• Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
    Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
  • Kid Chef Eliana visits the CCFM
    Kid Chef Eliana visits the CCFM
  • Sunny day at the CCFM
    Sunny day at the CCFM
  • Smiles are free at the CCFM
    Smiles are free at the CCFM
  • Find some buds at the CCFM
    Find some buds at the CCFM

 

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Get Ready to GiveNOLA! | May 6, 2019

Fresh & Local:

Get Ready to GiveNOLA!

GiveNOLA day is Tuesday, May 7th - the perfect day for a farmers market! Join us at the Uptown market tomorrow for live music and all of your favorite CCFM vendors. This year your donation is especially critical in supporting our Market Match and Meet me at the Market programs. Market Match is our SNAP matching program where shoppers who use food stamps can double their dollars on fruits and vegetables at the market. Meet me at the Market is our program for our youngest eaters where we offer field trips and give market produce to school children to take home to their families. Your donation on Give Nola Day will help us continue both of these important programs while supporting dozens of local farmers and food producers. You can help us give vulnerable children and families access to fresh, tasty, healthy food! We'll also be giving away market goodies and cool schwag so come learn more about Market Umbrella’s work and get ready to GiveNOLA!

You can schedule your donation now, before Give Nola Day starts! Just go to the Crescent City Farmers Market Give Nola Day fundraising page:

https://www.givenola.org/crescent-city-farmers-market

Thank you for all you do to help support the Crescent City Farmers Market and the communities of shoppers and food-producing families we serve.

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pick of the week

Picks of the Week:

Volunteer with CCFM

Want to get more involved in the markets and our food access programming? Spring is a great time to volunteer at markets - the weather is beautiful, the crops are plenty, and markets are busy and cheerful places to be. Come hang out and talk about your favorite seasonal recipes while you work alongside staff to set up and break down market and beverage service, as well as engage with customers and vendors. See the inside workings of our various fresh food access programs, and while you’re here, pick up all the fresh fruits and veggies (and seafood, meat, dairy, bread, etc.) you need. Check back often as we also use this calendar to post volunteer opportunities at various events we attend around town and host ourselves.

Check out our calendar of available volunteer opportunities and sign up for a spot directly through the calendar. See you at market!

Fire up the Future

This year, the Made in New Orleans Foundation will be sending two aspiring chefs to New York, bringing them one step closer to achieving their professional goals in the culinary and hospitality industries.

The scholarship includes tuition to the International Culinary Center, housing, materials, a life changing internship at one of New York's most established restaurants, and on-going support from New Orleans.

Help us in spreading the word and nominating someone from New Orleans with a passion for the culinary industry.

Requirements and application are available on the MiNO website. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

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vendor of the week

Vendor of the Week:

Louisiana Gourmet Produce

Ladies and gentlemen, the self proclaimed Jimi Hendrix of farming, Mr. Tony Accardo. Mr. Tony comes from a long family line of farmers in Grand Point, Louisiana. The Accardos farm on rich perique soil only found in St. James Parish, where the robust, fruity perique tobacco is grown. The family specialized in heirloom varieties of tomatoes, hot peppers, and more. Mr. Tony is revving things up at the Saturday CBD market these days, so pick up some carrots from the man himself and the youngest Accardo, Kyle (pictured) for this weeks recipe!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Thali Llama

After traveling all over India, Tyler and Merritt returned to New Orleans and launched their regional Indian pop-up Thali Llama. Thali Llama focuses on different regional cuisines of India, where the couple explores dishes learned throughout their travels. Together, business and life partners Tyler and Merritt pop up at the Bucktown market and will join us at the Green Plate Special for the month of May! Stop by every Tuesday for some heartwarming dishes including mango curry, butter chicken, and more!

Green Plate Special Vendor

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:

Miso Maple Mustard Glazed Carrots

If you’re a plant-based foodie around these parts you’ve probably heard of the Mississippi Vegan. Not only do we love his recipes, but we also love that he is a regular market shopper! Check out this recipe for super easy, super flavorful Miso Maple Mustard Glazed Carrots. You can pick carrots up at all of our markets from Major Acre, Monica’s Okra World, Williams Produce, Louisiana Gourmet Produce, and more!

What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook or even Twitter and it might be featured in our weekly newsletter!

 

About Us

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.