Benefit for Chef Matt Murphy

Chef Matt Murphy, Executive Chef at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans was hospitalized last week at Ochsner Medical Center and is battling an invasive group A streptococcus infection, which has led to toxic shock syndrome and DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation), a rare, life-threatening condition that prevents blood from clotting normally. Regular updates are being posted on the website

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New Remedies for an Ailing Society - Free Screenings of Unnatural Causes Documentary

Is Inequality Making Us Sick? That’s the central question posed in the ground-breaking new documentary UNNATURAL CAUSES. The filmmakers crisscrossed the country exploring how it is that the social conditions in which Americans are born, live and work profoundly affect health and longevity, even more than medical care, behaviors and genes. The idea that improving health goes beyond eating right, exercising, and getting adequate medical care challenges fundamental beliefs about what makes Americans healthy - or sick - and offers new remedies for an ailing society.

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Rio Mar Hosts CCFM Benefit Dinner Tuesday May 12

Joshua Smith, the uber-talented sous chef of Rio Mar, is at it again. Tuesday, May 12, he and chef Adolfo Garcia will host a CCFM benefit dinner that's not to be missed. The 5-course, $65 all-inclusive menu will be sourced almost entirely from the market, with accompanying wines selected by Rio Mar wine diva Missy Rauls.

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Adopt-a-Mirliton Saturday, May 9

We'll be looking for some new moms at the market this Mother's Day weekend - new dads too. Dr. Lance Hill, Executive Director of Tulane University's Southern Institute for Education and Research and local mirliton enthusiast, is now accepting RFMs (Requests for Mirlitons) and this Saturday, May 9th, at the market he will give away 18 potted mirliton plants he has grown. The "Adopt-a-Mirliton" project goal is to restore the traditional heirloom mirliton varieties that have grown in our region for decades, but were nearly entirely wiped out by Hurricane Katrina.

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Top Chef tours the market

Top Chef Season Five chef’testant Radhika Desai and Season Four’s Richard Blais appeared at our Crescent City Farmers Market this Tuesday with three live interactive demo shows.

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Author Poppy Tooker tells all

In the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, local food preservationist and Slow Food New Orleans founder Poppy Tooker tells the story of the Crescent City Farmers Market through recipes, anecdotes, and profiles of key market vendors.

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Fundraiser Success

Thank you everyone who attended our fundraiser, March 12th. We enjoyed your company and support as we celebrated the release of our first book: the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook.

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Spring is Here! CCFM Garden Party this Saturday, March 21

As of Friday, it's officially spring, which means time to get in the garden and put some new plants in the ground. Join us this Saturday for a CCFM Garden Party.

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Catch Poppy Tooker Signing our new CCFM Cookbook

Thirteen years in the making, the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook tells the story of our New Orleans food community - family farmers, fishermen, chefs and local food-loving market shoppers. Author and long-time CCFM supporter Poppy Tooker will sign copies of our brand new book all around town this month. Hope to see you there!

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Crescent Fund Results!

After an exciting week of voting the results are in! Thank you everyone for participating! The official voting booth at the market and the online voting system have been tallied; with almost 700 votes, the market community has decided which projects to fund.

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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.