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June 19, 2017

All Fig-ured Out.

Fresh & Local

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through June. The good news is - figs are here!

Did you know figs are “functional foods?” That means they have benefits beyond basic nutrition and may prevent disease or promote health. Fig trees are one of the most widely planted trees in Louisiana. They require little care and produce sweet and juicy figs every summer! Once you have your figs, eat them often because they are nutrient-dense, easy to pack, and make the perfect snack. And the best part is, Mandy Lilly is back at the Tuesday and Saturday markets to fulfill your fig craving. Now it’s all fig-ured out!

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Pick of the Week:
Red beans

Heather from Johndale Farm has fresh red beans! That’s right, FRESH red beans. If you start to be sad about the end of strawberry season, perk up quickly because her red beans are oh, so good. See Heather at the Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday markets.

Patriotic pies

Fourth of July is around the corner which means Ms. Chauvin is accepting orders for her American flag pies! Call (985) 345-7515 to place your order or pick one up at the Tuesday market starting June 27th. Get there early - they’ll go fast!

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Eat Local Challenge Meet-up

Come one, come all! Eat Local Challenge participants and friends are invited to a Meet-Up at the Saturday Crescent City Farmers Market on June 24th. We’ll have games, new recipes, and prizes up for grabs! Take advantage of the last Saturday market of the challenge to stock up and learn something new. Read more and RSVP here.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
La Cocinita

La Cocinita continues to join us as the Green Plate Special in June. Mix it up this week and try one of their tasty arepas or an Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA option. Catch them for breakfast and lunch every Tuesday in June at 200 Broadway Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
Bacon-Wrapped Figs

As a general rule, bacon-wrapped anything is delicious. But when you wrap bacon around figs, you have heaven! Pick up some bacon from Country Girl Creamery and figs from Mandy Lilly and you have yourself a treat.

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.