Grow with St. Joe: CCFM celebrates St. Joseph's Day (a day early!)

CCFM Celebrates St. Joseph’s Day with a Locavore Altar and Special Guest Visionary Philanthropist & Agronomist Oran B. Hesterman, PhD Sunday, March 18

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Mardi Gras Market Hours

We will have revised market hours for the Mardi Gras Holiday. Thursday 2/16, market will run normally, from 3-7 at the American Can Apartments (3700 Orleans). Saturday 2/18, market will be open from 8-11, rain or shine. In case of rain, market will be held in the adjoining parking garage. Tuesday 2/21, market will be closed for the Mardi Gras Holiday.

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Support Local Fishing Families During Lent

Eating seafood during Lent is hardly a sacrifice in New Orleans - especially when it's locally wild-caught seafood from the fishing families that sell at the Crescent City Farmers Market.

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Andrew Zimmern & Poppy Tooker at market, Thursday, January 26, 2012

Join James Beard Award-winning TV food personality Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" and MSN's new "Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern," and WWNO "Louisiana Eats!" host Poppy Tooker as they cook up shrimp etouffee for the crowd at the Mid-City location of the Crescent City Farmers Market (3700 Orleans Ave, in the parking lot of the American Can Apartments) Thursday, January 26, beginning at 3pm. Tastes of the authentic New Orleans dish will be given in exchange for contributions in any amount to support community programming at the Crescent City Farmers Market. Watch Zimmern and Tooker shop for ingredients directly from local farmers and fishers at the market, then learn how to make the iconic dish. The free event wil…

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Happy Holidays!

Our market will be closed Saturday, December 24. We will resume on Tuesday, December 27 in our Uptown location (Broadway at the river) and have a full market week at our normal times and locations. We hope you have a restful, delicious holiday! Thank you for all of your support in 2011 and we look forward to a bountiful 2012.

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CCFM Sweet (& Savory) 16th Birthday

Thursday, October 6, the Crescent City Farmers Market will celebrate its Sweet 16th Birthday with an elegant farm-to-table dinner prepared by Queen of Creole Cuisine Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans, LA and James Beard award winning chef John Currence of City Grocery, Snack Bar, Boure and Big Bad Breakfast in Oxford, MS, featuring the first of the fall harvest from the farmers and fishers of the Crescent City Farmers Market.

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MarketMatch Ends Saturday, September 17

MarketMatch (we match SNAP, a.k.a. food stamp, purchases up to $25) ends Saturday, September 17th, but please remember: All 3 CCFM locations accept SNAP benefits year-round!

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CCFM Volunteer Douglas Westgate's Recommended Reading

My thanks to my colleagues at Octavia Books, James Wilson, Melanie Britt, Mark Williams and to Tammany Baumgarten of BaumGardens for their help in putting these lists together.

Douglas Westgate, CCFM Volunteer

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A Heartfelt Thank You from Smith Creamery

To our wonderful friends and loyal customers, CCFM vendors, employees, volunteers and our dedicated director, Richard McCarthy:

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July 18, 2011

This Little Figgy Went to Market

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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.