Tune in to Louisiana Eats! with Poppy Tooker

Wednesday June 9, public radio station WWNO 89.9 and New Orleans food activist Poppy Tooker launch Louisiana Eats!, a weekly thirty-minute radio program about food, the people who cook, and the people who love to eat well - all with a Louisiana point of view and Poppy’s distinctive Louisiana voice. The new show will air on Wednesday nights, 6:30pm – 7:00pm CT, and will be repeated on Saturdays 12:00n – 12:30pm CT, after the popular national food program, The Splendid Table.

The inaugural program will focus necessarily on the effects of oil in the Gulf of Mexico and the dire outlook for Louisiana oysters. Poppy will talk with oystermen and other experts on the Gulf’s beloved bivalves, including: Sal Sunseri, of 134 year-old P & J Oyster Company; Chef Frank Bri…

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Dan Esses Serves up the CCFM Goods Sunday, 6.13 @ Bacchanal

Chef Dan Esses of Esses Foods (as in the delicious homemade gnocchi, ravioli and other fresh pasta and sauces he sells on Tuesdays and Thursdays) will be at Bacchanal this Sunday at 6pm with a seasonal, local menu that puts the spotlight on products from his fellow CCFM vendors - including Clara Gerica's drum, Bill Ryal's lamb and all sorts of veggies from the Core's and the Monica's.

Come hungry!

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Welcome, Heather Booth!

Some of you may have already noticed, we have a new team member under the tents at the Crescent City Farmers Market. Join us in welcoming Heather Booth, our new market coordinator! You can find her at all three of our weekly markets working to make your market experience the best possible.

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May Day! May Day! An Event Horizon?

It was just beginning to feel as though the tide was turning here in New Orleans. Approaching Katrina plus five, we've been licking our wounds, rekindling communities battered by nature, engineering failures, and syrupy slow government assistance. Once again, our region is plunged into ecological uncertainty. Eleven workers died in the explosion on the BP deepwater oil platform named Horizon, sending a seemingly endless spew of oil from the Gulf's floor and towards the fragile Gulf Coast only days before the scheduled beginning of the spring brown shrimp season.

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Crescent Fund Winners Announced!

After an exciting week of voting the results are in! Thank you everyone for participating! The official voting booth at the market and the online voting system have been tallied; with almost 900 votes, the market community has decided which projects to fund.

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The Oxford American Celebrates its 2010 Southern Food issue in New Orleans April 16-17

The Oxford American will celebrate the publication of its 2010 Southern Food issue in New Orleans with a special dinner Friday, April 16, and a symposium at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum Saturday, April 17.
"We are pleased to bring our unique presentation of Southern culinary culture to New Orleans," said Warwick Sabin, publisher of The Oxford American.  "Our events in New Orleans offer the opportunity to appreciate the best Southern food and writing in a city that has played an important role in defining both."

The Oxford American premiered its Southern Food issue with events in Charleston in early March, and it held additional events in Atlanta and New York City.  (See for more details.)

The n…

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Crescent Fund Deadline Extended!

Apply now! The deadline to submit applications has been extended to April 2. We are looking for innovative ideas on projects that benefit the community. Read about previous projects or contact us for ideas and submit your project for the Crescent Fund this week! 

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M Bistro recipe features Market products

Watch this video and find out how Chef Brad McGehee at the M Bistro serves up products from the Crescent City Farmers Market at the Ritz Carlton here in New Orleans.


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MiLa Farm Fresh Vegetarian Dinner April 7

MiLa Co-Executive Chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing are partnering with the Crescent City Farmers Market (CCFM) to host a Vegetarian Dinner with Wine Pairings. The dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2010- begins at 7:00pm and is $65 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity).  Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant, 504-412-2580.

“We wanted to work with local growers on this project,” stated Chef Allison Vines-Rushing, “We also wanted to deliver a menu that vegetarians and non-vegetarian could enjoy; while I love meat, vegetarian dishes can also be just as delightful.”

Both chefs worked closely with the CCFM, local farmers and food producers, to create a hearty and delic…

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Drink Well Do Good this Easter Weekend

The Drink Well Do Good Tour, a 14-city global series of food and wine exhibitions and concerts, launches in New Orleans Easter weekend. The event will feature famed New Orleans restaurants Dooky Chase and Bennachin, a West African restaurant in the French Quarter. More chefs will soon be announced.

The reception will feature wines from official sponsor, Heritage Link Brands, along with tasty libations from the Museum of the American Cocktail, New Orleans Brewing Company, and more.

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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.