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March 6, 2017

Recycle, recycle, recycle!

Fresh & Local

Bring your Mardi Gras beads to the Tuesday and Thursday markets for recycling! Vintage Gardens will be collecting beads for their parent organization ARC of Greater New Orleans so that beads get recycled instead of tossed into a landfill. Don’t forget their weekly compost drop-off is still happening, so bring those kitchen scraps out to the Tuesday and Thursday farmers markets.

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Pick of the Week:
Bean Madness

Do you love Red Beans? Well you’re in luck! Bean Madness is a bracket-style competition (based on March Madness) to determine who makes the best Red Beans and Rice in New Orleans. Sixty-four chefs and restaurants will compete throughout March and you can make your bracket predictions! Pick up a bracket at any of the Crescent City Farmers Markets for $5 and be part of the fun. Winners receive fun prizes and proceeds go to Anna’s Place and Make Music Nola. To learn more click here.

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Hydroponic lettuce

One of our newest vendors, Our Family Farm, grows hydroponic lettuce! They can fulfill almost any order and are open to trying out different varieties. Chefs should visit the Thursday market to meet the vendor and learn more!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Lahpet is the Green Plate Special for the month of March! They are a pop-up serving Burmese salads, homemade curries, and more. In addition, a portion of their sales goes to support One World Family International programs benefiting Burmese refugee communities. So you’ll be eating delicious food and supporting a good cause. To learn more, visit their Facebook page.

Green Plate Special Vendor

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Recipe of the Week:
Grilled Fish Tacos with
Radish-Cabbage Slaw

This grilled fish taco recipe gets a spicy flavor from chili powder and is filled with fresh market vegetables. It’s a perfect kid-friendly Lenten recipe for the whole family. Try it out with fresh salsa and tortilla chips from Isabel!

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.