From the time we first pitched our tents in Downtown New Orleans, our goals at Crescent City Farmers Market have remained in place: to bring new life to public spaces; to cultivate sustainable, regional development through a shared love of food; and to create models for turning cultural assets into economic ones. Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the generous support of the community and the volunteers who help keep the umbrellas unfurled.

The Crescent City Farmers Market operates with a balanced mix of earned income, grants and a modest endowment housed at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. We carefully consider how and where we spend our resources, a strategy that has helped us forge long-term partnerships with foundations and corporate donors. We are grateful for their support, as well as that of the countless volunteers and individual donors who have shared their time and dollars to help make our Market a success.

Please join us in our effort to build a stronger, healthier community! To donate online click here.

Annual Fundraiser

Come hungry and grab a fork! Each year we set the table for a delicious harvest meal that pays homage to our region's farmers and fishers.

15 Years in 4 Courses at Emeril's Delmonico (2010)

Crescent City Farmers Market Cooks with Alice Waters (2009)

Gumbo Give Back with International Association of Culinary Professionals (2008)
Seed Savor Salon with Ken Wheatley (2006)
Beyond Gumbo with Jessica B. Harris (2005)
Local flavors with Deborah Madison (2004)
Come Home to Eat with Gary Nabhan (2003)

Become A Community Member

Help the Crescent City Farmers Market continues to prosper by becoming a Community Member of the Market. Your tax-deductible donations help us demonstrate the strength of our community, foster sustainable economic development and build stronger ties between the region's food producers and consumers. As a bonus, we'll send you our quarterly newsletter.

Donations by check may be mailed to:

Crescent City Farmers Market
200 Broadway Avenue, Suite 107
New Orleans, LA 70118

Recent Community Members include: Mr. and Mrs. Frederic M. Ball, Jr. • Capital One • Dickie Brennan • Mr. and Mrs. D. Blair Favrot • Fieldstone Alliance, Inc. •  Mr. Mark Foggin •  Freshfarm Markets, Inc •  The Greater New Orleans Foundation  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation • Mr. Brian E. Lawlor and Ms. Eleanor M. Decoursey • Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Lewis • Chef Donald Link • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mc Carthy III •  Muriel's New Orleans, LLC • National Rural Funders Collaborative • New Orleans Rotary Club Inc. •  Play As You Go LLC • Reily Foods Company • Share Our Strength • Slow Food USA • Marin-Petaluma • The Standard Companies • Mrs. Judy Stavisky • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. White • Whole Foods Market • Mrs. Mary K. Zervigon

Join the Distinguished roster of community members to ring the Opening Bell at the Crescent City Farmers Market!

Like the New York Stock Exchange, trade at the Market begins and ends at the sound of the bell. Make a $400 tax-deductable donation to ear-marked for Market operations, and be invited to ring the Opening Bell at the region's premier public market.

Ben Burkett



Petal, Mississippi's Ben Burkett, founding vendor at the Crescent City Farmers Market, rings the opening bell.



Mr. Mizell


Folsom, Louisiana nurseryman Clarence Mizell rings the opening bell at the Crescent City Farmers Market.





Carlo Petrini



Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food, rings the opening bell at the Crescent City Farmers Market.



Crescent Fund

The Crescent Fund is a hybrid between micro-finance and alternative philanthropy. We award up to $500 in cash infusions to projects that reinforce the Crescent City Farmers Market’s belief in linking public markets with public good. Learn more.