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King Cake Contest Winners Announced!

Just before Mardi Gras we tasted a record breaking baker's dozen king cakes in search of the city's finest. Finally, the results are in! Keep reading to find out which cakes our esteemed judges, local food writer Todd Price and culinary dynamic duo Greg and Mary Sonnier, picked.

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Vote for the Crescent Fund!

Election time is here! Come to the market, Tuesday March 3rd or Saturday March 7th, or vote online for the Crescent Fund. Decide which projects receive market investment!

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CCFM Benefit & Cookbook Release Party - Thursday, March 12

On Thursday, March 12, the Crescent City Farmers Market community will host a book signing like no other. CCFM Cooks! is generously sponsored by TABASCO®. Local chefs, farmers and market shoppers will recreate recipes they contributed to the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, and autograph copies with Poppy Tooker. Locavore guru, Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, who penned the foreword, is the evening’s honorary chair. Alice’s autograph will add immeasurably to a first edition copy. The 7-9 p.m. event is $50 per person and will take place in the courtyard of Tulane University Square (formerly Uptown Square). The Patron Party begins at 6 p.m. and features farm fresh cocktails and conversation with Alice Waters, special chef offerings and a cookbook fo…

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Crescent Fund elections around the corner!

For those of you who have been using your plastic at the market, you are familiar with the Crescent Fund. Every time a shopper purchases wooden tokens (credit and debit) at the CCFM, we request a $1 admin fee + $1 contribution to the Crescent Fund. This pool of funds (which has grown to over $1,500 since we began the fees in October '08) is available for vendors, shoppers and community members to submit proposals for projects that benefit at least one of the CCFM's triple-bottom-line indicators for success: benefit farmers, consumers, community.

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Farmer Lovin'

Love is in the air at the market. We recently asked our CCFM vendors to share the stories of how they met that someone special in their lives. Which market couple met when they were just 12 years old? Who met the love of her life while working at Burger King? Who married their Sunday school teacher?  Who met their sweetheart on e-harmony? Keep reading for all of our CCFM vendors' sweet (and in some cases scandalous!) stories. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  

 

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Rio Mar Hosts CCFM Benefit Dinner

Wednesday, February 11th, avid market shoppers chef Adolfo Garcia and sous chef Joshua Smith of Rio Mar will host a 5-course dinner featuring seasonal, local products sourced primarily from the Crescent City Farmers Market.

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Slow Money Book Signing Saturday, Feb. 7

What if you had to invest 50% of your assets within 50 miles of where you live? Questions like this are at the heart of experienced venture-capital investor and entrepreneur Woody Tasch's book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money

 

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Crescent City Cycles - Saturday, 1.31

This week join us on two wheels rather than four to participate in our Crescent City Cycles morning celebration of human power over horsepower...

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"The 21st-century face of farming": GROW farm's Nick Usner featured in the Times-Picayune

For those who missed the FRONT PAGE of the Times-Picayune Living section this past Thursday, Nick Usner of GROW farm was featured in an article by Food Editor Judy Walker, entitled "A new generation of growers combines old-school techniques with new sensibilities to produce organic local fare." Walker calls Nick "the 21st-century face of farming."

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Request for Proposals: Crescent Fund

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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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.

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