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.
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Most of us imagine farms as wide open fields in the countryside, but farming can also take place in the middle of cities. Urban agriculture transforms empty lots or even rooftops into viable fields, increasing the accessibility of fresh, healthy produce in cities while educating communities on food production, cutting down on food miles, creating green space and permeable surfaces… the list of benefits goes on and on. CCFM hosts several urban growers such as Grow Dat Youth Farm, VEGGI Farmers Coop, River Queen Greens, Know Dat Grow Dat, Powers Beekeepers and our featured vendor of the week (CCFM box partner and Drive-Thru participant) SPROUT NOLA.
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.