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December 24, 2018

New Year, New Markets!

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New Year, New Markets!

Market Umbrella is excited to announce some BIG news! Beginning early next year, we’ll be starting two new markets, and moving an existing one to a new location!

Bucktown Harbor
Beginning Friday January 4th, CCFM will run a weekly farmers market from 3-7pm at the Bucktown Harbor, located at 325 Metairie-Hammond Highway, just on the Jefferson side of the Orleans/Jefferson border, right on the lake. In an area long known for its seafood, our new market will take place right next to the piers where both recreational and commercial fishermen dock. The market will feature fresh seafood, local produce, grass fed beef, honey and other value-added goods to round out the local selection. With live music every week, kids activities and prepared foods, beat the early morning Saturday crowds of our other markets and come make groceries, have dinner, and enjoy the beautiful lakefront on Friday evenings, year round.

The following week, we’ll begin a new market at the Ochsner Rehabilitation Center, located at 2614 Jefferson Highway. Join us Wednesdays from 3-7pm weekly, beginning January 9th for our first partnership with Ochsner and with a hospital. Chock full of local produce, seafood, meats, dairy, honey, plant starts, prepared foods and value-added foods, this market will highlight health, with monthly cooking demonstrations by Eat Fit on the first Wednesday of the month, attendance by the LSU Ag Center Nutritionist and more. Good nutrition is the best preventive medicine!

Rusty Rainbow
Over the holidays for the next two weeks, our French Market location will be closed as we move to the Bywater! Beginning Wednesday, January 9th, find us at the Rusty Rainbow - the footbridge to Crescent Park - located at Chartres and Piety. With expanded offerings, you’ll find a full selection of produce, proteins, bread and value-added goods. We’re super excited to bring an array of fresh, local foods to this neighborhood setting.

As always, Crescent City Farmers Markets are producer-only markets that run rain or shine. Our Market Match program, which doubles SNAP dollars spent at market up to $20 per market day, along with our other fresh food incentive programs (WIC Market +, Market Mommas, and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program) will run at all seven of our market locations.

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Market Umbrella’s Annual Appeal

Building new farmers markets is part of our work to increase fresh food access and opportunities for local farmers, fishers, ranchers, bakers and food makers. We can only start and manage markets with your support. While farmers markets offer economic opportunities for vendors and access to great local food for customers, we do much more beneath the surface.

We offer incentive programs to help low income residents afford more fresh produce to feed their families. We work with schools to help educators deepen kids’ relationship with food through hosting field trips at market and giving them the chance to meet the producers themselves and have facilitated conversations about where food comes from.

We also work with farmers to grow their business in other ways. From offering the new Crescent City Farmers Market app as a way to increase sales and customer base, to our role in GROW Louisiana, a Beginning Farmer and Rancher program that educates and supports new and prospective farmers and ranchers, we actively work to bolster our vendors’ business and create new opportunities for them.

As a small non-profit, this is no small task to bite off. We thank you for considering us in your year-end giving, and appreciate your support in making all of this important food systems work possible.


Christmas Thyme is Here

Happy holidays from the farmers, fishermen and all your friends at the CCFM! Market will be closed Tuesday, December 25th and Wednesday, December 26th, so that our vendors can enjoy Christmas day with their loved ones. We tend to forget there is a person behind every product, and the effort that it takes to get it to us. Many farmers pick their crops or go out on the boat the day before market, but the docks are closed, family is in town, and even farmers need a break every now and then. Fret not, we will reopen on Thursday, December 27th at American Can from 3-7pm and will also be open on Saturday the 29th in both the CBD and Rivertown. We’re so thankful for our wonderful market community and wish you a wonderful holiday season!

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Recipe of the Week:

Roasted Cauliflower

Behold Market Manager Cristina’s recipe for roasted cauliflower. This is my go-to recipe almost every time, which is a lot because I love this cold weather crop. While I am sure the recipe originated somewhere or is identical to pretty much every roasted cauliflower, I have prepared it so many times that I do not recall where it was discovered. Looking for the tastiest, yet easy-peasy cauliflower recipe? Try this!

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.