Categories: morsel
      Date: Dec 12, 2011
     Title: December 12, 2011

Christmas Come Early - Ponchatoula Strawberries are In!



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Fresh Item of the Week

fresh item of the week

Don't recycle last week's Gambit just yet! In case you missed it, there's a great story by Jill Richardson about eating locally. Richardson talks about the five biggest myths people use to discredit the local food movement, and why they're wrong. We're obviously huge fans of local food, so we were excited to see local coverage about something so near and dear to our hearts. Check out the article here and let us know what you think on our CCFM Facebook page.

Tuesday Market, December 13, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm

Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

Ponchatoula strawberries are back! We're thrilled to have Heather Robertson from Johndale Farms back at both our Tuesday and Saturday markets (and coming soon to our Thursday market). Come by and get an early taste of Spring. With Louisiana strawberries and citrus now in season, our holiday tables are overflowing with sweet, beautiful, local fruit.

green plate special

Last week we all enjoyed Geaux Plates' take on classic foods like bahn mi's and spoonbread. Come out again this week and see what new items they're cooking up in the truck. Food trucks are taking over our New Orleans streets. We're happy to have one parked with us every Tuesday in December.

Thursday Market, December 15, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm

Mid-City New Orleans | 3700 Orleans Avenue at the Bayou

Have you seen A&K Citrus at our Thursday market? In addition to beautiful citrus, they also have mirlitons! Stuffed mirlitons and mirliton casserole say holiday side dish like nothing else in Louisiana. Whether they're an old family favorite, or you have yet to try them, pick up some "alligator pears" this week and start experimenting. Trust us. You won't be sorry.

Saturday Market, December 10, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon

Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod

You've been asking for them and here they are... Inglewood is back with pecans, and eggs, just in time for holiday baking. Inglewood is the first Louisiana pecan grower to employ an organic system, and is working towards certification in 2013. Read more about their efforts here. Also, one more big thank you to Chef John Besh and his team for coming out to sign copies of his newest cookbook, My Family Table, last week. If you missed Chef Besh out at the market, pick up a copy at your favorite local independent book store.

Recipe of the Week

This Satsuma Cane Syrup Pecan Pie is a great way to enjoy so much of the season's bounty, and the perfect finish to a farmers market fresh meal.

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