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Recipe Archive

Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad
Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

Ring in spring with this easy and light green bean and cherry tomato salad from Smitten Kitchen. This recipe will really show off the fresh flavors of your market produce, including green beans from Indian Springs and cherry tomatoes from Tomotts Cajun Farm or Cajun Growers. For a bonus kick of flavor, add some fresh herbs, like basil, oregano, or sage.

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Yacon Syrup
Yacon Syrup

This sweet, juicy tuber is packed with vitamins for a healthy immune system but one of its best properties is that it is meant to help with regulating blood sugars. Try this recipe from Home Grown Happiness for an alternative sweetener!

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Egg-in-a-Hole
Egg-in-a-Hole

Egg-in-a-hole, toad-in-the-road, bird-in-a-basket… Whatever you call your egg in a hole in a bread, you know the dish and you know it’s darn good. Pick up a country loaf and some fresh eggs from the market and evoke some childhood memories this week. Try this recipe from the NY Times if you don’t know how it’s done.

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos are delicious and, for those who observe Lent, approved for meatless Fridays! Check out this recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef to create your own. Pick up shrimp from Four Winds Seafood available at our Uptown, Ochsner, Bywater, Mid-City, Bucktown and Downtown markets. If you want to go all out, pair your tacos with a homemade pico de gallo with tomatoes from Tomott’s or Cajun Growers and onions from Indian Springs Co-op.

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Strawberry Orange Green Smoothie
Strawberry Orange Green Smoothie

Looking for a healthy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Try this recipe for a green smoothie full of ingredients you can find at the market. Pick up your strawberries, citrus, and greens at all of our markets.

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Grilled Louisiana Drum
Grilled Louisiana Drum

With Lent just around the corner, it’s time to start stockpiling fish recipes. And even if you don’t observe Lent, let us refresh your memory on how delicious (and nutritious!) fish can be, especially when it’s fresh and local and cooked right. Try this foolproof recipe for grilled Louisiana drum with a fresh filet from Pete and Clara’s Seafood, Anna Marie Seafood, or Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish available at Uptown, Downtown, Ochsner, and Bucktown markets.

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Rosemary Lemon Garlic Rutabaga Fries
Rosemary Lemon Garlic Rutabaga Fries

We’re all about alternative vegetable fries! Toss them with olive oil and salt and bake in the oven to crispy perfection. This recipe calls for rutabaga, which you can pick up from Saturday Downtown vendor Lester Williams, but feel free to experiment with other seasonal produce. We recommend sweet potatoes, turnips, and beets. Let us know your favorites!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This simple recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts is a healthy and delicious side for any meal. Local honey is the secret ingredient that will make these Brussels sprouts stand out! Purchase honey from Powers Beekeepers, Blue Tara, Burg’s Bees, or Country Girls, and pick up Brussels sprouts from Monica’s, available at our Tuesday Uptown, Thursday Mid-City, or Saturday Downtown locations.

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Yi Mein (Long Life Noodles)
Yi Mein (Long Life Noodles)

Yi Mein, or Long Life noodles, is a festive Chinese dish that signifies longevity, prosperity and good luck. This dish is the perfect way to celebrate the Lunar New Year which took place last week. Pick-up mushrooms from Screaming Oaks farms at the Mid-City market to compliment this recipe, and get creative by adding chicken, tofu, herbs or extra veggies.

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Strawberry Milk
Strawberry Milk

This recipe for strawberry milk from Smitten Kitchen tastes like a melted milkshake, and farm fresh milk and strawberries take this recipe to the next level. This treat is a sure bet with the little ones and will likely bring waves of nostalgia for the grow-ups, too. Grab your milk and buttermilk from T&R Dairy or Country Girl Creamery, plus some sweet strawberries from Johndale Farm, Mendez Farm, or Fletcher Farm or Faust Farm and whip up a batch.

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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.