces from Waldo Burton Memorial School. These young gentlemen participate in Longue Vue’s Cultivating Communities, a three-part program which develops skills in gardening, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Through this year-long curriculum, students learn to grow vegetables and herbs, sell the produce and value-added products at farmers markets, learn about cooking and careers with a professional chef, and research local non-profits and organizations. The final segment of the program culminates with the presentation of a check to the nonprofit selected by these hardworking students. This week they’ll have kale, mustards, citrus, green garlic, succulents, herbs, and more!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:

Our Farmers Market Prescription Program partner Fit NOLA@NORDC will host a meeting next Tuesday, January 26th at 10am at the Treme Center, 900 N. Villere Street, for all Fit NOLA@NORDC potential partners and providers. In this meeting, they will discuss opportunities to get involved with Fit NOLA@NORDC so don’t miss out! Their inspiring work has a profound influence on many New Orleanians, and you can share in this joy. Learn more on their website.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special

It’s Casa Borrega’s last stand, so come get your fill! We’ve seen tacos, tostadas, tamales, and more. Vegetarians and carnivores will both be pleased with their tasty selection.

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week

When the weather chills, it means grapefruit are abundant. Fight the chill and the seasonal cold with this delicious recipe, highlighting the tart sweetness of these winter treats. Adding Louisiana raw sugar keeps this totally local. Off the sugar this year? Try agave nectar or honey instead. Grapefruit are gracing the tables of our wonderful Plaquemines Parish vendors, so stock up at market to serve this handy breakfast, snack, or dessert ready whenever the fancy strikes!

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.