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CCFM Contributes $8.9 Million to Local Economy

At the corner of Magazine and Girod Streets, freshly harvested green beans change hands for cash as they do every Saturday morning since the Crescent City Farmers Market opened on the site in 1995. On this particular Saturday, the organizers of the farmers market marketumbrella.org will also share news of how green beans impact greenbacks with the release of their 2009 Economic Impact Study.
    According to the report, the Crescent City Farmers Market operates twice weekly at two different locations with a combined economic impact of $8.9 million upon its vendors, host neighborhoods, and surrounding region. The report, called SEED: the Sticky Economy Evaluation Device, was developed by the Market’s sponsoring organization, the 501c3 nongovernmenta…

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Can It - Slow Food Canning Seminar Saturday, July 25

Slow Food Canning Seminar – Learn to Preserve Summer’s Bounty

Date:  Saturday, July 25th
Where:  Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon Street
Time:  1:30 to 4:00pm
Cost:  $25 Slow Food Members, $30 non member

Canning is definitely in! Around the country and locally, more home-cooks are turning to tried and true methods to enjoy summer’s great bounty all year.  New Orleans chefs are resourceful wanting to preserve peak season flavors in traditional and creative ways, and some are even willing to share their secrets.  Two of the city’s most talented and locally focused Chefs will lead this hands-on Cannin…

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Hollygrove Market & Farm Hosts An Evening On the Farm Fundraiser Tuesday, July 28

Tuesday, July 28, our friends at Hollygrove Market & Farm are holding an event to raise funds for the completion of their not-for-profit micro-urban farm, educational center, and community supported agriculture (CSA) market, which purchases fresh, local produce from several farmers at our CCFM. The event, featuring food and specialty cocktails from an impressive list of local restaurants, live music, farm tours, door prizes and a silent auction, will be held on the HM&F’s grounds, located at 8301 Olive Street (behind the post office on Carrollton Ave.) from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35/person and can be purchased Tuesday, July 21 and Saturday 25 at the CCFM, or by cont…

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Help Fight Childhood Hunger at Taste of the Nation New Orleans - Sunday, August 2

Taste of the NationBuy your ticket to the hottest food and wine event of 2009 and help fight childhood hunger.

Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation® is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

Taste of the Nation New Orleans
August 2, 2009
Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

$75 General Admission – 12-3 pm

$125 VIP (includes 11 am reception with champagne and cocktails, passed hors d’oevres, and auction previ…

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Bastille Day French Dog Parade Tuesday, 14 Juillet

Mirror, mirror on the wall, quel chien is Frenchiest of them all? Tuesday, the Alliance Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orleans joins us at the market to decide via a French poodle and French bulldog parade and pageant, with live music by Gypsy Swing.

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Request for Proposals: Crescent Fund, Cycle 2

Each season, the Crescent Fund entertains proposals to fund projects that benefit vendors, shoppers and/or the community. We have created a pool of funds for social investment at the market. The Crescent Fund will disperse cash investments each quarter for up to $500. These cash infusions will be returned to the market after 6 months through time, talent or treasure.

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Crescent City Farmers Market Hosts July 4-Alarm Feast

Saturday July 4th, the Crescent City Farmers Market Heats Up with NOFD Captain Mike Gowland at the Grill & Cools Off with Free Locally Grown Watermelon

 
The Crescent City Farmers Market hosts a July 4-Alarm Feast Saturday, July 4th from 8am-12noon at its Saturday morning rain or shine location, 700 Magazine Street, at the corner of Girod, featuring special guests from the New Orleans Fire Department. Firefighters will be on hand from 8:30-10:30am to show curious market shoppers young and old how all the bells and whistles on their shiny red truck work while local one-man (red, white and) blues band 19th Street Red fills the market with music. At 10:30am, NOFD Captain and grill master Mike Gowland heats things up when he tosses fresh, locally grown …

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Weekly taste on WWNO-89.9 FM

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between marketumbrella.org and WWNO-89.9 FM radio to air a weekly taste of all things fresh and fanciful at farmers markets in the Greater New Orleans region.

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Crustacean Celebration at Muriel's benefits the market

This June, enjoy Chef Gus Martin's Crustacean Celebration 4-Course Louisiana Blue Crab Dinner Menu benefitting the Crescent City Farmers Market!

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Welcome Austin Stanion, our 2009 Robertson Scholar!

Join us in welcoming our Robertson Scholar, Austin Stanion, who will be interning at the Crescent City Farmers Market this summer. You can catch him working the Welcome Tent at our market Uptown on Tuesdays and in the Warehouse District on Saturdays. You may even run into Austin on Thursdays at the Mid-City Green Market; this summer he will be busy learning about New Orleans’ markets firsthand and helping us with our economic evalaluaton device, SEED.

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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.