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February 13, 2017

Love at first bite

Fresh & Local

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day! Indulge yourself and your loved ones in special farmers market treats. Gather your groceries and prepare a romantic, healthy, and locally-sourced dinner. Finish it off with some sweet red strawberries for dessert. Looking for gift ideas? Visit the Welcome Tent for merchandise options ranging from reusable bags to farmers market cookbooks to tokens.

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Pick of the Week:
Catfish special

Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish is offering a catfish special at the Tuesday market! Get a 5-pack of catfish for $5.50/lb and save $1.50/lb. Their catfish is so good, it ought to be against the law.

pick of the week

pick of the week


People say carrots are the healthiest vegetable around. They are packed with beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. Carrots have even been linked to lower cholesterol levels and better eyesight! Good thing our markets are filled with them!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Abita Fresh

Abita Fresh is the Green Plate Special for the month of February! They’ll be serving up grits and grillades with vegetarian options for the non-meat eaters. Learn more about Abita Fresh by visiting their website.

Green Plate Special Vendor

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Recipe of the Week:
Baked Cajun Catfish with Greens

It’s Valentine’s Day week, so we’re celebrating our hearts! The American Heart Association has given a heart-healthy twist to the traditional baked cajun catfish recipe. Purchase your catfish on sale from Des Allemands, grab your favorite variety of greens from our vendors, and start cooking! This quick and inexpensive recipe will have you thrilled to be treating your heart so well.

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.