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June 6, 2016

Eat Local Challenge at CCFM!

Fresh & Local

The different colors of our fruits and veggies are a sign of distinct nutrients. We remind our youngsters to “eat the rainbow”, but how often do we really push ourselves? A fun market challenge can be to see how many fruits and veggies you can purchase that aren’t the conventional varieties. Purple okra, white eggplant, striped tomatoes, speckled green beans, and more! And to keep things classic, remember to get some fresh Gulf shrimp because Spring shrimping season is really rolling!

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We’ve got some fantastic events lined up for this week in partnership with the Eat Local Challenge! On Wednesday, we will be playing farmers market bingo (prizes galore!), and on Saturday come to the market at 9am for our market meet-up to discuss a farmers market inspired BBQ, then stick around for a bee keeping demo by farmers market vendor Jerry Burg.

pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Fraulein Francis and
Her Sleaze Ball Orchestra

Stop by the Saturday market for breakfast and tunes. We’ll be joined by Fraulein Francis and Her Sleaze Ball Orchestra, a fun group of market shoppers that bring a classy flare to our humble performance tent.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special: HK NOLA

HK NOLA is back in action! When they’re not growing their own produce, you can find them shopping at the Crescent City Farmers Market for the finest ingredients. The dynamic kitchen duo brings light, flavorful lunch options each week for the Green Plate Special. Come support our chefs who support our farmers!

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
Chilled Cucumber Soup

This week’s recipe comes from our loyal shopper and Community Advisory Team member Bruce Gallassero. We love the farmers market because it’s the perfect place to run into friends and swap recipes. Thanks for sharing, Bruce!

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.