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March 20, 2017

Spring is here, time to cheer!

Fresh & Local

Spring produce season is upon us! Brussels sprouts, radishes, kale, lettuce, strawberries, carrots, onions, swiss chard, fennel and so much more. Stay on the lookout, because fava beans are about to hit our markets too!

Curious about Louisiana seasonality? Talk to any of our vendors or staff members for a lesson on what’s fresh and why.

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Pick of the Week:
Bean Madness

The Bean Madness continues with the Sweet 6-Bean! The top 16 restaurants are now competing for the title. You can be part of the fun by taste testing and voting for your favorite red beans. This week’s taste challenge will be Saturday, March 25th from 10-12pm at our downtown market, 750 Carondelet St. To learn more click here.

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Fennel is fresh at the market this month. It’s a crunchy and sweet vegetable filled with vitamin C and fiber. It’s taste is definitely unique - some say it tastes like licorice! Be sure to give it a try.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Lahpet is back as the Green Plate Special, and this time they’re serving with Marjie’s Grill! That’s right, you get two Green Plate Special options this week! Come by the Tuesday Market at 200 Broadway Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the goods.

Green Plate Special Vendor

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Recipe of the Week:
Greens Salad With Fennel, Citrus, and Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

Gather the market greens and fresh fennel for this tasty recipe. It’ll make a perfect lunch or dinner or a side dish for a bigger feast!

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.