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July 4, 2016

Adios Blueberries, Hello Figs!

Fresh & Local

It’s that time of year where we must say goodbye to our beloved blueberries. Alas, fear not! We’ll have local Louisiana figs at market starting this week. There’s nothing quite like the rich texture of fresh figs. More than just a tasty fruit, figs also boast an abundance of potassium and fiber. Try some scrumptious figs this week and let us know what you think!

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On July 12th, farmers A&K will be bringing their heirloom mirliton plant starts so you’ll be able to take part in the revival of one of our region’s most culturally significant crops! Mark your calendar and be sure to prep your garden (and kitchen!) for a bountiful mirliton season.

pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Chef Kevin Belton

This Saturday, July 9th, Chef Kevin Belton will be hosting a cooking demo and book signing at the market. For the past 20 years Chef Kevin Belton has been teaching the foundation of Louisiana cooking. As an instructor at the New Orleans School of Cooking, the Creole chef has introduced visitors from around the world to the food and culinary heritage of the region. In his most recent book, Kevin Belton’s Big Flavors of New Orleans, Belton dishes up the culinary history of our city with recipes that provide both down-home comfort and the big flavors for which he’s famous. He teaches how to make a perfect roux while offering his spin on the Louisiana classics of gumbo, jambalaya, étouffée, po’boys, and grillades with grits.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special: Frencheeze Food Truck

The moment you’ve all been waiting for... This week, Frencheeze Food Truck will be welcoming us into their cheesy world. Try some of their inventive grilled cheeses while you stroll the market.

Frencheeze Food Truck

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
Warm, Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese & Reduced Balsamic

This week’s recipe incorporates two of our finest from the market: figs and goat cheese! Enjoy some warm stuffed figs to reflect the abundance of our summer season. Be sure to stop by the Tuesday market to get goat cheese from G&M Goat Farm.

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.