If you come out to our markets, you may see senior groups visiting on guided tours, kids participating in activities or market shoppers voting on the next round of market grants. Our market is hyper-engineered so we can develop programs that will improve the health of the market and, therefore, the health of the community. It all ties back to our belief that public markets equal public good. And we want to make public markets even better! As we learn from the different programs we run, we share that learning with other markets throughout the region, the country and the world. Our reach is long and expanding by the day! We hope you get a chance to learn about some of our programs.
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.