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July 10, 2017

Epic Eggplant

Fresh & Local

It sure is hot outside, so it’s a perfect climate for warm season vegetables like eggplant! Not only does eggplant tolerate warm weather, it actually thrives in it.

As you may know, eggplants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from large to lemon sized to long or round. They’re filled with a wide range of nutrients including fiber, folate, potassium and manganese, as well as vitamins C, K, and B6. And sometimes, the leaves and roots are juiced or boiled to make a tonic for throat and stomach trouble and asthma! Super cool, right?

Find many varieties of eggplants at all four of our markets.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Wednesday Market Hiatus

After a successful year, the Wednesday Market inside the French Market will take a summer break. It will reopen in full swing on Wednesday, October 18th. No worries, we’ll still have our other three markets open regular hours, rain or shine! To see our market locations and times, visit

Farmer Info Session

Interested in farming? Curious to know what it entails? Recirculating Farms Coalition is hosting New Farmer Information Sessions in coordination with the USDA. You’ll receive training and information on federal farmer support programs like how to get insurance, equipment, and of course, funding. Sessions will be held throughout July, so don’t worry if you can’t make the first one! For more information, visit here.

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pick of the week

Amazon Smile for CCFM

Did you know that when you shop on you can support the Crescent City Farmers Market? Through Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase can be allocated to the CCFM as a donation. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity on Amazon Prime Day which kicks off today at 8 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m. on Wednesday. New deals will be offered every five minutes! Happy shopping!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Piece of Meat

There is a new Green Plate Special on the block! The meats are coming with Piece of Meat, a butcher and barbecue pop-up shop. You’ll find their menu filled with pork, sausage, chicken, boudin, and more. Enjoy them on Tuesdays in July, 200 Broadway Street, 9-1pm.

Green Plate Special Vendor

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
Eggplant, Squash, and
Cherry Tomato Hash

We know eggplant is good for you and delicious, but what do you do with it aside from making eggplant parmesan?! Well, try slicing it up into an eggplant hash breakfast dish filled with fresh vegetables and nutrients. Nearly every single ingredient in this recipe can be found at our markets!

What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook or even Twitter and it might be 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.