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June 20, 2016

All kinds of stone fruits!

Fresh & Local

If you’ve visited the farmers market recently, you’ve surely seen the amazing collection of peaches. Now you can find two other types of stone fruit at the market – white nectarines and plums! These mouthwatering fruit are perfect for the summer. To ripen stone fruit, they should be placed stem-up at room temperature. Once ripened, these fruit emit a sweet scent and should be stored in the refrigerator. Ripe plums can last in the fridge for up to five days while peaches and nectarines have a shorter life span. Stone fruit can be eaten in a variety of ways, whether eaten out of hand, roasted, or poached. Check out our recipe of the week which makes fantastic use of these summer delights.

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Hot, sunny days call for backyard barbeques. With markets full of shrimp and peaches, why not marry the two on the grill. Take pictures of your grilling experiments and tag us on Instagram! @crescentcityfarmersmkt

pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
U-Pick Family Fun

Looking for a fun, summertime activity for the whole family? Make your way over to one of the many U-Pick blueberry farms just outside of New Orleans. Our summer intern visited one of our very own vendors, J&D Farms, this weekend and picked blueberries to her heart’s content. And be sure to catch some groovy tunes at market this Saturday brought to you by the Bad Oyster Band!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special: HK NOLA

HK NOLA has the perfect snacks and lunches for shoppers on-the-go. Pick up a super-food roll, falafel, or freshly baked bread to brighten up your day. Their dedicated chefs love supporting our farmers so we hope you love supporting them!

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
Nectarine and Blue Cheese Salad with Plum Vinaigrette

This week’s recipe incorporates our phenomenal selection of stone fruit. Susan Sungen from Epicurious shares this tasty, sweet, summer salad. Pick up your stone fruit from the market and whip up this dish. Share your pictures with us!

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 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.

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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.