• 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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BBQ Weather | September 2, 2019

Fresh & Local:

BBQ Weather

The Crescent City Farmers Market Backyard BBQ is back for round two. Join us at Central City BBQ on Sunday, October 13th from 4-7pm for this family-friendly fundraiser benefiting the Crescent City Farmers Market. The Backyard BBQ will feature over 20 local farm-supporting restaurants, a whole pig roast, local beers, garden-to-glass cocktails, live music, silent auction, and fall-themed kids activities. Enjoy small plates featuring local, seasonal ingredients from:

Aglio, Bacchanal, Barracuda, Carmo, Clancy’s, Cochon Butcher, Del Fuego Taqueria, Gabrielle, Jack Rose, LUVI, Marjie’s Grill, Max Well, Mosquito Supper Club, Saba, Turkey and the Wolf, Toups Meatery, and more.

Your support will help to preserve and grow our city's local food system and sustain the mission and programs of the Crescent City Farmers Market.

Tickets are on sale now! Tickets start at $60 for adults and $5 for children and include all the eating, drinking, and dancing you can do! Don’t sleep on our Patron Party tickets, which offer one hour early entry, special acknowledgement and thank you gift!

If you are interested in participating or donating a silent auction item please contact us here.

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pick of the week

Picks of the Week:

Market Schedule

Just a reminder that our Ochsner, Bywater, and Rivertown markets are seasonal and currently on summer break. These markets will resume the first week in October. Until then, please continue to support our farmers, fishers, and food producers at our other year-round, rain or shine markets!

Tuesday Market - Uptown
Uptown Square 200 Broadway St. at the River
9am - 1pm

Thursday Market - Mid-City
American Can Company 3700 Orleans Ave. at the Bayou
3pm - 7pm

Friday Market - Bucktown
Bucktown Harbor 325 Metairie Hammond Hwy. at the Lake
3pm - 7pm

Saturday Market - Downtown
750 Carondelet St. at Julia St.
8am - 12pm


It’s the most wonderful time of year! Eggplant season is here! Call it eggplant, aubergine or brinjal - this globally cultivated veg can range from small to large, round to oblong and white to deep purple. Globe, Japanese, Graffiti and Fairytale are just some of the varieties now available at our markets. Eggplant is a high-fiber, low-calorie veggie with a meaty flavor and texture which makes it an excellent choice for a meatless main. It is antioxidant rich, and anti-inflammatory and shown to boost brain health! Roast one up for a savory baba ghanouj dip or check out our Recipe of the Week for a yummy Eggplant Parmesan. Ciao!

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vendor of the week

Vendor of the Week:

Miss Green Jeans

MGJ is spicing up the Tuesday Uptown market with artisan hot sauces! Homemade and locally sourced since 2013, these fermented hot sauces have a delicious balance of heat and flavor. And with flavors like Carrot Blaze, Sweet Potato Habanero and Sizzlin’ Citrus you’re bound to find one to fire up those taste buds! And that’s not all! MGJ offers sweet treats too!! Her sweet offerings include a rotating selection of seasonal jams and marmalades like Red Pepper & Rosemary Jam and Citrus Sunshine Marmalade (coming in December). Come by, say hi and pick up a bottle or two, or three!

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Congregation Coffee Roasters

You can catch avid market shoppers - Congregation Coffee Roasters at the Green Plate Special tent this month. Congregation Coffee Roasters is a small start-up company conceived in the back of a shotgun house in New Orleans, April 2015. Congregation Coffee Roasters' (whose name is inspired by the collective noun for a group of alligators) mission is to provide New Orleans and the Gulf Region with quality roasted whole bean specialty coffee. In addition to serving some of the best coffee in NOLA, Congregation Coffee Roasters also features a seasonal, rotating menu of breakfast and lunch items at both of their brick-and-mortars. Come check out what they are cookin’ every Tuesday in September!

Green Plate Special Vendor

recipe of the week

Recipe of the Week:

Eggplant Parmesan

Every young (and old) chef has looked to Jamie Oliver for a classic recipe. This eggplant parm recipe featured in the NY Times is no exception. Load up on your fav eggplant, fresh and dry herbs, and a crusty loaf of bread from the market for this end of summer staple.

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.