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July 17, 2017

Oh, honey

Fresh & Local

You hear people say that local honey is better for you, but why? Well, studies have shown that local farm fresh honey provides more nutrients, including antioxidants, than traditionally raised foods. Better yet, people with allergies to foods or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only locally sourced foods! Not to mention fresh, raw honey is more potent and tastier!

As a healing remedy, honey can help in a variety of ways. It provides an energy boost as it’s a good source of carbohydrates that your body needs for energy. Honey can relieve morning sickness, aid in sore throats and laryngitis, and provide relief for arthritis, upset stomachs, and bad breath. All in all, honey is really good for you!

Ask your Crescent City Farmers Market honey vendors for other ways to use honey on a daily basis.

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pick of the week

Pick of the Week:
Wednesday Market Summer Break

The Wednesday Market inside the French Market is officially on 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

Moonlight Market

More restaurants and bars are being confirmed every week for this year’s Moonlight Market fundraiser! Get your tickets now to enjoy seasonal dishes and drinks from Coquette, Bar Tonique, Angeline, Bittersweet Confections, Blue Line Sandwich Co., Broussard’s, Carmo, Carrollton Market, Clancy’s, Crescent City BBQ, Cure, Del Fuego Taqueria, DTB, Emeril’s, Frencheeze, High Hat Cafe, Patois, Rimon, Spotted Cat Food & Drinks, Shaya, Stokehold, and Three Muses! Interested in becoming a featured restaurant or bar? Contact or call (504) 861-4485.

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pick of the week

Vendor of the Week:
Burg’s Bees

You’ll recognize Gerard Burg from sitting next to his table of raw, locally fresh honey. Gerard is a beekeeper, mead enthusiast, and longtime owner of Burg’s Bees. Find him at Tuesday market!

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.

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:
Shrimp Stuffed Creole Tomato Salad

This week’s recipe comes from our friends over at Louisiana Kitchen & Culture. Take some of the Creole tomatoes plentiful at our markets and stuff them with fresh shrimp and vegetables. Serve it as a side dish, salad or appetizer!

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.