Southern Cooked Greens

How do you cook your greens? This has been the subject of great debate at market lately now that collards and turnip greens are in season. Looking for a new technique? Try this recipe for Southern Cooked Greens. The bottle of Dixie beer it calls for makes it unmistakeably New Orleans cookin'.

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Candied Grapefruit Peel

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.

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Satsuma Compote with Basil & Cinnamon

This Satsuma Compote with Basil & Cinnamon is extremely versatile. Chef Susan Spicer likes serving it with ice cream and “some nice little cookies.” Poppy Tooker suggests it as an interesting alternative to cranberries with any holiday bird or roasted pork.

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Louisiana Strawberry & Cranberry Shortcake

There are likely to still be cranberries in grocery stores from the holidays, and there are plenty of local berries at the market right now for these Louisiana Strawberry & Cranberry Shortcakes, courtesy of one of our sweetest market supporters, Chef Kristen Essig of NOLA Bean.

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Duck & Root Vegetable Stew

The market's full of delicious root vegetables right row, including the carrots, turnips and fennel in this Duck & Root Vegetable Stew. Recipe courtesy of Chef Eman Loubier of Dante's Kitchen

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Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole

We're thrilled to have Papa Tom Bonnecaze's daughter Stacy selling again at our Tuesday and Wednesday markets!  Pick up a bag of their stone-ground grits this weekend for this Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole, whch can be prepared the night before, then sprinkled with cheese and baked in the morning for an impressive and easy meal!

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Soft-shell Crab Eggs Benedict

When softshell crab season comes around, we can't help but incorporate them into every meal. This twist on eggs benedict is delicious and decadent way to start the day. For instructions on how to clean softshells, ask your favorite market fisher (or use this easy guide). Farm fresh eggs and artisan market bread make this a local treat!

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Tomato, Zucchini and Leek Galette with Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese

Swing by market to pick up the tomato, zucchini, leeks, goat cheese and fresh herbs you'll need for this elegant Tomato, Zucchini and Leek Galette with Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese recipe featured in Emeril Lagasse's 2010 cookbook, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh. Trust us, it's as delicious as it sounds!

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Apple Beignets

What do New Orleanians do with apples (now in season and available at the CCFM... but not for much longer!)? We make Apple Beignets, of course. And we add a little dark rum to the batter.

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Grilled Shrimp and Apple Skewers

In addition to being delicious, apples (in season right now!) are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C. Pair fresh Cherry Creek apple with jumbo shrimp from Pete and Clara’s Seafood and Mizell Farms’ basil for skewers that are apple-utely the best. Serve over Cajun Grain rice to complete the meal.

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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.