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June 17 - 23, 2019

Fresh and Local

Pick of the WeekIt’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Summer

We’re more than halfway through this year’s Eat Local Challenge, y’all, and we’re loving every minute! The ELC encourages New Orleanians to eat only what is grown, caught, or foraged within 200 miles for the month of June. Alongside the food portion of the challenge are a variety of fun events to celebrate local food.

At CCFM, we are honoring the Eat Local Challenge by holding special activities every Saturday at the CBD market. So far we have made homemade ice cream using Country Girls Creamery creamline milk and fresh J&D blueberries, used finger paint and corn, okra, and potatoes to make veggie stamp art, and voted on our favorite dipping sauces for Louisiana’s freshest Creole tomatoes. In the coming weeks you can expect a farmer story time, summer spring rolls, a market scavenger hunt, and a book signing with Liz Williams of her new book Unique Eats and Eateries of New Orleans.

Learn more about the Eat Local Challenge and sign up (for FREE), and we’ll see you at the market for fun activities soon!

Picks of the Week

Pick of the WeekStop and Smell the Flowers

Humans of the Market

“My grandma and my grandaddy, they had a house. My grandma has 12 kids. I was one of the first grandbabies, and I was the first little boy. My grandaddy, all he did was stay in the fields so I just rode along with him on the tractor as a little baby, in and out of the field on the back of the truck. As I got older, and I got into school, I forgot all about the farm. I started playing basketball and football. Eventually, I came back to it after I graduated. Over the years, my grandfather passed, and that’s when it really got me away from it, but my uncle kept it going. He’s the reason this all is here. I’ve been in Oklahoma, all over the world pretty much. I’ve worked in North Dakota, but I eventually came back home three years ago. I’ve been doing this the past three years, but really I’ve been doing it my whole life. My uncle passed and left everything to me, so I’ve really got to hold it in the road… I got girls, daughters, so I spend a lot of time around the house, riding four wheelers with my daughters, mud rising. I like to play in the dirt. I’m a country boy; I keep it country. My baby girl is probably gonna be the only one who wants to farm. I’ve got one in New Orleans. She’s going to school at Tulane, and I know that’s not something that’s in her genes, but my baby girl loves everything. She’s five, and she knows what eggplant is, what bell pepper is, even what cilantro is. She wants to do everything, cut the watermelon and pick the corn. You know, she’s in tune with it.”

- Terrance Travis,
Indian Springs Farmers Associations

Pick of the WeekPop-Up Farmers Market in New Orleans East

Join us in New Orleans East for a pop-up market to celebrate the start of summer! The event will take place on Monday, June 24th, from 9am-12pm at 5646 Read Blvd. between the New Orleans East WIC office and the New Orleans East hospital. All are welcome to come shop. Vendors will accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers - and we will double them at the welcome tent! SNAP EBT, CCFM Market+ vouchers, and cash/credit are also accepted. We’re also excited that partners Eat Fit NOLA and Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program will be joining us to offer kids activities and information about women’s health screening services. Check out our Facebook event for more information.

Pick of the WeekNow Recruiting

In partnership with Serve Louisiana, Market Umbrella is currently recruiting for an AmeriCorps member to serve as our Program Outreach and Community Awareness Coordinator. Corps Members serve full time for 11 months starting September 1st. Benefits include a living allowance of $14,000, an education award of $6,095, health insurance, student loan forbearance, child care reimbursement, in-depth personal and professional development, and valuable networking opportunities. For more information and to apply, visit and apply by June 30th.

Pick of the WeekCongrats, Margee!

Congratulations to one of our own! This week, Gambit released their 40 Under 40 in New Orleans, and we were delighted to see many familiar faces including vendor Marguerite Green of Sprout NOLA. Marguerite, better known as Margee, is an environmental educator, urban farmer, community partner at the Refresh Farmers Market, a farm to school collaborator of Market Umbrella’s, and in the running for Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Sprout NOLA is on summer break, but you can find them at the Thursday, Mid-City market in the Spring and Fall with beautiful flowers, naturally grown veg, and happy smiles.

Vendor of the Week

Cherry Creek Orchards Cherry Creek Orchards

Hello peaches! Warm welcomes to our returning peach vendor Cherry Creek Orchards. Cherry Creek Orchards is a long-beloved vendor at CCFM and after 100% crop loss in 2018, we are happy to say they are juicy and abundant this year. You can find these Pontotoc, Mississippi peaches at the Uptown, Ochsner, Mid-City, Bucktown, and CBD markets through the summer.

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Green Plate Special

Kinoko Kinoko

Kinoko is a sushi pop up that focuses on plant-based sushi and Japanese cuisine. Chef Kelseay Dukae offers a creative and healthy take on sushi, using ingredients such as jackfruit for “sneauxcrab” for her spin on the traditional crunchy roll. Most recently, she was a contestant on the Fox Network show Masterchef, owned a health food concept and ran a sushi bar here in the city and is now back to curating pop-ups. Kinoko translates to mushroom in Japanese, so expect this mushroom lover to present an interesting twist on mushrooms and sushi!

Learn more about the Green Plate Special

Recipe of the Week

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

For the perfect dish to beat the summer heat, try out this simple watermelon and cucumber salad from Dinner at the Zoo. Keep it local by purchasing all the ingredients from the market, like juicy watermelon from Indian Springs Farmers Association and fresh goat cheese feta from Brown Hat Dairy or G&M Farms.

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June 18, 2019

9 am to 1 pm

Uptown Square

200 Broadway St. at the River

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June 19, 2019

3 pm to 7 pm

Rusty Rainbow

Chartres St. at Piety St.

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June 19, 2019

3 pm to 7 pm

Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital
2614 Jefferson Hwy. at Maine St.

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June 20, 2019

3 pm to 7 pm

American Can Company

3700 Orleans Ave. at the Bayou

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June 21, 2019

3 pm to 7 pm

Bucktown Harbor

325 Metairie Hammond Hwy. 
at the Lake

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June 22, 2019

8 am to 12 pm

Central Business District
750 Carondelet St. at Julia St.

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June 22, 2019

9 am to 1 pm

LaSalle's Landing

Williams Blvd. at the River

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Market UmbrellaMarket 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 MarketThe 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.