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November 5, 2018

The CCFM App is live!

Fresh & Local:

There’s an app for that!

Ever come to market to find the item you were shopping for was already sold out? Do you like to know what’s for sale at our markets before you come? Are you too busy to make a regular market stop, but still want the freshest fruits and veg, and the best milk, meat and seafood in town?

The Crescent City Farmers Market has officially launched an app to bring local foods online, bringing new convenience to the same great farmers markets. While we love seeing you browsing our markets in person, we understand that life gets busy, making shopping for fresh food a challenge. Make your meal planning easier by downloading the Crescent City Farmers Market app on your smartphone to do your shopping in advance. With 20 vendors currently on the app and more to come, you have a wide range of local food at your fingertips. Preview products available at our markets on your smartphone whenever it’s convenient, pre-purchase your items and stop by market to pick-up orders. Use code FIRSTORDER to get 25% off your first purchase!

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Picks of the Week:

T Shirt Design Contest - TODAY is the last day to enter!

It’s time for a new look, and we need your help! Enter the CCFM T-shirt design contest to get your idea on our new shirt! Entries from designers of all ages are welcome!

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  • One color design
  • Image must be at least 6” in diameter and 300 dpi
  • One entry per email address
  • Theme – think “farmers market” so food, farmers, fishers, ranchers, seasonality, Louisiana/New Orleans-centric
  • Ok to subtly include your name in the design

Submit your design here or in person at any of our markets. We’ll accept entries through November 5th (entries due by midnight). Voting begins on the 6th and will take place until November 19th. We’ll announce the design that received the most votes – the winner – on November 21st. The winner will receive fame and glory, and a t-shirt when it’s printed. The new design will hit the press before the year is up and be available in January, 2019.

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Market+ Program

We run a number of programs to increase access to local, healthy food for members of our community. One of these programs, Market+, has just launched for the second year. This program invites expecting moms and families with young children who receive WIC benefits to shop at the market using market-issued vouchers for a six month period. The program is open to new participants from select WIC sites including Edna Pilsbury WIC Clinic, Daughters of Charity Carrollton, and Daughters of Charity St. Cecilia. For now, Louisiana doesn’t permit farmers markets to accept WIC vouchers as payment, but we are hoping that the Market+ program will help inform a path forward for our state to allow WIC vouchers to be spent at farmers markets in the future. Welcome, Market+ participants!

Cultivating Communities

You’ll find plenty of local goods provided by the fresh faces from Waldo Burton Memorial School at the Tuesday market. These young gentlemen participate in Longue Vue House and Gardens’ Cultivating Communities, a three-part program which develops skills in gardening, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Through this year-long curriculum, students learn to grow vegetables and herbs, sell the produce and value-added products at farmers markets, learn about cooking and careers with a professional chef, and research local non-profits and organizations. This week they’ll have mustard greens, collard greens, sugar cane pieces, green garlic, green onions, cut flowers and seed, and these cut herbs: tarragon, oregano, mint, rosemary, patchouli, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, parsley, cilantro, bay leaves, lemongrass, and basil.

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Vendor of the Week:


Welcome new vendor CITRONOLA! CITRONOLA was born from Claudia Benevento’s love of the drinks she had as a child in her home country, Guatemala. She recreated these drinks to give her own children a healthy and flavorful break from sugary refreshments. Now, Claudia and her family share them with you at the Rivertown market on Saturdays! Available in multiple sizes, CITRONOLA offers citronades and hibiscus water infused with mint, strawberry and jalapeno, pineapple, and more. Say hello at the Rivertown market and check out this refreshing cocktail recipe using CITRONOLA’s Rosa de Jamaica!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Carrollton Market

If you’ve shopped at the Crescent City Farmers Market, you know Chef Jason Goodenough. You know, the guy named Chef of the Year 2017? Yup - Green Plate Special fans, we’re all in for a treat this month. Our favorite Riverbend restaurant, Carrollton Market, will be joining us as our Green Plate Special for the month of November! Chef Goodenough’s commitment to local sourcing brings him to the frontlines of the New Orleans food scene each week at the farmers market and Carrollton Market is a phenomenal show of talent, finesse, and appreciation for the food grown by our very own CCFM farmers. We are happy to see him back at the GPS tent and looking forward to what he, and guest chef the Thali Llama, have in store for us!

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recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:

Mimosa Rosa

We are really feeling CITRONOLA’s hibiscus water aka Rosa de Jamaica. While it is absolutely delicious in itself, it is the perfect mixer with your favorite alcoholic beverage. The holidays are coming up - try this ruby red Mimosa Rosa at your next party and follow CITRONOLA on Instagram for more recipes!

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.