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March 15: market morsel

Ever wonder what’s ripe at the Crescent City Farmers Market this week? Who will be there? Who’s cookin’? Each week we send out a e-newsletter to thousands in our market community. Sign up here for our popular electronic newsletter “Market Morsels” to learn of recipes, Market gossip, and food preparation tips from the Market’s very own vendors, chefs, and shoppers. Published each Monday, learn what’s ripe and who’s cookin’ each week at the Market.

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Request for Proposals: Crescent Fund, Cycle 4

Each season, the Crescent Fund entertains proposals to fund projects that benefit vendors, shoppers and/or the community. We have created a pool of funds for social investment at the market. The Crescent Fund will disperse cash investments each quarter for up to $500. These cash infusions will be returned to the market after 6 months through time, talent or treasure.

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Meet Marion Nestle: Lecture and Book Signing Thursday, February 18th

Join us in welcoming author and food advocate, Marion Nestle (Food Politics and What to Eat), to New Orleans as a part of a lecture series hosted by the Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Public Health (LSUHSC SPH) and marketumbrella.org. LSU has funding from the Pfizer Foundation to host a lecture series entitled, "Moments in Leadership." To start 2010, they are showcasing Dr. Nestle's extensive work in food systems and connecting it to work locally in the New Orleans region.

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Mid-City CCFM Re-Opens Thursday, January 14

Thursdays in Mid-City just got brighter! The Mid-City CCFM returns Thursday, January 14, from 3-7 p.m. on Orleans Ave. at the Bayou, in the parking lot of the American Can Co. Come by for seasonal local produce, Louisiana shrimp, fish & crabmeat, dairy (cow & goat milk, yogurt & cheese), pasture-raised poultry, yard eggs, freshly baked bread, plants and prepared items. CCFM gladly accepts credit, debit & food stamp cards at the market Welcome Tent.

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MUO | 2009 report to community

We Are New Orleans: Not only is our Crescent City Farmers Market an emblematic flagship for regional cooperation, but in their 2009 study Travel & Leisure voted New Orleans as third best farmers market city in America.  Not bad for a city recovering from catastrophe!

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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 over 1,000 votes, the market community has decided which projects to fund.

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Vote here for the Crescent Fund!

Election time is here! Come to the market, Saturday, November 14th or Tuesday, November 17th to submit your ballot, or vote online, starting Monday, November 9th, for the Crescent Fund. Decide which projects receive your market investment!

Learn about the projects that have applied. Be an informed voter and review the summaries of the proposed projects below or read the full applications here

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Market Tomorrow - Tuesday, Nov. 10 - It's On!

Can you believe it? The Saints are 8-0 and there's a hurricane in the Gulf in November! We're keeping an eye on Ida but will have market tomorrow.

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Friends of Four Winds Sunday Soiree to "Net" Medical Funds

Sunday, November 15, Greg & Mary Sonnier will host a fundraiser at their special event venue, The Uptowner, to raise much needed money for medical needs for local shrimp industry icon, Ray Brandhurst.


Ray Brandhurst is a 7th generation shrimper who lost his home, business, clients and boat (named the Four Winds after his four kids) in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  As a founder of the infamous White Boot Brigade he attracted much national attention and became the face of the Louisiana seafood industry promoting the importance of buying wild-caught Louisiana seafood instead of cheap imports.  Ray and his wife Kay, well-known Crescent City Farmer's Market vendor, have worked tirelessly 18 to 20 hours a day, to restore their business, while…

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Request for Proposals: Crescent Fund, Cycle 3

Each season, the Crescent Fund entertains proposals to fund projects that benefit vendors, shoppers and/or the community. We have created a pool of funds for social investment at the market. The Crescent Fund will disperse cash investments each quarter for up to $500. These cash infusions will be returned to the market after 6 months through time, talent or treasure.

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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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