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.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in volunteering at the Crescent City Farmers Market?
We need you! We couldn't pull off our 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 Market Umbrella strengthen and sustain the local food economy.
Volunteers help with setup and breakdown, work at the Welcome Tent distributing information and beverages, play music, and assist with kids activities. We also dispatch volunteers to events around town, and enlist their help with school and community events hosted by our Meet Me at the Market program. They also contribute to the policy decision-making process through our Community Advisory Team and work on many other tasks vital to our effort to build a strong regional food community.
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.