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May 22, 2017

Soft shell goodness

Fresh & Local

Keep your eyes peeled for fresh soft shell shrimp at the market! Soft shell shrimp are a delicacy here in New Orleans and are rather hard to come across. Our very own fisherwoman, Kay of Four Winds Seafood, has been spotted with these beauties at the Saturday Market.

The soft shell crustaceans are harvested at the peek of their molting phase - just like blue crabs - while they are nice and soft. Fry them up, and just like you might guess, you can eat the whole thing - even the head! Grab them when you see them, they will be gone soon!

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:

The rumors are true - okra is back! You may have seen it sneaking into the market the past couple weeks. The popular Louisiana vegetable grows best in full sunlight making it perfect for our hot summer climate. Get ready to enjoy it all summer long!


Corn and Memorial Day Weekend go together like red beans and rice or shrimp and grits. They’re better together! Gather your corn and grill it up this weekend to kick off the holiday.

pick of the week

pick of the week

Eat Local Challenge

The 2017 Eat Local Challenge officially begins June 1st! Challenge yourself to eat foods only grown, caught, or raised within 200 miles of New Orleans. Participants will get discounts from our vendors all month long! Register for the challenge at or at our Saturday market.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Pepper Lantern

Pepper Lantern continues to pop up as the Green Plate Special this week. Their dishes have been creative, delicious, healthy, and absolutely beautiful! 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

Recipe of the Week:
Gazpacho Shrimp Salad

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer, and we found a recipe that feels like summer in a dish! Nearly all the ingredients can be found at our market making it a one stop shop. 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.

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.