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<p>Market March Madness and Women's History Month!</p> | March 4th, 2024

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Market March Madness and Women's History Month!

Join us at the Thursday Mid- City market every week this month for Market March Madness! Hosted in partnership with Friends of Lafitte Greenway, each Thursday market in March will be chock full of live music, an art market, kids activities, a fitness class, basketball programming and more, all alongside our regular Thursday market. 

This Thursday, March 7th, there will be a performance by Roots of Music at  5pm with additional guests throughout market including the Camel Toe Lady Steppers and Bubble Lady Linda. Don’t forget to take a walk through the Station for the art market and beverages by Urban South. Learn more about this week’s and future week’s line up here!

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Picks of the Week:

Announcing Our New Executive Director!

Angelina Harrison

We’re elated to kick off Women’s History Month with an exciting announcement from the Market Umbrella team. Angelina Harrison has stepped into the role of Executive Director! Angelina has been with Market Umbrella for over 6 years, and most recently served as the Director of Markets. She has endless respect for the folks who can coax tomatoes out of this SE LA climate, and works to pull back the veil on the hidden humanitarian, environmental, economic and health costs of conventional food production and delivery, and illuminate the incredible, impossible and essential work that small growers are doing for our state, region, economy, climate and food system.

“Almost three years I've had the pleasure of working with Angelina: a constant source of wisdom, a valuable resource, and a passionate advocate for a healthier, sustainable food system.” - Kasey Davis, Director of Director of Healthy Food Access Programs

Learn more about Angelina and the rest of our staff on our website.

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ICYMI: Recap of our Black History Month Panel

On February 27th, we hosted a moderated panel with the Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture at Dillard University to discuss our local foodways. The conversation we had about the intersection of food, history, and culture in our region was both enlightening and inspiring. Exploring the significance of Black History within the context of food and hospitality provided valuable insights into the rich tapestry of this region.

The event was moderated by Dr. Marcus A. Coleman (Tulane) and featured esteemed panelists: Chef Serigne Mbaye (DAKAR Nola), Zella Palmer (Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture), and Ben Burkett (Organizer and Farmer).

Their insights shed light on the complexities of what it means to be a farmer today and the pivotal role that Black entrepreneurs play in shaping the future of our local food systems.

Thanks to all that expressed interest and were able to attend. We look forward to continuing our journey of exploration and discovery together in the future! More events to come.

A recording of the panel is now LIVE on our YouTube channel!

Sunday City Park Market March 10th is in City Park at 5 Victory Drive

On Sunday March 10th the City Park Market will be located at Irby Field Parking Lot in City Park for one day only! We will be returning to the Tad Gormley Stadium the following Sunday, March 17th. The parking lot just past Irby Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124 is in between Irby Ave and Anseman Ave next to City Putt and the Great Lawn. Customers can park in the front half of the lot or at the Tricentennial Parking Lot next to the Great Lawn. 

We will be celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History month at the market this Sunday with music by the Johanna Rose Trio and market tours featuring our women-owned and operated businesses. You can expect to find all your favorite Sunday vendors and Realcycle at this market!

You can always find out who'll be at market by visiting our Vendor page, "Who is at the market?"

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Vendors of the Week:

Women Agricultural Vendors

Visit our Vendors of the Week webpage to meet all of this week's amazing CCFM vendors in honor of Women's History Month!

Cajun Growers - Long-time CCFM vendors, Tad and Lillie Ledet of Cajun Growers, have made their return to the Tuesday market! In tow, they’ll have a selection of vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and crisp cukes all the way from Cutoff, LA. Dedicated Saints fans, their tent is hard to miss. Just look for the ol’ black and gold! Cajun Growers is joining our expanding line up of Tuesday vendors with other recent additions including Pearl River Pastures and T&R Dairy.

Isabel's Tamales & Produce - Hailing from Independence, Louisiana, Isabel and the Mendez family grow a variety of produce on their farm, ranging from okra in the summertime to broccoli and cauliflower come winter. In addition to her fresh produce, Isabel’s is famously known for her freshly made tamales (veggie, cheese, jalapeño, and bean), available at Thursday and Sunday markets, and breakfast burritos, available at Tuesday and Sunday market. Isabel’s well-known tamales and burritos are best paired with her homemade tortilla chips and salsas. Treat yourself to something special at Isabel’s Tamales & Produce at each of our three weekly markets.

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Recipe of the Week:

Brussel Sprouts and Pecorino Cheese Pasta

Brussels sprouts, rich eggs, and delicious Pecorino cheese combine to create a quick and delicious pasta sauce. We love this recipe because it can be prepared in the time it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta! This recipe is inspired by traditional pasta carbonara, in which raw eggs are combined with grated cheese and added to hot pasta, effectively "cooking" the eggs for the sauce. As a result, this dish is best served with high-quality eggs. Thinking about trying this recipe? Monica's tent sells brussel sprouts, Costantini has pasta, and many of our vendors sell high-quality eggs!


  • 1 tbsp. and ½ tsp. fine sea salt, plus more to taste)
  • 12 oz. pasta (i.e., orecchiette or penne)
  • 8 oz Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp. red chili flakes, or to taste, optional
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup grated Pecorino cheese (or other hard grating cheese, i.e., Parmesan), plus more to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon . salt to water, then add pasta. Cook until pasta is tender to bite (start testing 1-2 minutes before guidelines on the box).
  3. While the water comes to a boil, prepare the Brussels sprouts: Trim off and discard any browned or dried ends, and pull off and discard any dried out, browned, or yellowed exterior leaves. Use a kitchen mandoline or sharp knife to cut sprouts into thin slices, lengthwise (some slices will fall apart into shreds, this is supposed to happen.)
  4. While pasta cooks, take a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. When fragrant and sizzling, add Brussels sprouts and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook until sprouts are soft (~3 minutes); stir occasionally. Reduce heat to low and keep warm; stir occasionally.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until well-beaten. Add cheese. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  6. When pasta is done cooking, drain it immediately. Add pasta to egg and cheese mixture. Toss to coat pasta.
  7. Add the Brussels sprouts mixture to the pasta and toss to combine thoroughly. Add more salt, pepper flakes, or cheese to taste.

Source: The Spruce Eats

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About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket 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.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe 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.