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.
You Make a Difference | December 18, 2023
Fresh & Local:
You Make a Difference
By supporting vendors at the Crescent City Farmers Market, you make a difference in the lives of more than 70 local food producing families and the thousands they feed each week. Your support empowers us to build stronger connections between families and local food businesses. Market Mommas Club, our support group for nursing mothers, introduces new parents to the farmers market. Marketeers Club, an activity group for children, instills a love for fresh, local food in the hearts and tummies of the next generation. Our Market Match program offers a cash match on groceries purchased using SNAP so that families can enjoy even more fresh, local food.
Market Umbrella depends on the collective impact of the market community. Donors like you make it possible for food producers to thrive. Please consider making a further investment in local food by donating to Market Umbrella. You may donate online at marketumbrella.org, or through your phone by texting CCFM to 44-321.
Picks of the Week:
SNAP-Ed Healthy & Thrifty Holiday Recipe Card Giveaway
Join us at market for a giveaway of SNAP-Ed Healthy & Thrifty Holiday Recipe Cards on December 21. Learn new recipes and how to incorporate a seasonal, balanced, and nutritious diet with your traditional holiday menu. Celebrating the rich and diverse holidays of fall and winter, SNAP-Ed has provided a series of tasty recipes highlighting fresh and seasonal ingredients that can be found in the market! These recipes offer hearty flavors while staying heart-healthy and nutritious. Create a special meal without breaking the bank as these recipes highlight thrifty spending. Participants can receive a free grocery list pad to help plan out their own holiday menu!
Holiday TopBox Schedule
The CCFM box from Top Box will take a brief pause for the Holidays. Deliveries will not occur on December 26 or January 2, deliveries will resume January 9 in the new year. Get the freshest local produce selected by the farmer who grew it, delivered to your door for free. Contents are sourced from across the CCFM vendor network, change weekly and now include the best of what fall has to offer us. Using EBT to pay? Select “Market Match Eligible” at check out for half off your box!
Holiday Baskets & Gift Guide
Shop at CCFM for your gift-giving needs! In addition to fresh and prepared foods, CCFM vendors have special items available 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! 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. Curated vendor gift baskets are available for sale at each Market and come in three fun themes: “Morning Call”, “Self-Care”, and “Date Night”.
Holiday Market Closure Schedule
The holiday season is upon us! As a reminder, the Sunday City Park Market will be closed on December 24 and the Tuesday Uptown Market will be closed on December 26, so that our vendors have a chance to rest, celebrate, and observe the holidays with their loved ones! Make sure to get your holiday shopping done at the Thursday Mid-City markets before and after the closures. The December 31, Sunday City Park Market will still remain open. Whether you need sweet potatoes for a pie, local meat for a hearty roast, or fresh greens for a side dish, CCFM markets have a lot to bring to your holiday table.
Vendor of the Week:
Slicey McSlicer Knife Sharpening
Meet Joshua Bertucci, the owner and chief sharpener of Slicey McSlicer Knife Sharpening. Over the past 10 years, Joshua has honed his skills in sharpening, specializing in culinary blades. Today, Joshua’s sharpening skills are known across the city as he sharpens knives, scissors, and other various blades for both residential clients and some of the most well-known restaurant establishments in New Orleans. Joshua’s passion for sharpening started with marine life-saving equipment, which required the near-constant use of a work knife, and quickly expanded into other blades. There are few things as satisfying as effortlessly slicing through an onion or tomato in preparation for a great New Orleans meal — so don’t forget to bring your knives with you the next time you come to shop at the Tuesday or Thursday market!
Recipe of the Week:
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.
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.