Market 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.
B&B Farms/Indian Springs Cooperative
Indian Springs Farmers Association is a staple vendor at our markets, and you probably recognize them for tables consistently full of quality and affordable produce. Established in 1978 in Petal, Mississippi, there are 32 active members that make up this co-op, a majority of whom are black, and many whose farming legacy goes back generations. The co-op is now made up of many second and third generation members. Members grow a variety of traditional southern produce, including sweet potatoes, greens, shelled peas and beans, watermelon, peanuts, and much, much more. You’ll usually find Terrance Travis at our Uptown, Bywater, Mid-City, and Downtown markets; Ben Burkett at Uptown, Mid-City, and Downtown; and Byron Travis, the co-op’s current president, at Bucktown and Rivertown.
Contact: Ben Burkett
Location: Petal, MS
Products: Cooperative of Mississippi farmers growing traditional Southern vegetables, herbs, watermelons, sweet potatoes, greens, root vegetables, shelled peas and beans, peanuts, tomatoes, hot peppers, and eggplant
The 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.