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May 29, 2017

Eat Local, y’all

Fresh & Local

The 2017 Eat Local Challenge is upon us. Can you challenge yourself to eat only foods grown, caught, or raised within 200 miles of New Orleans for thirty days? The goal is to raise awareness of the nutritional, economical, and environmental impact of eating local. Join us for the official Kick-off party on May 31st from 6-8 p.m. at Zeitgeist! More information here.

If you’re up to the feat, it’s not too late to sign up! Challenge participants receive all types of perks, including special discounts with our vendors all month long! You can sign up for the 7th annual Eat Local Challenge by visiting or clicking here.

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Pick of the Week:
Battle of the Baguettes!

Hundreds of New Orleanians voted for their favorite baguette in the city, and our very own Kelly Mayhew of Mayhew’s Bakery is a finalist! On Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m., you can root him on to win ultimate bragging rights as best baguette maker in New Orleans. Tickets and more details can be found here.

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They have arrived! It’s officially peach season at the Crescent City Farmers Market. The Durhams will be at the Tuesday market with their first peaches of the season. Go get ‘em!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Pepper Lantern

Pepper Lantern pops up as the Green Plate Special for the last time this week. Their dishes have been creative, delicious, healthy, and absolutely beautiful! And don’t forget their dishes are Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA approved! Check them out this Tuesday at 200 Broadway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green Plate Special Vendor

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Recipe of the Week:
Fresh Peach Salsa

Peaches are back at the Crescent City Farmers Market, so we have to celebrate with peach salsa. Grab nearly all of the ingredients at the market and 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


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.