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March 27, 2017

To bean or not to bean

Fresh & Local

We finally have the long-awaited and much anticipated fava beans! Get them while you can because their season will be gone before you know it. So what’s the big deal about these vibrant beans? In some cultures they’re considered a symbol of good fortune. They were the central food of the St. Joseph Day altar, as the crop thrived and kept the Sicilians fed. Legend has it if you carry fava beans with you, you’ll never be hungry! For more about fava beans, read the latest piece from’s Ann Maloney.

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Pick of the Week:
Snow Peas

Poche Family Farm will have snow peas at the Tuesday market! Mild in flavor, they can be eaten raw or cooked. They’re often cooked in stir fries, so gather a few veggies and enjoy!

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While crawfish boils can be a lot of fun, sometimes you want the tails without doing the work. Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish has you covered! Visit them on Tuesday and buy your tails by the pound.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Lahpet Chef Mark LaMaire will be joined by guest Chef Joseph Ryan this week! Chef Ryan will be debuting his Rabbit Piquant Bahn Mi sandwich alongside Lahpet's Burmese style salads, Ginger Iced Coffee, and chilled young coconuts. All dishes highlight local ingredients!

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Recipe of the Week:
Fava Beans & Shrimp

We have favas, so use them! This simple, delicious dish is ideal for Friday Lenten meals or any springtime lunch or dinner. Pick up a few pounds of Louisiana shrimp and fresh favas at the market this week!

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.