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VooDough Bakery featured on WWL

Angela Wilson, from Voodough Bakery, and Emery Van Hook, with the Crescent City Farmers Market, were featured on WWL June 30th. Angela is a regular vendor at our markets and this month, you will find her cooking at the Green Plate Special Tent on Tuesdays.

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marketumbrella.org graduates from Loyola

(NEW ORLEANS) – On August 1, marketumbrella.org will unofficially graduate from Loyola University New Orleans as it spins-off to independent status. To commemorate the occasion, Loyola and marketumbrella.org will host a special graduation ceremony on Tuesday, July 8 at the Crescent City Farmers Market at 200 Broadway St. at 10 a.m. 

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A Vespa to remember

As oil prices soar around the country, more and more people are turning to alternative forms of transportation instead of traditional sedans or gas-guzzling SUVs. Here in New Orleans, it has led to a resurgence in the Italian scooter, the Vespa. Fuel-efficient and good-looking, the Vespa’s popularity in the Crescent City illustrates the continuing connection with between New Orleans and the Old World. 

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Justin Pitts overcomes obstacles to bring meat to market

We’ve been thinking a lot about slaughterhouses over the last few weeks at the marketumbrella.org office. Mostly because of our meat vendor, Justin Pitts, who has recently shared with us the challenges he faces finding a slaughterhouse that fits his needs. 

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For all you meat lovers

Come to the market this Tuesday and you’ll see Justin Pitts, our meat vendor, with his first batch ever of bacon and his first batch this season of lamb. 

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Welcome Liz Deane, our 2008 Robertson Scholar

Join us in welcoming our Robertson Scholar, Liz Deane, who will be interning at the Crescent City Farmers Market this summer. You can catch her working the Welcome Tent at our market Uptown on Tuesdays and in the Warehouse District on Saturdays. You may even run into Liz at the Edible School Yard, where she will be helping out with classes and in the garden. Also, don’t be surprised when you see her on Thursdays at the Mid-City Green Market; this summer she will be busy learning about New Orleans’ markets firsthand.

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Crescent City Farmers Market to host a celebration of Louisiana Brown Shrimp

Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 8 am til' noon the Crescent City Farmers Market will be showcasing Louisiana's prized Brown Shrimp, harvested at the peak of its spring season from the nearby sweet, brackish waters.

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Screening of Unnatural Causes and Community Discussion

Don’t miss the upcoming screening of the PBS series, Unnatural Causes, followed by a community discussion led by Mr. AumRa Frezel. The 30-minute screening will introduce viewers to the series, stimulate conversation and is open to the public. It will be held Tuesday, June 3rd at 6 PM, located at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. Light refreshments will be served. 

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Louisiana Blues Take Center Stage at Muriel’s Jackson Square

This June, long-time market supporter Executive Chef Gus Martin, who recently took the reigns at Muriel’s Jackson Square, is showing his love for Louisiana blues with a special 4-course Table d’Hote menu featuring wild-caught Louisiana blue crabs.

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Raise your paddle and glass for local charities

The 17th annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE), May 20 – 24, is one of the most distinctive epicurean events of its kind and the quintessential experience for the serious wine connoisseur. This year’s festival will draw wine enthusiasts from around the world for its five-day extravaganza. Expanding on the widely popular, and exclusive, VINOLA event of 2007, NOWFE will add two upscale wine seminars, and an exciting live auction of one-of-a-kind luxury lots up for bid. 

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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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