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Cochon Ball: A Pig Field Folly. January 17th

Pig Roasters, Boudin makers, Foosball players unite in New Orleans on Saint Anthony’s Day, the Patron Saint of pigs, sausage, bacon, and miracles...Saturday, January 17th, 2009.

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The White Boot Brigade marches into Sankofa Marketplace Saturday, December 13th, 12-3pm

A unique coalition of artists, community groups, churches and business owners will celebrate Louisiana shrimpers Saturday, December 13th at Sankofa Marketplace, a monthly event that helps spur restoration, community development and economic growth in the Lower 9th Ward.

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Dale Curry signs her new cookbook Tuesday, December 9th

We’re thrilled to have market friend, former Times-Picayune food editor, New Orleans magazine food columnist and now cookbook author Dale Curry with us at the market this Tuesday.

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market token gift packs - delicious holiday gifts that keep on giving

Always in season, market tokens are the perfect gift for all the locavores in your life. Gift packs include $6 worth of collectible 2008 "Jamie" Crescent tokens (good at all CCFM vendor booths), $2 worth of CDM coffee at the market welcome tent and a $2 investment in the Crescent Fund, totaling $10 to grow our regional economy.

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Marketeers Club Launch Pizza Party - Saturday, December 6

Building on the beliefs that farmers markets are for everyone - including kids, and that markets grow healthy kids, marketumbrella.org announces the Marketeers Club, for CCFM shoppers under age 14.

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Four generations of market shoppers

Marcel McGovern (age 84) came to the Saturday market with her Spirited Senior award from our Farmers Market Bingo game, as well as her daughter, granddaughter and brand-new great granddaughter. When we played Bingo at her Senior Center in Gretna, it was her first day back to the center after a visit to the hospital. She was thrilled to receive our Spirited Senior award ($10 in tokens) and told us several times how much she enjoyed our Farmers Market Bingo game and learning about all of the products she could buy at the market.

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Cooking Up a Storm at Market - Saturday, November 15

After Hurricane Katrina destroyed uncounted family treasures, the Times-Picayune food pages helped hundreds of readers reclaim some of their deeply cherished culinary heritage.

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And the Winner Is...

Last Tuesday was an historic day. Not only did our country elect the 44th President of the United States of America, our market community also answered the age-old question,

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Vote Chicken! Vote Egg!

It's election day! And while many are focused on the presidential election, we've moved on to the next heated debate: Chicken vs. Egg. Which came first? Help us answer the age old question!

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Senior Centers visit the market

It’s 10 am on a Tuesday at the Crescent City Farmers Market and Ms Betty Eby, program coordinator for Arthur Monday Senior Center in Old Algiers is on the phone with Ms Ethel Mackie, program coordinator at Central City Senior Center trying to find out how much longer it will be before the Central City seniors arrive at market.  The two centers had requested to participate in the same Meet Me @ the Market visit about a month ago and Ms Eby was getting anxious to see her friends from Central City.

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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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