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.
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 volunteers.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates with a balanced mix of earned income, grants, individual donations 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.
Please join us in our effort to build a stronger, healthier community!
We are grateful for the support of our funders and community partners, 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.
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.