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April 3, 2017

Grab some crab!

Fresh & Local

Hooray! Crab meat is back! Due to a moratorium put in place by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana waters were closed to blue crab commercial fishers for 30 days. This meant that there was no fresh crab available for sale in Louisiana. But now the ban is over and crab is back! The ban was put in place to protect the health of the fishery. The 30-day closure will also be put in place in 2018 and 2019, starting the third Monday in February. Fortunately, it coincides with the slow crab season!

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Pick of the Week:
Book and Barks!

Children ’s author Kathy Schrenk will be at the Tuesday market signing her book, “A Dog Steals a Home.” The joy of dog adoption is a major theme of the book, so the LASPCA will be there with adoptable dogs! You may end up leaving the market with an unexpected delight.

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GiveNOLA Day

Save the date! Tuesday, May 2nd is our GiveNOLA Day market. We ’ll have special samples and fun activities for the whole family. Your gift is essential to keeping our markets operating, so please consider donating on May 2nd. You can donate at any time by clicking here.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Del Fuego

Taco Tuesdays are back at the market! This month ’s Green Plate Special is Del Fuego, the Magazine Street taqueria serving Mexican street food. Come try how they use Crescent City Farmers Market produce in their dishes!

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Recipe of the Week:
Crab-Stuffed Snow Peas

Crab meat is back at the market and we have snow peas, so why not stuff the snow peas with crab meat?! We ’re already fantasizing about this combo. Recipes don ’t have to be complex to be delicious!

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.