Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, April 5, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
Last week's cooler temps sure didn't feel like Spring, but we're reassured of the shift in seasons by the artichokes Timmy Perrilloux recently debuted at the market after taking a short break to catch up on spring/summer vegetable planting, the asparagus Nick Usner grows on his certified organic GROW farm, and the fava beans the Monica's are bringing in by the bushel.
Thursday Market, April 7, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
As if fresh local produce, cow and goat dairy, Louisiana seafood, freshly squeezed juices and freshly baked bread weren't reason enough to come to the Thursday market, there's also complimentary wine. Our neighbors at Cork & Bottle generously pour tastes of several wines every Thursday (and Friday!) from 5-7pm.
Saturday Market, April 9, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
Gladys Core, Jim Core's glamorous wife, recently posted a note on our Crescent City Farmers Market Facebook page about yet another kind of kale Jim grows, red ursa kale, an heirloom variety that's a bit sweeter and more tender than many of its close relatives. Gladys says they like to eat it raw or lightly steamed. Let Jim know how you cook your kale this weekend, and encourage him to cook it that way for his beautiful bride.
Recipe of the Week
Make Jeannie Fonseca your first stop at the Tuesday Market for the Louisiana crawfish tails you'll need for this Crawfish Kowalski. Then pick up a pack of smoked sausage from Isabel Mendez, butter and cream from Smith Creamery and a bunch of green onions. There are bunches and bunches of them at the market right now.