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January 7, 2019

Ochsner Grand Opening

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Ochsner Grand Opening

New to the Crescent City Farmers Market family through our first partnership with a hospital - we are pleased to announce the 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 this Wednesday, January 9th. Chock full of local produce, seafood, meats, dairy, honey, plant starts, prepared foods and value-added foods like pickles, preserves and baked goods, this market highlights health, with cooking demonstrations by Eat Fit on the first Wednesday of every month, attendance by the LSU Ag Center Nutritionist, Ochsner’s O Bar for health screenings, and more. Good nutrition is the best preventive medicine!

Opening Day Vendor Line-Up:

  • Four Winds Seafood - Seafood
  • L’Hoste Citrus - Certified organic citrus
  • Varino’s Italian Sausage - Fresh sausage for home preparation, and prepared foods featuring sausage
  • Pete & Clara’s Seafood - Seafood
  • T&R Dairy - Aged cheeses and grass fed beef
  • Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish - Seafood
  • Fletcher Farm - Seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • 2 Acre Farm - Naturally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • A&K Citrus - Citrus and other produce
  • Faust Farms - Seasonal produce
  • Mizell Farm - Vegetable and herb starts, flowers and bedding plants
  • Ollie’s Tamales - Hot tamales, ready to eat
  • Powers Beekeepers - Honey
  • Citronola - Hibiscus and citrus-based fresh beverages
  • Brown Hat Dairy - Goat milk and goat milk cheeses
  • Bua Thai - Prepared, plant-based thai food
  • HK NOLA - Prepared foods emphasizing local and humane sourcing

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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CCFM Moves to the Bywater

Our historic French Market location has relocated to the Bywater neighborhood! Find us at the Rusty Rainbow - the footbridge to Crescent Park - located at Chartres and Piety starting this Wednesday, January 9th. With expanded offerings, you’ll find a full selection of produce, proteins, bread and value-added goods. Stop by the market on Wednesdays from 3-7pm for your fresh and local groceries and enjoy the sweet tunes of local musicians provided by the French Market!

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Opening Day Vendor Line-Up:

  • Indian Springs Growers Association - A cooperative of 30+ farmers, bringing fresh seasonal produce
  • Four Winds Seafood - Seafood
  • Tomott’s Cajun Farm - Hydroponic tomatoes
  • Gonsoulin Land and Cattle - Certified grass fed beef and lamb
  • South of Eden - Plant-based value-added and prepared foods
  • Perilloux Produce - Seasonal vegetables
  • Blue Tara Blueberry Farm - Certified organic fresh and frozen blueberries
  • Burg’s Bees - Honey
  • Essentially NOLA - Handmade soaps, lotions and bath products made with locally sourced ingredients
  • River Queen Greens - Bywater urban farm specializing in naturally grown leafy greens and microgreens
  • Levee Baking - Artisanal breads and pastries
  • Major Acre - Naturally grown seasonal produce and value-added foods
  • GraNOLA - The name says it all! Granola!
  • Spicy Lady - Herbs and seasonings, infused oils and more

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An Evening with Alon and Emily Shaya

Please join us TODAY, 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 or at the door.

Help River Queen Greens get $10,000!

CCFM vendor River Queen Greens, an urban farm located in the bywater, has applied for a grant for caterpillar tunnels from Cultivating Change, a grant program that supports local farms with funds to upgrade operations, invest in food safety, and implement sustainable technology. The winners will receive $10,000 and are determined based on the number of votes they receive over the one month voting period. That means they need your help! Visit this website and vote for them every day for the month of January! Vote early and often, and tell your friends to do it too! Help us support our first Certified Naturally Grown vendor in their efforts to expand production of sustainably grown produce grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This is as local as it comes!

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Vendor of the Week:

Fletcher Farm

With new markets come new vendors! We are excited to welcome Fletcher Farm into the Crescent City Farmers Market family, bringing us fresh, delicious strawberries and a slew of other specialty crops. Owned and operated by 9th generation strawberry farmer, William Fletcher, Fletcher Farms is located in Ponchatoula, LA. As well as strawberries, Fletcher Farms grows seasonal vegetables including tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, peas, mustard greens and corn in many heirloom varieties. As if that wasn’t enough, William’s wife Ginger provides something a little extra, bringing us jams, pickles, sauces, baked goods and gourmet dipped strawberries, all made from produce from the farm. Get your strawberry fix with Fletcher Farms at Ochsner, Wednesdays 3 - 7pm.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:


Welcome back friends of the market - the pop-up ROOTs! This duo will be serving market inspired goods as our GPS throughout the month of January. Their food is local, healthy, all made from scratch often at market from produce purchased that morning, and delicious. Learn more about the pop-up restaurant and their food philosophy on their Facebook page.

Green Plate Special Vendor

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Recipe of the Week:

Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a versatile veggie that can be brought to the next level with the right blend of spices. Try this simple mediterranean roasted cauliflower recipe with olive oil, lemon, balsamic vinegar and mediterranean spices for a healthy and delicious side. Pro tip: instead of purchasing these spices individually, pickup Mediterranean seasoning from Spicy Lady at our Uptown, Downtown, Bucktown Harbor, Rivertown and Rusty Rainbow markets.

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.