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February 20, 2017

Feed your krewe

Fresh & Local

It’s easy to let the indulgence of Mardi Gras get the best of your nutritious intentions. We have a few ways to keep the party enjoyable - while still healthy.

1) Plan ahead. If you’re going to be at the parades all day, prepare a healthy and nutritious tailgate recipe. We like this vegan jambalaya creation.

2) Pack snacks. Healthy snacks like hummus and veggies are perfect for the parade route. Strawberries and citrus are also easy to transport.

3) Hydrate! Make sure to drink plenty of water. It’s so important!

4) Be safe and have fun!

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pick of the week

Mardi Gras Market Hours

Two of our markets will have limited hours to accommodate vendors and shoppers during Mardi Gras. This Saturday, February 25th, we will end our market one hour early, and our Tuesday Market will be closed on Fat Tuesday.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Abita Fresh

Taco Tuesdays are back at the Tuesday Crescent City Farmers Market. Abita Fresh is serving up vegan and meat tacos from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more about Abita Fresh by visiting their website.

Green Plate Special Vendor

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
Shrimp Creole

Another Mardi Gras favorite is Shrimp Creole! Get your local shrimp from our markets and prepare this delicious recipe for your krewe.

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.