Sweet Potato Pecan Muffins

Sweet potatoes are for more than supper! Bring them to the breakfast table this week, with these Sweet Potato Muffins for a sweet and savory start to your day.

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Creole "Mess" Greens

There are plenty of greens in market right now perfect to use with this Creole recipe from Chef and Cookbook extrordinaire, Carolyn Shelton. Give the recipe a shot and then pick up her cookbook Zydeco, Blues, n Gumbo. You'll learn all about cooking Southwest Louisiana cuisine and get a history of the music too!

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade

Both our fantastic greenhouse tomato vendors, The Ledet's and Tomott's Farm bring some beautiful red, ripe tomatoes to our weekly markets. They also brings some unripe ones perfect for these Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade. Pick up a few this week for this tasty recipe!

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Stuffed Strawberry Muffins

We're already dreaming of waking up to these Stuffed Strawberry Muffins Sunday morning. Don't forget to pick up strawbery jam from Locally Preserved in addition to fresh Louisiana strawberries for the filling.

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Tasso Stuffed Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Cream

Lent is easy in Southeast Louisiana! Pick up a few pounds of fresh Louisiana jumbo shrimp at any of our four markets for this Tasso Stuffed Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Cream.

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Barbequed Shrimp Pie

Support local fishermen - eat Louisiana seafood during Lent! These Barbeque Shrimp Pies alongside a market greens salad make a delicious Friday (or any other day of the week) lunch or dinner.

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Sauteed Sea Bream with Tomato Sauternes Butter

Sheepshead fish is now officially named Sea Bream, a name fishers have been using for years.  This recipe highlights fish, market fresh tomatoes and spinach, and clarified butter (available from Nur's Meditteranean Kitchen), in a unique and flavorful way! Pick up fresh Sea Bream fillets from Clara this Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday for this Sautéed Seabream  with Tomato Sauternes Butter Sauce.

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Crawfish Pasta with a Blood Orange Sauce

In good years (like this one!), crawfish begin to appear just when citrus season is coming to a close, resulting in combinations like this Crawfish Pasta with Blood Orange Sauce from Steve McHugh.

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New Orleans Style King Cake

Try your hand at your own homemade King Cake this season.  This recipe comes from Saturday vendor, Lisa Barbato. Stop by her cafe Rivista and let her know how you liked the recipe!

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Kumquat, Satsuma and Dill Beurre Blanc

Looking to try something new with the fish or pork you just picked up from market? Try out this beurre blanc recipe from our very own pickle pros, French Pickl'er, using their very own 'Sweet D' bread and butter pickles and LA Satsuma Kumquat Marmalade.

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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.