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November 20, 2017

Time to Feast

Fresh & Local:

There are so many divisive issues of today, but the conflict doesn’t stop at politics. It’s that time of year for families to come together… and argue about sweet potato casserole. Whether you’re a marshmallower or not, whether you prefer more sugar and less butter, brown sugar to karo, we’ve at least got you covered on the essential ingredient. While we tend to lump them all into one tuberous category, in fact there are over 6,500 varieties of sweet potatoes many of which can grow in Louisiana because of their tropical origins and our warm climate. When you see an orange sweet potato, chances are it’s a Beauregard, but check out our markets for some other options, like the super sweet and creamy white sweet potato O’Henry. Any way you cut it, just make sure you’re using fresh, local sweet potatoes as a base, and you’re well on your way to a dish the whole family can agree on.

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Picks of the Week:

Small but powerful, kumquats are a lesser-known citrus that makes their first appearance at the beginning of the citrus season. These cute fruits are incredibly snackable, great to pop in your mouth raw. They are versatile and can be cut up for salads, pickled or added to meat dishes. Kumquats are a perfect addition to cranberry sauce or can stand alone in a bright, flavorful sauce by themselves. Consider adding local kumquats to your Thanksgiving menu this year!

Kumquats are eaten whole, rind and all. The seeds are not poisonous but they are bitter. Pro tip: Oblong kumquats are sour, while round ones are sweet.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy harvest y’all! Our Thursday, Mid-City market will be closed this Thursday - November, 23rd so that our staff and vendors can enjoy time with their families and a break from the field. Get all of your last minute holiday feast essentials from our Uptown market Tuesday - November, 21st located in Uptown square - 200 Broadway 9-1pm. And if you’re ready to stock up on some leafy greens or bagels to get a break from those leftovers, on Saturday the 25th you can find us downtown at 750 Carondelet.

Small Business Saturday

Please join us at the market this Saturday, November 25th as we celebrate small business Saturday. As you may know, all of our vendors are from ‘round these parts - within 200 miles! Your support and patronage keep our market going strong and promotes the local economy. So grab a cup of coffee, restock your fridge, and say hello to your local farmer, who’s a business-person, too!

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Vendor of the Week:
L’Hostes Citrus

Last, but certainly not least - the L’Hoste Family Citrus Farm is back in action at the Tuesday Uptown market. The L’Hostes hail from the motherland of local citrus, Braithwaite, Louisiana. These guys are one of the only certified organic citrus growers in the Gulf South and have a special home in our market. If you are looking for organic citrus options, this is the place to stop. If you are looking for a really good satsuma, this is also the place to stop. Check them out - next to Monica’s Okra World at the Tuesday market!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Z’KAYA is all about modern izakaya, melding traditional asian 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 of November.

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Recipe of the Week:
Soul Sweet Taters

Sweet. Potatoes. Literally THE BEST thanksgiving side dish ever. Looking for a great casserole recipe? Check out this one from Pioneer Woman - the crunchy pecan crust is amazing.

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.