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.
CCFM Box at Top Box is Back! | November 27, 2023
Fresh & Local:
CCFM Box at Top Box is Back!
The CCFM box is back up for sale on the Top Box website! Get the freshest local produce selected by the farmer and delivered to your door for free. Using EBT to pay? Select “Market Match Eligible” at check out for half off your box! For New Orleans EBT customers: Market Match is available to take half off any produce items, up to 50% off your order total!
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Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow!
Crescent City Farmers Markets happen and Market Umbrella exists thanks to the generosity and reciprocity of supporters like you. Our shared commitment to fresh, local food and community health enables us to continue the to achieve the triple win - operating weekly producer-only farmers markets that serve 80+ vendors and over 150,000 customers per year, running eight nutrition incentive and education programs that bridge the affordability gap for low income New Orleanians, and keeping dollars circulating within the local economy. Tomorrow, November 28, please consider making a donation to Market Umbrella. Your gift helps our non-profit build healthier, more equitable food systems! You can make a donation at market, by visiting our website, or on your phone by texting ‘CCFM’ to 44-321!
December Marketeers Meetup
Come one, come all, it’s time for the December Marketeers Meetup! Join CCFM and all your Marketeer friends on Sunday, December 3, from 8 am to noon for a kid-friendly vegetable carving activity. Meet us at the More Than a Market Tent. Marketeers Club is a free membership program for market goers 12 years old and under. To learn more about the program and enroll your kids in the Marketeers Club, please complete this brief membership form.
CCFM Holiday Gift Guide
As winter holidays approach, shop at CCFM for your gift-giving needs! Besides having plenty of fresh and prepared foods, CCFM vendors have special items available this time of year to gift to your loved ones–or to treat yourself! Take a look at this year’s CCFM Holiday Shopping Guide to see the many seasonal items at market! Beginning tomorrow, curated vendor gift baskets will be available for sale at the Tuesday Uptown Market. Give the gift of Crescent City Farmers Market this holiday season! Stop by the Welcome Tent for CCFM token gift bags! Token gift bags are the perfect stocking stuffer, teacher appreciation gift, or gift exchange item.
Sustainability = Profitability Food Production Panel
Join us for Sustainability=Profitability: a food production and marketing practices panel held at the Market Umbrella Office. This in-person event brings farmers and food businesses together to discuss how sustainable practices can lead to increased profitability. Learn from leaders in the field as they share their insights, strategies, and success stories. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the intersection of sustainability and profitability in a dynamic panel discussion. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the event and register here.
Vendor of the Week:
Originally hailing from “funky Northeast Philly'', Luke Sirinides has had fermentation on the mind for years. Quarantine allowed him the time necessary to properly ferment, as the rest of the process requires only household items such as jars, pots, pans, sieves, and funnels. The star of the show is kombucha - specifically Gingerbooch, Luke’s combo creation of the drink and probiotic lemonade. If you haven’t tried it out yet, come to any of the three markets and ask for a bottle! Sweet, gingery, and with that kombucha kick, it’s clear why this is a fan favorite. A few other varieties of probiotic lemonade are also available, like his famous satsuma kombucha, which has been a big hit with market staff. After starting small, Luke brought kimchi, sauerkraut, and tzatziki to the table as well. Find Gingerbooch Fermentables at all three markets, you can't go wrong, and your gut will thank you!
Recipe of the Week:
Mulled Wine from Gingerbooch
Few drinks fight the cold as well as mulled wine! Grab a container of New Orleans Mulling Spice Blend from Gingerbooch Fermentables for the perfect, cozy winter beverage. A combination of spices from Europe, West Africa, and the Caribbean, this blend tastes delicious steeped in red wine or apple cider. Optionally, kick it up a notch with a splash of rum! Best enjoyed while watching your favorite holiday movies and wearing your comfiest pajamas.
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.