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July 24, 2017

Double your dollars

Fresh & Local

We believe farmers markets should benefit farmers, shoppers and the wider community. That’s why through our Market Match program, we offer incentives for consumers to eat more fresh, local produce and help stretch the dollar.

Market Match is super cool and really easy. All you have to do is show up to any Crescent City Farmers Market with your Louisiana Purchase card, and we’ll match your dollars up to $20! That means that $20 can really mean $40 worth of healthy food.

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Pick of the Week:
CPR

In emergencies, CPR can be the difference between life and death. That’s why the American Heart Association is coming to our Tuesday market to teach and demonstrate how to perform CPR. You can’t be certified in that short period of time, but you can watch how it’s done. Come by between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Tuesday.

Goat milk

New product alert! Morris Richardson will have goat milk kefir at the Tuesday market. Now you ask, what is goat milk kefir? Well, it is a cultured milk product similar to buttermilk and yogurt that is made from kefir grains. It becomes a silky smooth drink that is slightly thicker than milk but thinner than yogurt. You can pour it on cereal or use it to make smoothies and ice cream!

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Vendor of the Week:
Morris Richardson of G&M Goat Farm

Morris and his wife Gloria live in Wiggins, Mississippi where they raise lamb and goats. They started the goat business in 2000 and quickly became the first farm in Mississippi licensed to sell goat meat! Nowadays, their products range from goat cheese to lamb meat, and now goat milk kefir! You can learn more about the Richardsons in their three-course interview featured in The Gambit. Find Morris selling at every Tuesday market at 200 Broadway Street from 9-1pm.

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Recipe of the Week:
Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters

Turn your veggies into cute and yummy fritters with this easy and quick recipe. Grab carrots, zucchini, garlic, and eggs, and get rolling! You can even pick up corn flour from Bonnecaze Farms instead of all-purpose flour. Enjoy!

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 market hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.

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