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.
Leeks are over-topping the tables at market this time of year, and customers take tons home to use in their own special recipes! Searching for a crowd-pleaser that guarantees leftovers? Try this traditional French potato and leek soup. This recipe is flavorful, easy to prepare, and extremely versatile. You might add protein into the soup mixture, top it off with your preferred herbs, or do both! The variations are endless.
These hummus quesadillas are loaded with avocado, black beans, and slices of red bell pepper, onion, and mushroom that have been seasoned with a fajita spice blend. Since hummus will act as your sticky binder, cheese is not necessary. It is delicious, very easy to make, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Did you know that cabbage can last up to two months if stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator's crisper drawer? This Tender Caramelized Cabbage from Bon Appétit is simple to prepare and cooks quickly. Have you got some cabbage left over from your last market visit burning a hole in your fridge? Try this delicious fall-apart, caramelized cabbage recipe.
January is in the thick of root veggie season. Carrots, radishes, and turnips bigger than your head fill the tables at market. This turnip salad recipe from Culinary Beets breaks those turnips down into a delicious salad, the apple cider vinegar in the dressing packs a tasty, zesty punch. Turnips are high in fiber and low in calories, which can help keep hunger at bay and keep blood sugar levels stable. When peeling a turnip, try to preserve as much of the magenta color as possible. It adds a beautiful color element that is complemented by the red onion. Many vendors have turnips at market right now, to see a list of who will be at market each week, click here.
Hello, Strawberries! Several vendors at CCFM have strawberries, Faust Farms, Johndales, and Isabels Tamales and Produce. To celebrate their arrival, here's a simple, gut-friendly Dino Kale Strawberry Salad recipe from Plant Based on a Budget. If you're a CCFM shopper, you know that cooler weather means an abundance of produce is available in the market, which means you can find all the ingredients for this recipe there! Keep this recipe in mind for your next market trip!
Bring some good luck and wealth into your new year by making this delicious Hoppin John with collards! Whether you believe in the superstition or not, you’ll be glad to start your new year with such a hearty, warming dish. This recipe from Savory Nature is seasoned with a ham hock, the trinity plus the pope, and just a bit of cayenne pepper. Black-eyed pea season is sadly behind us, but you can certainly pick up your collard greens from market. Several vendors carry greens, check who will be at market each week by clicking here.
Bring on the Brassicas! Brussels sprouts are in season and at market! This heart-warming recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats is the perfect winter veggie dish to warm up on those chilly evenings when the temperature drops with the sun. Many vendors at each market have Brussels sprouts and green onions. Powers Beekeepers, Indian Springs Farmers Association, and Honest Foods sell honey and visit Huckleberry Farms for their goats milk feta cheese. Find out who will be at market before you visit, by clicking here.
On the go with all the holiday celebrations and get-togethers? Need a quick, CCFM-approved recipe to wow your crowd? This lemon cheesecake recipe from Sunkissed Kitchen is light, creamy, and just sweet enough. For a twist, swap the classic lemon with blood oranges, satsumas, or your favorite citrus.L’Hoste Citrus and Star nursery have all of your citrus needs covered. Pick up yogurt from T&R Dairy and see if they have any Creole cream cheese for the recipe. Plenty of vendors at each market carry eggs, check out this schedule before you visit to see who is at market this week.
This simple recipe from Cafe Delites produces a mouth-watering, lemony, herby chicken, perfect for Holiday dinners. Pearl River Pastures and now 5D Natural Farm provide choices for pasture-raised poultry. Star Nursery and L’Hoste Citrus carry lemons for the zesty marinade. Pick up a bag of garlic while visiting Star Nursery’s table for a dish loaded with farm-fresh ingredients.
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.