Newsletter Archive

May 15, 2017

Garlic and eggplant and corn, oh my!

Fresh & Local

New produce is popping up at markets! Find corn, peppers, scapes, dragon tongue beans, garlic, onions, and eggplant this time of year. In a couple weeks, you’ll start to see okra and watermelon, too! The recipe options are endless for this bountiful new group of crops. Ask your vendors for their favorite preparations to learn something new in the kitchen!

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Pick of the Week:
Peanut Butter

Peanut butter made by Country Girl Creamery is now at our markets! Pick some up at our Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday markets. Just add jam to a vendor baguette and you have a match made in heaven.

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Our very own Spicy Lady has introduced teas to her repertoire! She has organic herbal teas, locally sourced with foraged ingredients. She even grows her own hibiscus and roses! Find the teas at Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday markets.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Pepper Lantern

Pepper Lantern is back again with their healthy and locally sourced dishes. They champion “rainbow cuisine” meaning their products are colorful, full of nutrients, and sourced from gardens and farms. Check them out Tuesdays at 200 Broadway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in May!

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Recipe of the Week:
Caprese Salad

This week’s Caprese Salad recipe is brought to you Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA. It’s a fresh and delightful salad that will be a perfect start to any meal. 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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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.