Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
November 10 until March 9, Thursday Market is operating within its Winter Hours of 3-6 pm to accommodate the end of Daylight Saving.
If you have been to any of our markets, you will recognize the two masterminds behind Mycelium Express. Rickey and Mike have been growing mushrooms since September of 2018 and have been a beloved part of our market since the Summer of 2019. Rickey and Mike cultivate a wide selection of mushrooms including Oyster, Shiitake, Portobello, Cremini, Lions’ Mane, Coral Tooth, and King Trumpet. They also carry wild foraged mushrooms like Golden Chanterelles and Morels when they are in season, so get them while you can! And not to mention, Rickey and Mike recently started offering specialty tinctures made from their mushrooms. Most of their mushrooms are grown in their facility in Old Jefferson, but Rickey and Mike are working on a new facility in Pearl River where they hope to expand their production to offer dehydrated mushrooms, workshops for lab production as log colonization for home growers, and grow-at-home kits! They are even working on building a commercial kitchen so that they can offer vegan/vegetarian ready-to-eat foods featuring their mushrooms. Mike and Rickey will be slowing down their production in August to focus on some of these new projects but plan to be back in September in full force-- so stay tuned! If you haven’t met these “fun-guys”, you can find them at the Tuesday Uptown Market, Thursday at the Mid-City Market, or on Sundays at our City Park Market.
Contact: Rickey Boudreaux
Facebook: Mycelium Express
Location: Metairie, LA
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.