The Crescent Fund is a way to provide relief to our vendors and farmers. In the wake of the August 2016 floods in Louisiana, the Fund grants assistance to our market community. Grants will be allocated based on need and will be used to help vendors get back on their feet through financing items such as new equipment, plants, labor and cleaning supplies. The Market Umbrella office is accepting physical donations until Wednesday, August 31st. After that, donations can be brought to our partner organization Second Harvest Food Bank at 700 Edwards Avenue.
“My family has lost everything due to flooding...so much devastation. It’s hard to know what to do next.”
Stacy Bonnecaze, Bonnecaze Farms
Louisiana is in a crisis and our vendors and farmers need help. Donate now to support farmers who experienced loss of crops and equipment due to the devastating floods.
“The damage is horrific. We lost most of our crops and a good portion of my home is flooded. Maybe I would estimate $100,000 in damage.”
Heather Robertson, Johndale's Farm, Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The market hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.