Item of the Week
Market, December 14, 2010 | 9 am - 1 pm
It's time to map out those holiday menus. Come to the market this Tuesday to make your list and place special orders: mirlitons from Kenneth and Aloma Savastano, Inglewood Plantation pecans, fresh local seafood from Kay Brandhurst, Jeannie Fonseca and Clara Gerica, Plaquemines Parish citrus and Ponchatoula strawberries. Ms. Chauvin will be there taking pie orders, and Capt. Mueller will have stollen for pre-ordered pick-up.
Market, December 16, 2010 | 3 pm - 7 pm
We're pretty much obsessed with Ryals Goat Dairy's farmhouse cheddar - both the cow and goat milk cheeses. Perhaps the only thing that makes it better is being able to walk over to Cork & Bottle and pick up a nice bottle of wine to go with it. The pair makes a great a hostess gift, so be sure to pick up an extra set or two for gifting.
Market, December 18, 2010 | 8 am - 12 pm
New Orleans is full of surprises. Our latest is a hidden hydroponic and aquaponic garden a few doors down from our Saturday market on Girod Street. Urban grower, mycologist and scientist David Jonsson has created two secret gardens in roofless empty warehouses behind the market. In one space he's growing nasturtium, peppers and herbs, all purchased from CCFM vendor Mizell Farm, hydroponically. In another, fish tanks feed habanero pepper, mint and sweet basil plants. He also grows oyster and turkey tail mushrooms. David's kindly agreed to let market shoppers take a peek at his gardens this Saturday. Meet at the Welcome Tent for guided tours at 9am, 10am and 11am.
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We have Poppy Tooker to thank for this week's recipe for Candied Grapefruit Peel. Poppy juices Plaquemines Parish grapefruit to make cocktails, then candies the peel for garnish. Jars of the candied citrus peel make great holiday gifts, as does the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, where this recipe appears.