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November 6, 2017

When the Market Gives you Lemons...

Fresh & Local:

While we are currently crazed over the return of citrus to the market and the abundance of those juicy satsumas, let us not forget about the glorious lemon. Bursting with the perfect combination of tart and citrusy sweet, lemons are definitely top tier fruits. Sharp, acidic lemony flavor can complement the most savory dishes as well as mild, sweet desserts. If sour isn’t your thing, opt for a Meyer lemon. Meyer lemons do not have the same twingy tang as their common more sour cousins - boasting a sweeter, milder taste. Zest a Meyer over your salad for a bright pop of color and a refreshing aroma. Pro tip: only grate the yellow layer, which is very thin on a Meyer lemon. The white pith will add an unwelcome bitterness. Or grill or roast sliced rounds with chicken or fish. Grab a handful during your next visit to the market to dress up any meal!

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Picks of the Week
Choppin’ Broccoli

With cooler weather comes the return of cruciferous veggies - also called “cole crops” - like broccoli. The first tender heads of fall broccoli at market have been beautiful the past couple of weeks. A truly versatile vegetable, and a favorite of kids, broccoli is delicious whether cooked into a stir fry or soup, or simply eaten raw in a salad or with hummus. Steamed or raw are the best ways to preserve broccoli's nutritional benefits - of which there are many! This veggie is commonly known as a super food because of its rich vitamin makeup and health benefits. Broccoli is a great source of fiber, vitamins A, C and K, antioxidants which fight cancer, calcium, iron and magnesium. Now is the season to get some fresh broccoli into your diet and give yourself a healthy, delicious boost.

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Volunteer with CCFM

Interested in volunteering with Crescent City Farmers Market? We are currently seeking folks to assist in outreach in and around the neighborhoods our markets inhabit. Contact the Market Manager for more information

La Bonne Cuisine Cookbook

Just in time for the holidays, the folks at All Saints’ Episcopal Church will be at the market Tuesday, November 14th to sign their cookbook! Their turtle bars, pecan snowballs, and lemon cooler recipes are sure to delight.

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Vendor of the Week:
Star Nursery

Welcome back to the market Star Nursery, a fifth generation family farm from Belle Chasse, LA. They’ll be coming with satsumas, lemons, and navels to start, and later on in the season will be bringing kumquats and grapefruit as well. The Ranatza’s started a truck farm in New Orleans after immigrating from Italy in the 1920s, but moved to Belle Chasse in the 40s and added citrus and a tree nursery to the repertoire. Come meet or catch up with the fifth generation of this CCFM staple citrus producer at the Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday market and stock up on satsumas - the season’s just begun! - and lemons for the tasty recipe of the week.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Warm welcomes to Z’KAYA, our Green Plate Special for the month of November. Get ready for some japanese fusion - Z’KAYA is all about modern izakaya, melding traditional influences into a cultural dining experience by way of New Orleans. Check out their facebook for more information and catch them at the market every Tuesday in November.

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Recipe of the Week:
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Meyer Lemon Relish

It’s time to break out the autumn recipes. You can never go wrong with roasted cauliflower. You may even convert a cauliflower naysayer. Try this recipe with Meyer lemon relish.

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.