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King Cake Book Signing Tomorrow at the Uptown Market | January 22, 2024
King Cake Book Signing Tomorrow at the Uptown Market |
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King Cake Book Signing Tomorrow at the Uptown Market
Join us tomorrow at the Tuesday Crescent City Farmers Market with Octavia Books and Matt Haines signing his two books THE LITTLE BOOK OF KING CAKE and THE BIG BOOK OF KING CAKE. Sample a few slices of fresh king cake at market, while you read about the history and culture surrounding one of the Crescent City’s signature pastries. This Carnival season, twelve of our vendors are offering king cakes or king cake products, with a variation of flavors and fillings, totaling over 30 must-try variations of king cakes. The CCFM King Cake Shopping Guide has three new additions from Que Pasta Nola, Casa Borrega, and Louisiana’s Best Kettlecorn. View the guide for more details about pre-order options and these one of a kind king cakes!
Picks of the Week:
Pearl River Pastures is Joining the
Top Box Promotion
The CCFM box has returned to the Top Box website! 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!
King Cakes of the Week: Paw Paw’s Donuts and J&D Blueberry Farm
We’re steadily making progress at sampling each and every king cake available at market. This week, we want to highlight king cakes from Paw Paw’s Donuts and J&D Blueberry Farm. Paw Paw’s Donuts is offering a pull-apart style king cake that can be unfilled or filled (just like their donuts!) Filling options are vanilla bean, chocolate curd, lemon curd, or cream cheese. They are available for walk-up sales at the Thursday Mid-City and the Sunday City Park markets, but pre-ordering is recommended. J&D Blueberry Farm are known for their holiday baked goods using Captain Mueller’s famous recipes. This season, their king cakes come in Bavarian cream cheese and blueberry!
Vendor of the Week:
Featured in the Big Book of King Cake
Paw Paw’s Donuts - Paw Paw's Donuts is a small bakery pop-up that specializes in making custard-filled brioche donuts. Named after their late Paw Paw, who would always wake up before dawn on Sundays to fetch donuts for the whole family to enjoy together. Like Paw Paw once did, they now wake up before dawn to meticulously hand craft every single donut so that you can enjoy them perfectly fresh. They always make an effort to source ingredients locally whenever possible. Their ultimate goal is to use their passion for donuts to bring you together with the people you love most. Catch them at the Sunday City Park and Thursday Mid-City.!
J&D Blueberry Farm - Jeff Brown and Don van der Werken of J&D Blueberry Farm in Poplarville MS have been in the blueberry business since 2004! After their blueberries flourished in the climate, they also planted camellias from which they make their loose leaf teas.Today in addition to bulk blueberries, J&D offers a variety of baked goods, jams and jellies, teas and cold drinks. Come visit them at the Sunday City Park market!
Recipe of the Week:
Tender Caramelized Cabbage
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.
Markets 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.