Lidia’s Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes

As temperatures drop, warm up with these deep Indian flavors. Try purple or orange cauliflower to add an eye-catching element to the dish.

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Zyra’s Lemon Bars

Be sure to pick up Meyer lemons and thyme at market for this fun twist on an old classic.

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Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Shrimp

Excite your pallet with this killer combo of balanced flavors. The simplistic recipe doesn’t require any frills, just simple ingredients that do all the talking. Challenge yourself to find all the necessary ingredients from our markets. Chipotle from Isabel Mendez, butter from Country Girl Creamery, and oranges from A&K Citrus to name a few.

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Broiled Plaquemines Grapefruit

When the weather chills, it means grapefruit are abundant. Fight the chill and the seasonal cold with this delicious recipe, highlighting the tart sweetness of these winter treats. Adding Louisiana raw sugar keeps this totally local. Off the sugar this year? Try agave nectar or honey instead. Grapefruit are gracing the tables of our wonderful Plaquemines Parish vendors, so stock up at market to serve this handy breakfast, snack, or dessert ready whenever the fancy strikes!

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Vinaigrette Your Way

Two things are abundantly apparent. We all have different preferences when it comes to food and the Crescent City Farmers Market is replete with greens. Solution: DIY Vinaigrette! Test out the many options to find which concoction best suites you.

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Lemony Leek Meatballs

This just in: leeks are a multidimensional vegetable that desperately want to be a part of your meal without being carelessly chucked into a soup. Try this tasty take on a sensational recipe.

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Roasted Broccoli and Red Onion with Tahini and Za’atar

The New Year calls for new recipes. At our office, we have a slew of wonderful cookbooks. This recipe was adapted from one of our favorites, but we tweaked it to highlight a choice market staple: broccoli. Put your own spin on it and try a different veggie!

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Holiday Kale and Bean Soup with Sausage

There’s kale aplenty at market so get experimental! In a salad, sautéed to perfection, blended into a hearty pesto, accouterment to round out a burger, you name it. How about in a robust soup?

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Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

Here’s a guilt-free tasty treat for the whole family to enjoy. Flex those culinary muscles!

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Spiced Cauliflower Soup

As the sun sets, find warmth in a steaming bowl of market fresh soup. This week’s recipe is chockfull of market produce that’ll surely impress houseguests while still being enjoyable for youngsters!

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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.