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

 

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There’s Still Time to Place an Order for the Bucktown Drive Thru! | May 25, 2020

Fresh & Local:

There’s Still Time to Place an Order
for the Bucktown Drive Thru!

The weekly no-contact Bucktown Drive Thru market begins this Wednesday and there’s still time to place an order! Drive Thru markets are different than traditional markets, but not complicated:

  1. Order and pay online during the order window for the Bucktown Drive Thru market. You must place an order in advance to shop at this market.
  2. We’ll email you a placard to print and fill out with your name and the vendors who you’ve shopped from to place in your windshield the day of market (this helps us expedite your visit once at market)
  3. Arrive and drive through the market and the vendor will place your order in your trunk
  4. Repeat as needed!

Our opening day vendor lineup includes:
Blue Tara Blueberry Farm
Faust Farms
Fleur Dough Lis Bakery
Four Winds Seafood
Honest Foods Co - bread and baked goods
Isabel’s Tamales and Produce
Joe Fekete Family Farm
Mizell Farms - plant starts
Ollies Tamales
Pickled NOLA
Powers BeeKeepers
Spicy Lady
T&R Dairy Farm

When you arrive, staff will guide you to enter the market, make sure your placard is complete and in your windshield, and help you pop your trunk if needed.

All vendors will be wearing face masks, sanitizing hands between customers, and respecting social distancing guidelines. There will not be product displayed for purchase - the market is only for orders to be picked up. Place your order now!

We look forward to getting some sun and fresh air with you out on the lakefront, and appreciate your support of our local food producers!

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Good Food Word of the Week:

While Market Umbrella is known for our farmers markets and fresh food access programs, food systems work touches on many social, economic, and environmental issues. The Good Food Word of the Week seeks to shed some light on these parts of our work and the way we talk - demystifying the jargon.

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Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL)

This week’s Good Food Word is Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) - This federal program provides meals at school to students from families whose income is 130-185% of the poverty level. In New Orleans, 82% of students are considered economically disadvantaged, one indicator of which is eligibility for FRPL. One of the major disruptions of coronavirus has been to students’ access to food through school, pushing many to the brink of food insecurity.

Picks of the Week:

Only 1 week until GiveNOLA Day!

We are only a week out from New Orleans’ annual community day of giving - GiveNOLA Day - which will take place on June 2! The portal is open now to make your pledge today that will help ensure Market Umbrella has the critical resources to respond to new challenges and new opportunities in our local food system in these unprecedented times. Please, schedule your gift now for GiveNOLA Day! Your gift will not only support the future and growth of the organization and the farmers, fishers, ranchers, and more that we represent, but also will allow us to continue to facilitate aggregated produce box deliveries; organize drive thru, pick up markets; and offer programs like Market Match (which is available for both the delivery box and drive thru markets) that doubles the buying power of vulnerable families in our community.

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CCFM Box

Crescent City Farmers Market has partnered with Top Box Foods and the Refresh Farmers Market (SPROUT NOLA) to provide you with healthy, local, and affordable food delivered to your home. The CCFM box contains a variety of mostly produce items from CCFM vendors, and is now offered once weekly. Ordering starts Tuesday and runs through Friday for a Tuesday or Wednesday delivery the following week. Follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for updates on when sales launch. Order online at Top Box Foods New Orleans. When you get your box, tag us in a pic of all the great dishes you make with it - we love new recipes!

Market Match, our program that doubles SNAP dollars spent, does apply so SNAP users can purchase the box for only $20! Choose “pay at pickup” and Top Box will contact you directly to process your SNAP payment.

Pandemic EBT

P-EBT, short for Pandemic EBT, is a program set up to assist families with children who would normally receive at least one meal a day at school. Anyone who qualified for Free and Reduced Price Lunch before coronavirus is eligible for $285 per child. Families who did not qualify for FRPL previously but who’ve been financially impacted by coronavirus may qualify for partial benefit. To apply for FRPL, reach out to your school who has an application for that, normally provided at the beginning of every school year. To apply for P-EBT, follow this link to the Department of Child and Family Services application and apply by June 8th.

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Vendor of the Week:

Huckleberry Fred’s Creamery

New vendor alert!! If you rolled through the Sunday Drive Thru last week, you may have noticed a new vendor as you rounded that last curve. Introducing Huckleberry Fred’s Creamery! If you are a lover of goat’s milk you’re gonna want to ruminate (get it? We know it’s baaaaad but we can’t help ourselves) on this vendor’s product list. From chèvre to milk to cheesecake Fred’s has got your goat… but in a good way! If you missed them this week, you can find them again at the Drive Thru on Sunday. Place your order early. They sell out quickly!

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Recipe of the Week:

Ratatouille

Who doesn't love ratatouille? (The movie and the meal!) While it may sound like a very intimidating dish, it's actually not that challenging to make. Classic ratatouille is made up of eggplant, tomatoes, squash, and zucchini, making it the perfect dish to celebrate the taste of summer. Beautiful and healthy, you can't go wrong! If you don't have the patience to slice all of the veggies into thin disks, you can chop them up into chunks for a modified dish. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time. Enjoy!

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.