Market Umbrella’s Crescent Fund provides relief for our vendors and farmers directly. In the wake of the August 2016 floods in Louisiana, the Crescent Fund granted assistance to our market community. Grants were allocated based on need and used to help vendors get back on their feet through financing items such as new equipment, plants, labor, and cleaning supplies.
Donations to the Crescent Fund are gladly accepted at any time.
“My family has lost everything due to flooding...so much devastation. It’s hard to know what to do next.”
Stacy Bonnecaze, Bonnecaze Farms
“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.