Newsletter Archive

May 8, 2017


Fresh & Local

Changes are around at markets! The start of a new season means the departure of an old. We’re saying goodbye to Cajun Growers for the season and our long time Saturday baker Rivista Bakery is retiring. BUT, we’re saying hello to Insanitea, our new Thursday kombucha vendor, J&D Blueberry Farm, Blue Tara on Wednesdays with all fruit popsicles, Poche Family Farm on Saturday, and naturally flavored snoballs from NOCCA on Thursdays!

Our markets are seasonal which means our products are fresh by season. While winter sees beets, cabbage, and hydroponic tomatoes, spring sees greens, brussels sprouts, and strawberries. Part of the fun of the farmers market is discovering new produce each season!

ccfm | fresh & local

fresh & local image

Pick of the Week:
National Shrimp Day

Tuesday, May 9th is National Shrimp Day! It’s a day to celebrate our wild-caught shrimp from Clara of Pete and Clara’s Seafood and Kay of Four Winds Seafood. By purchasing seafood directly from the fishers, you connect with the community, directly support families, and know where your food comes from. You can also learn the best ways to cook the product! It’s also as fresh as possible and one of the beautiful parts of living so close to all this water!

pick of the week

pick of the week

The Monica’s

Monica’s Okra World is celebrating 21 years at the market this summer! They have been instrumental in our market success and the success of farm to table, restaurant supplying, and so much more. We’re so grateful for their continued inclusion in our markets and hope you continue supporting them!

Interactive Installations

We’re hosting Tulane students at our Saturday Market this week. They will present their solutions for interventions in downtown New Orleans to rethink social connectivity in urban settings and communities. The projects focus on the physical and social construction of “public space.” Come check it out at 750 Carondelet from 8 a.m. to 12 noon!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Pepper Lantern

Pepper Lantern knocked it out of the park last week as the Green Plate Special. They’re back this week with Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA approved dishes. Check them out Tuesdays at 200 Broadway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in May!

Green Plate Special Vendor

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans

In honor of National Shrimp Day, we’re sharing this Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans recipe. Gather your shrimp and green beans from the market and get to work!

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!

Return Print

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.