Market Umbrella’s Crescent Fund provides direct relief for our vendors affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods or the loss of a primary operator of the family business. This fund is reignited when need arises. For example, in the wake of the August 2016 floods in Louisiana, the Crescent Fund granted assistance to farmers in our markets that experienced severe flooding. All proceeds from the fund go directly to the CCFM families in need.
Donations to the Crescent Fund are gladly accepted at any time.
The Crescent Fund is current taking donations to support the Gerica family. As you may have heard, Clara Gerica passed away unexpectedly at her New Orleans home on Monday, September 11, 2017. All proceeds will go to the family as they take some time off from work to mourn Clara and make plans for how to handle the business without her. We know that they will be back to see us at the CCFM when they are ready. Shoppers can sign cards for the family at the markets or they can email a message here which the market staff will forward.
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 CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.