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May 9, 2016

CCFM and the Eat Local Challenge are back at it!

Fresh & Local

As June approaches, we’re gearing up for another stellar Eat Local Challenge. Early registration perks are available for all who sign up at CCFM, so be sure to find the ELC team at market on May 10th, 14th, 24th, 26th, and 28th. At the farmers market, it pays to be an early bird.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Creole Tomatoes!

The first field tomatoes of the year have made their debut at the farmers market. Who’s ready for Creole tomatoes?!? The French Market, in partnership with the Crescent City Farmers Market, kicks off a month-long celebration of the beloved Creole tomato with a #ripeandready30 social media campaign and party on Wednesday, May 11th from 1-5 p.m. Join us at the market for ripe and ready first of the season Creole tomatoes and Creole tomato starts so you can grow your own!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Carrollton Market

If you’ve shopped at the Crescent City Farmers Market, you know Chef Jason Goodenough. His commitment to local sourcing brings him to the frontlines of the New Orleans food scene each week at the farmers market. His restaurant, Carrollton Market, is a phenomenal show of talent, finesse, and appreciation for the food grown by our very own CCFM farmers.

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
One Pot Farro and Tomatoes

Fresh field tomatoes are back, so it’s time to try some new recipes!

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.