Market Umbrella Seeks Vendors for new CCFM in the French Market

Market Umbrella and Crescent City Farmers Market are currently accepting applications for the new CCFM in the French Market, opening Wednesday, October 15, 2-6pm.

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Chef Profile: Jerry Harkins, Clancy's

Juggling bags full of peaches, Jerry Harkins swings by market to sample local flavors and create new dishes. Harkins, sous chef at Clancy’s, is a regular at our Uptown Tuesday Market. Today, Harkins is picking up summer stone fruits and looking to transform his armload of peaches into homemade dressings and cobblers. We caught up with Harkins in between vendor booths to discuss his own unrelenting love for local New Orleans cuisine. Read on to learn more!

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Chef Profile: Jason Goodenough, Carrollton Market

On Tuesdays this month, Jason Goodenough is on a tight schedule as soon as he arrives at market. After unloading his cooking utensils and condiments, Goodenough dashes through market picking up Creole tomatoes, juicy watermelons and Ms. Clara’s crabmeat. Almost immediately after gathering these goods, he opens up for business. Goodenough, chef and owner of Carrollton Market in the Riverbend, is serving up lunch as CCFM's Green Plate Special this July. His menu this month has featured plates ranging from refreshing tomato and watermelon gazpacho to market fresh BLTs and  fresh creole tomato salads sprinkled with Ryals' feta cheese. Read on  to learn about Goodenough’s thoughts on local foods, favorite dishes and New Orleans' thrivin…

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Chef Profile: Dan Esses, Three Muses

Sitting behind a delectable assortment of fresh pastas, food enthusiast Daniel Esses warmly greets passerbyers while showcasing his homemade Gnocchi. When he’s not selling, Esses, of Three Muses,  zips through market, picking up Louisiana peaches and creole tomatoes, while chatting up other New Orleans chefs. Esses recently rejoined the Crescent City Farmers Market as a vendor, selling his fresh pasta through Esses Foods, and has been a loyal chef customer for quite some time. In between peddling pasta and browsing the market, Esses took a few minutes to chat with us about crafting seasonally appropriate menus and sourcing local foods. Read on to learn more!

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Chef Profile: Nathanial Zimet, Boucherie

Even amidst sizzling hot summer heat, Chef Nathaniel Zimet, is all smiles as he zips through the Uptown Crescent City Farmers Market most Tuesdays. Around market, Zimet of Boucherie is something of a celebrity. He is well known for his quick pace, charisma and, of course, his love for fresh local produce. As Zimet himself acknowledges, his reputation precedes him when it comes to being a local foods aficionado in New Orleans. Read on to learn more about Zimet and his Southern Style culinary creations!

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Chef Profile: Mike Doyle, Maurepas Foods

On Tuesdays, Mike Doyle is on a mission. Doyle, chef at Maurepas Foods, is on the lookout for the best, and most delicious, deals at the Crescent City…

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French Market Announces Launch of New Weekly Farmers Market in Partnership with Market Umbrella

Market to begin in October 2014

(New Orleans, Louisiana—May 21, 2014) The French Market Corporation (FMC) Board of Directors approved a cooperative endeavor between French Market Corporation and Market Umbrella to create a year-round weekly farmers market featuring local growers and products, data analysis of community needs, census of market visitors, mentorship of current daily Farmers Market operators, as well as a new food incubator program to shepherd local culinary entrepreneurs.

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Market Umbrella appoints Kathryn Parker, MPH, PHD, as New Executive Director

NEW ORLEANS, LA, November 15, 2013 – Kathryn Parker has been named as the new Executive Director of Market Umbrella, the organization that operates the Crescent City Farmers Markets in New Orleans and offers assistance to farmers markets nationwide in improving their reach and services to people who desire local, delicious and healthy food options in their communities. Dr. Parker has been a long-time professional partner of Market Umbrella and a loyal shopper at the Crescent City Farmers Market.

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Homegrown for the Holidays

On November 16th, get a jump on your holiday shopping, support local artists and artisans, and maybe even treat yourself a little. It'll be the perfect Saturday stroll!

Homegrown for the Holidays is a celebration of all things locally produced, funky, and one-of-a-kind. The day starts with grocery shopping and live music at the Crescent City Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. At 11 a.m., The Fall Fashion Bazaar opens for the day, bringing together 14 local designers and artisans and featuring affordable and styling gifts for everyone on your list. Also opening at 11 a.m., the New Orleans Book Fair + Media Expo promises to give…

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Crescent City Farmers Market unveils 2013 market token honoring Jim Core

Crescent City Farmers Market unveiled it’s 2013 market token on June 8, honoring farmer Jim Core (February 7, 1941 - August 25, 2012).

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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.