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December 31, 2018

Bucktown Grand Opening

Fresh & Local:

Bucktown Grand Opening

After two weeks of holiday madness and market closures, we have exciting market news! Beginning this Friday, January 4th, you will be able to find the Crescent City Farmers Market in Bucktown.

Stop by the Bucktown Harbor on Fridays from 3-7pm, located at 325 Metairie-Hammond Highway, just over the levee on the Jefferson side of the Orleans/Jefferson border. 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, meats, dairy, honey, baked goods and more. With live music every week, kids activities and prepared foods, come grab dinner and your weekend groceries and enjoy the beautiful lakefront on Friday evenings, year round.

Opening Day Vendor Line-Up:

  • Four Winds Seafood - Seafood
  • Anna Marie Seafood - Seafood
  • Blue Tara - Organic certified blueberries, ice pops, and honey
  • Indian Springs - Seasonal produce and honey
  • Tomott’s Cajun Farm - Hydroponic tomatoes and eggs
  • Timmy Perilloux - Seasonal produce
  • Johndale Farm - Strawberries, seasonal produce, mushrooms and honey
  • Burg’s Bees - Honey
  • Our Family Farm - Hydroponic lettuce, pesto, eggs, goat, beef, and lamb
  • T+R Dairy - Milk, cheese, and beef
  • Varino’s Italian Sausage - Fresh italian sausages (for home preparation), and sausage on a stick, sausage sandwiches, and pasta bowls (featuring sausage)
  • Spicy Lady Seasonings - GMO and salt free seasoning blends
  • Pickled NOLA - Pickled vegetables
  • LA Serendipity Vineyard - Local wine
  • South of Eden - Plant-based products and bread
  • Nut N Seedy GraNOLA - Granola
  • Baking 504 - Desserts and pies
  • Bua Thai Kitchen - Plant based Thai pop-up
  • ROOTs - Vegan pop-up
  • Thali Llama - Traditional Indian pop-up

Live music by The Bad Oyster Band

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 all 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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Picks of the Week:

An Evening with Alon and Emily Shaya

Please join us on Monday, January 7th at Saba Restaurant for an evening with Alon and Emily Shaya, benefitting the Crescent City Farmers Market. Emily will prepare her famous red beans, Saba will serve snacks, and wine, beer and a signature cocktail are all part of the ticket price. We’ll have live music, grab-and-go dinners if you are in a hurry, and kids activities if you plan on sticking around. The event is from 5-8pm at Saba Restaurant located at 5757 Magazine Street. Raffle prizes include a Sonder gift certificate, a Country Girls Creamery dairy tour for 6 (including a cheese wheel), and a Contemporary Arts Center membership and commemorative print. Tickets are $65 for adults, $25 for kids and proceeds benefit Crescent City Farmers Market programs and operations. Purchase tickets here.

CCFM at Ochnser

New to the Crescent City Farmers Market family is our first partnership with a hospital - Crescent City Farmers Market at Ochsner. Join us Wednesdays from 3-7pm at 2614 Jefferson Highway in front of the Ochsner Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson starting January 9th. Chock full of local produce, seafood, meats, dairy, honey, plant starts, prepared foods and value added foods, this market highlights 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 medicine!

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CCFM is moving to the Bywater

Our historic French Market location is will soon be located in the Bywater neighborhood! Find us at the Rusty Rainbow - the footbridge to Crescent Park - located at Chartres and Piety starting January 9th. 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. Stop by the market on Wednesdays from 3-7pm on your way home from work or school for your groceries and enjoy the sweet tunes of local musicians provided by the French Market!

Vendor of the Week:

Four Winds Seafood

Named for “Big Ray” Brandhurst’s handmade 50-foot trawler, Four Winds Seafood represents a seven-going-on-eight generation family tradition of commercial shrimping. The Brandhursts, known for their shrimp, limit trawling time to 30 minutes to reduce the mortality rate of any bycatch, which ensures a top quality product. Fishing time is spent in deep passes harvesting only from the water’s surface so as not to disturb the ecosystem on the floor below. In addition to wild-caught Louisiana shrimp harvested from the Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, Ray’s wife Kay Brandhurst also sells bycatch from Ray’s trips including drum, flounder and even squid! You can currently find Kay, the “Shrimp Lady,” at the Uptown, Mid-City, and CBD markets and starting this week at the Bucktown Harbor on Fridays. You can also find Four Winds Seafood soon at both Wednesday markets in the Bywater and Ochsner.

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Recipe of the Week:

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Did you pick up shrimp on your latest market run? Try this recipe from Dinner at the Zoo for Garlic Butter Shrimp. As the name would suggest, these crustaceans are loaded with butter and garlic and pair well with your pasta of choice and a glass of pinot grigio.

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.