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.
Gazpacho, a Spanish-style soup served cold, is the perfect summer recipe to prepare at home for yourself, or to impress your friends. Try this version from Taste of Home featuring peaches, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and onions - all ingredients available fresh from the market.
Check out this figgin’ awesome recipe by Love and Olive Oil. We promise it is super easy and the best combination of flavors you can imagine - we love the “surprising peppered honey”. Plus all ingredients can be found at the farmers market! Pick up some goat cheese from G&M Goat Farm or Brown Hat Dairy and some spring harvest honey from Powers BeeKeepers! Don’t forget to lick the spoon!
Add some local flavor to your Fourth of July cookout with this recipe for veggie kabobs from Country Living. Grilled in-season zucchini and squash alongside a flavorful lemon vinaigrette make a delicious and healthy side dish that will steal the show at any summer barbeque.
Use in-season eggplant and tomatoes to whip up this easy pasta salad that’s perfect for a summer picnic. Eggplant’s savory texture makes it the perfect centerpiece for a meat-free meal, plus it packs a nutritional punch with high levels of fiber and vitamin B.
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.
Not sure how to cook your mushrooms? No worries! Check out this recipe from The Sophisticated Caveman for pan-fried oyster mushrooms. Ready to go in 20 minutes, these meaty morsels are quick and easy to whip up and utterly delicious.
It’s finally blueberry season y’all! As much as well love eating blueberries straight out of the container, they’re also a great addition to all sorts of recipes. Try this recipe by Southern Living for overnight oatmeal to make your mornings easy. Pick up some bluebs and Stacy’s oats from the Uptown market, prepare it the night before and grab your jar as you walk out the door. Quick, healthy and delicious!
We are really into cucumbers right now, and all about this spicy Som Tam recipe from Food 52. Pick up some cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, green beans, garlic, and peppers to cool down on your next market run. More like Som Yum!
Artichokes ✓ Garlic ✓ Recipe ✓ Grab everything you need from the market this week to make this delicious roasted artichoke recipe from Gimmie Some Oven. The caramelized bits are worth scraping the pan for.
This recipe for sauteed zucchini is quick, easy, healthy and delicious! It makes a perfect side dish for a busy weeknight meal, and the parmesan will have even the pickiest of eaters digging in. Grab your first zucchini of the season at any of our market locations, and pick up an onion from Indian Springs to make this simple dish.
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.