Be a Volunteer

We need you! We couldn't pull off our thrice weekly farmers markets without an army of volunteers. Moreover, we're always on the lookout for new recruits. If you share our love of local food and vibrant public spaces, we'd love to hear from you.

Our volunteers come from many walks of life: Market shoppers, dedicated foodies, students, professionals, chefs and restaurant staff, neighborhood activists and others who want to share their talents and time by helping strengthen and sustain the local food economy.

Volunteers work at the Welcome Tent, distributing information, wooden token currency and — most importantly — CDM coffee and Luzianne tea. We also dispatch volunteers to events around town, enlist their help with school and community events hosted by our Meet Me at the Market project. They also contribute to the policy decision-making process through our Market Management Teams and work on many other tasks vital to our effort to build a strong regional food community.

To join us, please contact the market manager via telephone at (504) 861-4488 or

Market Umbrella


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.

Crescent City Farmers Market


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.