MarinersMatch: Finally something good on the horizon!

MarinersMatch, a joint project of Wholesome Wave and, offers relief for local fishers, shrimpers and oystermen affected by the BP oil spill. From the vantage point of farmers markets, we recognize that the scale of the BP industrial disaster is far greater than what a small community of farmers markets can realistically provide. However, we believe that markets nourish people physically and mentally. As a result, we've created an incentive program, MarinersMatch, for those whom we consider heroes returning from the sea.

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CCFM Celebrates 15 Years & Growing - Wednesday September 29

Join us on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate 15 years of growing farmers, fishers, our community and a regional economy

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UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy - Help NOLA be in that number

With the help of its most culinarily-focused citizens, the City of New Orleans is applying to be recognized as America’s first UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) City of Gastronomy, a distinction bestowed under the organization’s Creative Cities Network.

In UNESCO’s own words, the Creative Cities Network was launched by UNESCO in October 2004 following the decision taken by the 170th Executive Board.  It aims to help unlock the creative, social and economic potential of cultural industries held by local actors and therefore promote UNESCO’s goals of cultural diversity. The Creative Cities Network was born out of the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity initiative, set up in 2002 by UNESCO.  Its goal is to bring togethe…

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Thursday, August 12 Market Cancelled, But We're On For Saturday!

Our three weekly markets operate rain or shine, but Tropical Depressions/Storms - not so much.

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Gary Nabhan Releases "Endangered Foods of the Gulf South" Thurs., July 15

For the past five years, Dr. Gary Nabhan, perhaps best known for his book Renewing America’s Food Traditions, has documented endangered foods of the U.S. in collaboration with Slow Food USA, Chefs Collaborative, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and other likeminded nonprofits. Thursday, July 15, we're celebrating the release of his “Endangered Foods of the Gulf South,” a collection of essays including ones from Chris Gerica, daughter of CCFM seafood vendors Pete & Clara Gerica,'s Richard McCarthy, CCFM Cookbook author Poppy Tooker and Adopt-a-Mirliton man Dr. Lance Hill.

Rushed to publication as a result of the Gulf oil disaster, “Endangered Foods of the Gulf South” also offers scientif…

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MarketMatch Meets Food Stamp Shoppers Halfway

Crescent City Farmers Markets Match up to $25 in Food Stamp Purchases per Market Visit

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Welcome our 2010 Robertson Scholar!

Join us in welcoming our Robertson Scholar, Caitlin Nettleton, 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, at the Mid-City Market on Thursdays and in the Warehouse District on Saturdays.

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Recommended Summer Reading for Farmers Market Book Worms

We turn to Douglas Westgate, one of our long-term Tuesday market volunteers, for all sorts of things, including new recipe ideas and summer reading recommendations. When he's not manning the market Welcome Tent or charming shoppers with his English accent and encyclopedic knowledge of what to do with any given item purchased at our markets, Douglas works at Octavia Books. We recently asked Douglas if he'd pull together a summer reading list for farmers market book worms. Here are his recommendations for books about gardening and vegetable production, commentary and food memoirs, and cookbooks:

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Vote and make us America's Favorite Farmers Market!

Vote for the Crescent City Farmers Market and help us win the "America's Favorite Farmers Market" contest, sponsored by the American Farmland Trust.

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Emeril Digs In To The Local Bounty This June

Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans restaurants – Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico – will craft a month-long showcase of the season’s bounty featuring fresh, local ingredients from Louisiana’s and Mississippi’s boutique farmers, growers and purveyors, to commemorate the release of Lagasse’s new cookbook Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh on June 1.

From June 1–30, in addition to the main menu offerings, Lagasse’s chefs de cuisine have each created a special Farm to Fork dinner menu that highlights the essence of the season using all local and organic ingredients including farmstead produce, naturally-raised chicken, pork and game, fresh seafood and artisanal dairy products.

Lagasse has spent the past thirty years building close rel…

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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.