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April 10 2017

The story of Schwegmann’s…

Fresh & Local

We’re thrilled to welcome David Capello, author of the new book The People’s Grocer to our markets this week. The book tells the story of John Schwegmann, founder of Schwegmann’s, the grocery store that flourished in New Orleans for nearly half a century after the World War II era. The reader will also learn to realize the profound impact the founder made on the New Orleans food environment.

The author will be signing and selling copies of The People’s Grocer at the Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday markets this week.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Easter Egg Hunt

Our Saturday Market is transforming into a canvas for Easter egg hunting! Kids of all ages are invited to hunt for wooden Easter eggs and win the awesome prize baskets pictured here. Visit the Welcome Tent at the Saturday Market between 8 a.m. and noon to learn more.

Insanitea Kombucha

New vendor alert! We’re introducing locally owned and operated Insanitea Kombucha to our Wednesday market. They’ll have kombucha in a variety of flavors like beet, carrot, ginger, grapefruit, and more! Stay tuned, because they’ll likely be joining our Thursday market too!

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pick of the week

Summer vegetables, already

Spring was quickly here and went, and now summer vegetables are out! While we still have peas and beans, we also have summer favorites like blueberries and yellow squash. The freeze this past winter threw our farmers for a whirl, but we’re happy to have the new vegetables here!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Del Fuego

This month’s Green Plate Special is Del Fuego, the Magazine Street taqueria serving Mexican street food. Their menu is filled with tostadas, tacos, and homemade salsas. Check them out on Tuesdays in April from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 200 Broadway Street.

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
All-Natural Beet Red Food Dye

Did you know you can use beets to make an all-natural food dye? Since it’s the season of dying eggs, we thought we’d share this beet red food dye recipe! Use the dye the same way you would use any other dye. Enjoy!

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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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.