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August 28, 2017

Clusters of mustards

Fresh & Local

It may not feel like it outside, but autumn is creeping in! Mustard greens have made their first appearance at the market. We’ve missed them!

Mustard greens are an overlooked but delicious vegetable variety. It’s astonishing just how nutritious they are! One cup of mustard greens contains 500% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin K, 85% of your daily Vitamin A, 60% of your Vitamin C, and loads of fiber, protein, and calcium. So not only are the tasty, but they’re one of the most nutritious vegetable you can consume. And get this - one cup of mustards is only 20 calories!

Find mustard greens at all of our markets throughout the season. Scroll down to the recipe section of this newsletter to learn a quick and easy way to prepare them!

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Pick of the Week:
Moonlight Market

Moonlight Market is one month away and we’re geeking out with excitement! We managed to get 34 of the best bars and restaurants in town at the same place at the same time. Have you seen the food and drink lineup yet?! It’s drool-worthy. Plus we’re having a killer silent auction, live music from The Tin Men, and a photobooth where you can bring out your inner farmer. Patrons will experience an exclusive spread from Coquette and Chef Kristin Essig, wine from Pearl Wine Co., and cocktails from Bar Tonique. All tickets can be purchased online here or at any CCFM.

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Want to educate your kids on nutrition and seasonality? Our Marketeer Club is for our youngest shoppers, the ones who are the next generation of eaters. The first Saturday of every month is dedicated to Marketeer activities to educate eaters under 12 years on the essence of farmers markets. Visit the Welcome Tent to sign up and receive a special present on your birthday! See you Saturday!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:
Frencheeze Food Truck

It’s the last Tuesday to enjoy Frencheeze Food Truck as the Green Plate Special! Hurry up and enjoy your cheesy sandwiches before they move on from the Tuesday routine. 200 Broadway Street, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the market.

Green Plate Special Vendor

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Recipe of the Week:
Mustard Green and Sweet Onion Frittata

Merging nutrient dense mustard greens with protein packed farm fresh eggs will give the morning boost you need! You can always add additional veggies to the recipes for variety. If you’re looking for more mustard green inspiration, check out this recipe list from Food & Wine Magazine.

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 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.